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Dorothy Scott Papers

Call Number: RH MS P865


The Dorothy Scott Papers are those of a native Kansan who taught in both the Kansas City, Kansas and Topeka public schools and was an active community volunteer.


  • Creation: 1960-1966 and 1991


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 Scott

Dorothy E. Scott was born 28 November 1912 in Topeka, Kansas. After graduating from Topeka High School she earned a Bachelor's degree from Washburn University in Topeka and a Master's degree from the University of Kansas. Scott taught in the Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Kansas, and Topeka, Kansas school systems. As a member of the National Education Association she was chosen to train African and European educators in West Africa.

Scott was an active member in many organizations, volunteering at such places as the Topeka Public and Shawnee County Library, the Kansas State Historical Museum, Let's Help, Inc, and the Stormont-Vail Foundation. She served on the boards of various organizations including: American University Women, Ywca, Children's Hour, and the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women. Scott was an active member of St. John Ame Church, serving as P.M. leader of the Grant's Women's Missionary Society and the Stewardess Board.

Dorothy and Edward A. Scott married in 1941. Dorothy E. Scott died 2 March 2002.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Scott Papers date from 1960 to 1966 and 1991 and consist of a travel diary and photographs. The Collection's photographs are located at RH MS-P P865.

Physical Location

RH MS P865

Physical Location

RH MS-P P865

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Alma M. Work, 2002.

Guide to the Dorothy Scott Collection
Dorothy Scott Papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2008; revised by skt, 2010; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2008; revised by skt, 2008
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Language of description
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Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
Dorothy Scott Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P865, 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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