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Photographs of Garnett, Kansas and papers from the superintendent of schools in Ottawa, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS 158


The collection consists primarily of photographs taken in and around Garnett, Kansas, during the early 1900s. The collection also contains reports from the superintendent of schools in Ottawa, Kansas, to the Board of Education during the years 1931 through 1948.


  • 1898 - 1948


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Marshall, George

George Marshall was raised in Garnett, Kansas, and graduated from high school there in 1896. He later served as the superintendent of schools in Augusta, Kansas (1922-1929?) and Ottawa, Kansas (1934-1948?).


1.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Board of Education reports from the superintendent of schools in Ottawa give a considerable amount of information concerning the Ottawa schools: teacher appointments, attendance and enrollment records, school social activities, health reports, and budget concerns are all discussed. The collection also contains letters of application for teaching positions written to the superintendent of schools in Augusta and Ottawa.

Very little personal information about George Marshall is included in his papers; a story and play written by him and a small amount of business correspondence is all of the personal materials that exists within this collection.

The photographs in the collection include portraits and candid photographs of community members, Marshall family members, and school faculty. There are parade scenes and images from the Kansas Semi-Centennial celebrations of 1911. There are also images of the Garnett courthouse, railroads and bridges, parks and nature scenes, tornado damage in Augusta, KS in 1924, and other outdoor scenes that sometimes include people. A few images, notably in a photograph album at the end of the photographs, are from New York State or from Colorado.

Terms and language used are representative of when the collection was created and have not been replicated in this finding aid.

Physical Location

RH MS 158

Physical Location

RH MS-P 158

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Elizabeth K. Horton, 1974.

Guide to the George Marshall Collection
Photographs of Garnett, Kansas and papers from the superintendent of schools in Ottawa, Kansas
Finding aid prepared by lgg Aug 1974; tg Feb. 1977; lt Jan. 1982. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mrk, 2009; cmp, 2021.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Photographs of Garnett, Kansas and papers from the superintendent of schools in Ottawa, Kansas, Kansas Collection, RH MS 158, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Revision Statements

  • 2017-03-01: Updated for version 1.5, tk
  • 2021-06-22: Converted pdf inventory to an ArchivesSpace inventory, cmp

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States