The Wilcox Collection
On Contemporary Political Movements

     Laird Wilcox is founder of the Wilcox Collection on Contemporary Political Movements in the Kenneth Spencer Library at the University of Kansas.

     The collection, established in 1965 and maintained by the library staff, occupies over 2,100 feet of shelving and contains over 5,600 books and pamphlets, 4,100 serial titles, 1,000 audio tapes, an extensive collection of flyers, brochures, leaflets, and other ephemera, and files on more than 8,000 originzations.

     From 1986 to 1989 the collection underwent a $345,000 cataloging project funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. It is regularly used by researchers and scholars and is recognized as one of the largest collections of its kind.

     Over the years, the collection has been the primary source of numerous books, articles, theses and dissertations.