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Louis R. Scott papers

Call Number: RH MS 1102


The Louis R. Scott papers are those of a life-long Lawrence, Kansas resident who, during World War II, served as part of the Tuskegee Air Unit, later working for the U.S. Postal Service, and was an active member of the First Regular Missionary Baptist Church.


  • Creation: 1959 - 1990


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 Louis R. Scott

Louis R. Scott was born on Jan 18, 1922 Lawrence, Kansas. In 1939, Scott graduated from Liberty High School. During World War II he served in the Air Force, specifically as part of the Tuskegee Air Unit. After the War, Scott worked for the University of Kansas (1948-1952) and the Hercules Powder, Co. (1952). He then began working for the US Post Office in 1952 where he remained until his Jan. 1978 retirement.

Scott was an active member of the community. He was a member of Lawrence's First Regular Missionary Baptist Church, where he both served as a deacon and sang in the men's choir.

Scott married Lucille Allen on June 25, 1948. The couple had two children: Louis R. Jr. and Ronald Lynn. Louis R. Scott died Jan 29, 1995; Lucille Scott died Nov 8, 2002.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box, + 1 oversize box)

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Scope and Contents

The Papers of Louis R. Scott are dated from 1959 to 1990 and arranged in a single series. They include clippings, memorial programs, and church programs. Folder arrangement is alphabetical. Photographs from the Collection are located at RH MS-P 1102.

Physical Location

RH MS 1102

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1102

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Louis R. Scott, Sr, 1990

Guide to the Louis R. Scott Collection
Louis R. Scott papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2008; revised by, cl 2010; revised by skt, 2010; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2008; revised by skt, 2010
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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
Louis R. Scott Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1102, 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