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Ida Mae Newsom collection

Call Number: RH MS P593


This collection contains a variety of materials photocopied from Ida Mae Newsom, including obituaries and funeral programs; news clippings about marriages, vow renewals, and other personal announcements about family and African American community members in Independence; awards and certificates for service performed by Newsom, particularly from the Order of the Eastern Star; programs and clippings regarding the St. John's Baptist Church and Newsom's involvement with it; and programs, news clippings, and other materials regarding the Independence Homecoming celebrations. Newsom served on the Black Homecoming Committee in the 1980s and was a resident of Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas. There are also 3 photographs located at RH MS-P P593.


  • Creation: 1930s-1980s


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2 folders

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P593

Physical Location

RH MS-P P593

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Loaned for copying, Ida Mae Newsom, 1988.

Related Materials

Verlean Tidwell family collection, RH MS 1286, Kennneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Guide to the Ida Mae Newsom Collection Collection
Ida Mae Newsom collection
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Preferred citation
Ida Mae Newsom collection, RH MS P593, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States