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Dorothy Springer family collection

Call Number: RH MS P447


This collection includes a history of the Stegeman family beginning with the arrival of William C. Stegeman in America in 1869, as written by Dorothy Springer. Stegeman was Springer's maternal grandfather. The collection also includes Springer's collected photographs of family, friends, and teachers in Abilene and Salina, Kansas.


  • Other: 1895, 1922-1927, undated


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 Dorothy Springer (1899-1984)

Dorothy M. Roberts Springer was the daughter of Doctor Melvin Bradford Roberts (1873-1951) and Louise Maria (Lizzie) Stegeman Roberts (1869-1966). The Roberts family was originally from the state of Virginia. The Stegeman family came from Germany and eventually settled in Kansas.

Dorothy Roberts was married to Christy L. Springer.

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.25 linear foot (1 document case + 1 folder)

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Physical Location

RH MS P447

Physical Location

RH PH 38

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dorothy M. Springer

Guide to the Dorothy M. Springer Collection
Dorothy Springer family collection
Finding aid prepared by lt, June 1982. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by lmw, 2020.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Dorothy M. Springer family collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P447, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States