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Committee on Relief report

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P124

This is the committee's recommendations to the county commissioners for action. The report is written by T. B. Smith, County Clerk.

Dates: January 26, 1875

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

Douglas County Community Improvement Association records

Call Number: RH MS 156

The Douglas County Community Improvement Association, popularly known as Penn House due to its location in Lawrence, Kansas, is concerned with developing resources for low-income families. This collection of organizational records includes correspondence, board meeting minutes, financial records, information about service activities, and other office files from the organization's founding in 1969 through its operation into the 1990s.

Dates: 1969, 1971-1976, 1984-1990

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

Kansas Population Statistics miscellaneous letters

Call Number: RH MS P196

This collection contains miscellaneous letters, tables and articles pertaining to Kansas population statistics, dating from 1939-1962.

Dates: 1939 - 1962

Penn House collection

Call Number: RH MS 1432

Newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence regarding Penn House, a community assistance program located in Lawrence Kansas, predominately from the 1970s. Many items are undated.

Dates: 1970s-1981

Penn House - Grass Roots in Action

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P453

A paper written by Margaret Wedge in December 1978 concerning Penn House, an assistance program serving low-income persons in Lawrence, Kansas. The paper covers the history, source of funding, organizational make-up, programs, and activities of Penn House.

Dates: Other: December 1978

Sprague family papers

Call Number: RH MS 860

The Sprague family papers are those of Kansas residents Donald and Lois Sprague. While Donald Sprague was a Baptist minister, Lois Sprague was the long time executive director of Leavenworth's Neighborhood House.

Dates: 1967 - 1988

The 1971-1972 welfare crisis and the Emergency Service Council

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P260

This typescript paper relates citizen reaction to the reduction in welfare grants and the formation of the Emergency Service Council in Lawrence, Kansas during the early 1970s. It includes information regarding subsequent efforts of that organization to meet physical needs of welfare recipients, to bring the crisis to the attention of the public, and to influence legislation and funding on a more comprehensive basis. Includes appendix.

Dates: 1972

"This Kansas Column," by Hazel Baker,and other Kansas-related clippings

Call Number: RH MS D189

The collection contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the history of Pawnee and Stafford Counties. Most of the clippings are of, "This Kansas column," which was written by Baker. The dated articles are from the early 1940's. The collection also contains an early history of Larned State Hospital, Larned, Kansas.

Dates: 1943

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