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Kansas Distributing Company photographs

Call Number: RH PH 185


Transparencies of Kansas and Missouri places during the 1960s used by the Kansas Distributing Company to produce postcards. Includes some postcards, which are all located in box 3. Images from each location may include building exteriors (rarely interiors), historical markers or monuments, or farming or other outdoor scenes. Buildings typically include schools, courthouses, hotels and motels, hospitals, churches and chapels, and historic structures.


  • Creation: 1960s


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes (487 transparencies, 33 photomechanical reproductions, 1 photograph))

Language of Materials



Photographs and postcards were denoted consecutively when initially processed. Postcards in the collection have since been separated into box 3, while retaining their initial item number. Staff have kept the original numbering while also specifying the correct box number. This may mean that an item number is used in multiple boxes; it also means that some item numbers are skipped in boxes 1 and 2 because there is only a postcard of that image.

Materials are intellectually grouped by town, city, fort, or other location name.

Physical Location

RH PH 185

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Geary County (Kansas) Historical Society, 1992

Guide to the Kansas Distributing Company Collection
Kansas Distributing Company photographs
Finding aid prepared by rbw, 2008. Finding aid encoded by rw, 2008. Finding aid edited by cmp, 2022.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Kansas Distributing Company collection, Kansas Collection, RH PH 185, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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