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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

Ava Higley Milett photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH P24
Overview

This collection contains six photographs of schools in Atchison and Leavenworth Counties in Kansas from 1922 to 1925 and in the 1940s, including the Pardee School, Lane School, Delaware School, Bell School, and Mound School. Collection includes photograph description and identifications of students and teachers standing outside the schools. Ava Higley Milett appears as a student or teacher in all the photographs.

Dates: approximately 1922-1940s

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

Baker University miscellaneous records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 999
Overview

This collection contains miscellaneous circular letters, telegrams, administrative forms, memorandums, war department related materials, and periodicals from Baker University. Most of the materials are from the first half of the 20th century.

Dates: 1907-1989

Balance books from a London trader

 Collection
Call Number: MS E188
Overview

Account books of an anonymous speculative trader, providing yearly summary of accounts. Each volume covers a year, and contains a dozen accounts in fair detail and a list of 50 to 100 accounts showing net profit or debit. The "bottom line" is about £50,000. Cargoes largely consist of tropical produce; the trader also imported cheese and butter from Holland into England and had other investments.

Dates: 1810 - 1818

Bales family papers

 Collection
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

Ballad praising the Trough Volunteers led by Colonel Leslie of Castle Galsslough, and his family. Trough (in Monaghan, Ulster, Ireland)

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS Q11:9
Overview

12 stanza ballad, praising the 84 volunteers under brave Colonel Leslie, and his Lady and "young Charless." Describes a festal day at Castle Glasslough. Considers the House of Bourbon the enemy.

Dates: Between 1778 and 1780

Baltis Wintermute Diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P925
Overview

Baltis K. Wintermute was a Union soldier in the 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. This collection contains his diary for the year of 1864.

Dates: 1864

Bandbook for E-flat cornet

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B170
Overview

Band book with MS music and laid-in printed music for E-flat cornet.

Dates: 1883

Banking ledger from Culbertson and Reno, Iowa City, Iowa

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P628
Overview

Ledger of Messrs. Culbertson and Reno, Bankers, Iowa City, Iowa, 1856-1857.

Dates: 1856 - 1857

Banks family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1488
Overview

The Banks family collection consists of papers from long-time Kansas City residents Wade B. Banks, Jr., his wife Blanche, and their family. Most of the collection focuses on Blanche's involvement in the First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME), research into family geneology, work as principal of Shawnee Mission North High School, correspondence, speeches, reference material, and papers concerning civil rights in the United States.

Dates: 1921 - 2017

Barbara Ballard papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1507
Overview

This collection consists of records related to Barbara Ballard's career as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, including records related to the legislative process and to the election and campaigning processes.

Dates: 1982 - 2009

Barbara Duke photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH P2827
Overview

A collection of early 20th century photographs donated by Barbara Duke, featuring photographs of Kansas City Harvey House employees circa 1915, including two group photographs. The collection also includes photographs from a hot air balloon launch in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1934 and a photograph of women weaving in Mexico City.

Dates: 1915, 1934

Barbara Hays Duke papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1495
Overview

This collection includes materials from throughout Barbara Hays Duke's life, a long-time resident of Lawrence, Kansas. Comprises memorabilia, photographs, and other items from her high school and college years, as well as later correspondence, research, and other items regarding family genealogy.

Dates: 1909-2006, 2016

Barber family (Lawrence, Kansas) letter to the Lawrence Journal-World

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P253
Overview

The Barber family is discussed, and special mention is made of one Thomas Barber, who was murdered in Lawrence. His story is recounted in a fictional work entitled, The Surveyor by Truman Nelson, a book about John Brown.

