Personal Papers of Sallie C. Thayer
This collection consists of correspondence, including letters from noted artists and family, and biographical information about Thayer.
- 1910 - 1984
- Thayer, Sallie Casey, 1856-1925 (Person)
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Biography of Sallie C. Thayer
Sallie Casey Thayer was born on February 14, 1856 in Covington, Kentucky. She was married to William Thayer in 1880 in Kansas, where he was involved with the dry goods industry. William Jr, their only son, was born in 1882. Mrs. Thayer had a great appreciation for art and built a large collection during her lifetime. It was due to her passion for art that she made efforts to establish a more prominent art scene in the Kansas City area. She made the decision to use her own home as a gallery after several unsuccessful attempts to display her collection at local museums, because of limited space available at the museums. Her collection consisted of items acquired from the United States and abroad, and was eventually given by deed to the University of Kansas in 1917. Her collection was not displayed to the public until 1924 when Watson Library replaced Spooner Library, which then became the Spooner Thayer Museum of Art. Mrs. Thayer passed away on September 10, 1925.
.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize box)
- Guide to the Sallie C. Thayer Collection
- Personal Papers of Sallie C. Thayer
- Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005; revised by imf, 2013 Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005
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Sallie C. Thayer Collection, University Archives, PP 209, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States