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Billy Q. McCray papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 430
Overview

The Billy Q. McCray papers are those of a long time Kansas resident who served in both the Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas Senate before becoming director of the Kansas Department of Economic Development Office of Minority Business. This collection of McCray's papers includes correspondence from constituents, documents generated by the Education and the Ways and Means Committees, legislation introduced by McCray, and papers of the Kansas Legislature's Minority Caucus.

Dates: 1975 - 1985

Biographical account of Samuel N. Simpson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P936
Overview

Biographical account of Samuel N. Simpson, an early resident of territorial Kansas, by an unknown author. The sketch includes genealogical information about Simpson's ancestors as well as information about Simpson's personal and business life throughout the 19th century. The bulk of the account is allegedly a history of the Border Wars between Kansas and Missouri written by Simpson himself.

Dates: undated

Biographical accounts of George Byng, 1st viscount Torrington (1663-1733), and his son, Admiral John Byng (1704-1757)

 Collection
Call Number: MS E32
Overview

Printed book: The trial of the Honourable Admiral John Byng at a court martial...London, R. Manby [and others], 1757.

Dates: 1801, 174-?

Biographical notes on Ovid

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P707
Overview

The unknown writer notes the biographical information about Ovid's life he has been able to gather from Ovid's writings. This is an unsewn gathering of 4 bifolia (originally 5). The page numbering 3-18 indicates that the outer bifolium is lacking.

Dates: 18th century

Biographical sketch of William E. Stafford

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P668
Overview

A one-page biographical sketch of poet William E. Stafford (1914-1993), a native of Hutchinson, Kansas and a graduate of the University of Kansas.

Dates: March 1963

Biography of a city: Lawrence, Kansas videotapes

 Collection
Call Number: RH Video 9
Overview

Dennis Domer, professor of architecture at the University of Kansas, presented a course on the history of Lawrence, Kansas, entitled, Biography of a City: Lawrence. These 15 videotapes of the course were produced by KU's Division of Continuing Education.

Dates: 1998

Biography of George Nuzum

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P102
Overview

An article with biographical information of White Cloud, Doniphan County, Kansas-based businessman and author George Nuzum, written by Josephine Kelley Blocker. The collection also includes a photograph of "The Superior's Clerks" and three sets of microfilm reels holding copies of Nuzum's History of the Iowa Indians.

Dates: 1890; 1906; 1932?

Biography of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Raleigh Smith

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P360
Overview

Photocopy of a biography of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Raleigh Smith and a description of their life in El Dorado, Kan. from 1915 to mid-century. Also included is autobiographical material about their son, Harold C. Smith.

Dates: Other: between 1915 and 1950

Bishop Collection photographs and postcards

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P626
Overview

Bishop Collection of miscellaneous photographic postcards. Some show views of Kansas towns like Natoma and Burdick, others are addressed to May Eikelberger, 1912-1916. Most are of unidentified persons and places. Also includes Roster of Officers of Auxiliary Remount Depot No. 323, Camp Funston, Kansas, 1918.

Dates: undated, 1912-1918

Bishop Robert Mize papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1045
Overview Bishop Robert Mize (1907-2000) founded the Saint Francis Academy (then the St. Francis Boys Home) in 1945 in Ellsworth, Kansas. In 1960 he traveled to the Province of Southern Africa and was consecrated Bishop of Damaraland, where he served until 1970. From 1973 to 1976 he again lived in South Africa as a missionary to the Diocese of Botswana. This collection contains materials related to his life and ministry in Africa, including photographs (found in box 1), hymnals and dictionaries,...
Dates: 1930 - 1991

Bishop Vail house (Lawrence, Kansas) papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P825
Overview These papers, a gift of University of Kansas professors Frances and Floyd R. Horowitz, concern the history of their former Lawrence, Kansas residence at 505 Ohio Street as the home of Thomas Hubbard Vail, the first Episcopal bishop of Kansas. The papers, all of which are photocopies of original documents, include correspondence between Bishop Vail's grandson, Thomas Hubbard Vail Motter, and Grace (Mrs. Fritz) Heider, when she and her husband occupied the former Vail home in the early...
Dates: 1870; 1951-1954

Black student movement at Lawrence High School

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P361
Overview

Photocopy of an honors history thesis, Black student movement at Lawrence High School (Lawrence, Kansas), written by Martin J. Modrcin at the University of Kansas in 1980.

