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Sibyl S. McDonald collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P216


Sibyl S. McDonald describes the early settlement of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and explains the U.S. government reparations to the Delaware Native Americans in 1972 for lands taken in 1854, when Kansas territory opened to Euro-American settlement. The collection includes McDonald's handwritten letter of reminiscences and a small number of newspaper clippings about her Grinter-Marshall ancestors and about the Delaware Tribe.


  • Creation: 1972


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 Sibyl S. McDonald

Sibyl S. McDonald was part Delaware. Her white ancestors, the Grinters, were the first white settlers in Wyandotte County. Moses Grinter married Anna Marshall (also spelled as "Marechal" according to McDonald) in the 1830s and had 10 children together.


1 folder (5 pieces in 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P216

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Written for the Kansas Collection by Sibyl S. McDonald

Guide to the Sibyl S. McDonald Collection
Sibyl S. McDonald collection
Finding aid prepared by kpz, 22 October 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2023.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Sibyl S. McDonald collection, RH MS P216, 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