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Personal papers of Stella Aten

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 28


This collection includes pictures, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, postcards, and small works of art.


  • Creation: 1920s-1950s


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Stella Wolcott Aten (1881- )

Stella Wolcott Aten was born in Hiawatha, Kansas on June 26, 1881 to Henry J. Aten and Marcia Burbidge. She had one sibling, Edna. Aten attended the University of Kansas from 1897-1901 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Latin. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity.

After graduating, Aten taught Latin at Horton High School and Hiawatha Academy in Kansas, as well as in Spearfish, South Dakota. She later got her master's degree in 1908 from the University of Kansas in Greek and Latin. Aten attended the University of Chicago from 1910-1912 with a fellowship in Latin studies. She was an active member of the Chicago College Club as well as the University of Kansas Endowment. Many of her personal items indicate she traveled extensively later in life.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 28

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Collection of Stella Aten, Department of Special Collections, MS 296, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Stella Aten Collection
Personal papers of Stella Aten
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Stella Aten, University Archives, PP 28, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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