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Chandler Worth Stephenson papers

Call Number: RH MS B55


This collection contains a complete record kept by Reverend Chandler Worth Stephenson of his daily activities and expenses for over a 50 year period, while he lived in Kansas, Michigan, and Ohio. The collection includes his diaries as well as loose papers removed from his diaries.


  • Creation: 1869 - 1921


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 Chandler Worth Stephenson

Reverend Chandler Worth Stephenson migrated from the Dakotas in 1870 to Chetopa, Labette County, Kansas. He later attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence. In the mid-1880s he moved to Saginaw, Michigan to be minister of the Methodist Protestant Church. Later in the 1890s he took pastorates in Adrian and Tiffin, Ohio. After only a few years he moved back to Michigan to churches in the vicinity of Sagniaw. Stephenson was an ardent prohibitionist and contributed to religious publications on the subject.


49 Volumes (49 volumes + 1 box containing 451 items) ; Sizes of volumes vary; none are taller than 20 cm.

Language of Materials


Physical Location


Physical Location

RH MS 96

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, E.A. Stephenson, October 1963.

Guide to the Chandler Worth Stephenson Collection
Chandler Worth Stephenson papers
Finding aid prepared by pg, July 1976. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Preferred citation
Chandler Worth Stephenson papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS B55, 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