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Laurenia Kiser papers

Call Number: RH MS 857


The papers of Laurenia Kiser are those of a Kansas native who taught for over twenty years and was highly active in Alpha Kappa Alpha.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1985


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 Laurenia Kiser

Laurenia Kiser was born 2 March 1898 in Bloomington, Kansas. After graduating from Lawrence (Kan.) High School, Mrs. Kiser attended the University of Kansas for two years and then received her teaching certificate from the Kansas State Teacher's College in Emporia. Mrs. Kiser taught at the Beloit, Kan. detention school for girls for a year before teaching at various elementary schools in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

Mrs. Kiser was an active member of the Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha as well as other organizations, such as the Self Culture Club and the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church. Laurenia Kiser died 28 March 1991.


.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 2 folders)

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Scope and Contents

The Laurenia Kiser Papers, which date from 1918 to 1985, are arranged in a single series and include Alpha Kappa Alpha items, programs, and Self Culture Club items. Folder arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Photographs from the collection are located at RH MS-P 857 and RH MS-P 857(f).

Physical Location

RH MS 857

Physical Location

RH MS-P 857

Physical Location

RH MS-P 857(f)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Laurenia Kiser, 1989

Guide to the Laurenia Kiser Collection
Laurenia Kiser papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006; revised by, cl 2010; revised by skt, 2010; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006; revised by skt, 2010
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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
Laurenia Kiser Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 857, 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