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George E. Kiser Papers

Identifier: MC 1634

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the collection consists of documentation pertaining to Kiser's service in the armed forces spanning from 1939 to his retirement from active duty. The collection also includes photographs, newspaper clippings, academic awards and certificates, Kiser's dissertation, and several books on the Pacific theater during World War II, at least one of which mentions Kiser directly.


  • 1939-1991


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

George E. Kiser was born May 8, 1918, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Albert and Ethel Nichols Kiser. Kiser enlisted in the Air Force in 1940, serving in both the Pacific and European theaters, where he earned the rank of Colonel as well as the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal. He married Olive Lynn Evans of San Antonio, Texas while on leave in 1942. In 1944, Kiser graduated from Stanford University, receiving his B.A, in Business Administration. He went on to pursue an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas, the latter being awarded in 1955. He taught at West Texas University and served as dean of the College of Business at University of Texas at El Paso. In 1963, Kiser accepted a position at the University of Arkansas in the Department of Marketing; he served as department chairman from 1965-1981. Kiser retired in 1988 and began teaching part-time at Ouachita Baptist University without salary as a gift to Christian education. He died April 1, 1991, at Springdale Memorial Hospital.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Acquisition Information

The George E. Kiser Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on December 14, 2005, by Kathryn Kiser.

Processing Information

Processed by Phillip Stephens; completed in March 2008



George E. Kiser Papers
Phillip Stephens
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444