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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 letters...
Dates: 1855-1989

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

Call Number: RH MS 1274
Overview 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

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

Diaries of John H. Eibest

Call Number: RH MS 1343
Overview 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 Historical Society manuscript collections

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

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
Overview 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
Overview 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

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

Hiat-Hett Family Genealogical Record Collection

Call Number: RH MS P966
Overview 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
Overview 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?

Hope Laws papers

Call Number: RH MS 347
Overview The papers of Overbrook, Kansas resident Hope Laws include her handwritten genealogical records of her father's Laws family members and her mother's Sellers family who emigrated to the Willow Springs Township of Douglas County, Kansas in the 1870s. Included are Laws family business papers and letters from out-of-state family members, as well as official records relating to her grandmother Laws' first husband who served in Illinois' 113th Infantry Regiment and died in the Civil War's Vicksburg...
Dates: 1863 - 1953

John and Frances Peterson collection

Call Number: RH MS 1330
Overview John Malcolm and Frances Peterson lived in the Lawrence, Kansas area from 1974-2007. They were deeply involved in local historical societies and took many trips worldwide. The collection includes Peterson family materials dating back to 1879; letters, documents, photographs and clippings; and a large amount of local historical photographs, newspaper clippings, articles and other related materials. Also included in the collection are a large number of slides and oversize maps kept from trips...
Dates: 1879 - 2006

Katie Armitage papers

Call Number: RH MS 1479
Overview This collection of Lawrence, Kansas-based historian Katie Hart Armitage's papers includes Armitage's correspondence spanning from the 1970s until 2016, as well as her historical research materials and preparatory notes for tours and presentations centered primarily on the American Civil War, the Oregon-California Trail, and the Santa Fe Trail.
Dates: 1953 - 2017

Lescher family photographs

Call Number: RH PH 71
Overview Photographs of the Lescher family of Lawrence, Kansas, possibly taken by a family member. Subjects of the images include landmarks and buildings in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas; scenes from the 1908 flood and from an ice gorge in the Kansas River; landscapes; Lescher family members, friends, and unidentified individuals; residences and room interiors; farming scenes; bridges and trains; and other topics.
Dates: approximately 1907-1909

Levi Woodward collection

Call Number: RH MS P267
Overview Collection of material by and about the Honorable Levi Woodward, or Woodard, and his family, who moved to Douglas County, Kansas during the territorial era.
Dates: 1851 - [not after 1951]

Original manuscripts and research notes for Rural schools and schoolhouses of Douglas County, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS 792
Overview A collection of Goldie Piper Daniels' original manuscripts and research notes for her book, Rural Schools and schoolhouses of Douglas County, Kansas, published in 1975. Included are the author's many original pencil drawings of Douglas County schoolhouses, with which her book was illustrated.
Dates: approximately 1969-1976

Papers of Kansas real estate investor J. Haviland Haight

Call Number: RH MS 556
Overview This collection contains papers concerning the 19th century real estate investments of J. Haviland Haight in the Kansas counties of Leavenworth, Douglas, and Wilson.
Dates: 1850 - 1894

Personal papers of Bessie Wilder

Call Number: PP 104
Overview Bessie Wilder worked in the libraries of the University of Kansas from 1920-1957. This collection consists of local history notes, photographs, bibliographies, and a manuscript on the history of executive branch state agencies for the State of Kansas.
Dates: 1848 - 1968

Quantrill's Raid and the Mitchell family

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P940
Overview Research photocopies and text related to William C. Quantrill's destruction of Brooklyn, Kansas, after leaving Lawrence on August 21, 1863. There is also information regarding Mitchell family survivors of the raid and their descendants.
Dates: November 2001

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings in the series, "Trials of Our Pioneers" published in the Jeffersonian Gazette

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS C65
Overview Story of the early settlement of Douglas County, with anecdotes from the settlers of that period. Compiled by the Jeffersonian Gazette, August 3, 1899 to March 13, 1902. Lawrence, Kansas, Watson Library, University of Kansas, 1943.
Dates: August 3, 1899 to March 13, 1902

Thankful Sophia Mayo journal

Call Number: RH MS E191
Overview This journal of Thankful Sophia Mayo describes her 1855 emigration from Massachusetts to Kansas Territory with her husband, Elisha Frank Mayo, and their experiences in 1855 and 1856 as homesteaders south of Lawrence in Douglas County.
Dates: 1855 - 1909

Vinland Grange and Fair records

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

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

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