Randy E. Roberts

Honored in: 1999, 2007, 2009 & 2012


29th Annual Reception (2011-2012)

"Let it pass": remembering J. A. Wayland, the one-hoss editor of the Appeal to Reason

Pittsburg, KS: Pittsburg State University, ©2012

 "Let it pass": remembering J. A. Wayland, the one-hoss editor of the Appeal to Reason, ed. by Randy Roberts

26th Annual Reception (2009-2010)


Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, ©2009

ISBN: 9780738561165 [Find in a library]

rerobert 2009aPittsburg was purposely located in the center of the Cherokee-Crawford coal field of southeastern Kansas in 1876. The city's founders intended for the new mining camp to serve as a convenient shipping point for the tons of bituminous coal that would be extracted from the region. Little did the founders anticipate how quickly Pittsburg would become the dominant city in the rapidly industrialized southeastern corner of Kansas and one of the most populous cities in the state. Immigrants from over 50 ethnic groups came to Pittsburg to provide the necessary labor for the deep-shaft coal mines, the railroads, and many other industries. Pittsburg State University, established in 1903 as a manual training school, is one of the most significant features of modern-day Pittsburg and is widely recognized for excellence in academics and athletics.

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Pittsburg: 15 historic postcards

Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, ©2009

ISBN: 9780738560816 [find in a library]

rerobert 2009b

A collection of 15 vintage-photograph postcards.






Pittsburg State University: a photographic history of the first 100 years

Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, ©2009

ISBN: 9780700616442 [find in a library]

rerobert 2009cThis book recounts how an institution of higher learning took root and grew from a vocational school to a multipurpose campus with over one hundred programs of study. Randy Roberts and Shannon Phillips chronicle the rich, colorful story of the emergence of this modern university from its chrysalis. Theirs is the first photographic history of Pittsburg State-and the only history of the school to cover the years from World War II to the present. In this single stunning volume, nearly 400 photographs-many in color, and many never before published-track the institution's growth and convey its changing culture over the school's dynamic first century. 

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