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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

Curriculum of the Prisoner of War Camp (Concordia, Kansas)

Call Number: RH MS 240

Course outlines for University of Kansas courses conducted in 1945 for German soldiers held as prisoners of war at Camp Concordia (Concordia, Kansas) during World War II.

Dates: 1945

Lavern E. Farmer World War II collection

Call Number: RH MS 1013

In this collection are 285 letters, cards, and telegrams written by U.S. Army Sergeant Lavern E. Farmer to his parents of Delphos, Kansas during Sergeant Farmer's medical training and subsequent World War II service at Army hospitals in England, France, and Belgium. Included are newsletters issued by Farmer's medical units as well as photographs, various Army communications, and souvenirs.

Dates: 1942 - 1945

Personal papers of Margaret Penny

Call Number: PP 444

This collection primarily consists of Margaret Penny's research papers and essays on multiple subjects, several of which are related to World War II, as well as a dance card, commencement booklet, and two student identification cards from her time as a student at the Univeristy of Kansas.

Dates: approximately 1930-1949

Personal papers of R.G. Anderson

Call Number: PP 626

This collection contains materials gathered by R.G. Anderson related to World War II, including rationing, postal stamps and currency, and articles written about the war when coming upon its 50th anniversary. The collection also includes music and still images from Anderson's memorial after his death in 2006.

Dates: 1930s, 1940s, late 1980s-early 1990s, 2006

Photographs of men and women, members of the Class of 1938, from Douglas County in the Armed Forces During WWII

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH PH 507(f)

This collection consists of photographs of individuals from Douglas County, Kansas who were members of the high school class of 1938 who served in the Armed Forces during WWII. There are also 3 loose photographs of men assumed to be part of the class of 1938.

Dates: 1945

Pippin family letters

Call Number: RH MS 915

This collection contains letters addressed to members of the Pippin family who resided in Wilson County, Kansas in the 1940s and 1970s. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written to Neodesha, Kansas residents Lafe and Dorothy Pippin from their son and neighbors who were serving in the Army during World War II.

Dates: 1943 - 1975

Robert Ernest Willman World War II letters

Call Number: RH MS 946

In this collection are more than five hundred World War II letters written from U.S. Army Private Robert Ernest Willman to his parents, Fred and Georgia Willman of Lawrence, Kansas. The collection also contains a scrapbook of letters received by the Willmans from other Lawrence, Kansas residents who served in World War II, including more than sixty letters from Georgia Willman's brother, U.S. Army Corporal William C. Bryant.

Dates: 1941 - 1950

Stephen Kellison family collection

Call Number: RH MS 1471

The Stephen Kellison family collection contains correspondence, documents, and a diary from Stephen Kellison, his aunt and uncle Louellen and Herman Edward Stromgren, and grandmother Ida Leah Regenold. Included are records from the Pythian Sisters order, of which Louellen Stromgren was a member. The collection also includes correspondence and documents from Irving Colyar.

Dates: 1893 - 1983

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