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Estes Studio collection

Call Number: RH PH 33


John K. Estes, a professional photographer, established the Estes Studio at 806 Massachusetts street in Lawrence, Kansas in the late 1940s and operated it until his death in 1971. This collection contains photographs depicting images of individuals, groups, and organizations active in Douglas County, as well as records, predominately financial, of the studio.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1971


Conditions Governing Access

Glass plate and flexible negative originals are only issued if the curator or head of Public Services gives permission. Please consult the prints for this collection first.

Conditions Governing Use

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


6.25 Linear Feet (10 boxes + 42 boxes of slides and negatives)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 33

Physical Location

RH MS 941

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 496.

Guide to the Estes Studio Collection
Estes Studio collection
Finding aid prepared by or, 2007; revised by cl, 2010. Finding aid encoded by or, 2007. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2019.
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Preferred citation
Estes Studio collection, Kansas Collection, RH PH 33, 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