Wilson-Gigax Family Photograph Collection
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.
- approximately 1866-1921
- Wilson, Thomas A., 1851-1927. (Compiler, Person)
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)
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.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Wilson-Gigax Family Collection, RH PH 141, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.