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George C. Sikes papers, 1886-1892, 1938-1952

Summary Information
Title: George C. Sikes papers
Dates: 1886-1892, 1938-1952
Creator: Sikes, George Cushing, 1868-
Extent: 1 box Extent: (0.5 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 674
Collection contains the papers of George C. Sikes, alumnus of the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated to University Archives in 1976 by George Sikes' daughter, Eleanor Sikes Peters.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the George C. Sikes papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Collection has not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

George C. Sikes papers, University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of George C. Sikes (1868-1928)

George Cushing Sikes was born on June 4, 1868 in Dodge Center, Minnesota. He earned his B.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1892. He attended the University of Chicago to work on his graduate degree. After his marriage to fellow University student Madeleine Wallin on February 6, 1897, they settled in Chicago where Sikes was an editorial writer for the Chicago Record . George Sikes died July 21, 1928.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the personal papers of George C. Sikes and his wife Madeleine. The bulk of the papers are in regards to their time and experiences as students at the University of Minnesota, as well as information regarding University reunions.

Related Material

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Sikes, George Cushing, 1868- -- Archives
  • Sikes, Madeleine Wallin
  • University of Minnesota