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Wilson-Gigax Family Photograph Collection

Call Number: RH PH 141


This collection contains portraits of Wilson and Gigax family members, photographs of various businesses in Abilene, and the Tremont Hotel in Coffeyville, Kansas. There is also a photo album which contains photographs of scenes in Dickinson and Geary counties around 1917-1920, which includes scenes at Camp Funston during World War I.


  • Creation: approximately 1866-1921


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 Thomas A. Wilson

Thomas A. Wilson (1851-1927) was born in Indiana, but spent his adult life in Kansas. He came to Kansas in 1873 at the age of 21, first arriving in Junction City. He lived on a farm in Carrey Creek and then moved to Abilene in 1885. In the same year he married Elizabeth Gigax (1866-1932) and started his career in the painting and wall paper business. They had five children: Arthur R, Harvey D, Melvin A, Mildred E.C, and one son that did not survive infancy.


.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 141

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, John Dunning, 1989.

Guide to the Wilson-Gigax Family Collection
Wilson-Gigax Family Photograph Collection
Finding aid prepared by kgs, 1992
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Wilson-Gigax Family Collection, RH PH 141, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States