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This is the fourth diary in Abzuga (Zu) Adams' papers. It contains sporadic entries starting on November 19, 1908 through October 9, 1910. It contains family, domestic and work news with several entries about building the new Memorial building in Topeka, Kansas. Zu Adams was born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1859. Named Abzuga for her father's mother, she was always known as Zu. As a child she lived in various Kansas towns including Waterville, Wichita, and Topeka. In 1876, when Zu was seventeen, her father became Secretary of the new Kansas Historical Society, and she became his unpaid assistant. Later she was given a salary and the title of librarian. At the time of her father's death in 1899, both she and he hoped that she would succeed him as Secretary. When George Martin emerged as a candidate for that position, however, Zu reluctantly withdrew her own candidacy. She worked as Martin's assistant until her own death in 1911. Zu never married, remaining in the family home and raising her younger brothers and sisters and Helen, the daughter she adopted in 1896.

Creator: Adams, Abzuga (Zu), 1859-1911
Date: 1908-1910

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Item Number: 226846
Call Number: Zu Adams papers
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226846

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