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Wakarusa Township records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 808

Overview

These records of the Wakarusa Township of Douglas County, Kansas date from 1858 to 1980. They include the township's rolls of voters, ballots, and election results dating from the territorial period of Kansas, as well as tax rolls and receipts and expenditures for such purposes as road and bridge construction and fire protection.

Dates

  • 1858 - 1980

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.

Extent

9.5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Contents

These official records of the Wakarusa Township of Douglas County, Kansas, dating from 1858 to 1980, include the earliest records of the township when it was known as the Lawrence Township. The collection contains the township's rolls of voters, ballots, and election results prior to Kansas statehood, including tax rolls and township receipts and expenditures for such purposes as road and bridge construction and fire protection. Arrangement is in general by type of record (voter lists, road tax rolls, financial records, etc.), then arranged chronologically by year. An exception to this arrangement are the collection's bound ledgers of financial records and minutes, which are housed together in Box 10.

Physical Location

RH MS 808

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1979; 1982 addition by donor W. F. Bradley

Related Materials

Regular Free State ticket, Wakarusa Township, Kansas Collection, RH P365, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at: RH MS 292
Title
Guide to Wakarusa Township Collection
Subtitle
Wakarusa Township records
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/2013651896
Preferred citation
Wakarusa (Douglas County, Kan.: Township). Wakarusa Township records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 808, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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