Eileen Pottebaum family papers
The focus of this collection is the Pottebaum family correspondence during World War II.
- 1937 - 1965
- Pottebaum, Eileen (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
3.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
Much of the correspondence is between Cletus J. Pottebaum, who was an officer from Illinois, and Eileen (McNamara) Pottebaum, who was a war bride from England. There is also quite a bit of correspondence from Cletus J. Pottebaum to his mother, Mrs. William J. Pottebaum of Teutopolis, Illinois. The collection also includes photographs, military and Veteran's Administration papers, clippings, pamphlets, etc.
These papers were used as the basis for a University of Kansas History Department honor's thesis by Johanna Maska, Cletus and Eileen Pottebaum's granddaughter.
RH MS 603
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Eileen Pottebaum; March, October 2005
- Guide to the Eileen Pottebaum Collection
- Eileen Pottebaum family papers
- Finding aid prepared by mab/mds, 2005; Finding aid encoded by mab/mds, 2005
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Eileen Pottebaum Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 603, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States