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Personal papers of Elmer S. Riggs

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: PP 96


Riggs graduated from the University of Kansas with an A.M. in Paleontology in 1896 and worked as a preparator and Curator of Paleontology at the Field Museum (Chicago, IL) from 1898-1942. This collection consists of a scrapbook of photographs of exhibits in the Field Museum from when Riggs worked there.


  • Creation: 1898 - 1928


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 volume (1 oversize volume)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 96

Custodial History

Riggs donated the scrapbook to the KU Alumni Association in May 1941. It was later transferred to the University Archives.

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Elmer S. Riggs Collection
Personal papers of Elmer S. Riggs
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mes and mwh, 2018.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of Elmer S. Riggs, University Archives, PP 96, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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