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Children's Hour, Inc. records

Call Number: RH MS 714


Children's Hour Inc. was a nursery school program in Lawrence, Kansas dedicated to serving low income or single parent family children. The Children's Hour was the first integrated nursery school in Lawrence.


  • Creation: 1964 - 1970


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of Children's Hour, Inc.

The Children's Hour nursery school program was started in 1964 by a group of concerned mothers. Originally an hour once a week, the program grew to a full time nursery school servicing low-income, single-income families who otherwise would not be able to afford nursery school. The Children's Hour was also one of the first racially integrated nurseries in Lawrence, Kansas.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 1 oversize folder)

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Scope and Contents

The Children's Hour, Inc records are divided into three series: Administrative records, Program records, and Photographic material. Administrative records include annual reports, steering committee records, and other material related to the management of the organization. Program records is comprised of material related to the production of Children's Hour programming, including session evaluations, rosters, and teaching notes. Photographs depict teachers and children engaged in program activities.

Physical Location

RH MS 714

Physical Location

RH MS-P 714

Physical Location

RH MS R152

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Hilda Enoch, 1996

Guide to the Children's Hour Inc. Collection
Children's Hour, Inc. records
Finding aid prepared by bkm,2006; Finding aid encoded by bkm, 2006, revised by mbw, 2009, 2010.
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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.
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Preferred citation
Children's Hour, Inc. Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 714, 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