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Lawrence, Kansas 75th Anniversary Collection

Call Number: RH MS P777


This collection contains documents pertaining to Lawrence, Kansas' 75th anniversary of its founding in 1929, including a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by University of Kansas library staff at the time and a poster announcing celebratory events associated with the anniversary. It also includes program carbons, expense sheets, print reviews, correspondence, souvenir programs and pamphlets, several out-of-town newspaper letters and reviews, a timeline, assorted newspaper clippings and various historical reviews.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1929

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 Lawrence, Kansas

The City of Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas was first incorporated in 1854, soon after the Territory of Kansas opened for Euro-American settlement. The city was founded by members of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, interested in supporting the free state cause and stopping slavery from extending further into the newly-settled areas of the United States. It was eventually called Lawrence after Amos A. Lawrence, a benefactor of the Emigrant Aid Company, and the city's main street was named Massachusetts after the state from which most settlers came in the original settling party.

Lawrence was the site of several skirmishes, raids, and other violence during the Bleeding Kansas era and the Civil War. In 1866 the University of Kansas officially opened in Lawrence.


7 folders (7 folders + 1 volume, 1 oversize folder)

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Physical Location

RH MS P777

Physical Location


Physical Location

RH MS E142

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfers, University Archives, 1990; Watson Library, 1980.

Processing Information

Volume of clippings at RH MS E142 formerly located at KB HI 651 Se8.

Guide to the Lawrence, Kansas 75th Anniversary Collection
Lawrence, Kansas 75th Anniversary Collection
Finding aid prepared by rh, 2007; revised by mwh, 2017
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Lawrence, Kansas 75th Anniversary Collection, RH MS P777, 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