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Mayhew family papers

Call Number: RH MS 634


John Mayhew (1888-1979), of Trousdale, Edwards County served as Kansas House Representative for District 92 from circa 1939-1950; he also served as Trousdale School District Treasurer, in 1917, and as Edwards County Commissioner in the 1920s. His wife, Patricia (Nichols) Solander Mayhew (b.1897, Lamar, Missouri, d. 1967) served on the Kansas Safety Commission, and became Kansas' first female State Senator in 1928. This collection of their papers includes financial records, material related to mining and other business enterprises, collected clippings and articles of interest, correspondence, and family records and photographs.


  • 1910 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library staff (785-864-4334, 8-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material can not be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

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


90 Linear Feet (90 boxes + 7 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders, 2 LP's)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 634

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RH MS-P 634 (f)

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RH MS Q150

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RH MS-P 634 (ff)

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RH MS R139

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RH Phono 16

Physical Location

Contact Spencer Library Reader Services (Library Annex)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Brad Mayhew, 1977-1988

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 227.

Guide to the Mayhew Family Collection
Mayhew family papers
Finding aid prepared by kac, 2006; revised by, cl 2010; Finding aid encoded by kac, 2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Mayhew Family Collection, RH MS 634, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States