Abilene, Kansas postcard collection
Photographic postcards of Abilene, Kansas, with scenes of buildings, businesses, houses, street scenes, and school groups.
- approximately 1907, 1908, 1910
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 Abilene, Kansas
The town of Abilene is located in Dickinson County, in central Kansas. Abilene began as a stagecoach stop for travelers in 1857. The town was known for its stockyards and railroads in the late 1860s and 1870s. Large herds of longhorn cattle were driven overland from Texas to Abilene's railroad stockyards.
.25 linear foot (1 document case)
RH PH 100
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, John Dunning, 1988.
Postcards were originally in an album and were at some point removed to folders.
- Guide to the Abilene, Kansas Postcard Collection
- Abilene, Kansas postcard collection
- Finding aid prepared by rw, 2008. Finding aid encoded by rw, 2008. Finding aid revised by lmw, 2020.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Abilene, Kansas postcard collection, Kansas Collection, RH PH 100, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas