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William Irving Boone Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-011

Scope and Contents

While there is a letter and a pennant from Baker University in this collection, most of the materials were created throughout Boone's career as a farmer, rancher and civic leader. There are photographs of him with his wife and at career functions, as well as programs, correspondence, and other papers from Boone's professional life.


  • Created: 1905-1983

Biographical or Historical Information

William Irving Boone was born in 1905 in Greenwood County, Kansas. He attended Baker University and graduated in 1926. In 1928, he began a career as a farmer in Eureka, Kansas. He also served on the board of several local and nationals organizations, including the Baker University Board of Trustees, the American Farm Bureau, the National Livestock and Meat Board, the Kansas Water Resources Board, and as president of the Kansas Farm Bureau between 1954 through 1960. Boone was a proponent of agricultural interests throughout the world and went to conferences and on tours throughout Europe, South America, and the Middle East. He was given a Distinguished Alumnus Award by Baker University in 1979 and passed away in 1983.

Note written by Sara DeCaro


3.00 boxes

Language of Materials



Papers, photographs, plaques, and realia are held in this collection of materials once belonging to Kansas farmer and businessman William Irving Boone.

Arrangement Note

Box 1 of this collection houses plaques and realia from Boone's student days at Baker University. Box 2 holds papers and photographs, and Box 3 contains a hat that belonged to Boone.

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Repository Details

Part of the Baker University and Kansas United Methodist Archives Repository

518 8th Street
PO Box 65
Baldwin City KS 66006 US