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Personal Papers of Carol Shankel

Call Number: PP 488


This collection contains information compiled for publication of the book "Spooner Hall" by Carol Shankel and Barbara Watkins. Included are newspaper articles, copies of blueprints, correspondence, and a mini-cassette tape of an interview regarding the history of Spooner Hall on the University of Kansas campus.


  • Creation: 1977 - 2009


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 Carol Shankel

Carol Shankel is the author of Sallie Casey Thayer and Her Collection, a biography of the woman whose gift of art to the University of Kansas in 1917 established the art museum. She is the co-compiler of On the Hill: A Photographic History of the University of Kansas, and three books in a "biography of a building" series: Old Fraser; Dyche Hall; and Spooner Hall. Carol worked for the Spencer Museum of Art on the University of Kansas' campus in public relations and as a managing editor of publications.

Shankel was a leader in the founding of Historic Mount Oread Friends, and the Lawrence Sister Cities program. She has served on the board of the KU Biodiversity Institute. She is married to Del Shankel, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Chancellor Emeritus.


.5 linear foot (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 488

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Carol Shankel, 2009.

Guide to the Carol Shankel Collection
Personal Papers of Carol Shankel
Finding aid prepared by pb, 2010.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Carol Shankel Collection, PP 488, 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