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Ruth Bayard papers

Call Number: RH MS P792


The Ruth Bayard papers are those of a native Kansan, with ties longtime ties to the Manhattan, Kansas community.


  • Creation: 1978 - 1984


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 Ruth Bayard

Ruth L. Bayard was born April 14, 1917 to Harry and Etta [Pitts] Wilson of Manhattan, Kansas. Bayard attended Douglas School. Her first husband, Curtis Harris, was a member of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team; the couple had one son, Curtis Eugene. She later married Totlon Bayard. Ruth L. Bayard died January 15, 2007.


6 folders

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Scope and Contents

The Ruth Bayard papers date from 1978 to 1984 and are arranged in a single series. They consist of clippings, church histories, and a copy of a photograph. All items are photocopies. Folder arrangement is alphabetical by topic. Photographs from the collection are located at RH MS-P P792; copy negatives are available for both.

Physical Location

RH MS P792

Physical Location

RH MS-P P792

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Ruth Bayard, 1988.

Guide to the Ruth Bayard Collection
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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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<p>Ruth Bayard Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P792, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries</p>

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States