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Judge William L. Huggins Photographs

Call Number: RH PH 525


This collection includes 24 photographs that belonged to Judge William L. Huggins, a jurist and lawyer who lived and practiced in Emporia, Kansas most of his life. Most of the photographs are cabinet card portraits of individuals and groups; some are landscape or home interior photographs. Some photographs are idenitified with writing on the back, but many are not. The photographs were in the possession of Huggins' daughter, Margaret H. Ruddock, before being donated to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1910


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 William Lloyd Huggins

William Lloyd Huggins was born in Ohio on May 14, 1865, the son of Nancy (Diboll) and Milton Huggins. He came to Kansas in 1885 where he spent time as a farm hand, a teacher, a principal, and a superintendent. In 1897 he was admitted to the bar and he served as presiding judge of the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations, through which role he wrote and published Labor and Democracy.

Huggins married Emma E. Spohr in 1898, and the couple had three children: William L., Mary E., and Margaret. Judge Huggins lived and practiced as a lawyer and jurist in Emporia, Kansas for most of his life before dying on May 23, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 525

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Margaret H. Ruddock, 1996.


Guide to the Judge William L. Huggins Collection
Judge William L. Huggins photographs
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Judge William L. Huggins photographs, RH PH 525, 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