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Ava Higley Milett photographs

Call Number: RH PH P24


This collection contains six photographs of schools in Atchison and Leavenworth Counties in Kansas from 1922 to 1925 and in the 1940s, including the Pardee School, Lane School, Delaware School, Bell School, and Mound School. Collection includes photograph description and identifications of students and teachers standing outside the schools. Ava Higley Milett appears as a student or teacher in all the photographs.


  • approximately 1922-1940s

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 Ava Higley Milett (1912-1989)

Ava E. Higley Milett was born in 1912 in Atchison County, Kansas. Milett worked as a school teacher at the Delaware School, Bell School, and Mound School in Leavenworth County, Kansas, circa 1941 to 1962. Milett was also the owner of Ava's Bridal Salon in Lawrence, Kansas from 1962 to 1975 and served in many community clubs and groups in Lawrence. Milett pased away in 1989.

[Information taken from obituary included in the accession file.]


6 folders ; Folders measure 22x37 cm.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Loaned for copying and gift, Ava Higley Milett, March 1982.

Guide to the Ava Higley Milett Collection
Ava Higley Milett photographs
Finding aid is prepared by lt, 1982. Finding aid is encoded by cmp, 2021.
Description rules
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Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.
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Preferred citation
Ava Higley Milett photographs, RH PH P24, 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