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Caleb Demuth Agnew photographs of Mervyn A. Anderson

Call Number: RH PH 15


The collection contains twenty-four glass negatives of Mervyn Anderson taken by her father, Caleb Demuth Agnew, in Creston, Iowa. All negatives have corresponding prints made by Spencer Research Library photo archivist staff after the collection was given to the Library.


  • Creation: 1899-approximately 1920


Conditions Governing Access

Glass plate and flexible negative originals are only issued if the curator or head of Public Services gives permission.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Caleb Demuth Agnew

Caleb Demuth Agnew was born July 11, 1871 in Licking County, Ohio, son of Samuel Agnew of Ohio and Almira Demuth, an immigrant from Alsace-Lorraine. Agnew moved to Creston, Iowa in 1886. In 1893 he married Daisy Mae Vickers. In 1897 he established a photography studio in Creston. He died in Eagle Rock, California May 24, 1953.


.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes) ; Glass plates are 5 x 7 inches.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 15

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mervyn Anderson, August, 1978

Guide to the Caleb Demuth Agnew Collection
Caleb Demuth Agnew photographs of Mervyn A. Anderson
Finding aid prepared by smc, September 1978, kh 1979. Finding aid encoded by rw, 2008. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Caleb Demuth Agnew photographs of Mervyn A. Anderson, RH PH 15, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States