Skip to main content

Stovall family papers

Call Number: RH MS 673


The Stovall family were residents of Leavenworth, Kansas from the 1940s-1990s. The collection is comprised of material assembled by Gertrude Stovall and related to church organizations in Kansas and Washington state, as well as collected documents regarding family members, published material from the family library, and photographs.


  • Creation: 1950 - 1999
  • Creation: 1950 - 1999


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 the Stovall family

The Stovall family were residents of Leavenworth, Kansas from the 1940s-1990s. James Stovall served as a Baptist Reverend in Leavenworth, and the family as a whole were very involved with Baptist organizations throughout the Northeast Kansas region. James and Gertrude Stovall had eight children: Beatrice, James, Raymond, Robert, Chester, Dorothy, Kenneth, and Charles. Beatrice, James, Raymond, and Robert passed away during childhood.


3.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The collection has been arranged into five series: Church material, Family papers, Stovall family library, Photographs, and Oversize material.

The first series, Church material, documents the family's involvement in the Baptist Church throughout northeast Kansas and Washington State through church bulletins, programs, and missionary literature.

The Family papers series includes announcements of family events, clippings and articles, and assorted records; where possible, items have been attributed to the appropriate individual.

The Stovall Family Library series consists of religious and theological texts, listed in bibliographic format.

Photographs have been physically separated from the manuscript materials and are located at RH MS-P 673. Oversize textual materials have also been physically separated and are located at RH MS Q141.

Physical Location

RH MS 673

Physical Location

RH MS-P 673

Physical Location

RH MS Q141

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dr. Willard Johnson, 1995, 2003.

Related Materials

Willard R. Johnson family papers, RH MS 672, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Guide to the Stovall Family Collection
Stovall family papers
Finding aid prepared by bkm,2006; revised by cl, 2010; revised by skt, 2010. Finding aid encoded by bkm, 2006; revised by skt, 2010; revised by eh, 2018.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Stovall family papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 673, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States