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Lawrence, Kansas City Clerk records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS CK8

Overview

Collection of volumes from the Lawrence, Kansas City Clerk's office, providing documentation regarding vital statistics, cemetery burials, and publication of official notices for the city of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

Dates

  • 1908-1932, 1947-1967, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of the Lawrence, Kansas City Clerk's Office

The city of Lawrence was established in the Kansas Territory in 1854, soon after the territory opened for Euro-American settlement. It was founded by abolitionists associated with the New England Emigrant Aid Company who wished to ensure the territory entered the United States as a free state. The City Clerk's office was created soon after the city was founded.

The purpose of the city clerk's office is to manage official municipal records, including agendas and minutes for the city commission and all ordinances and resolutions, and to serve as the freedom of information officer for the city. The office also issues certain permits and licenses for businesses operating in Lawrence, including for sidewalk sales, hosting street events, and temporary permits to have liquor on-site. The City Clerk's Office is currently part of the City Manager's Office.

[Information retrieved from the City of Lawrence, Kansas website.]

Extent

7 Volumes ; Sizes vary; none are taller than 45 cm.

Physical Location

RH MS CK8

Physical Location

RH MS CK9

Physical Location

RH MS G27

Physical Location

RH MS G28

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, City of Lawrence, 1975

Title
Guide to the Lawrence Kansas City Clerk Collection
Subtitle
Lawrence, Kansas City Clerk records
Author
Finding aid prepared by lgg, May 1975. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/1126279874
Preferred citation
Lawrence, Kansas City Clerk records, Kansas Collection, RH MS CK8, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334