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724 Alabama Street, Lawrence, Kansas photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P2809

One original black and white photographic print and three later copies of a child, Alberta White, standing in front of the house located at 724 Alabama Street in Lawrence, Kansas. The house is thought to have been where Mary Patterson Langston, Langston Hughes' grandmother, lived, though the 1907 and 1911 Lawrence city directories list her address as 732 Alabama.

Dates: approximately 1926

A map of the vicinity of Lawrence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH Map Q97
Scope and Contents

Map was made by Hoad during 1897-98, his senior year at KU in civil engineering. It was published by the KU Country Club. For Hoad's letters describing how he made the map, see RH MS P71.

Dates: 1898

Bales family papers

Call Number: RH MS 952
Overview The Bales family papers are those of native Kansans and University of Kansas graduates Orin Roland "Ron" Bales and his wife Katharine (Kufahl) Bales. They contain many photographs, personal papers, and business records of Ron and Katharine Bales, of their Alexander, Bales, Kufahl, and Kean family members who homesteaded in Douglas County, Pottawatomie County, and Leavenworth County, Kansas, and of their Fastenau family members of Nebraska City and Norfolk, Nebraska. Included are many...
Dates: 1855 - 1989

Charles Stough papers

Call Number: RH MS 894
Overview Charles D. Stough was a prominent member of the Lawrence, Kansas community. This collection consists of his papers from his time as city attorney, as well as material related to his leadership with the Kansas and Douglas County American Revolution Bicentennial Commissions and involvement with the Douglas County Historical Society, his work with Save the Tallgrass Prairie, In. (STP) and the National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA), and materials related to the Lawrence Friends of...
Dates: 1919 - 1988

Coal Creek Library : the oldest continuous library in Kansas and the two families who helped organize it.

Call Number: RH MS 1274

The collection contains Letha Johnson's masters thesis in American history from Emporia State University in 2007 on the Coal Creek Library located in Vinland, Kansas and its history

Dates: 2007

Contours of Religion in Douglas County project

Call Number: RH MS 1108

Timothy Miller, University of Kansas professor of religion, conducted a documentation project in 2003, "Contours of Religion in Douglas County (Kansas)," with his students. This collection contains materials on religious groups active at the time in Douglas County, which were collected for the project, as well as some research notes.

Dates: 2003

Craig Crosswhite papers

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

Davis family papers

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

Diaries of John H. Eibest

Call Number: RH MS 1343

John Henry Eibest was a farmer in Grant Township in Douglas County, near Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains 51 diaries and associated documents pertaining to the farm, property, and life of John Eibest.

Dates: 1880 - 1939

Douglas County Genealogical Society records

Call Number: RH MS 1450

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

Call Number: RH MS 84

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. Commisioner for the Poor record book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E114
Overview This ledger book contains entries dating from September 2, 1909 to March 31, 1911. Listed are the names of individuals receiving public assistance, the donor of such assistance, an "order number," and the amount of the assistance provided, as well as the purpose of the assistance. Oftentimes there is a racial designation, e.g., "colored," or in at least one instance a descriptive nickname, e.g., "Cocain [sic] Mary." In some instances there are notes following individuals' entries indicating...
Dates: September, 1909-March, 1911

Douglas County records

Call Number: RH MS 451

This collection is the depository for the records of Douglas County, Kansas, comprising groups of records from most county government departments as well as the City of Lawrence. The records span the Kansas Territorial period (1854-1861) through the late 1980s.

Dates: 1855 - 1989

Eberhart Reunion Association collection

Call Number: RH MS 832

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

Estes Studio collection

Call Number: RH PH 33

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

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

Farmers directory for Douglas and Franklin Counties, Kansas

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS CK23

An incomplete version of the Farmers Directory for Douglas and Franklin Counties, Kansas

Dates: 1920-1982

Franklin, Douglas County Collection.

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS C64
Scope and Contents

Mounted newspaper clippings concerning the history of Franklin and Douglas Counties. Two clippings are identified as being from the Lawrence Daily Journal-World, 1927 and 1936.

Dates: between 1930 and 1939

Gilgas family photographs

Call Number: RH PH 130

Glass plate and flexible negatives of scenes of the Gilgas family, their farming activities, and Willow Springs School in Douglas County, Kansas. Prints are also available of all negatives in the collection and should be consulted by researchers first.

Dates: before approximately 1920

Glenn Kappelman's collection on community development projects

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH MS 349

Records related to Glenn Kappelman's position as a court-appointed appraiser to review community development projects in Douglas County and Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: approximately 1969-1975

Grant Township Treasurer's records

Call Number: RH MS D286

Records of the Treasurer of Grant Township, Douglas County, Kansas. Ledgers kept by the Treasurer show receipts and disbursements for the periods November 1907 through 1941 and 1949 through 1957. Additional records of the Treasurer for the period 1907 to 1957 include correspondence, invoices, and receipts; township bank account books, news clippings of published Treasurer's reports, and a 1933 township officers' guide.

Dates: 1907 - 1957

Harrell - Willey family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1522

This collection contains family memorobilia, including photographs, biographies, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks dating from the 19th through the early 21st centuries for the Harrell and Willey families, who settled in Kansas during the territorial era and early statehood.

Dates: 1803 - 2012

Hiat-Hett Family Genealogical Record Collection

Call Number: RH MS P966

This collection contains genealogical notes, author unknown, regarding the Hiat-Hett genealogy, members of whom settled in Douglas County, Kansas. This collection also contains two matted photographs, one of a member of the Hiatt family, dated as 1879, and an undated photo of an oil well from the Topeka Union Oil and Gas Syndicate.

Dates: 1879

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?

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Day, Mary Virginia 1
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Eberhart, Joseph, 1800-1882 1
Edwards, Charles L. (Charles Livingston), 1828-1916 1
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