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History of the Vinland Telephone Company and its people

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P459
Overview

A short essay on the history of the Vinland, Kansas, Mutual Telephone Company.

Dates: 1903 - 1973

Lawson family photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 523
Overview

This collection contains photographs, including group shots of church members and the high school baseball and basketball teams from the community of Vinland, Douglas County, Kansas. In addition, there are class photos of Stony Point, Harmony, and Prospect Schools in Vinland. Some class photos are accompanied by souvenir pupil rosters.

Dates: approximately 1893-1945

Vinland Grange and Fair records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1056
Overview

This collection is comprised of records and collected materials about the Vinland Grange and the Vinland Fair in Douglas County, Kansas. Vinland Grange No. 163 existed from 1873-1985 and the Vinland Fair was first held in 1874 and continues to this day. The material also includes some historical information about the community of Vinland, Kansas, a small amount of material from other local Granges and a few publications from the National Grange organization.

Dates: 1868 - 2007

Vinland, Kansas history scrapbook and records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1077
Overview

Through photocopies of newspaper articles and photographs, stories of settlers and essays, the Vinland, Kansas history scrapbook describes the history of Vinland, Douglas County, Kansas, and the Coal Creek Valley area from its beginnings as a settlement of abolitionists in 1854 until 1998. The collection also includes other publications written about Vinland's history and obituaries of area residents from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Dates: 1907 - 1998

William E. Barnes collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1484
Overview

This collection contains William E. Barnes' ledgers from his plants nursery in Douglas County, Kansas, the first nursery in Kansas, and a notebook from an agriculture class taught at the Vinland, Kansas high school and used by Albert James Wood.

Dates: 1878 - 1910