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Bishop Robert Mize papers

Call Number: RH MS 1045


Bishop Robert Mize (1907-2000) founded the Saint Francis Academy (then the St. Francis Boys Home) in 1945 in Ellsworth, Kansas. In 1960 he traveled to the Province of Southern Africa and was consecrated Bishop of Damaraland, where he served until 1970. From 1973 to 1976 he again lived in South Africa as a missionary to the Diocese of Botswana. This collection contains materials related to his life and ministry in Africa, including photographs (found in box 1), hymnals and dictionaries, diaries, newspaper articles, reports, sermons, and other materials.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1991


Language of Materials

English, Afrikaans, Kwanyama, Setswana

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Research Library staff may determine use restrictions based upon the physical condition of manuscript materials.


6 Linear Feet (6 boxes + 9 oversize folders)

Physical Location

RH MS 1045

Physical Location

RH MS R252

Guide to the Bishop Robert Mize Collection
Bishop Robert Mize papers
Finding aid prepared by pb, 2008; revised by cl, 2010. Finding aid encoed by pb, 2008. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018.
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Preferred citation
Bishop Robert Mize papers, RH MS 1045, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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