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Correspondence regarding a proposed auxiliary police force in Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P262
Overview

Collection of correspondence and clippings related to a proposed auxiliary police force in Lawrence, Kansas, and the Lawrence Support Your Local Police Committee.

Dates: 1970 - 1971

Craig Crosswhite papers

 Collection
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

Dark Command premiere newspaper clippings

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P720
Overview Dark Command, a film based on the novel by William Riley Burnett, relates the exploits of William Quantrill and his raid on Lawrence, Kansas, during the Civil War. With such movie stars as John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Claire Trevor and Roy Rogers, the film had its premiere showing in Lawrence on April 4, 1940. This collection is comprised of area newspaper clippings about the film's debut and preparations for the gala which included a parade, a ball and a reenactment of the burning of the...
Dates: 1940

Davis family papers

 Collection
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

"Diary of daily life, Lawrence, Kansas: Elizabeth Duncan in 1864"

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P753
Overview This 34-page typescript contains the text of an article by Katie H. Armitage, entitled "Elizabeth 'Bettie' Duncan: Diary of Daily Life, 1864," which was published in the Winter 1987/1988 edition (pages 275-289) of Kansas History, a journal of the Kansas State Historical Society. The manuscript describes and includes excerpts from the 1864 diary of Lawrence, Kansas pioneer Elizabeth "Bettie" Duncan. The collection also includes a...
Dates: January 1987

Dick Williams papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 6
Overview

This collection highlights the personal life of Dick Williams, a Concordia, Kansas native and a long-time resident of Lawrence, Kansas. This collection includes personal correspondence and some financial and business records and correspondence from some of Williams' business ventures.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1918-1957 ( 1928-1952)

Directory of property owners in Lawrence, Kansas

 File — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P437
Overview

A photocopy of a directory of property owners in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, arranged by street and lot number. The directory also includes an index of the names in the directory that was compiled at a later date.

Dates: approximately 1859

Douglas County Genealogical Society records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1450
Overview

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

 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

Douglas County, Kan. poll-book of the election

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P357
Overview

Names of electors in the six wards of Lawrence, Kan. for the April 5, 1887 election, the first election in which women could vote. Also lists number of votes each candidate received. Photocopy of records located at the Kansas State Historical Society.

Dates: April 5, 1887

Duke D'Ambra photograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 69
Overview

This collection consists of approximately 1,500 prints and 2,285 negatives of the photographic work of Duke D'Ambra. The photographic images include scenes of 50 years of life in Lawrence, Kansas from the 1920s to the 1970s. D'Ambra photographed buildings, businesses, residents at work and at play, and their homes. He captured the effect of dust storms in the 1930s, the floods of the 1950s, and war on the community. He also documented a growing Haskell Indian Institute.

Dates: approximately 1920s-1970s

Early history of North Lawrence

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E145

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

Eberhart Reunion Association collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 832
Overview

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

Edith Marie Clarke papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 26
Overview

Edith Clarke's papers include correspondence and genealogical material about her family; correspondence with many prominent Lawrence, Kansas citizens and University of Kansas professors; papers pertaining to the University of Kansas Library and other libraries in Kansas around 1900; personal financial records, bank statements and tax receipts; and numerous photographs, greeting cards, and calling cards.

Dates: 1861 - 1950

Edward Fitch Correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P429
Overview

Edward Fitch came to Kansas in 1855 as a representative of the New England Emigrant Aid Society of Boston. This collection consist of letters of Sarah Fitch, Otis Wilmarth, Sarah's father, and also a short family history written by Sarah's daughter.

Dates: 1854-1870, 1928.

Eggert Family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P448
Overview

The Eggert family came to America from Germany in the mid-1830s. The collection includes personal papers, correspondence, and photographs of various members of the family.

Dates: 1865 - 1928

Eldridge House mortgage

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS Q58
Scope and Contents

Mortgage for the Eldridge House, drawn up August 6, 1859, between Shalor Eldridge and others and Robert Morrow for ten thousand dollars.

Dates: 1859

Elfriede Fischer Rowe papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 958
Overview

Elfriede Fischer Rowe was a well-known authority on Lawrence, Kansas history and active in many community and civic endeavors. This collection includes personal mementos from when she was a student and alumna of the University of Kansas, information regarding World War II rationing and Mrs. Rowe's work with the Hercules Power Company during the war, as well as historical information about Lawrence, Kansas and personal and family papers.

Dates: 1899 - 1984

Elizabeth Stephens collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1524
Overview

Mary Elizabeth (Durrett) Stephens was an accomplished organist and pianist. This collection contains materials documenting her musical achievements and some of her research material and personal papers, as well as some materials related to her husband, William Stephens, who had a long career with the Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1942 - 2002

Elliott family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 338
Overview

The Elliott family papers consist of correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and memorabilia from a family that settled in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas soon after it opened for Euro-American settlement in 1854.

