Collection of Stella Aten
The collection includes information and keepsakes from Stella Aten's travels abroad as well as personal materials.
- 1898 - 1959
- Aten, Stella Wolcott, 1881- (Person)
Language of Materials
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, and Japanese.
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 Stella Aten
Stella Wolcott Aten was born in Hiawatha, Kansas on June 26, 1881 to Henry J. Aten and Marcia Burbidge. She had one sibling, Edna. Aten attended the University of Kansas from 1897-1901 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Latin. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity.
After graduating, Aten taught Latin at Horton High School and Hiawatha Academy in Kansas, as well as in Spearfish, South Dakota. She later got her master's degree in 1908 from the University of Kansas in Greek and Latin. Aten attended the University of Chicago from 1910-1912 with a fellowship in Latin studies. She was an active member of the Chicago College Club as well as the University of Kansas Endowment. Many of her personal items indicate she traveled extensively later in life.
2.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 1 oversize box)
Scope and Contents
The collection includes materials regarding travel and sightseeing on almost every continent of the world. Menus, travel itineraries, and passenger lists indicate Stella Aten traveled extensively. Other items include pamphlets and booklets on various states and countries, though they do not indicate she ever journeyed there. The collection also includes personal items, such as books, poems, and articles from newspapers and magazines.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Stella Aten.
- Guide to the Stella Aten Collection
- Collection of Stella Aten
- Finding aid prepared by cmh, 2010. Finding aid encoded by cmh, 2010.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Collection of Stella Aten, Department of Special Collections, MS 296, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas