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Esther Clark Hill papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 85

Overview

Esther Mary Clark was born December 3, 1876 in a log cabin southeast of Chanute, Kansas. This collection consists of correspondence, poems, and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1907 - 1914

Creator

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 Esther Clark Hill

Esther Mary Clark was born December 3, 1876 in a log cabin southeast of Chanute, Kansas. She is best known for her poem "The Call of Kansas," written while vacationing in California in 1907. Much of her poetry was written for the Kansas City Star. She spent some time doing special work at the University of Kansas and was responsible for beginning the alumni library. She was married in 1918 to Joseph E. Hill, who died the following year. She made her home in Chanute, though much time was spent in Lawrence and Topeka. On March 21, 1932, Esther Hill died in a Topeka hospital.

Extent

1 box (330 items)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, poems, and newspaper clippings, much of it dealing with the dispute in 1914 over the authorship of "The Call of Kansas." At that time, Mrs. Emma Clark Karr claimed to have written the poem in 1899, but she was unable to satisfactorily substantiate her claim.

Physical Location

RH MS 85

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Esther Clark Hill, 30 July 1931, and others, see accession file for list.

Separated Materials

See also Esther Clark Hill, clipping books (RH MS E105).
Title
Guide to the Esther Clark Hill Collection
Subtitle
Esther Clark Hill papers
Author
pg April 1976; mg 2004
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/0784982944
Preferred citation
Esther Clark Hill Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 85, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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