Elvin J. Bailey Papers
The Elvin J. Bailey Papers are those of a long time Kansas resident who was mayor of Abilene, Kansas and, later, the owner of Bailey Truck Line Company.
- 1956 - 1987
- Bailey, Elvin J., 1907- (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.
Biography of Elvin J. Bailey
Elvin J. Bailey was born 31 May 1907 in Nowata, Oklahoma. After attending high school in Oklahoma, he attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Bailey went on to become Abilene, Kansas' first African American mayor. In 1945, Bailey started the Bailey Truck Line Company. Bailey married Mable Murray 4 Sept 1933. The couple had two sons: Fred and Harvey. Elvin J. Bailey died 12 June 1990.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box + 4 photographs)
Scope and Contents
The Elvin J. Bailey Papers date from 1956 to 1987. They consist of photocopies of a scrapbook. The copies have been arranged by subject matter and cover Bailey's civic and community activities, business and personal affairs. Folder arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Photographs from the Collection are located at RH MS-P 503.
RH MS 503
RH MS-P 503
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Elvin J. Bailey, 1988.
- Guide to the Elvin J. Bailey Collection
- Elvin J. Bailey Papers
- Finding aid prepared by kdo and nb, 1988; mg, 2004; rw, 2008
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Elvin J. Bailey Collection, RH MS 503, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.