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This collection includes material relating to Elizabeth Miller Watkins & Frank C. Miller scholarship halls at the University of Kansas (Lawrence) and Elizabeth Miller Watkins & her husband. Only selected materials from the collection have been digitized and are available here. A scrapbook compiled by Philomene Bourassa Hood for the years she attended the University of Kansas (1935-1939) is one example of the legacy materials on the scholarship halls. One of the early items in the scrapbook is a copy of the booklet The Mythical Jayhawk written by Kirke Mechem and published by the Kansas State Historical Society. The scrapbook contains photographs of women living in Watkins scholarship hall and the people and buildings in the photographs are usually identified. There are invitations for various Watkins Hall social events. The scrapbook also contains photos of numerous building and scenes on campus. The scrapbook contains some newspaper clippings with some of them about Philomene. One clipping states that she made Phi Beta Kappa and the initiation program for December 5, 1938, is included as well. There are three multiple paged printed items related to the 1939 commencement--the announcement, the program, and a special commencement issue of the Jayhawker. The scrapbook contains a wine list and another printed document for the Bavarian Rathskeller, Armour Blvd. and Forest, Kansas City, Missouri. The rest of the digitized material relates directly to Elizabeth Watkins (January 21, 1861-June 1, 1939) including biographical clippings and obituaries, her last will and testament with a large number of bequests and the endowment for the scholarship halls, and a list of her contributions to the University of Kansas. A description of the entire collection is available through the link in the "External Links" box below.

Creator: Kitchen 8 (Alumnae organization : University of Kansas)
Date: 1935-1971


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Elizabeth Miller Watkins legacy collection - Front Cover

Item Number: 223487
Call Number: Elizabeth Watkins Coll. #843
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223487

Collections - Manuscript - Watkins, Elizabeth
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Dance - Dances
Community Life - Clubs and organizations
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Social and Civic
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Award ceremonies
Date - 1930s
Date - 1930s - 1935
Date - 1930s - 1936
Date - 1930s - 1937
Date - 1930s - 1938
Date - 1930s - 1939
Date - 1940s
Date - 1960s
Date - 1970s
Education - Higher education - Activities - Clubs
Education - Higher education - Activities - Graduation
Education - Higher education - Activities - Social
Education - Higher education - Institutions - University of Kansas
Education - Higher education - Students
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Booklet
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Invitation
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Scrapbook
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Will
People - Notable Kansans - Mechem, Kirke
People - Notable Kansans - Watkins, Elizabeth M.
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Type of Material - Newspapers - Clippings
Type of Material - Photographs
Type of Material - Printed materials - Booklets
Type of Material - Printed materials - Invitation
Type of Material - Printed materials - Programs
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Scrapbooks

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