Laurie Ella (Kent) Phillips, 1884-1969 [RG1314.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID    

RG1314.AM:  Laurie Ella (Kent) Phillips, 1884-1969

Writings:  1951-1966
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Author
Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born at Kenesaw, Nebraska, on May 6, 1884, Laurie Ella Kent was the daughter of William Oscar and Harriet (Courtright) Kent.  Laurie married George H. Phillips at Kenesaw on November 18, 1903.  They had two children, Gordon and Gweneth.  Laurie wrote articles, poems and short stories that were published in various publications throughout the 1950s and 1960s.  She was active in numerous organizations, including the Nebraska Writers Guild, National Writers Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Order of the Eastern Star.  Laurie (Kent) Phillips died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 1, 1969.  She is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of various writings by Laurie Kent Phillips dating from ca. 1951-1966.  The collection includes both typed manuscripts and published articles, as well as correspondence from publishers, records of payments received for publication, etc.  The collection is generally organized by year based on when the item was written (not necessarily when it was published).

Note:  See the NSHS Library for the poetry publication Prairie Winds by Laura Kent Phillips [811 P54p].

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. ABC for the Girl in Business, 1951
  2. Bread for the Children, 1952
  3. Are You Reading The Best Seller?, 1953
  4. The Bond Between, 1953
  5. Break That Deadly Silence, 1953
  6. Free Board and Lodging, 1953
  7. Health and Happiness, 1953
  8. Realize Your Kinship, 1953
  9. Redfox Runs Again, 1953
  10. The Boy Who Hated Dogs, 1956
  11. A Milestone for Dennis, 1957
  12. Dodo Goes to Work, 1961
  13. One-Man Dog, 1961
  14. A Fable, 1962
  15. Faith and Prayer, 1963
  16. Remember Me, 1963
  17. Stop, Look and Listen, 1963
  18. The Lonesome Schoolhouse, 1965

 

Subject headings:

Authors -- Nebraska
Phillips, Laurie Ella (Kent), 1884-1969
Poetry
Poets

 

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