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Selola Lewis papers

Call Number: RH MS P823


The Selola Lewis papers are those of a teacher who worked at Dermot School, the last one-room school in Kansas.


  • Creation: 1954 - 1990


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 Selola B. Lewis

Selola "Sally" B. Lewis was born about 1927. She began teaching in Morton County, Kansas in 1953, working at Dermot School until her retirement. With Lewis' 1990 retirement, Dermot, Kansas' last one-room school, closed.

Selola and Ernest Lewis have four children: Bob, Mike, Shari, and Barbara.


9 folders

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Scope and Contents

The Papers of Selola Lewis date from 1954 to 1990, are arranged in a single series, and consist of items relating to Dermot School (such as clippings and programs) and Lewis' time there (cards and retirement information). Folder arrangement is alphabetical. Photographs from the Collection are located at RH MS-P P823.

Physical Location

RH MS P823

Physical Location

RH MS-P P823

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Selola B. Lewis, 1990

Guide to the Selola Lewis Collection
Selola Lewis papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2007; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2007; revised by mbw, 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
Selola Lewis Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P823, 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