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Old West Lawrence Association records

Call Number: RH MS 703


This collection includes newsletters, meeting agendas and minutes, pamphlets, maps, association history, and other records related to the Old West Lawrence Association (OWLA) and its involvement in the preservation of Lawrence, Kansas' built environment and history.


  • Creation: 1961 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

The Old West Lawrence Association has been involved in the preservation of Lawrence's historic buildings and neighborhoods since its founding in 1961. The organization includes residents and property owners within that area of the city of Lawrence, Kansas bounded on the north by 6th Street, on the south by 9th Street, on the east by Tennessee Street, and on the west by Illinois Street. These indivdiuals and businesses have formed an organization to preserve historical aspects and inherent values of this residential area.


10.25 Linear Feet (14 boxes + 12 oversize folders)

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RH MS 285

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RH MS 703

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RH MS 1437

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RH MS Q162

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RH MS R149

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Old West Lawrence Association, 1988, 1991, 2004; Karen Kressin on behalf of the OWLA, 1999, 2016.

Guide to the Old West Lawrence Association Collection
Old West Lawrence Association records
Finding aid prepared by skt, 2006; revised by cl, 2010; revised by mmm, 2017.
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Preferred citation
Old West Lawrence Association records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 703, 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