Elsie Guignon Collins (1895-1992) Collection (0462kc)
Elsie Guignon was born in St. Louis in 1895 but lived most of her life in the Kansas City area. Her husband was columnist and humorist Tom Collins, who died in 1968. She wrote a shopping column for the Kansas City Journal in the early 1920s and worked for the Ferry Handley advertising agency. She received a bachelor's degree in European cultural history from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1963 and a master's degree in art history in 1988, becoming the school's oldest diploma recipient. Mrs. Collins was a teaching assistant in the department of art history of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Elise Collins died Nov. 14, 1992, in Falls Church, VA, at the age of 97 years.
This collection includes clippings, correspondence, photographs, and papers concerning the history of Kansas City, the area around Visitation Church at 52nd and Main, and the Guignon and Boussier families. ca. 1861 – 1986.
See also Tom Collins (1900-1968) Papers (0483kc).
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