Douglas County (Kan.) -- History
Found in 28 records:
One original black and white photographic print and three later copies of a child, Alberta White, standing in front of the house located at 724 Alabama Street in Lawrence, Kansas. The house is thought to have been where Mary Patterson Langston, Langston Hughes' grandmother, lived, though the 1907 and 1911 Lawrence city directories list her address as 732 Alabama.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This collection contains family memorobilia, including photographs, biographies, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks dating from the 19th through the early 21st centuries for the Harrell and Willey families, who settled in Kansas during the territorial era and early statehood.
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.
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
Places mentioned in the talk include Hickory Point, Black Jack, Franklin, Fort Saunders, Fort Titus and Lecompton, Kansas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Original manuscripts and research notes for Rural schools and schoolhouses of Douglas County, Kansas
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.
This collection contains papers concerning the 19th century real estate investments of J. Haviland Haight in the Kansas counties of Leavenworth, Douglas, and Wilson.
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.
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.
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings in the series, "Trials of Our Pioneers" published in the Jeffersonian Gazette
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.
This collection consists of a single photograph of the "Signal Oak," a tree north of Baldwin, Kansas on the Barricklaw farm used to hang signal lanterns in times of danger in the Big Hill and Blue Mound areas during the Border Wars between Kansas and Missouri. S.C. Barricklaw is also featured in the photograph, and there is a news clipping associated with the image.
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.
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.