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June Tidwell Sprouls papers

Call Number: RH MS 964


The June Tidwell Sprouls papers are those of a longtime Hutchinson, Kansas resident and musician.


  • Creation: 1949 - 1986


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of June Tidwell Sprouls

June Tidwell was born approximately 1910. In 1936, she married Joe Sprouls. She worked as a musician and, when the couple moved to Ft. Sills during World War II, she worked at the base USO club as music director and piano player. Through Joe Sprouls' work as a butler, the couple divided their time between Kansas and Colorado. After the war, June Sprouls continued to perform at various clubs and functions.

June Tidwell Sprouls died October 12, 1993 and Joe Sprouls died July 2, 1999 (both in Hutchinson, Kansas).


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Scope and Contents

The June Tidwell Sprouls papers date from 1949 to 1986 and are arranged in a single series of papers, which contain such items as clippings and programs. All items are photocopies made from a single scrapbook. Folder arrangement is alphabetical by topic.

Physical Location

RH MS 964

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sprouls, 1988

Processing Information

Previously shelved at: RH MS 509

Guide to the June Tidwell Sprouls Collection
June Tidwell Sprouls papers
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Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collection Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
June Tidwell Sprouls Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 964, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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