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Scrapbook of Kansas news items

Call Number: RH MS C90


Margaret Thompson Henderson was born in Parsons, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1905. Her 91-page scrapbook of news clippings from the early 1900s chronicles notable people, places and events in the history of Kansas, the Lawrence community, and the University of Kansas. Included are published poems, biographies, and obituaries of famous Kansans.


  • Creation: approximately 1908-1924


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No access restrictions

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Biography of Margaret Thompson Henderson

Margaret Thompson Henderson was born July 20, 1880 at Parsons, Kansas to John and Sophia Thompson. She enrolled at the University of Kansas in 1898, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a liberal arts degree in 1905. In the year of her graduation from the University, she married Willis E. Henderson, a graduate of the University in 1899. In years following the births of their children, the Hendersons resided in Boulder, Colorado. Willis Henderson died in 1950. Margaret Henderson died on January 1, 1954.


1 volume ; 21 cm

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Margaret Thompson Henderson, 1952 (tr. from Kb E1 Un T2 1905 H383)

Guide to the Margaret Thompson Henderson Scrapbook
Scrapbook of Kansas news items
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Margaret Thompson Henderson scrapbook, Kansas Collection, RH MS C90, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States