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R.H. Gandiven and R. Hugoboom photographs

Call Number: RH PH 547(f)


This collection of 24 large mounted photographs by Kansas photographers R.H. Gandiven and R. Hugoboom were taken between 1883-1884. The photographs depict pioneer families and their homesteads in the following Kansas counties: Clay, Jewell, McPherson, Mitchell, Ottawa, and Saline. Subjects include early pioneer houses and farmsteads, family groups, landscapes, and individual portraits. All but three of the photographs have identifying captions on the reverse side.


  • Creation: 1883 - 1884


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 R.H. Gandiven and R. Hugoboom

R. Hugoboom of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas opened a photography studio with a Mr. or Ms. Gillett on Lincoln Avenue in Clay Center in fall 1884. R. H. Gandiven also appears to have operated a studio in the area at the same time. The images in this collection are labeled as coming from either of the photographers or both.


3 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes) ; Boxes measure 39x49 cm.

Language of Materials



Box 1 is arranged alphabetically by county and then by folder title, which is based on the subject matter of the image(s). Box 2, which includes images from Jewell County and unidentified images, is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Physical Location

RH PH 547(f)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Carmen Valentino, 2014.

Processing Information

Post-it notes were attached to some images to provide a second copy of the information that had been recorded on the back of the images. These notes have been transcribed in the finding aid and removed from the back of the relevant images.

Guide to the Gandiven and Hugoboom photographs
R.H. Gandiven and R. Hugoboom photographs
Finding aid prepared by nw. Finding aid encoded by nw.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Gandiven and Hugoboom photographs, RH PH 547(f), 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