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Earline Clairborne papers

Call Number: RH MS P844


The Earline Clairborne Papers are those of a native Coffeyville, Kansas resident who was an active community member there.


  • Creation: 1972-1985


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 Earline Clairborne

Earline Clairborne was born and raised in Coffeyville, Kansas. She began teaching dance in 1955. A registered nurse, Clairborne worked as Educational Coordinator at the Coffeyville Memorial Hospital. She was active in beginning the Coffeyville Auxiliary Police and created and ran the town's Miss Bronze Pageant. She married William B. Clairborne, who held various positions in the Coffeyville community including: policeman, city manager, and Community Development Director. The couple had one son, William.


5 folders

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Scope and Contents

The Earline Clairborne Papers date from 1972 to 1985 and consist of clippings, award materials, and a program. Folder arrangement is alphabetical. Photographs from the Collection are located at RH MS-P P844.

Physical Location

RH MS P844

Physical Location

RH MS-P P844

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Earline J. Clairborne, 1987.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at: RH MS 479

Guide to the Earline Clairborne Collection
Earline Clairborne papers
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Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Fund.
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Preferred citation
Earline Clairborne Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P844, 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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