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The funding for this research project is provided, primarily, by The Wichita Community Foundation, 200 W. Douglas, Suite 250, Wichita, Kansas 67202. Established in 1986 to build charitable endowments and to serve donors, The Wichita Community Foundation’s goal is to build a stronger community by investing in people, organizations and institutions so they can contribute to their neighborhoods and communities. For funding information, contact Carol Nazar, Program Officer, Wichita Community Foundation, Telephone: (316) 264-4880; Fax: (316) 264-7592; or e-mail:


We also wish to acknowledge the monetary and/or in-kind support of the following institutions, organizations and individuals, without whose support, this endeavor would not be possible:

  • Donald L. Anderson & Company
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car Foundation
  • Kansas Health Foundation
  • Knox Center
  • McCormick School Museum – USD 259 (applicant organization)
  • Northeast Senior Center
  • Senator Donald Betts, Jr. – 29th District
  • TCV Publishing, Inc.
  • Wichita State University Library and Special Collections

For project information, contact:

Galyn A. Vesey, PhD., Project Director
P.O. Box 20034
Wichita, KS 67208-1034
Phone: (316) 685-1174