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Artifacts from the 1984 Discovery Space Shuttle Mission

 Collection
Call Number: Pryce MS J2
Overview Material carried on the maiden flight of the space shuttle orbiter Discovery (STS 41D, August 30 – September 5, 1984) and publicity material associated with the mission.
Dates: August 30 – September 5, 1984

Artificial Kansas-based photographs collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 535
Overview This artificial collection was assembled by putting together smaller sets of purchased photographs from various photographic dealers on a variety of subjects relating to Kansas. Many of the purchases were selected by Spencer Research Library's Kansas Collection photoarchivist during the 1980s and 1990s. The collection consists of real photographic postcards, lithographic print postcards, cabinet cards, cartes de visit, mounted and unmounted prints, stereoviews, glass plate negatives, and other...
Dates: approximately 1875-1984 (bulk 1900s-1910s)

Artificial non-Kansas photographs collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 539
Overview This artificial collection was assembled by putting together smaller sets of purchased photographs from various photographic dealers on a variety of subjects outside the state of Kansas in the United States and Canada. Many of the purchases were selected by Spencer Research Library's Kansas Collection photoarchivist during the 1980s and 1990s. The collection consists of real photographic postcards, lithographic print postcards, mounted and unmounted prints, stereoviews, glass plate negatives,...
Dates: approximately 1867-1954 (bulk 1900s-1920s)

Artificial Portraits collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 540
Overview This artificial collection was assembled by putting together smaller sets of purchased photographs from various photographic dealers, focused on portraits of individuals, couples, and groups. Many of the purchases were selected by Spencer Research Library's Kansas Collection photoarchivist during the 1980s and 1990s. The collection consists of real photographic postcards, lithographic print postcards, cabinet cards, cartes de visite, mounted and unmounted prints, glass plate negatives, and...
Dates: approximately 1868 - 1986 (bulk 1900s-1960s)

A.S. Thweatt diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P366
Overview Photocopy of a diary written during a trip from New Orleans to New York City in 1867. The diary entries were made in a North, Brush & Mason's Catalogue of fancy goods.
Dates: 1867

Assessment of the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence's Adaptive Reuse of the Pleasant Valley District #14 Schoolhouse

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P872
Overview This paper by University of Kansas student Dan Carey (later Dan Carey-Whalen) describes the historical and architectural importance of the Pleasant Valley #14 schoolhouse which was purchased as a meeting house in 1960 by the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, Kansas. Citing the building's suitability for the National Register of Historic Places, Carey proposes various preservation-minded measures for its adaptive use. Included are photographic negatives of the meeting house.
Dates: December 6, 1999

Assessments of Kansas Highways

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 668
Overview This collection contains student projects from the EVRN 615 class at the University of Kansas, primarily conducted in assessment of the U.S. Highway 59 corridor between Lawrence and Ottawa, Kansas.
Dates: 2001

Association for Retarded Citizens of Douglas County records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 815
Overview The Association for Retarded Citizens/Douglas County in Kansas was organized in May 1956. Known since the 1990s as the ARC of Douglas County, the organization provides advocacy and referral services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. This collection includes administrative records, correspondence, and collected material regarding the Kansas Association for Retarded Citizens, the Topeka Association for Retarded Citizens, the Bess Stone House, and Cottonwood, Inc.
Dates: 1956 - 1989

Association of Kansas Theatre records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 724
Overview The Association of Kansas Theatre (AKT), a Wichita-based support organization for theater groups in Kansas, publishes a directory and a quarterly newsletter, The Marquee, maintains a script library, and sponsors an annual convention. The collection includes administrative records of the organization, including photographs, video- and audio-cassette tape recordings and newsletters.
Dates: 1975 - 1996

Assorted legal documents from Continental Europe

 Collection
Call Number: MS 220
Overview A collection of unrelated legal documents from different countries and other political entities in continental Europe, dating from approximately the 1300s to the early 1800s. Documents come from Germany, Austria, the Holy Roman Empire, Iberia, Italy, France, Belgium, and unknown geographic locations.
Dates: 14th century-early 19th century

At the River's Bend: An Illustrated History of Kansas City: Independence and Jackson County research files