Dates: June 8, 1961

Barkemeyer Family letters

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P625
Overview 39 letters, 1913-1919, written to Grace Barkemeyer of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas, by immediate family members in California and elsewhere. The majority of the letters (1913-1915) were wrttien by Grace's sister Carrie, a nurse at various hospitals in California, including the German Hospital in San Francisco. These are lengthy letters and describe the rigors of a nurse's life. In 1915, Carrie decided to return to Kansas and pursue private nursing. Other letters include those written...
Dates: 1913-1919

Barker Neighborhood Association records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 793
Overview

The Barker Neighborhood Association, Lawrence, Kansas, was founded in 1982 as the East Central Neighborhood Association. The collection includes Association correspondence with the City of Lawrence regarding neighborhood concerns, flyers advertising gatherings, survey and diagrams relating to sidewalk installation, replacement and repair, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1977 - 1999

Barnabas Dorr Palmer personal papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P111
Overview

The papers include (1) a testimony to his recent left-handness sworn before Douglas County Clerk in 1867, (2) a manuscript titled "A sketch of my military history" which he entered in a penmanship contest, sponsored by William Oland Bourne, editor of the "Soldier's Friend", (3) a letter from General U.S. Grant awarding Palmer first prize in the contest, and (4) letter awarding Palmer a $50 prize.

Dates: 1867 - 1868

Barnes City Election poll book

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS H3
Overview

Poll book of the election held in the city of Barnes [Kansas] in the county of Washington, on the 2nd day of August, A.D. 1932. George Jewell, Ira D. Hill, and Otto G. Yengeberg, judges, and Lloyd Wolverton and R. J. Kiefover, clerks.

Dates: 1932

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University of Kansas 59
Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 21
White, William Allen, 1868-1944 21
United States. Army 19
Brown, John, 1800-1859 15
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 13
Republican Party (Kan.) 13
Armitage, Katie 12
Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866 12
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 12
University of Kansas. Libraries 11
Haskell Institute 10
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 10
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 9
Sumner High School (Kansas City, Kan.) 9
Wilcox, Laird M. 9
Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900 8
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 8
O'Hegarty, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1879-1955 8
University of Kansas. Museum of Natural History 8
Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 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
Douglass Hospital (Kansas City, Kan.) 6
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 6
Inge, William 6
Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987 6
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission 6
Otto, David Arthur, 1934- 6
Pennell, Joseph Judd, 1866-1922 6
Sturgeon, Theodore 6
Trinity Episcopal Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 6
University of Kansas. Libraries. University Archives 6
University of Kansas. School of Engineering 6
White, William Lindsay, 1900-1973 6
Besinger, Curtis 5
Between the Covers Rare Books 5
Bowersock, Justin DeWitt, 1842-1922 5
Docking, Robert Blackwell, 1925-1983 5
Douglas County Historical Society (Douglas County, Kan.) 5
Eigner , Larry, 1927-1996 5
Freemasons. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kansas 5
Haskell Indian Junior College 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. 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
Populist Party (Kan.) 5
Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911 5
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 4
Apfelbaum, Charles 4
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company 4
Beal, George Malcolm, 1897- 4
Benjamin, David, 1963- 4
Boyd, Beverly, 1925- 4
Calvary Baptist Church (Wichita, Kan.) 4
Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 4
Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888 4
Clark family 4
Clarke, Sidney, 1831-1909 4
Coan, Clark 4
Democratic Party (Kan.) 4
Domer, Dennis, 1944- 4
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 4
Duchesne, Philippine, Saint, 1769-1852. 4
Ellis, Ralph Nicholson, 1908-1945 4
Friends in Council (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917 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
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
Kansas. Militia 4
Lane University (Lecompton Kan.) 4
League of Women Voters (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Mrs. Hudson's Fine Books & Paper 4
Nuzum family 4
Oppenheimer, Robert, 1942- 4
Paden, William Doremus, 1903-1979 4
Plymouth Congregational Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 4
Spencer, Kenneth Aldred, 1902-1960 4
Tibbetts, John C. 4
Topeka School District (Topeka, Kan.) 4
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Language
English 3584
French 93
German 71
Spanish; Castilian 60
Latin 56