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Edward N. Tihen

Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University LibrariesBorn: June 28, 1924, Wichita, Kansas. Died: April 24, 1991, Wichita, Kansas.

Edward N. Tihen was an avid researcher and amateur historian. He created extensive notes on Wichita newspapers that provide an excellent research tools in research. Microfilmed copies of the Wichita Eagle, Wichita Beacon, and Wichita Eagle-Beacon can be found at the Kansas Historical Society, Wichita State University Libraries, and the Wichita Public Library.  Note:  Some of the Wichita Eagle is available online at Chronicling America.

Two awards are presented in his memory. Funds for the award are provided by the Tihen Endowment, established in 1995 by Dr. Tihen's family and friends in his memory and in appreciation of his role as an amateur historian. The Tihen Publication Award is awarded in odd years to to first-time authors Kansas authors. The total amount available on a biennial basis is $500. The award(s) celebrate works written during the previous two calendar years and are announced in odd years in autumn at the Kansas Historical Foundation annual meeting. The Historical Society reserves the right not to award any Tihen grants based either on the availability of funds or the quality of the applications.

For more information about Tihen Publication Awards, contact Kansas Historical Foundation membership, membership@kshistory.org. The Edward N. Tihen Historical Research Grants are presented annually in June to non-academic researchers for research in the collections of the Historical Society, for the amount of $500. The application deadline is April 15 in odd years.  Image provided by Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries.

Entry: Tihen, Edward N.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: November 2011

Date Modified: April 2022

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