Louise Wheaton Papers
The Louise Wheaton papers are those of a native Kansan, which focus on the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church of Lawrence, Kansas.
- 1948 - 1987
- Wheaton, Louise M., 1900-1997 (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.
Biography of Louise Wheaton
Louise M. Ratcliffe was born Aug 6,1900 in Oswego, Kansas to Thomas George and Bess Ann (Harris) Ratcliffe. She grew up in Cherryvale, Kansas and, then lived in Chanute and Independence, Kansas. After moving to Omaha, Nebraska, Ratcliffe married Dana Wheaton in 1942, and the family moved to Lawrence, Kansas. She worked as a cook in the University of Kansas' residence halls and fraternities and sororities from 1942 to 1978. Upon arriving in Lawrence, Mrs. Wheaton became an active member of the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church.
Wheaton had four children, Tommie Isain, Susie, Charlie, and Betty, and one stepdaughter, Florida Marie. Louise Wheaton died March 23, 1997.
.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
The Louise Wheaton Papers date from 1948 to 1987 and chiefly consist of programs, which are arranged in a single series. Folder arrangement within the series is alphabetical.
RH MS 1110
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Louise Wheaton, 1989
The Kansas missionary. Topeka, Kan. : Missionary Baptist State Convention, 1957-, at RH Ser D1986, Spencer Library (Kansas Collection).
- Guide to the Louise Wheaton Collection
- Louise Wheaton Papers
- Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2008; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2008
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
- Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Louise Wheaton Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1110, 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