Dates: 1980

Black Values and Public Policy Project records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1163
Overview

The Black Values and Public Policy Project records are those of a Kansas Committee for the Humanities funded University of Kansas project.

Dates: 1976 - 1977

#BlackatKU Twitter archive

 Collection
Call Number: RG Internet 2
Overview 2019-2020 student body president Tiara Floyd, the first woman of color to hold the office at the University of Kansas, started the Twitter hashtag #BlackatKU in June 2020 to give students, faculty, and staff of color at the University of Kansas a place to share their experiences with racism and microaggression while studying and working at KU. The hashtag was begun amid nationwide protests regarding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor during the Black Lives Matter...
Dates: 2020 - 2021

Blair Family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 353
Overview

The Blair family collection contains the papers of Amanda Meeker Blair and her daughter, Kate Blair Evans.

Dates: 1885 - 1966

Blood-Hasselman family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P399
Overview

Ida (Blood) Hasselman was the daughter of Colonel James Blood (1819-1891), a prominent early settler of Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains photographs and manuscripts regarding the Blood family.

Dates: 1860s-1910, undated

Blueprints received by James H. Stewart

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P755
Overview

This collection includes a blueprint of a cabin fireplace with detailed instructions on how to construct the fireplace and flue to efficiently direct smoke away. These items were included in an envelope directed to James H. Stewart, one of the founding members of the Wichita Bibliophiles, a small group of book collectors formed in 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. No other correspondence was found with the instructions to indicate from whom the blueprints were received.

Dates: 1928

Bolton Company letters

 Collection
Call Number: MS 84
Overview

Letters from an English merchant and his company, William Bolton and Company (sometimes also Bolton, Darell and Morgan or Bolton, Morgan, & Co.) to his London associates (the merchants Robert, William, or Gyles Heysham). Regards imports and exports between Great Britain; Madeira, an island off the coast of Africa; and Portugal.

Dates: 1695 - 1711

Book of Record of Board of Trustees of Friends' Church, at Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P931
Overview

Record book of Oread Society of Friends in Lawrence, Kansas from 1907-1915. Includes a letter of confirmation about a contract to buy the Friends's property.

Dates: 1907 - 1915

Books of judgments in Pennsylvania and New York

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS B30
Overview

Books of judgements in Pennsylvania and New York, 1852-1869, with C. C. Murray as the plaintiff.

Dates: 1852 - 1869

Boston Daniels photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 85
Overview

Boston Daniels served as Chief of Police of Kansas City, Kansas during the 1970s. This collection of photographs documents his experiences in that capacity.

Dates: 1968 - 1972

Bourbon family postcards

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1357
Overview

The Bourbon family collection consists of five “real photo” postcards sent between relatives in Kansas City, Mo. and Beloit, Kan. in 1906 and 1907. In addition to family news, the postcards mention photography and developing images on the postcard stock, a large prairie fire in western Kansas, a local explosion in Kansas City, and a photo of Swope Park in Kansas City.

Dates: November 1906-1907

Bourquin family collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS G61
Overview

This is a collection of identified photographic material from Horton, Kansas. Also included are copies of business correspondence of a family business in Horton and a scrapbook of Veterans of Foreign Wars Drum and Bugle Corps.

Dates: 1862-1959 (bulk 1889-1940s)

Bowers and Bryant Families papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1156
Overview

The Bowers and Bryant Families Papers are those of long time Kansas residents, especially in Lawrence, Kansas and especially focusing on the first half of the twentieth century.

