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Hylas Thompkins family papers

Call Number: RH PH 551


The Hylas Thompkins family papers document the lives of a long time Missouri family during the 1940s-1960s.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1962


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 Hylas Thompkins

Hylas Thompkins was born August 21, 1888. He served in the military in 1918; he also worked as a janitor and, later, as a farm hand. Thompkins married Elise; he brought a child, Martha, to the marriage.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Scope and Contents

The Hylas Thompkins family papers date from 1943 to 1962 and consist of membership cards, histories, and letters. Photocopies accompany some items; where this occurs, the copy immediately follows the original. Folder arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Photographs from the Collection are located at RH MS-P P579.

Physical Location

RH PH 551

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Martha Bobbitt, 1987; Bobbitt family, 2004.

Processing Information

Collection formerly located at RH MS P579 and RH MS-P P579.

Guide to the Hylas Thompkins Family Collection
Hylas Thompkins family papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2007. Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2007. Finding aid revised by cl, 2010; mwh, 2020.
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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
Hylas Thompkins family papers, Kansas Collection, RH PH 551, 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