Papers of Arla Jones and Kimberly Kreicker
This collection consists of papers and news clippings on LGBT issues, both local and national, with a primary focus on diversity within schools and libraries. Materials from the late 1980s and early 1990s are mostly geographically focused on Queens, New York; materials from Lawrence, Kansas and the Kansas City metro area mostly date from the late 1990s and 2000s.
- Creation: 1980s-2009
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Biographies of Arla Jones and Kimberly Kreicker
Arla Jones was born in Great Bend, Kansas in 1960 and graduated from Goodland High School in Osborne, Ks. She started college at Washburn University and after two years transferred to the University of Kansas. She later earned a library degree from the University of Denver and then worked for the New York Public Library in New York City, where she met her future partner Kimberly Kreicker. Kim Kreicker was born in 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, her family soon thereafter moving to Warsaw, Indiana. She spent some time in high school as an exchange student in Brazil and then studied at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Thereafter she moved to New York City. Jones got a job at a school in New York, and Kreicker temporarily moved to Chicago to be closer to her father. After a year she returned to New York, moving in with Jones and getting a job teaching English. Later they moved to the Kansas City metro area and then Lawrence, Ks, and have both continued to be involved in education and library work. In the early 1990s Kreicker came out publicly due to a controversy in the school district in which she was working. Throughout their adult lives, both Jones and Kreicker have been active in the Lgbt movement and working toward equality and fighting discrimination.
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
RH MS 1452
RH MS S57
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Arla Jones, 2017.
- Guide to the Arla Jones and Kimberly Kreicker Collection
- Papers of Arla Jones and Kimberly Kreicker
- Finding aid prepared by mmm. Finding aid encoded by mmm.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Papers of Arla Jones and Kimberly Kreicker, RH MS 1452, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas