Isaac Tichenor Goodnow Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Goodnow, Isaac Tichenor.
Isaac Tichenor Goodnow papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 reel

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Biographical/Historical note

Isaac Tichenor Goodnow was an educator, Kansas pioneer, abolitionist, legislator and state superintendent of public instruction.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists a reel of microfilm containing the correspondence of Isaac Tichenor Goodnow. The letters relate to the New England Emigrant Aid Company's project to send free-soil colonists to Kansas; the founding of Manhattan, Kansas; the Leavenworth Constitution; the founding of the Kansas State Agricultural College; and Kansas and national politics.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction and publication restricted, Kansas State Historical Society, Manuscript Division.

Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from the Manuscript Division, Kansas State Historical Society.

Location of Originals

Isaac Tichenor Goodnow Letters, Kansas State Historical Society, 120 West Tenth St., Topeka, KS 66612, USA.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • New England Emigrant Aid Company.
  • United States. Land Grant Act of 1862.
  • University of Kansas.


  • Microfilms

Geographic Name(s)

  • Kansas -- History
  • Kansas -- Politics and government
  • Manhattan (Kan.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century


  • Education, Higher -- Kansas
  • Public lands -- United States
  • State universities and colleges -- United States

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Reproduction Note

Microfilm. Topeka, Kan.: Kansas State Historical Society, 1967. 1 reel, 35 mm.

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Collection Inventory


1 reel of microfilm