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Bert Nash family papers, including papers of Luther Bittle Bushong

Call Number: RH MS 731


Bert Allen Nash (d. 1947) was an educational psychologist at the University of Kansas. Nash was particularly interested in the study and remedy of child welfare agencies in Kansas and was active in the Lawrence, Kansas community. In 1950, in recognition of Nash's contributions, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center was established in Lawrence. The collection contains personal papers of Nash and his family, as well as his father-in-law Luther Bittle Bushong, and includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, family documents, report cards, etc.


  • 1910 - 1974


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


4.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes, + 2 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 731

Physical Location

RH MS Q175

Physical Location

RH MS R158

Physical Location

RH MS-P 731(f)

Other Finding Aids

Detailed listings available for some boxes : Detailed list of Box 1 contents ksrl.kc.nashbertbox1.pdf Detailed list of Box 4 contents ksrl.kc.nashbertbox4.pdf Detailed list of Box 5 contents ksrl.kc.nashbertbox5.pdf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Barbara Nash Mills, 1999

Guide to the Bert Nash Collection
Bert Nash family papers, including papers of Luther Bittle Bushong
Finding aid prepared by rlf, 2006; revised by, cl 2010 ; Finding aid encoded by rlf, 2006
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Bert Nash Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 731, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States