York family collection
The Yorks were a family of farmers who settled in Kansas shortly after it became a state. This collection focuses on Oscar York, his siblings, and his children. It includes photographs, letters, legal documents, and records from their family history.
- approximately 1875-2010
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 Oscar and Elizabeth York
Oscar York was born in 1883 in Council Grove, Kansas, the son of Frank and Sarah (Sadie) York. He attended the Kansas State Agricultural College, now Kansas State University in Manhattan, where he met Elizabeth Aberle, who had been born in 1891 in Sabetha, Kansas to William and Flora Aberle and whose family moved to Manhattan so she and her sister Nell could attend college. Oscar and Elizabeth were married in 1912 and had 7 children who survived to adulthood. They owned a farm near Sibbleyville, Douglas County, Kansas.
1.5 Linear Feet (3 document cases + 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)
RH MS 1438
RH MS R427
RH MS S52
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, David Glen Paden, 2016
- Guide to the York Family Collection
- York family collection
- Finding aid prepared by bd. Finding aid encoded by bd.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
York family collection, RH MS 1438, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas