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
- Messenger, Henry (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 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)
RH PH 526
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Lucy Messenger, 1996.
- Guide to the Henry Messenger Photograph Collection
- Henry Messenger photographs
- Finding aid prepared by lc. Finding aid encoded by lc.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Henry Messenger photographs, RH PH 526, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.