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS 799
Overview This collection contains the research files compiled by authors working in collaboration with the Jackson County Historical Society, in the production of the book "At the River's Bend: An Illustrated History of Kansas City, Independence, and Jackson County".
Dates: 1850 - 1982

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway miscellaneous files

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1399
Overview The collection consists of various letters concerning train and railway-related issues from 1910 to 1953; train part blueprints; some financial data from 1937 to 1944; letters and documents from 1922 to 1952 regarding brake parts; and letters and documents from 1936 to 1948 regarding bar and roller bearings.
Dates: 1910 - 1953

Athletic Director's records

 Series
Call Number: RG 66/11/4
Overview This series, from the Athletics Department record group at the University of Kansas, consists of correspondence and related materials from when Forrest C. Allen (better known as Phog Allen) was Athletic Director at the university. The records are organized alphabetically by topic or correspondent's family name. Topics include but are not limited to specific sports; equipment; stadium construction; administrative duties; and associations and clubs in which KU teams competed.
Dates: 1919-1943 (bulk 1920s-1930s)

Augustine E. Costello letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P400
Overview Letter from writer Augustine Costello to his young cousin "Charles", living in Ireland. The collection consists of a single autobiographical letter to this cousin, who also has decided to become a journalist, and is writing for the Freeman.
Dates: July 9, 1891

Austin C. Chapel Civil War diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P739
Overview This 110-page Civil War diary of Austin C. Chapel, 5th Sergeant of Company G in Wisconsin's 13th Infantry Regiment, chronicles his daily activities in 1863 while guarding Union supplies in Tennessee. Documents which accompany the diary include Chapel's notice of appointment as 5th Sergeant, a 4-page letter written by Chapel in 1862 while posted at Fort Scott, Kansas, and his photograph in uniform.
Dates: 1863; also documents dated 1857, 1861, 1862

Austin-Frey family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1026
Overview The Austin-Frey family papers document a family whose members came to reside in Osage City and Lawrence, Kansas from the late 1800s to the late 1900s.
Dates: 1946 - 1988

Autobiographical sketch of James Andrew DeMoss

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P667
Overview A handwritten autobiographical sketch of James Andrew DeMoss, who in 1883 settled in Thayer, Kansas, where he was a physician as well as a minister and a published author of books on Christianity.
Dates: after 1903

Autobiographies of a man and woman, Oskaloosa, Kansas, late 19th century

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D177
Overview Two separate autobiographies, the first by a farmer born near Oskaloosa, Kansas, and the second by a woman, possibly his wife.
Dates: late 19th century

Autobiography of George, a sailor from Lincolnshire

 Collection
Call Number: MS P447
Overview Autobiography by George, a sailor from Lincolnshire, England. Topics include the Workhouse; being a farmer's boy and runaway; serving as a Trent and Humber sailor; working in coatwise and London shipping. Crew on convict ship bound for Botany Bay, 1797; mutiny by French prisoners; imprisoned in Argentina (Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Montevideo, etc.) Convert to Catholicism; escaped to the United States, 1802; returned to England. Became a Baptist; religious meditations, verse, and vision.
Dates: after 1830

Autobiography of Mary F. Beeson: James Warfield family in Old Shawneetown

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P615
Overview Typescript of the autobiography of Mary F. Beeson, including Beeson's account of the murder of her father, James Lot Warfield, by William Quantrill's guerrilla band on October 17, 1862 at Shawneetown, Kansas.
Dates: 1905-1910

Autobiography of Minnie Mischke Peterson

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P426
Overview An autobiography by Minnie Mischke Peterson about her teaching experiences in Kansas from 1903 through 1948. The collection also contains a photograph of Minnie with two other teachers in Russell Springs, Kansas, and a negative of Russell Springs teachers at the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Dates: Other: 1903 - 1948

Autographs and Letters from England, Scotland, and South Africa

 Collection
Call Number: MS Q38
Overview These two leaves, compiled by an unknown collector, have been pasted with autographs and letters. Three of the letters are complete.
Dates: 1803 - 1937

B. F. Smith holograph reminiscence

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D259
Overview This handwritten reminiscence describes a Lincoln-Douglas debate in Jonesboro, Illinois in late summer 1858. Also included in the reminiscence is the author's personal meeting with both Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Douglas while working as a brakeman for the Illinois Central Railway in 1858 and 1859. The account was written at the age of 81, in Lawrence, Kansas, Feb. 26, 1917, on the first and second front free end papers and half title page in Portrait Life of Lincoln, by Francis Trevelyan Miller,...
Dates: Feb. 26, 1917

