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Fred and Dorothy Rumsey papers

Call Number: RH MS 636


Fred and Dorothy Rumsey were Lawrence, Kansas residents and co-owners of Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence. This collection consists largely of family photos dating, roughly, from the late 19th century to 2001. It also includes family letters, financial and real estate records, and personal correspondence and official documents produced during Fred Rumsey's service in the Navy, 1944-1946.


  • Creation: 1890 - 2001


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize folder, 2 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 636

Physical Location

RH MS Q128

Physical Location

RH MS R130

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Estate of Dorothy Rumsey, 2004.

Guide to the Fred and Dorothy Rumsey Collection
Fred and Dorothy Rumsey papers
Finding aid prepared by aw, 2006; revised by cl, 2010. Finding aid encoded by aw, 2006. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2019.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Fred and Dorothy Rumsey Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 636, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States