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Myrtle L. Triplett papers

Call Number: RH MS 1129


The Myrtle L. Triplett papers are those of a long time Wichita, Kansas resident who was extremely active in that city's Holy Savior Catholic Church, particularly the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver.


  • Creation: 1983 - 1985


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 Myrtle Triplett

Myrtle Triplett was born and raised in the Monroe area of Louisiana. She moved to Kansas circa 1952 where she attended Garden City's St. Catherine's Catholic Hospital Nursing School. In 1956 Triplett moved to Wichita, Kansas, working both as a nurse in local hospitals and as a public health nurse. Triplett was an active member of Wichita's Holy Savior Catholic Church, especially with the Ladies Auxiliaryof the Knights of St. Peter Claver, which was one of the city's first Catholic Ladies Auxiliarygroups. In 1957 she married Willie Triplett; the couple had three children: Stephen, Michael, and Theresa.


.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Myrtle Triplett papers date from 1983 to 1985 and are arranged in a single series. The papers mainly consist of Ladies Auxiliary items, with a small number of personal items. Folder arrangement is alphabetical by subject. After its first use within the finding aid, Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver is abbreviated "Ladies Auxiliary". Photographs from the Collection are located at RH MS-P 1129.

Physical Location

RH MS 1129

Physical Location

RH MS-P 1129

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Myrtle L. Triplett, 1986-1987.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 462.

Guide to the Myrtle L. Triplett Collection
Myrtle L. Triplett 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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Language of description
Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
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
Myrtle L. Triplett Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1129, 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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