Lorraine Mall Papers

Summary Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Mall, Lorraine
Lorraine Mall Papers
0.25 Linear feet
Four letters to Bertha Adams from Kittie Leuszler and June Hanselman.

Preferred Citation note

Lorraine Mall Papers, Emporia State University Archives, Emporia State University.

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Biographical/Historical note

Kittie Leuszler and June Hanselman were roommates at Emporia, Kansas, in 1896. They lived at the Sunflower Club, 1025 Commercial Street, which provided housing for approximately 50 people. The collected letters were written to their friend Bertha Adams in Linn, Washington County, Kansas. Kittie eloped to Lincoln, Nebraska, with another county resident, Alvin Boyington; they were married on December 28, 1897.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of letters written to Bertha Adams between May 15 and October 5, 1896. Three of the letters were written by Kittie Leuszler and one by Jane Hanselman. Many details of school and city life are given, including an extensive description of the Kansas State Normal School library. Other buildings mentioned include Albert Taylor Hall or the Assembly Room and Plumb House. Activities mentioned include a dog and pony show, temperance meeting, and dating experiences. Washington County, Kansas, which appears to be where they all were residents, is mentioned frequently.

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Arrangement note


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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives June 2006

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431

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Related Materials

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kansas State Normal School.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Emporia (Kan.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, Bertha -- Correspondence.
  • Hanselman, June -- Correspondence.
  • Leuszler, Kittie -- Correspondence.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Correspondence- Letter from June Hanselman to Bertha Adams, May 15, 1896. 

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Correspondence- 3 letters from Kittie Leuszler to Bertha Adams, May 15, 1896 – October 5, 1896. 

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