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Mattie A. White Jamison papers

Call Number: RH MS 781


The Papers of Mattie A. White Jamison are those of a long time Kansas resident and social worker who was active in numerous community groups.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1993


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 Mattie A. White Jamison

Mattie Allene Graves was born April 2, 1900 in Denver, Colorado to Henry A. and Mary E. (Green) Graves. She graduated from Pratt High School (Pratt, Kan.) and attended Washburn University (Topeka, Kan.). From 1938 to 1963, Graves was a social worker at the Kansas State Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. She was active in a number of community groups, including the Vanity Fair Bridge Club and Calvary Baptist Church (Wichita).

Mattie Graves married Russell M. White June 25, 1924. The couple had three children, Willrene "Billie", Norma Jeane, and Beverly Ann. Graves later married Lawrence Jamison. Mattie Jamison died March 3, 1993 in Alexandria, Virginia.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Mattie A. White Jamison papers date from 1930 to 1993 and are arranged by family member within a single series of papers. Folder arrangement is alphabetical. Photographs from the collection are located at RH MS-P 781. Oversize materials are located at RH MS R165.

Physical Location

RH MS 781

Physical Location

RH MS-P 781

Physical Location

RH MS R165

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Willrene White Howard, 1993.

Guide to the Mattie A. White Jamison Collection
Mattie A. White Jamison papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006; revised by skt, 2010; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006; revised by skt, 2010; revised by el, 2013
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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
Mattie A. White Jamison Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 781, 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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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States