Dates: 1838 - 1976

Episodes in Kansas history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P27
Overview

Episodes in Kansas history; three incidents included in The Gun and the Gospel. Lawrence? ca. 1896?

Dates: approximately 1896?

Estes Studio collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 33
Overview

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

F. D. Drake certificate of honorable discharge, First Regiment Cavalry, Kansas Volunteers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P827
Overview

This honorable discharge certificate was issued to Private F. D. Drake for service from January 24 to February 18, 1856 in the First Regiment Cavalry of Kansas Volunteers, organized to defend the people of Kansas Territory "against lawless agressions." The certificate, dated February 18, 1856 at Lawrence City, Kansas, is signed by free-state loyalists and commanders G. [Gaius] Jenkins, C. [Charles] Robinson, Robert Klotz, and James [Leyate?].

Dates: February 18, 1856

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

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Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 14
University of Kansas 12
Brown, John, 1800-1859 5
Haskell Institute 4
Ambler, Cathy 3
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Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 3
Friends in Council (Lawrence, Kan.) 3
Hoad, William C. (William Christian), 1874- 3
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office 3
Learnard, Mary S., 1842-1932 3
Trinity Episcopal Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 3
Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888 2
Council of Social Agencies (Lawrence, Kan.) 2
Davis, Emma Stubbs, 1885-1942 2
Davis, Samuel Hunt, 1848-1938 2
Delaware Tribe of Indians 2
Douglas County Historical Society (Douglas County, Kan.) 2
Eldridge, Shalor Winchell, 1816-1899 2
Elliott, Robert Gaston 2
Enslinger, Dennis 2
First United Methodist Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 2
Grover, Joel, 1825-1879 2
Hastie family. 2
Hasty family. 2
Hesper Academy (Hesper, Kan.) 2
Lawrence (Kan.). City Commission 2
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce (Lawrence, Kan.) 2
Lawrence League for the Practice of Democracy (Lawrence, Kan.) 2
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission 2
Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Galveston Railroad Company 2
Miller, Shelley 2
Morrow, Robert, 1825-1912 2
New England Emigrant Aid Company 2
Oak Hill Cemetery (Lawrence, Kan.) 2
Plymouth Congregational Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 2
Rice, Harry Nicholas, 1951-1970 2
Rowe, Elfriede Fischer 2
Scott, W. W. (William W.) 2
University of Kansas Country Club 2
Watson, Mildred Davis 2
Abbott, James Burnett, 1818-1897 1
Acme Manganese Mining Company (Kansas City, Kan.) 1
Adair family 1
Adair, Asa Rogers 1
Adair, Emma May Keyser, 1865-1952 1
Adair, Hugh Rogers, 1889-1971 1
Agnew family 1
Alford family 1
Allison, Isadora Augusta Johnson 1
Alpha Delta Kappa. Tau chapter (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Alpha Phi 1
Altenbernd, Kerry 1
Anderson, Arthur J., 1863-1942 1
Anderson, Margaret L., 1895-1976 1
Anderson, Samuel Brooks, 1825-1907 1
Anderson, William T., 1840-1864 1
Andrews, John Albion 1
Archibald family 1
Archibald, John Christie, 1812-1860 1
Armitage, Katie 1
Asbury, Robert Fossett 1
Asher, Kathleen 1
Baldridge family 1
Banks, E. V., 1836?-1873 1
Barber family. 1
Barber, Thomas W., 1814-1855 1
Barnhart family. 1
Benjamin, David, 1963- 1
Bernard family. 1
Berry, G. W. (George W.) 1
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center 1
Bismark Fair (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Black Kettle, -1868 (Cheyenne chief) 1
Boss of the Bay Mining Company 1
Bowersock, Justin DeWitt, 1842-1922 1
Branson, Jacob 1
Brodhead, Ross 1
Brooks, Paul R., Mrs. 1
Bullene, Lathrop, 1826-1915 1
Bumgardner, Edward, 1865- 1
Business and Professional Women's Club (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Carney family 1
Carpenter, Louis, 1829-1863 1
Chapman family 1
Choctaw Nation 1
Clark family 1
Clark, Hiram C., 1817-1855 1
Clarke, Edith Marie, 1870-1957 1
Clarke, Florence 1
Clarke, Martha (Resident of Kansas) 1
Clason, Barbara E., 1916-1990 1
Coal Creek Library (Vinland, Kan.) 1
Collamore, George W., 1818-1863 1
Cooper family 1
Cooper, John Wesley, 1842- 1
Coordinating Committee for the Black Community (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Courtney, Marjorie M. Shryock 1
Crawford, Elizabeth Ticknor 1
Crawford, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1835-1913 1
Creitz, Conrad G. 1
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