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Rhoads and Morley families photographs

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3
The collection contains papers from the Rhoads and Morley families, including correspondence, writings, notes, drafts, journals, pictures, scrapbooks, and other personal papers.

Dates

  • 1881-1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Rhoads and Morley families papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

From the Collection: 67 cartons (67 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Franklin Koons Rhoads was born October 23, 1867 in Pekin, Illinois to Samuel Rhoads and Anna Koons. He married Fannie Cook on April 27, 1892, and they had two children, Dorothy Mary and Frances Louella. The family lived in Illinois for many years, near other family members. Franklin died March 27, 1943 in Rock Island, Illinois. Franklin was amateur photographers, and took hundreds of photographs on family trips and other events.
Biographical History Frances Louella Rhoads was born September 8, 1898 to Franklin Koons and Frances May Cook Rhoads of Pekin and Rock Island, Illinios. Frances had one older sister, Dorothy, and the family lived in Illinois for many years, near other family members. Dorothy and Frances moved to Sante Fe, New Mexico in about 1920, and Dorothy lived there until 1986, when she died. In 1927, Frances married Sylvanus Morley, and spent her remaining years between Mexico and Sante Fe, and would accompany him on excavations. The family had a Maya godchild named Dorita, who was featured in one of Dorothy's books. Sylvanus died in 1948 and Frances died in 1955 in Sante Fe. Frances was amateur photographers, and took hundreds of photographs on family trips and other events, some of which were used in Sylvanus's publications. Frances also coauthored one paper with Sylvanus about the Leyden Plate.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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