Babcock family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 280
Overview James and Wilma Babcock owned and operated Babcock Grocery and B and B Beauty Bar in Ottawa, Kansas. This collection contains their business records and personal papers, as well as those of their daughter, Marla Jo Babcock, and James Babcock's mother Nettie.
Dates: 1880 - 1939

Backus family newspapers collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS R24
Overview This collection contains newspaper issues and tear sheets, primarily from the Northeast region of the United States, with dates ranging from 1795 to 1870. It reflects the interests of Backus family members who were predominantly lawyers. The family settled in Connecticut in the late 1700s and migrated to upstate New York in the mid-1800s.
Dates: 1795-1870, 1889

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University of Kansas 58
Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 22
White, William Allen, 1868-1944 22
United States. Army 19
Brown, John, 1800-1859 15
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Republican Party (Kan.) 14
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 13
Armitage, Katie 12
Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866 12
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 12
University of Kansas. Libraries 11
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 10
Haskell Institute 9
Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900 9
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 9
Sumner High School (Kansas City, Kan.) 9
University of Kansas. Museum of Natural History 8
Wilcox, Laird M. 8
Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 7
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 7
Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886 7
Reid, Albert Turner, 1873-1955 7
Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894 7
University of Kansas. William Allen White School of Journalism and Public Information 7
Wood, Frank 7
African Methodist Episcopal Church 6
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 6
Bowersock, Justin DeWitt, 1842-1922 6
Douglass Hospital (Kansas City, Kan.) 6
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 6
Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987 6
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission 6
O'Hegarty, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1879-1955 6
Otto, David Arthur, 1934- 6
Pennell, Joseph Judd, 1866-1922 6
Populist Party (Kan.) 6
Sturgeon, Theodore 6
Trinity Episcopal Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 6
University of Kansas. Libraries. University Archives 6
Besinger, Curtis 5
Democratic Party (Kan.) 5
Eigner , Larry, 1927-1996 5
Freemasons. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kansas 5
Haskell Indian Junior College 5
Inge, William 5
Johnson, Ronald, 1935-1998 5
Kansas Association of Colored Women and Girls’ Clubs 5
Kansas Committee for the Humanities 5
Kansas. Legislature 5
Kansas. Militia 5
Kansas. Supreme Court 5
Katzman, David M. 5
League of Women Voters of Kansas 5
Meyen, Edward L. 5
Miller, Timothy, 1944- 5
New England Emigrant Aid Company 5
Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911 5
White, William Lindsay, 1900-1973 5
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 4
Apfelbaum, Charles 4
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company 4
Beal, George Malcolm, 1897- 4
Between the Covers Rare Books 4
Boyd, Beverly, 1925- 4
Calvary Baptist Church (Wichita, Kan.) 4
Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 4
Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888 4
Clarke, Sidney, 1831-1909 4
Coan, Clark H. 4
Docking, Robert Blackwell, 1925-1983 4
Domer, Dennis, 1944- 4
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 4
Douglas County Historical Society (Douglas County, Kan.) 4
Duchesne, Philippine, Saint, 1769-1852. 4
Ellis, Ralph Nicholson, 1908-1945 4
Friends in Council (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Kansas 4
Guttridge, G. H. (George Herbert), 1898- 4
Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art 4
Hoad, William C. (William Christian), 1874- 4
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 4
Horowitz, Frances Degen 4
Irvin, S. M. (Samuel Mcleary), 1812- 4
Kansas Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers 4
Kansas University Endowment Association 4
Kansas. Adjutant General's Office 4
Kansas. Board of Regents 4
Kansas. Legislature. House of Representatives 4
League of Women Voters (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Mrs. Hudson's Fine Books & Paper 4
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913 -1994 4
Nuzum family 4
Oppenheimer, Robert, 1942- 4
Plymouth Congregational Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891 4
Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864 4
Spencer, Kenneth Aldred, 1902-1960 4
Tibbetts, John C. 4
Topeka School District (Topeka, Kan.) 4
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 4
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Language
English 3344
Multiple languages 164
French 27
Italian 19
Latin 19