Dates: 1900 - 1957

Bowersock Mills & Power Company records

 Collection
Call Number: 1990-06-22-KC
Overview

This collection consists of financial records, correspondence, journals, customer information, and other records from the Bowersock Mills & Power Company of Lawrence, Kansas, mostly dating from the mid-20th century.

Dates: approximately 1890s-1970s (bulk 1920s-1960s)

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African Americans -- Kansas 16
African American families -- Kansas 14
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University of Kansas 59
Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 21
White, William Allen, 1868-1944 21
United States. Army 19
Brown, John, 1800-1859 15
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 13
Republican Party (Kan.) 13
Armitage, Katie 12
Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866 12
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 12
University of Kansas. Libraries 11
Haskell Institute 10
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 10
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 9
Sumner High School (Kansas City, Kan.) 9
Wilcox, Laird M. 9
Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900 8
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 8
O'Hegarty, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1879-1955 8
University of Kansas. Museum of Natural History 8
Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 7
Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886 7
Reid, Albert Turner, 1873-1955 7
Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894 7
University of Kansas. William Allen White School of Journalism and Public Information 7
Wood, Frank 7
African Methodist Episcopal Church 6
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 6
Douglass Hospital (Kansas City, Kan.) 6
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 6
Inge, William 6
Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987 6
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission 6
Otto, David Arthur, 1934- 6
Pennell, Joseph Judd, 1866-1922 6
Sturgeon, Theodore 6
Trinity Episcopal Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 6
University of Kansas. Libraries. University Archives 6
University of Kansas. School of Engineering 6
White, William Lindsay, 1900-1973 6
Besinger, Curtis 5
Between the Covers Rare Books 5
Bowersock, Justin DeWitt, 1842-1922 5
Docking, Robert Blackwell, 1925-1983 5
Eigner , Larry, 1927-1996 5
Freemasons. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kansas 5
Haskell Indian Junior College 5
Johnson, Ronald, 1935-1998 5
Kansas Association of Colored Women and Girls’ Clubs 5
Kansas Committee for the Humanities 5
Kansas. Legislature 5
Kansas. Supreme Court 5
Katzman, David M. 5
League of Women Voters of Kansas 5
Meyen, Edward L. 5
Miller, Timothy, 1944- 5
New England Emigrant Aid Company 5
Populist Party (Kan.) 5
Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911 5
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 4
Apfelbaum, Charles 4
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company 4
Beal, George Malcolm, 1897- 4
Benjamin, David, 1963- 4
Boyd, Beverly, 1925- 4
Calvary Baptist Church (Wichita, Kan.) 4
Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 4
Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888 4
Clark family 4
Clarke, Sidney, 1831-1909 4
Coan, Clark 4
Democratic Party (Kan.) 4
Domer, Dennis, 1944- 4
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 4
Douglas County Historical Society (Douglas County, Kan.) 4
Duchesne, Philippine, Saint, 1769-1852. 4
Ellis, Ralph Nicholson, 1908-1945 4
Friends in Council (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917 4
Guttridge, G. H. (George Herbert), 1898- 4
Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 4
Hoad, William C. (William Christian), 1874- 4
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 4
Horowitz, Frances Degen 4
Irvin, S. M. (Samuel Mcleary), 1812- 4
Kansas Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers 4
Kansas University Endowment Association 4
Kansas. Adjutant General's Office 4
Kansas. Board of Regents 4
Kansas. Legislature. House of Representatives 4
Kansas. Militia 4
Lane University (Lecompton Kan.) 4
League of Women Voters (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Mrs. Hudson's Fine Books & Paper 4
Nuzum family 4
Oppenheimer, Robert, 1942- 4
Paden, William Doremus, 1903-1979 4
Plymouth Congregational Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Spencer, Kenneth Aldred, 1902-1960 4
Tibbetts, John C. 4
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Language
German 57
French 53
Spanish; Castilian 42
Latin 21
Italian 20