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Abilene, Kansas photograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH P98

Overview

This collection contains 12 photographs depicting downtown Abilene, Kansas near the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. It includes 6 photographs depicting the City Roller Mills and the fire which destroyed it on July 4, 1901 and a potrait of J.B. Edwards, an early pioneer of the town.

Dates

  • approximately 1879-1901

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 Abilene, Kansas

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas. Founded in 1858, Abilene became the northern terminus of the Chisholm Trail and a stop for the Kansas Pacific Railroad in the late 1860s and into the 1870s. Abilene is the childhood home of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who is now buried at the Eisenhower Campus where the Eisenhower Presidential Library and the Place of Meditation gravesite are located.

Extent

12 folders

Physical Location

RH PH P98

Custodial History

Collection transferred from the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History to the Libraries in 1949. Photographs were received by the museum from H.H. Eicholtz of Abilene.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from KB H1 561 Ab57a, 1949.

Separated Materials

An illustrated pamphlet of Abilene, Kansas issued by the Abilene Commercial Club in 1915 was also included in the transfer and is located at RH BK122.

Title
Guide to the Abilene, Kansas Collection
Subtitle
Abilene, Kansas photograph collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by jss, February 1985. Finding aid encoded by cmp, 2021.
Date
2021-03
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/3754266247
Preferred citation
Abilene, Kansas photograph collection, RH PH P98, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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