Helen Sheumaker Collection
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.
- Sheumaker, Helen (Person)
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.
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.
RH MS P934
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- 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.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Helen Sheumaker Collection, RH MS P934, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.