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724 Alabama Street, Lawrence, Kansas photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P2809
Overview

One original black and white photographic print and three later copies of a child, Alberta White, standing in front of the house located at 724 Alabama Street in Lawrence, Kansas. The house is thought to have been where Mary Patterson Langston, Langston Hughes' grandmother, lived, though the 1907 and 1911 Lawrence city directories list her address as 732 Alabama.

Dates: approximately 1926

An Early Stone Church: the English Lutheran Church, Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P713
Overview

A history of the establishment and the architecture of the English Lutheran Church (later the Trinity Lutheran Church) of Lawrence, Kansas, written by Cathy Ambler, December 1990. Ambler's history of the church was produced as a student paper for a University of Kansas course in Architecture.

Dates: December 1990

Bishop Vail house (Lawrence, Kansas) papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P825
Overview These papers, a gift of University of Kansas professors Frances and Floyd R. Horowitz, concern the history of their former Lawrence, Kansas residence at 505 Ohio Street as the home of Thomas Hubbard Vail, the first Episcopal bishop of Kansas. The papers, all of which are photocopies of original documents, include correspondence between Bishop Vail's grandson, Thomas Hubbard Vail Motter, and Grace (Mrs. Fritz) Heider, when she and her husband occupied the former Vail home in the early...
Dates: 1870; 1951-1954

Building surveys for the Lawrence Downtown Historic Building Survey

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 898
Overview

This collection consists of survey forms which contain a history and architectural decription for each of 229 historic buildings in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. The survey content was compiled in 1993 by Deon Wolfenbarger (Three Gables Preservation) for the Lawrence Downtown Historic Building Survey, a project for which she was commissioned by the City of Lawrence and the Lawrence Historic Resources Commission.

Dates: August 16, 1993

Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 84
Overview

The Douglas County Historical Society was organized in 1933 by a group headed by Professor F. N. Raymond of the University of Kansas. This collection consists of manuscript and printed materials from a variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations associated with the history of Douglas County, Kansas, from its territorial settlment period of the 1850s through much of the 20th century, deposited by the Douglas County Historical Society with the Spencer Research Library.

Dates: approximately 1789-1980s

Early Kansas architecture photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 178(f)
Overview Robert Asbury completed his Masters thesis for the department of Architecture at the University of Kansas, Kansas architecture: A survey of development from the pre-territorial period to the present, in 1961. This collection of photographs was used as supporting material for the thesis. Dates in the inventory concern when the building(s) was/were built, not when the photographs were created. While many buildings photographed are in Lawrence, Kansas, there...
Dates: 1858 - 1907

Map of historic places in Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P191
Dates: between 1900 and 1973

Materials relating to the exhibit on 19th century houses in Lawrence, Kansas

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Call Number: RH MS 380
Overview This collection includes materials relating to the exhibit on nineteenth century houses in Lawrence, Kansas, which was put together by the University of Kansas Museum of Art. The typescripts include the proposal, correspondence, and the draft of the text for the catalog of the exhibition, Sept. 22-Oct. 27, 1968, published by the Museum. Representative examples of various styles and types of dwellings built in Lawrence in the nineteenth century are portrayed, as well as a brief history of...
Dates: 1966 - 1968

Old West Lawrence historical resources survey

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 763
Overview The Kansas Historic Resource Inventory collection documents the preservation and identification process of historic landmarks in the Lawrence community. The collection consists mainly of documentation, i.e. photographs, archival research, scale drawings, inventory sheets, etc., of all buildings, residential, commercial and religious in the Old West Lawrence Neighborhood (O.W.L.). The buildings included in the survey are on Tennessee Street, Ohio Street, Louisiana Street, Indiana Street,...
Dates: 1964 - 1992

Shelley Miller papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 637
Overview

Shelley Miller was a long-time Kansas resident, both attending the University of Kansas as a student and serving as head of the Department for Spain, Portugal and Latin America at the KU Libraries. Throughout her life, Shelley participated in social activism on the local and national level. This collection reflects her professional and personal efforts through newspaper clippings, informational pamphlets, scrapbooks, and personal correspondence.

Dates: 1961 - 1993

The Histories and Cultural Roles of Black Churches in Lawrence, Kansas

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Call Number: RH MS P508
Overview Photocopy of a report written as a research project with a grant from the Kansas Committee for the Humanities. The report traces the origin, development, and cultural role of the Black churches in Lawrence, Kansas. Churches discussed include Church of God, First Regular Missionary Baptist, Lawrence Pentecostal, Ninth Street Baptist, Overcoming Church of God in Christ, Second Christian, Disciples of Christ, St. James AME, and St. Luke AME. Photocopies of pictures accompanying the report...
Dates: 1982

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Ambler, Cathy 1
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