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Personal papers of Eugene A. Stephenson

Call Number: PP 502


This collection includes business documents and correspondence between Eugene A. and his wife C. Florence Stephenson with Paul and Lois Howard regarding financial and personal matters.


  • Creation: 1935 - 1941


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 Eugene Stephenson

Dr. Eugene A. Stephenson served as a faculty member for the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas. He was married to C. Florence Stephenson, and they had one son, Robert and one daughter, Maya. Stephenson was an active member of the Rotary Club, which he joined in 1932, and was the speaker for the 41st anniversary celebration in Lawrence in 1955. In 1959, he was awarded the John Franklin Carll Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Eugene and Florence were very involved in attending musical productions, and their fund continues to support chamber music at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The personal papers of Eugene A. Stephenson are mainly comprised of the correspondence and business relationship between the Stephensons and Paul and Lois Howard. The records indicate the Stephensons loaned the Howards money to pay off their mortgage and again for personal matters. The families remained in contact and wrote extensively to each other regarding finances as well as other subjects such as job status, family, and daily life. The collection includes the exchange of handwritten and typed letters, newspaper articles, and photos of the Stephenson house in Lawrence, Kansas.

Physical Location

PP 502

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Keli Rylance, Tulane University

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Eugene A. Stephenson Collection
Personal papers of Eugene A. Stephenson
Finding aid prepared by cmh, 2011; Finding aid encoded by cmh, 2011
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Language of description
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Preferred citation
Eugene A. Stephenson Collection, University Archives, PP 502, 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