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Ellen Cowell school papers

Call Number: RH MS 1337


Pauline Cowell was a student at the University of Kansas, 1934-1938, graduating in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Minor in Psychology. This collection contains notes and assignments for Psychology and Business courses at the University of Kansas, 1934-1937.


  • Creation: 1934 - 1937


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Ellen Pauline Rawlings Cowell

Ellen Pauline Rawlings Cowell was born on October 12, 1915 to John Paul and Carrie A. (Johnson) Rawlings of Meade, Kansas. The family moved to Hutchinson, Kansas, where Ellen was raised and received her education in the public school system. She graduated in 1933 from Hutchinson High School and continued her education at the University of Kansas. She graduated from the University in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Minor in Psychology. She married Frank Andrew Cowell Junior on July 2, 1938 in Hutchinson, Kansas. The couple moved to Manhattan, Kansas for a short time. Frank found employment with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1939 and the couple moved to Pontiac, Michigan and later Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Ellen started the first Washington County, Oklahoma, classes for mentally handicapped children in the basement of Garfield Elementary School. She retired in 1980 and continued to live in Bartlesville. Ellen passed away on June 16, 2000 at the age of 84.


.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Scope and Contents

Homework, notes, and tests completed during Ellen P. Rawlings Cowell's studies at the University of Kansas 1934-1938 in Business Administration and Psychology.

Physical Location

RH MS 1337

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Karen Cowell Papst, 2001


Guide to the Ellen P. Rawlings Cowell Collection
Ellen Cowell school papers
Finding aid prepared by el, 2014
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Ellen P. Rawlings Cowell Collection, RH MS 1337, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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