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Riley Rogers family papers

Call Number: RH MS P824


Riley Rogers worked as a gardner in Lawrence, Kansas; this collection reflect the activities of he and his family.


  • Creation: 1942 - 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 Riley Rogers Family

Riley Rogers was born January 13, 1862 near Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Patsy Tilton. In 1865 the family moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where Rogers attended public school. For a time, Rogers worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and then, in 1894, he began truck gardening. He continued to garden until 1950. During that time he also served as an assistant county assessor and as a clerk in the county treasurer's department.

Riley and Isabel Rogers had six children: Sumner, Sidney, Frederick (Fred), Anna, Riley Jr, and Lucile. Riley Rogers died July 26, 1952 at Lawrence, Kansas.


5 folders

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Scope and Contents

The Riley Rogers Family Papers date from 1942 to 1990, are arranged in a single series, and consist of such items as obituaries and family history information. Folder arrangement is alphabetical. The Collection's single photograph is located at RH MS-P P824.

Physical Location

RH MS P824

Physical Location

RH MS-P P824

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dudley Quinton, 1991.

Guide to the Riley Rogers Family Collection
Riley Rogers family papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2007; revised by, cl 2010; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2007
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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
Riley Rogers Family Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P824, 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