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Mabel (Kimzey) Hancock Papers

Identifier: M400


Mabel Hancock (born Mabel Kimzey in about 1885) was a student at the Colorado Women's College in the early 1900s, exact date unknown. This collection currently consists of one notebook full of handwritten notes on household management, hostessing, sewing techniques, and other home economic information.


  • 1904


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Biographical / Historical

Mabel Hancock (born Mabel Kimzey in about 1885) attended Colorado Women's College in the early 1900s (exact date unknown) along with her sister Sylvia. Upon her death on October 16th, 1971, in Colorado Springs, CO, this notebook along with other, unnamed "treasures" were donated to Temple Buell College in Denver, CO, by her neice, Lois Kimzey Crouch. Temple Buell College, renamed Colorado Women's College, was bought by the University of Denver (DU) in 1982. At that time, this collection was absorbed into the Special Collections department.


1 Linear Feet (1 custom box) ; Custom Box: 10 x 8.25 x 1.75 inches (1)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one notebook of handwritten notes of household management, hostessing tips, sewing techniques, etc. These notes are undated, but likely date from the early 1900s. A note on the first page of the notebook advises that "The Cost of Living" by Ellen H. Richards is continually referenced throughout the notes. Sewing examples are also located in the book.


The collection consists of one custom created box, 10 x 8.25 x 1.75 inches.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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