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Henry M. Rudesill Papers

Call Number: RH MS 1267


The Henry M. Rudesill Papers are letters of a Hutchinson, Kansas musician and music teacher, mostly from Rudesill's mother, Henrietta "Nettie" (Daykin) Rudesill.


  • Creation: 1893 - 1898


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Biography of Henry M. Rudesill

Henry Milton Rudesill was born 8 May, 1873 to John C. (1835-1893) and Henrietta "Nettie" E. (Daykin) Rudesill (1843-?). In 1890 the family moved from Ohio to Hutchinson, Kansas. Rudesill earned a music education degree from the University of Kansas School of Music and also graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1898). Playing both piano and harp, Rudesill toured with various concert groups, taught music in Hutchinson for twenty years, and composed music. Rudesill married Mary English and had one child, a daughter, Ann. Henry M. Rudesill died in 1953.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Scope and Contents

The Henry M. Rudesill Papers date from 1893-1898 and consist of letters and envelopes. Folder arrangement is alphabetical, with item arrangement by date.

Physical Location

RH MS 1267

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Hudson River Film and Video, 2011.

Related Materials

Rudesill, Henry M, 1873-1953, The liberty bell march and two-step. Hutchinson, Kan. : H.M. Rudesill, [c1906], at RH E354, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection)

Guide to the Henry M. Rudesill Collection
Henry M. Rudesill Papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2012; revised by eear, 2013
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Henry M. Rudesill Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1267, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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