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Ole J. Olsen photographs

Call Number: RH PH 83


This collection includes glass plate negatives from the Olsen family farm and the Concord Schoolhouse near Horton, Brown County, Kansas. The photographs were taken by Ole J. Olsen. All negatives have corresponding prints made after Spencer Research Library received the collection.


  • Creation: approximately 1900-1910?


Conditions Governing Access

Glass plate and flexible negative originals are only issued if the curator or head of Public Services gives permission.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Olsen family

Hans Christian Olsen, born in 1861, had several children, including sons Ole, Henry, Christian, Karl, and Bennett and daughters Martha, Marie, and Bergit. The family owned a farm north of Horton, Brown County, Kansas, near what was Concord School District #1, organized in 1896 under the name Harmony School. Ole J. Olsen was born July 22, 1887 in Willis, a little northeast of the family farm, and died May 26, 1971.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 box of glass plate negatives) ; Negatives measure 5x7 inches.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 83

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Carleen Howieson, 1992.

Processing Information

Folders in the collection have been mistakenly labeled as "Olesen Collection."



Guide to the Ole J. Olsen Collection Collection
Ole J. Olsen photographs
Finding aid prepared by rw, 2008. Finding aid encoded by rw, 2008. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018, 2020.
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Preferred citation
Ole J. Olsen photographs, RH PH 83, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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