Douglas County (Kan.) -- History
Found in 28 Records:
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.
William C. Howard, the principal correspondent of the Howard family papers and records, was a Civil War veteran who divided his life after the war between his birthplace in Brown County, Ohio and land he owned and farmed in Kansas, particularly near Baldwin City, Douglas County. The papers in the collection pertain to Howard family affairs, the management of land holdings, and financial matters.
A collection of survey forms completed in fulfillment of the Survey of State and Local Historic Records, Kansas Historical Records Survey administered by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The survey focused on finding and providing brief descriptions of historically significant records from each county within Kansas. All materials in this collection are pertinent to Douglas County only and are photocopies of originals held at the Kansas State Historical Society.