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Rhoda Louise Meredith's "Book of Stunts and Frolics"

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS BK 8


Scrapbook with a cover title of "My Book of Stunts and Frolics," kept by Kansas native Rhoda Louise Meredith. The volume includes sections for "Stunts and Frolics," "Social events," "Athletics," "Snapshots," and "Miscellaneous," among other sections; not all sections are filled out. Glued into the scrapbook are newspaper clippings and photographs, in addition to inscriptions written by Meredith and by her friends and family. Many of the photographs show Meredith's friends and family and are well-captioned. The bulk of the volume dates from 1931-1932, when Meredith graduated from high school. Loose items include Meredith's 1935 sorority membership certificate, 1936-1937 Oklahoma Association of Negro Teachers membership card, and a 1977 funeral program for Susie M. Towns.


  • Creation: circa 1929-1937, 1977


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No access restrictions.

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

Biography of Rhoda Louise Meredith

Rhoda Louise, or Louise Rhoda, Meredith was born around 1915 to Paul and Allie Meredith. She grew up in or near Newton, the county seat for Harvey County in south-central Kansas. After graduating high school in 1932, Meredith went to the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University), probably graduating in 1935 or 1936 with a degree in education. She went onto teach in Oklahoma.


1 volume ; 19 x 28 cm

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Buckingham Books, 2018.


Guide to the Rhoda Louise Meredith Collection
Rhoda Louise Meredith's "Book of Stunts and Frolics"
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Rhoda Louise Meredith's "Book of Stunts and Frolics," RH MS BK 8, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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