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Blanche & Cecil Carstenson Collection

Identifier: MS-0171

Scope and Contents

The Blanche and Cecil Carstenson Collection is a small, yet significant array of ephemera highlighting this artistic couple’s accomplishments. Dates range from the 1941 up to 1998. Included are items relating to art exhibits; special events and other such programs. The “Gnome Gnotebook” contains exhibit dates from 1941-1964, with detailed information. There are multiple photographs of two of Cecil Carstenson’s wood sculptures, but they are not identified.

The real jewel of the collection is a sketchbook belonging to Blanche Carstenson, dated 1972.It is filled with original sketches of potential artistic works. One can only wonder what great masterpieces were derived from these preliminary studies.


  • Majority of material found within 1941 - 1998


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown.


1 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 1 box, 10 folders.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Teresa L. Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: Spring 2010.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository