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Mable T. Staden papers

Call Number: RH MS P869


The Mable T. Staden Papers are those of a Kansas native and long time Lawrence, KS resident. Staden worked at several local, Lawrence businesses and was an active member of St. Luke AME Church.


  • Creation: 1946-1948, 1970-1972


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 Mable T. Staden

Mable Thelma Staden was born circa 1917 in Bloomington, Kansas. After attending primary school in Bloomington, she moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where she graduated from high school. Following high school, Staden returned to Bloomington to help with the family farm, but when that burned in 1940 she returned to Lawrence, where she worked a variety of jobs. A member of St. Luke Ame Church, she served as the Church's secretary during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Staden married in 1952. Mable Thelma Staden died 13 Aug 1999.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 folder)

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Scope and Contents

The Mable T. Staden Papers date from 1946 to 1948 and 1972. They consist of a single manuscript item, a church program and history, and photographs. The photographs are located at RH MS-P P869.

Physical Location

RH MS P869

Physical Location

RH MS-P P869

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mable T. Staden, 1989

Guide to the Mable T. Staden Collection
Mable T. Staden papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2008. Finding aid revised by cl, 2010; skt, 2010; mwh, 2023; cmp, 2024.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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
Mable T. Staden Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P869, 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