Kansas -- History
Found in 28 Records:
The genealogy of Alfred Curtiss and of his wife Clara Haskins Curtiss of, their descendants and some of their relatives. Ransomville, N.Y., 1924 written by their daughter, Elizabeth Curtiss. The collection also includes two images, one each of Alfred and Clara Curtiss.
An Analysis and Evaluation of Selected Public Speeches of John James Ingalls, by Ray Harold Sandefur
This Ph.D. thesis for the State University of Iowa by Ray Harold Sandefur is an "attempt to make a rhetorical analysis of Ingalls' speaking techniques in some fifteen senatorial speeches and two Kansas speeches." Sandefur's main concern was primarily with the materials and methods by means of which Ingalls on the platform was able to gain belief and move to action. Rhetorical, historical, and evaluative methodology was employed.
A certificate giving John H. Swift one share of "Town property of the Woodson Town Association" dated May 5, 1856.
Scrapbook of mounted newspaper clippings on Kansas history. The articles appeared in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Also included are drawings taken from Andreas' History of Kansas.
This collection consists of newspaper clippings on the Grange and Populist movements collected from 1886-1893 by Richard Theodore Ely. (See accession file for photo copies of clippings.)
Elfriede Fischer Rowe was a well-known authority on Lawrence, Kansas history and active in many community and civic endeavors. This collection includes personal mementos from when she was a student and alumna of the University of Kansas, information regarding World War II rationing and Mrs. Rowe's work with the Hercules Power Company during the war, as well as historical information about Lawrence, Kansas and personal and family papers.
In 1930 several newspapers in Kansas reprinted a manuscript on Kansas history by Bliss Isely as a serial entry in their daily papers. The article was addressed to the schoolteachers of Kansas, who were to bring it to the attention of their students. Isely’s laudatory interpretation of Kansas history includes Native American history, white settlement, and the building of transportation systems. The articles are written from a Eurocentric white male perspective.
The collection consists of approximately eight short stories (undated) written by Henry L. Carey. Most of which deal with southwestern Kansas and the Santa Fe Trail based, at least in part, on fact. The rest of the materials consists of clippings, notes, and an issue of The Kansas Magazine in which a story of Jane Carey's, daughter of Henry L. Carey, appeared.
John Lyttleton Dawson (1813-1870), served in Congress as Democrat from Pennsylvania 1851-1855; declined appointment as Kansas territorial governor by President Pierce. Two letters from John Dawson, 1813-1870.
The collection includes miscellaneous correspondence, clippings, etc. of Kansas governors, collected over the years from various individuals.
This collection contains newspaper clippings collected by Parsons, Kansas Public Library staff dating from 1946 to 1950 detailing the state’s history. These clippings also detail the history of the namesakes of several rivers in Kansas and the geodetic point in Osborne, Kansas that served as the reference location for horizonal measurements in surveying in the United States for most of the 20th century.
Manuscript is of Gene Orval Clanton's book, Kansas Populism: Ideas and Men. It is a history of the Kansas People's party and its leaders, including background of the Populist and Republican members of five Kansas legislatures.
Typescript copy with manuscript corrections of a sermon delivered by the Rev. Benton Roy Hanan at the First Christian Church, Lawrence, Kansas, January 15, 1961.
This group portrait was taken at a convention between the years 1921 and 1925, the heyday of Ku Klux Klan activity in Kansas. It is possible that this photograph was taken at one of several sites including Topeka, El Dorado, Pittsburg, Emporia, or as suggested by a banner in the photograph, Leavenworth.
Photocopy of a letter from Sarah Peirce to her brother discussing family, friends, and life in Kansas.
These sixty-two letters, written from 1857 to 1873, are to John B. Kellogg and his wife Anna of Troy, New York. Letters to John Kellogg, a cashier with Troy's Central National Bank, relate chiefly to land investments in Kansas and Nebraska. Those to his wife Anna are from family and friends.
Business forms and legal documents related to business and professional interests of Arthur B. Havens, a real estate broker and collection agent in the early history of Leavenworth, Kansas. The papers include documents of the Kansas Immigration Society and communications from Leavenworth newspaperman Daniel Read Anthony and from Isaac Peckham Christiancy, a former Michigan senator and supreme court justice.
This collection consists of copies of government and other publications and unpublished materials, family history materials, newsletters, and photocopies of historical documents, all materials gathered in Rita Napier's study of history, particularly the history of Native Americans and the state of Kansas. The materials are organized by when received from Napier at the Spencer Research Library.
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.
Carman taught Romance Languages at the University of Kansas from 1918-1966. This collection contains correspondence, notes, maps, research and reference material, and manuscripts from Carman's career at KU, notably regarding populations with foreign language backgrounds in Kansas from the first Euro-American settlers to the mid-20th century.