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Alvin Terry Photos

Call Number: RH MS 1189


This collection contains framed and matted photographs taken throughout Kansas. Many of the items include titles, dates, and descriptive notes from Terry.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1982


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 Alvin C. Terry

Alvin C. Terry (1914-1992) lived in the Kansas City area. A decorated World War II veteran, Terry worked as an accountant for Farmers Insurance Group for thirty-five years. He was a self-taught photographer and photographed subjects from around the world. His favorite place to photograph, however, was on the midwest plains. His photography won awards and was published in several national publications.


8.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 1189

Physical Location

RH MS Q317

Physical Location

RH MS 1242

Physical Location

RH PH 510

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Separated Materials

Alvin Terry Papers - RH MS 1333.

Guide to the Alvin Terry Collection
Alvin Terry Photos
Finding aid prepared by tw, 2010; revised by rh, 2011; revised by el, 2014;
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Alvin Terry Photos, RH MS 1189, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States