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Reese-Hanlon family photographs

Call Number: RH PH 181


Collection of mostly black and white photographic prints of Vera (Reese) Hanlon and her husband Max and of their home and poultry store in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection also includes photographs of the extended Reese family, Vera's Studebaker ancestors, and the Reese home in Wellsville, Kansas.


  • Creation: approximately 1890-1967 (bulk 1890s-1940s)

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer library staff may determine use restrictions dependent upon the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Vera and Max Hanlon

Milton (Max) Hanlon was born April 2, 1889 and served as a private during World War I. Vera Jeanette Reese was born March 16, 1901 in Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas, the daughter of Mary C. (Studebaker) Reese. The Studebaker family appears to have lived in Paola, Miami County, Ks. Max and Vera married soon after the end of World War I and lived in Kansas City, Mo, where Hanlon operated a poultry business. Max Hanlon died August 28, 1943. Vera Hanlon died September 18, 1990, and they were buried in Wellsville, Ks.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 card file box, 1 oversize folder) ; Most of the 63 prints are 31 x 26 cm or smaller.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 181

Physical Location

RH PH 181(f)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Waldo Flea Market, 1992.

Guide to the Reese-Hanlon Collection
Reese-Hanlon family photographs
Finding aid prepared by nb, 1992. Finding aid encoded by rw, 2008. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018, 2021.
Description rules
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Reese-Hanlon family photographs, RH PH 181, 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