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Personal papers of Nellie Barnes

Call Number: PP 466


Nellie Barnes taught Rhetoric at the University of Kansas from 1918-1956. Her collection includes maps, stories of Kansas lore and history, student theme papers, and lyrics to folk songs. The bulk of the collection comprises personal and family papers, project manuscripts and miscellaneous research with content dating back to 1750, and alphabetical files of letters to author Mary Austin. A carbon set of the letters is at the end of the collection.


  • 1900 - 1960


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


14 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Physical Location

PP 466

Physical Location

PP 50

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Nellie Barnes Collection
Personal papers of Nellie Barnes
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005, rev. by dd, pb, 2008; cl, 2010. Finding aid encoded by dd, pb, 2008.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Nellie Barnes, University Archives, PP 466, 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