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Don Lambert collection of Elizabeth Layton papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1538
Overview This collection contains contemporary material pertaining to the art career of Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton, collected by her promoter and friend, Don Lambert. Lambert acted as Layton's administrator and arranged art exhibits across the country, wrote articles on her behalf, and assisted in art donations. During the late 1970s-early 1990s when Lambert assisted Layton, and even after her death in 1993, he collected and accumulated brochures, exhibit materials, correspondence, articles, and...
Dates: 1987-2016 (bulk 1987-1995)

Lynn Bretz collection of Elizabeth Layton and Asa Converse materials

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1541
Overview

This collection contains information and material regarding Kansas artist Elizabeth Layton and her father, newspaperman Asa Converse, collected by Lynn Bretz. The information and materials were probably used to write the text "Portrait of the Artist" in the book Through the Looking Glass: Drawings by Elizabeth Layton. There is no original artwork of Elizabeth Layton in this collection.

Dates: late 1880s-1984

Mary Huntoon papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 209
Overview Kansas artist and art therapist Mary Huntoon (professional name) was born Mary Huntoon Atkinson, in Topeka, Kansas. This collection of papers consist primarily of her personal correspondence, correspondence as director of the Federal Art Project in Kansas, original poetry manuscripts, speech and lecture notes, photographs or reproductions of her artwork, original artwork, inventories, exhibit catalogs and programs, information on employment and research as an Art Therapist at the Winter...
Dates: 1896 - 1970

Pillsbury-Weston family correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 233
Overview

This collection consists of photocopied family correspondence from the 19th century, including family members who lived in New York City, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Kansas before, during, and after the United States' Civil War.

Dates: 1828 - 1896

The Beginning; a lithograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS R254
Overview

The 30" x 27" lithograph entitled, The Beginning, depicts a young Rosa Parks seated on a bus. It is signed and numbered by the artist. The original painting hangs in the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. It illustrates the beginning of the American Civil Rights movement.

Dates: 1993

Zona Wheeler collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 874
Overview

A native Kansan, Zona Wheeler was a student of Birgir Sandzén at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas. Wheeler came to be a commercial artist, specializing in printmaking and lithography. This collection of her work includes primarily paintings and lithography prints, a well as photographs of Wheeler as a child and of her extended family and network.

Dates: 1913-1975