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Hammond family papers

Call Number: RH MS P706


The Hammond family papers consists of genealogical records of a long time Junction City, Kansas family.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Hammond Family

Joseph C. Hammond was born in 1866 in Mississippi to Pascal and Elizzie Hammond. He married Mary Johnson, daughter of Alexander and Hannah Johnson and a Junction City, Kansas native; the couple had fourteen children. Joseph Hammond died in 1935; Mary died in 1946.

In 1928, Joseph and Mary's ninth child, Robert, married Verna Mae Johnson. Robert (1905-1978) and Verna Mae had six children: Robert, Sharon, Mervyn, Aletha, James, and Vernon. Mervyn Hammond (b. 1933) married Laurette Starnes in 1954; the couple had two children, Mervyn Jr. (b. 1955) and LaTrisha (b. 1964). Mervyn Jr. and Rose Mary (Walls) married in 1974 and have 10 children.


1 folder (+ 1 box)

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Scope and Contents

The Hammond family papers, which date from 1928-1987, consist of a single folder of genealogical materials and 10 folders of family photographs. The photographs are arranged in genealogical order and they are located at RH MS-P P706.

Physical Location

RH MS P706

Physical Location

RH MS-P P706

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Nancy Miller, 1988.

Gift, Mervyn E. Hammond, 1990.

Related Materials

"Roger Hammond Children." Pennell Photo Collection, at 3387.4 and 3387.5, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection).

Guide to the Hammond Family Collection
Hammond family papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006, revised by mbw, 2009.
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Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
Hammond Family Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P706, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States