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Henry Messenger photographs

Call Number: RH PH 526


This collection contains photographs and postcards from the Messenger family, who were ranchers in the Dodge City, Kansas area. The collection also includes several poems, booklets, and a piece of wood from the Petrified Forest in Arizona. Most of the photographs are undated, and the people in them are unidentified. The photographs are mostly taken in small farmtown settings, probably between 1920 and 1940. The postcards contain a mixture of commercial images and photographic prints. The scenic cards are mostly illustrations and images of the U.S. West and of cowboy culture.


  • between 1910 and 1950


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 Henry Messenger

The Messenger family members were ranchers in the Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas area. Henry Messenger was married to Nellie B. Daniels in 1926, and the two lived in Sumner and Sedgwick counties in Kansas. Nellie died in 1931.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Physical Location

RH PH 526

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lucy Messenger, 1996.



Guide to the Henry Messenger Photograph Collection
Henry Messenger photographs
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Henry Messenger photographs, RH PH 526, 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