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A collection of photographs, a program, and a newspaper clipping related to Esther Atkinson Perry, her family, and her friends from the 1910s to the 1970s.

Esther Atkinson Perry was born to John and Mary Atkinson on April 29, 1897. She grew up in southeast Kansas, and lived in Pittsburg, Girard, and Webb City, Missouri. In 1933, Esther married Thomas Hall Perry in Jackson County, Missouri. Afterwards, they moved to Webb City where Thomas was the manager of a café before working as a chemist at the Eagle-Picher Smelting Company in Joplin. Thomas passed away in 1947 of coronary thrombosis. Esther Atkinson Perry passed away in 1985.

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Education, Social Life and Customs


Arts and Humanities | Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 269

Perry, Esther A., Collection, 1908-1978



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