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724 Alabama Street, Lawrence, Kansas photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P2809

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

A map of the vicinity of Lawrence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH Map Q97
Scope and Contents

Map was made by Hoad during 1897-98, his senior year at KU in civil engineering. It was published by the KU Country Club. For Hoad's letters describing how he made the map, see RH MS P71.

Dates: 1898

Charles Stough papers

Call Number: RH MS 894
Overview Charles D. Stough was a prominent member of the Lawrence, Kansas community. This collection consists of his papers from his time as city attorney, as well as material related to his leadership with the Kansas and Douglas County American Revolution Bicentennial Commissions and involvement with the Douglas County Historical Society, his work with Save the Tallgrass Prairie, In. (STP) and the National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA), and materials related to the Lawrence Friends of...
Dates: 1919 - 1988

Craig Crosswhite papers

Call Number: RH MS 1447
Overview This collection consists of research papers written by Craig Crosswhite regarding various topics in Kansas history. The papers were written for coursework Crosswhite was taking as a graduate student at the University of Kansas, commissioned work on behalf of others, and for other projects Crosswhite was developing. Papers include an account of Oscar Wilde's trip to Lawrence, KS on April 21, 1882, and correspondence and copies of newspaper articles related to the report. Also includes...
Dates: 1976 - 1982

Davis family papers

Call Number: RH MS 817
Overview This collection, dating from 1880 to 1984, contains manuscript and published accounts of the family line of Hesper, Kansas pioneers Samuel Hunt Davis (1848-1938) and his wife Emma Stubbs Davis (1855-1942), whose Quaker family siblings and descendants figured prominently in the early history of Kansas, including the founding of Friends University at Wichita. Many of the accounts are written by the collection's donor, Mildred Davis Watson, a daughter of Samuel and Emma Davis and a long-time...
Dates: 1880 - 1984

Douglas County Genealogical Society records

Call Number: RH MS 1450

This collection includes records of the Douglas County Genealogical Society in Kansas dating from its founding in 1975 to the early 2000s. The collection includes meeting minutes, financial records and treasurer's reports, and other administrative records for the organization. There are also a number of the organization's quarterly newsletters, "The Pioneer," including a small history of their logo and information on the numerous workshops and seminars they have held in Lawrence, KansasS.

Dates: 1975 - 2002

Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections

Call Number: RH MS 84

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

Eberhart Reunion Association collection

Call Number: RH MS 832

These Eberhart family histories, photographs, genealogical charts, and minutes of the Eberhart Reunion Association document the family history of Joseph Eberhart and his wife Catherine (Kistler) Eberhart, who emigrated from Pennsylvania to Kansas Territory in 1854, becoming early settlers on a Douglas County claim located south of the Lawrence community. Records of the Association chronicle the Pennsylvania German ancestry of the Eberharts and the history of the Eberharts in Kansas.

Dates: 1888 - 1980

Estes Studio collection

Call Number: RH PH 33

John K. Estes, a professional photographer, established the Estes Studio at 806 Massachusetts street in Lawrence, Kansas in the late 1940s and operated it until his death in 1971. This collection contains photographs depicting images of individuals, groups, and organizations active in Douglas County, as well as records, predominately financial, of the studio.

Dates: 1940 - 1971

Family history index of the Betty Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P752
Overview The Betty Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, named in honor of George Washington's only sister, was founded at Lawrence, Kansas in 1896 to foster historic preservation, the study of U.S. history, historical research, and patriotism. This Family History Index is an alphabetical name index to the chapter's membership volumes dating to 1976. It was produced as a Bicentennial project of the chapter, and was edited by chapter librarian Barbara E. Clason. The...
Dates: 1976, 2005-2006

Glenn Kappelman's collection on community development projects

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH MS 349

Records related to Glenn Kappelman's position as a court-appointed appraiser to review community development projects in Douglas County and Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: approximately 1969-1975

Historic Places in the vicinity of Lawrence, a talk given for Kansas Day program, at Round Table Women's Club, and to Kanwaka Women's Literary Society

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P252
Scope and Contents

Places mentioned in the talk include Hickory Point, Black Jack, Franklin, Fort Saunders, Fort Titus and Lecompton, Kansas.

Dates: January 26, 1937; January 19, 1950

Histories and notes of Douglas County and Lawrence, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS P94

Materials related to histories Winnie D. Lowrance wrote about Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas, as well as more specifically about Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Includes reference materials collected by Lowrance as well as notes.

Dates: 1926, 1938, 1940, 196?

Lawrence and Douglas County (Kansas) Planning collected materials

Call Number: RH MS 830

These materials relate to Lawrence-Douglas County, Kansas, planning initiatives in the latter part of the 20th century and development oversight. The collection includes photographs, photo-lithographic aluminum plates, and negatives, as well as printed material.

Dates: 1971 - 2001

Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office Map Collection

Call Number: RH Map R541-R556

The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office implements city and county comprehensive plans by developing and administering zoning codes, regulations, plans and policies. It guides land use planning principles and practices and supports city and county commission, including the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. These maps document city and county planning between 1857-2000 which include the redevelopment plans for downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1857 - 2000

Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office records

Call Number: RH MS 855

The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office implements city and county comprehensive plans by developing and administering zoning codes, regulations, plans and policies. It guides land use planning principles and practices and supports city and county commissions, including the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. These records document city and county planning for the 1980s which include the redevelopment plans for downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1961 - 2000

Lescher family photographs

Call Number: RH PH 71

Photographs of the Lescher family of Lawrence, Kansas, possibly taken by a family member. Subjects of the images include landmarks and buildings in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas; scenes from the 1908 flood and from an ice gorge in the Kansas River; landscapes; Lescher family members, friends, and unidentified individuals; residences and room interiors; farming scenes; bridges and trains; and other topics.

Dates: approximately 1907-1909

Our trip West

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P712

This photocopied typescript is a 93-page account of an automobile trip to California by William L. Hastie and his wife Anna of Lawrence (Douglas County), Kansas. Hastie's account, which begins with their September 1937 departure and ends with their February 1938 return to Lawrence, includes details of visits with many family members and acquaintances along the way.

Dates: 1937; March 16, 1985

Papers of Kansas real estate investor J. Haviland Haight

Call Number: RH MS 556

This collection contains papers concerning the 19th century real estate investments of J. Haviland Haight in the Kansas counties of Leavenworth, Douglas, and Wilson.

Dates: 1850 - 1894

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Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum 1
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Grand Army of the Republic. Washington Post No. 12 (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
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Green, Nehemiah, 1837-1890 1
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Hemphill, Anne E. 1
Hesper Academy (Hesper, Kan.) 1
Hoad, William C. (William Christian), 1874- 1
Kanwaka Literary Club 1
Kappelman, Glenn L. 1
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Lesher family 1
Lowrance, Winnie D. 1
National Parks and Conservation Association 1
Old Settlers Association (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Round Table Women's Club (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Save the Tallgrass Prairie, Inc. 1
Smelser, Mary Maud 1
Stony Point Evangelical Lutheran Church (Hickory Point, Kan.) 1
Stough, Charles D., 1914-1995 1
Stubbs family. 1
Trinity Episcopal Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
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