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Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 84
Overview 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

John Thomas Johnson papers

 Collection
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

Nixon and Williamson family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1116
Overview The Nixon and Williamson families as well as the Chapman and Cooper families had ties to Edwardsville, Wyandotte County, Kansas; to Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas and to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. This collection of the families' papers date from 1849-1961 and consists of letters, certificates, journals and photographs.
Dates: 1849 - 1961

Scrapbook of Kansas news items

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS C90
Overview Margaret Thompson Henderson was born in Parsons, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1905. Her 91-page scrapbook of news clippings from the early 1900s chronicles notable people, places and events in the history of Kansas, the Lawrence community, and the University of Kansas. Included are published poems, biographies, and obituaries of famous Kansans.
Dates: approximately 1908-1924

Scrapbooks

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E77
Scope and Contents The scrapbooks treat the history of Lawrence and the University of Kansas in general. Some of the clippings are obituaries of local residents, or local current events, e.g, the demonstrations by the Lawrence chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1963.
Dates: 1949-1965

Who killed our son? ; an account of the circumstances and subsequent investigation of the death of Harry Nicholas Rice

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P617
Overview "Who Killed Our Son?" by Esther Christianson Rice is her account of the circumstances and subsequent investigation of the death of her son, University of Kansas student Harry Nicholas Rice, who was a victim of gunfire near the Lawrence campus on July 20, 1970.
Dates: Other: 2003

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