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Marguerite Hill papers

Call Number: RH MS 693


The Papers of Marguerite Hill are those of a longtime Lawrence, Kansas resident and teacher.


  • Creation: 1939 - 1984


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Marguerite Hill

Armeta "Marguerite" Lewis was born 15 February 1908, in Leeton, Missouri to Henry A. and Myrtle (Webster) Lewis Sr. She attended school in Leeton, MO., graduating from Lincoln High School in Sedalia, MO. She attended University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia and received her teaching certification. She taught in Missouri.

On 19 June 1932, Lewis married Thomas Irving Hill and, in 1933, the couple moved to Lawrence, Kansas where she became active in numerous organizations including: St. Luke AME, the Self Culture Club, the Home Garden Club, and the Richard Allen Society. She served as an adviser, mentor and chaperone to several University of Kansas organizations including the sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta and the Alpha Phi Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternities.

The Hill's had four children: Thomas Irving Jr, Barbara, Charlotte, and Karen. Thomas Hill, Sr. died 28 October 1983. Marguerite Hill died 3 September 2002.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Scope and Contents

The Papers of Marguerite Hill date from 1939 to 1984 and are arranged in a single series of papers. The papers consist solely of information from organizations in which Hill participated. Folder arrangement is alphabetical.

Physical Location

RH MS 693

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Marguerite Hill, 1993.

Guide to the Marguerite Hill Collection
Marguerite Hill papers
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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
Marguerite Hill Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 693, 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