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Hannah O. Leibengood papers

Call Number: RH MS 902

These papers of lifelong Lawrence, Kansas resident Hannah O. Leibengood (1904-1993) include letters from her family and friends, as well as photographs and memorabilia. Also included are several journals of her grandfather, dentist Henry W. Howe (1842-1909), and many business records of her father, Loyd R. Howe (1869-1962), who operated a wallpapering, painting, and sign-making business in Lawrence for more than forty years.

Dates: 1863 - 1993

Hiram C. Clark papers

Call Number: RH MS P53

A diary, account book, and typed transcription of the diary kept by Hiram Clark, an early physician in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1854 - 1855

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?

History of Friends in Council

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E143

A history of the Friends in Council group, read at the sixtieth anniversary (1931) at Mrs. Hill's, April 19, 1932. This women's club was founded in 1871 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: April 19, 1932

Identity formation in the East Lawrence neighborhood

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P730

This photocopied 63-page research paper was written by University of Kansas graduate student Cathy Ambler for a 1991 fall semester course in American Studies. Ambler's paper explores the economic and cultural history of the East Lawrence neighborhood of Lawrence, Kansas as related to the neighborhood's development and identity. Included are fifty-three illustrations of East Lawrence streets and buildings.

Dates: December 16, 1991

Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter

Call Number: RH MS P131

The accounts in this collection relate to Reuben Randlett's experiences in the 1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas; his activities as a spy among the raiders; the Battle of Black Jack; the dissolution of the Free State legislature in Topeka on July 4, 1856; and Randlett's captivity by William C. Quantrill in 1862. The collection also includes a photograph of Randlett.

Dates: 1906 - 1916

Isaac Van Hoesen collection

Call Number: RH MS P478

This collection contains correspondence, items related to Isaac Van Hoesen's military career during the United States Civil War, a scrapbook, photographs, and other material regarding Van Hoesen's political, business, and personal affairs throughout his life.

Dates: 1843 - 1900

James Agnew Finley correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P344

A letter and photocopy from James Agnew Finley to his sister.

Dates: 1856

James Gower family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1034
Overview James H. Gower was an Iowa City, Iowa businessman and entrepreneur in Iowa's formative years of the 1840s. In 1874, he extended his business interests to Lawrence, Kansas--interests continued by his son-in-law, Justin DeWitt Bowersock. Included is an 1879 letter to Gower from his son Robert concerning his father's business affairs. The papers contain two Civil War letters from Gower's son James O. Gower of the 1st Iowa Cavalry--one in which he describes the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas...
Dates: 1860 - 1881

James William Denver papers and diary

Call Number: RH MS 19

Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1839 - 1912

James Wright Johnston family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1011

James Wright Johnston, a Pennsylvania lawyer and banker, emigrated to Lawrence, Kansas in 1872, where he founded the State Bank of Lawrence, and was succeeded as bank president by his son, Robert Cromwell Johnston. These papers include biographical sketches of the father and son, correspondence and photographs of their Johnston family members of Lawrence, and family letters and career documents of J. W. Johnston's father, the Reverend Robert Johnston of Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1828-1960 (bulk 1828-1895)

Jane Wofford Malin collection

Call Number: RH MS 1444

Jane Wofford Malin grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, had a career teaching French in Texas, and then retired to her home town of Lawrence, Kansas. This collection documents her life and her connections to Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and in France and abroad. The correspondence in this collection, as well as papers and photographs of Malin and each of her parents, represents two generations of Midwestern life.

Dates: approximately 1860s, 1890s-2016 (bulk 1926 - 2016)

Jennie Earl and Elizabeth S.C. [Crittenden] correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P285

This collection of letters was apparently written by two sisters living in Lawrence from 1859 to sometime after 1863. The letters are written to their mother and brother who lived in Westinfield, Connecticut, and concern events in Lawrence prior to and during the Civil War.

Dates: 1859-186-?

Joel Grover diary

Call Number: RH VLT MS A2

Grover was born in Springfield, Livingston Co., New York, August 5, 1825; died in Lawrence, Kansas, July 28, 1879. This collection consist of a diary kept during the years 1857 and 1858 by Joel Grover, an early resident of Lawrence, Kansas. A transcription of the diary was completed in 1981.

Dates: 1857 - 1858

John L. Kilworth papers

Call Number: RH MS 46

This collection of papers primarily contains Kansan John L. Kilworth's incoming business correspondence, as well as materials from his schooling at the Lawrence Business College.

Dates: 1872 - 1899

John Thomas Johnson papers

Call Number: RH MS 164
Overview John Thomas Johnson worked as a freelance reporter, primarily for the Topeka Capital-Journal, and as a stringer for Time magazine, the Wichita Eagle-Beacon, the Kansas City Star-Times, and United Press International. This collection includes notes compiled while he was reporting in Lawrence, Kansas, 1970, and outlines, notes, etc., for a proposed book to be jointly authored with James P. Girard. A later addition to the collection contains materials related to his work for Time-Life in El...
Dates: 1970 - 1994

Josiah Miller papers

Call Number: RH MS 4

This collection contains the papers of Kansas free state activist Josiah Miller, dating from 1854-1870 and those of various members of his family, dating from 1840-1912.

Dates: 1840 - 1912

Karl H. White papers

Call Number: RH MS P254

This collection consists of correspondence and papers written by and about Karl White. The correspondence refers to an article that appeared in the Lawrence Journal World, December 19, 1964, entitled "Lots of Fun in Those Good Old Days" by Elfriede Fischer Rowe. In his letters to Mrs. Rowe, White recalls his boyhood and college days in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1940 - 1985

Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P2811

The Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers were a counterculture group in the Lawrence, Kansas area during the 1960s and 1970s. This collection contains five black and white group photographs of the Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers. Some of the photographs contain nudity.

Dates: between 1960 and 1970

Lawrence Bank bank notes

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P433
Overview The collection contains four Lawrence Bank notes of three and five dollar denominations. These notes are imprinted with "The Lawrence Bank, Lawrence, Kansas" but were probably issued by the Lawrence National Bank, which was established in the 1860s. Imagery on the notes, which allowed the bearer to exchange the notes for cash, included a Native American woman holding a baby, a Native American man attacking a bison, and industrial scenes with a river barge prominent next to smoking...
Dates: 1860s?

Lawrence centennial celebration

Call Number: RH MS P86

Lawrence centennial celebration, September 23-28, 1954.

Dates: September 23-28, 1954

Lawrence, Kansas 75th Anniversary Collection

Call Number: RH MS P777
Overview This collection contains documents pertaining to Lawrence, Kansas' 75th anniversary of its founding in 1929, including a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by University of Kansas library staff at the time and a poster announcing celebratory events associated with the anniversary. It also includes program carbons, expense sheets, print reviews, correspondence, souvenir programs and pamphlets, several out-of-town newspaper letters and reviews, a timeline, assorted newspaper clippings...
Dates: 1920 - 1929

Lawrence Kansas Common Council minutes

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P122

This collection contains eight pages of the 1854 minutes of the Lawrence Common Council meetings regarding discussion of city boundaries, laws and rights of residents, and a list of jurors, documenting the founding of the town of Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1854

Lawrence League for the Practice of Democracy records

Call Number: RH MS 48

The Lawrence League for the Practice of Democracy (LLPD) was organized in 1945 with an aim to advance better interracial relations in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. This collection contains the correspondence of the LLPD, minutes of the Executive Board and general meetings of the organization, scrap books, clippings, surveys and other activities reflecting the efforts of the organization from 1945 to 1965.

Dates: 1945 - 1965

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Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888 1
Chapman family 1
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