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Helen Sheumaker Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P934


The Helen Sheumaker papers are those of an alumna of the University of Kansas. The collection includes documents submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of American Studies, University of Kansas.


  • Creation: 1993


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Helen Sheumaker (1966 - ), a native of Omaha, Nebraska received her Ba, Ma, and PhD from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Dr. Sheumaker is as of 2015 lecturer in American Studies at Miami University in Ohio, having held previous appointments at Miami and at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Her research focuses on issues of consumerism in 19th and early 20th century United States. She is the author of Love Entwined: The Curious History of Human Hairwork (University of Pennsylvania Press) and is co-editor of American Material Culture: An Encyclopedia (Abc-Clio). She has also authored several articles on material culture and narratives of collecting, as well as essays related to pedagogy and classroom techniques.


1 folder

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Helen Sheumaker collection dates from 1993 and consists of a thesis, "The Gravemarkers of Nicodemus, Kansas as a Test of Black Town Isolation," submitted to the Department of American Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.

Physical Location

RH MS P934

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2014.

Guide to the Helen Sheumaker Collection
Helen Sheumaker Collection
Finding aid prepared by het, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
Helen Sheumaker Collection, RH MS P934, 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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