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Charles Vaughn family papers

Call Number: RH MS P791


The Charles Vaughn family papers are those of the longtime Hutchinson, Kansas family. Charles Vaughn worked as a shoemaker for 62 years.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1987

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 Charles Vaughn Family

Charles Vaughn was born in 1903. He learned the shoe trade from a brother-in-law in Providence, Kentucky. During World War I, Vaughn's parents moved the family to Atchison, Kansas, where, with his brother Roscoe, Vaughn ran a shoe shop. In 1923 he moved to Hutchinson, Kansas. In 1945 Vaughn opened a shop, Champion Shoe Shop in Hutchinson; he finally retired from the shoe business in 1974.

Charles Vaughn married Helen Vernel[?]. The couple had six children: Charles Jr, Udell, William H, Wilma, Theola May, and Savanna.


9 folders

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Scope and Contents

The Charles Vaughn family papers date from 1940 to 1987 and consist of such items as clippings and correspondence. The majority of the clippings are photocopies. Folder arrangement is alphabetical by topic. Photographs from the collection are located at RH MS-P P791.

Physical Location

RH MS P791

Physical Location

RH MS-P P791

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Helen V. Vaughn, 1988

Guide to the Charles Vaughn Family Collection
Charles Vaughn 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
Charles Vaughn Family Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P791, 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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