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Levi Woodward collection

Call Number: RH MS P267


Collection of material by and about the Honorable Levi Woodward, or Woodard, and his family, who moved to Douglas County, Kansas during the territorial era.


  • Creation: 1851 - [not after 1951]


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 Levi Woodward (1830-1882)

Levi Jacob Woodard was born in Wayne County, Indiana to parents prominent in the Friends. In the spring of 1856, he settled in the district now known as Hesper in Douglas County, entering into farming and other business. He held various local positions in the county and state.

Originally an Abolitionist, Woodward was connected with the Republican Party since its organization. In the spring of 1866 he was appointed United States Indian agent for the Sacs and Foxes. Woodard, whose family name was legally restored to "Woodward" around 1883, was married to Sarah Anne Hadley.


2 folders (7 items in 2 folders + 2 volumes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P267

Physical Location

RH MS-P P267

Physical Location


Physical Location

RH MS D118

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Eva Woodward Bull, presented by her husband, Dr. Raymond C. Bull; presented to the Kansas Room, University of Kansas Library, October 1951.

Separated Materials

Two scrapbooks of clippings mostly concerning the University of Kansas and Lawrence, dating about 1914-1932, transferred to the University Archives.

Processing Information

Volume at RH MS A40 formerly located at RH MS t1.

Guide to the Levi Woodward Collection
Levi Woodward collection
Finding aid prepared by pg, October 1975. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004 and skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by mrm, 2010; mwh, 2020.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Levi Woodward collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P267, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States