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James Postma papers

Call Number: RH MS 899


James Postma (1916-1998) was a Kansas native, attorney, and a leader in the Lawrence, Kansas, community. This collection of his papers consists of materials relating to Postma's involvement in the Lawrence, Kansas Committee for a Better Lawrence and the Kansas Bar Association, including its Awards Committee and Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Implementation and Grant Review Committees.


  • Creation: 1978 - 1995


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Biography of James Postma

James Postma was a Kansas native and lawyer, living much of his life in Lawrence, Kansas. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas in the law and business schools in the 1950s, served on the Lawsrence City Council, and helped establish the Douglas County Legal Aid Society. In December 1954 he married Sally Fitzpatrick, daughter of Russell Michael and Charline (Smith) Fitzpatrick. Together they had one daughter, Rosalea (Postma) Carttar. James Postma died in April 1998 and his wife Sally died in June 2012.


.5 linear foot (1 document case)

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RH MS 899

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James Postma papers
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James Postma papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 899, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States