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Dorothy Barto Devin diary

Call Number: PP 500


This collection contains Dorothy Barto Devin's original diary along with a complete typed transcript. It describes events in Kansas City between 1915-1916 during her last semester in high school and her freshman year at the University of Kansas.


  • Creation: 1915 - 1916


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 Barto Devin

Dorothy Barto was born on June 11, 1897 in Missouri to Charles R. and Lulu (Turner) Barto. She married Harry Elsworth Devin, son of Scott and Lettie Devin, and grandson of Thomas Jefferson and Sara Lucretia (Harrison) Devin. Dorothy Barto Devin served as Deputy Director of U.S. Bonds in the Treasury Department before her retirement. She was the mother of Dorothy Lou Devin who married Paul McCann. Dorothy Barto Devin died on December 17, 1987 in Sacramento County, California.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 500

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Friends of the Columbia Public Library, 2010

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Dorothy Barto Devin Collection
Dorothy Barto Devin diary
Finding aid prepared by brch, 2012; Finding aid encoded by brch, 2012
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Language of description
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Preferred citation
Dorothy Barto Devin Collection, University Archives, PP 500, 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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