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Abilene, Kansas postcard collection

Call Number: RH PH 100


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)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 100

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, John Dunning, 1988.

Processing Information

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.
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Abilene, Kansas postcard collection, Kansas Collection, RH PH 100, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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