Personal papers of Carrie Watson
Carrie Watson was a librarian at the University of Kansas from 1887-1921; the current main library building is named in her honor. This collection contains photographs, genealogies, correspondence, and a manuscript written by Watson.
- Creation: 1870 - 1940
- Watson, Carrie M., 1858-1943 (Person)
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Biography of Carrie Watson
Carrie Watson graduated from the University of Kansas in 1877 and was thereafter hired as an Assistant Librarian at KU. She was promoted to Head Librarian in 1887 and retired in 1921.
In 1924 the KU library moved from Spooner Hall to its current home, which was named Watson Library in her honor. Watson died in 1943.
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Mrs. Arthur Jordan Jr, 1972.
Watson also compiled a scrapbook, which is located with other oversize faculty scrapbooks at Sb/41.
- Guide to the Carrie Watson Collection
- Personal papers of Carrie Watson
- Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018.
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- Finding aid written in<language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
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- Preferred citation
Personal papers of Carrie Watson, University Archives, PP 116, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas