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Eileen Pottebaum family papers

Call Number: RH MS 603


The focus of this collection is the Pottebaum family correspondence during World War II.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1965


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.

Physical Location

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
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Preferred citation
Eileen Pottebaum Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 603, 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