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Artificial Portraits collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 540
Overview This artificial collection was assembled by putting together smaller sets of purchased photographs from various photographic dealers, focused on portraits of individuals, couples, and groups. Many of the purchases were selected by Spencer Research Library's Kansas Collection photoarchivist during the 1980s and 1990s. The collection consists of real photographic postcards, lithographic print postcards, cabinet cards, cartes de visite, mounted and unmounted prints, glass plate negatives, and...
Dates: approximately 1868 - 1986 (bulk 1900s-1960s)

Fannie Dixon photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH PH 538
Overview This collection consists of a single photograph album, which includes candid and posed photographs of Fannie Dixon and her friends from her time as a student at the Kansas Vocational School in Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas Vocational School started in 1895 as the Industrial and Educational Institute of Topeka for African Americans; in 1951, the name changed again to become the Kansas Technical Institute at Topeka. There are also photos from Amarillo, Texas, and Fort Smith, Arkansas. Some...
Dates: 1923 - 1928

Garnett, Kansas stereographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 145
Overview

Stereographic views of Garnett, Kansas. The photographs were taken by Andrew I. Cook, a photographer originally from Pitcher, New York, who opened a gallery in Garnett in December 1879, then moved to Cincinnatus, New York in about 1884.

Dates: approximately 1880

Lawrence, Kansas photographs collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 18
Overview

This collection of photographic materials relating to Lawrence, Kansas and its residents, businesses, buildings, and events spans the early 19th century through the late 20th century, therefore also spanning the history of photography itself. This is an artificial collection, meaning that the photographs herein come from a wide variety of sources and have been compiled by the Spencer Research Library into this single collection organized by subject matter.

Dates: 1847 - 1997

Miscellaneous Kansas Photographers collection

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Call Number: RH PH 165
Overview

Portraits of individuals taken by miscellaneous Kansas-based photographers in the late 19th century.

Dates: circa 1886, 1894, undated

Shane-Thompson papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 58
Overview

James Boucher Shane, a Civil War veteran, settled in Lawrence, Kansas in 1878, where he began to operate a commerical photography business. His daugther, Juno Belle Shane, and her husband, Herbert Thompson, eventually took over the business, which operated until 1953. The collection includes personal records of the Shane family, as well as business records of the Shane-Thompson studio, photographic prints, and glass plate negatives.

Dates: 1864 - 1944

Southwest Kansas Photographers Club records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 912
Overview

The Southwest Kansas Photographers Club convened to discuss the art and business of photography. The 2 volumes in this collection cover the years 1925 through 1942 and include meeting minutes, a group photograph, newspaper clippings, registration lists and financial records.

Dates: 1925 - 1942

Wilbur D. Hess collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1526
Overview Wilbur Hess worked as a photographer both commercially and as a photojournalist in Salina and Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains his journalistic photographs, aerial photographs, studio portraits of individuals and weddings, commercial images for businesses, personal photographs of his family and trips, and other photographic images in prints, negatives, slides, and other photographic medium. The collection also includes Hess' personal and business correspondence and papers, as...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1880-1999, 1940-1985