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Personal papers of Margaret Penny

 Collection
Call Number: PP 444

Overview

This collection primarily consists of Margaret Penny's research papers and essays on multiple subjects, several of which are related to World War II, as well as a dance card, commencement booklet, and two student identification cards from her time as a student at the Univeristy of Kansas.

Dates

  • approximately 1930-1949

Creator

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 Margaret Penny

Margaret Penny was born in Ponca City, OK on December 31, 1921 to parents, Myrl Nuzum Penny and Addie Underwood Penny. She and her five siblings grew up in Lawrence, KS, where she attended Pinckney Elementary School and graduated from KU with a degree in Accounting in 1943.

She married Dale W. Bruce on June 2, 1943 and had four children: Eric Dale Bruce, Addie Lou Bruce, April Margaret Bruce and Penny Blythe Bruce.

Prior to having children, Margaret worked in various accounting positions including the Wichita Council of Churches. After her children were born, she continued her accounting including ten years with KG&E in Wichita. She died on March 11, 2019.

Extent

.25 linear foot (1 box )

Scope and Contents

The Margaret Penny collection primarily contains her essays and research papers, written during her time as a student at the University of Kansas (KU), 1930s-1940s. The majority of the papers are dated 1939-1941, and subjects include Nazi propaganda, fashion, football, pacifism, religious ethics, gardening, and camping in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The collection also includes a dance card from a 1940s Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity and Phi Chi Theta sorority event, a commencement program from 1943, two student identification cards from 1939-1941, and a letter from Harold G. Barr.

Physical Location

PP 444

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, April Margaret Bruce-Stewart, 2006.

Related Materials

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

Title
Guide to the Margaret Penny Collection
Subtitle
Personal papers of Margaret Penny
Author
Finding aid prepared by KMC, 2007; Finding aid encoded by KMC, 2007
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/1228668949
Preferred citation
Margaret Penny Collection, University Archives, PP 444, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334