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Ella Bowers scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH MS Q239


The Ella Bowers scrapbook documents Mrs. Bowers' social activities as a Lawrence, Kansas resident and member of the African American community.


  • Creation: 1930s-1940s


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Ella Bowers

Ella Bowers was born in 1871 in Kansas. She married James L. Bowers (born around 1884 in Kansas). She was active in a number of organizations, including the Dunbar Club, the Richard Allen Society at St. Luke A.M.E. of Lawrence, Kansas, and Delta Sigma Theta.


1.67 Linear Feet (1 oversize box with 4 folders) ; 16 x 20 cm

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Ella Bowers scrapbook dates from the 1930s through the 1940s. It contains such elements as clippings, cards, invitations (especially to graduations and weddings), and club programs and memorabilia. Most items focus on Lawrence, Kansas and the vicinity. Some pages are fragile and all should be handled with care.

Physical Location

RH MS Q239

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Sharon Hagen, 2000.

Guide to the Ella Bowers Collection
Ella Bowers scrapbook
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2007. Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2007
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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
Ella Bowers scrapbook, Kansas Collection, RH MS Q239, 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