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Kansas Rolling Mill Company collection

Call Number: RH MS P469


This collection consists of legal papers regarding the sale of the Kansas Rolling Mill Company of Rosedale, Kansas, from A.B. Hayes to David and John Jones. Also included is a photograph of the Kansas Rolling Mill Company.


  • Creation: 1878 - 1881


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 the Kansas Rolling Mill Company

The Kansas Rolling Mill Company was established in Rosedale, Kansas, three miles outside Kansas City, in 1875. The company produced a variety of parts, including iron rails, bolts, nuts, spikes, etc. The founding of the company led many families move to Rosedale, turning it into a boomtown.

In 1883, due to the financial crash and due to railroads switching from iron to steel rails, the Kansas Rolling Mill Company closed. The property was later occupied by the Kansas City Wire and Iron Works before the original buildings were torn down.

[Information from Landis, Margaret. A History of the City of Rosedale, Kansas, 1976. Available online at


2 folders (7 items) ; Folders measure 37 cm.

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Physical Location

RH MS P469

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photograph received from T.N. Luther.

Guide to the Kansas Rolling Mill Company Collection
Kansas Rolling Mill Company collection
Finding aid prepared by sfw, 4/83. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Kansas Rolling Mill Company collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P469, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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