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Kansas -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Records:

Alfred Curtiss and Clara Haskins Curtiss genealogy

Call Number: RH MS E93

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.

Dates: 1924

An Analysis and Evaluation of Selected Public Speeches of John James Ingalls, by Ray Harold Sandefur

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS D224

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.

Dates: 1950

Certificate for a share of property for John H. Swift

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P430

A certificate giving John H. Swift one share of "Town property of the Woodson Town Association" dated May 5, 1856.

Dates: 1856

Clippings and scrapbook on Kansas history in the 1920s and 1930s

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS C61

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.

Dates: between 1920 and 1939

Clippings on the Grange and the Populist movements in Kansas.

Call Number: RH MS 60
Scope and Contents

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.)

Dates: 1886-1893.

Craig Crosswhite papers

Call Number: RH MS 1447
Overview This collection consists of research papers written by Craig Crosswhite regarding various topics in Kansas history. The papers were written for coursework Crosswhite was taking as a graduate student at the University of Kansas, commissioned work on behalf of others, and for other projects Crosswhite was developing. Papers include an account of Oscar Wilde's trip to Lawrence, KS on April 21, 1882, and correspondence and copies of newspaper articles related to the report. Also includes...
Dates: 1976 - 1982

Elfriede Fischer Rowe papers

Call Number: RH MS 958

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.

Dates: 1899 - 1984

"Four Centuries in Kansas"

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS E214

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.

Dates: January 20-February 23, 1930

Henry L. Carey stories, clippings, and notes

Call Number: RH MS P261

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.

Dates: 1930-1945?

John Lyttleton Dawson letters

Call Number: RH VLT MS P5

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.

Dates: 1854, 1856

Kansas Governors' miscellaneous correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P296

The collection includes miscellaneous correspondence, clippings, etc. of Kansas governors, collected over the years from various individuals.

Dates: 1839 - 1954

Kansas historical clippings

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number:  RH MS Q507

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.

Dates: 1946 - 1950

Kansas newspaper clippings

Call Number: RH MS 828
Overview The University of Kansas Division of Continuing Education created and maintained these clippings files on Kansas-related subjects from the 1950s through the 1970s. The University of Kansas Division of Continuing Education, now known as Jayhawk Global, was created as an administrative and education service division that focuses on continuing education and educational opportunities for professional adults. Today it focuses on a broader area of non-traditional students, and offers online credit...
Dates: 1950 - 1977

"Kansas populism: ideas and men" manuscript

Call Number: RH MS 81

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.

Dates: 1970

Kansas under God a sermon delivered at the First Christian Church, Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS E167

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.

Dates: 1961

Katherine Goldsmith papers

Call Number: RH MS 1093
Overview Katherine Goldsmith was a teacher, writer, and historian in Kansas City, Missouri. Her papers comprise materials spanning the mid-19th century through the 20th century relating to her key areas of research interest: Kansas City metropolitan area history, industry, railroads, urban planning, and city development. These materials include significant collections of newspaper clippings, essays, publications, maps, photographs, and correspondence that provide both contemporary and retrospective...
Dates: 1825 - 1999

KU Klux Klan convention photograph

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH PH P828(ff)

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.

Dates: approximately 1921 - 1925

Letter from Sarah Peirce to D.W. Cheesman

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P382

Photocopy of a letter from Sarah Peirce to her brother discussing family, friends, and life in Kansas.

Dates: July 12, 1857

Letters to John B. Kellogg and his wife Anna Kellogg (Troy, N.Y.)

Call Number: RH MS P647

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.

Dates: 1857 - 1873

Papers of Arthur B. Havens

Call Number: RH MS 49

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.

Dates: 1844 - 1911

Papers of Rita Napier

Call Number: RH MS 592

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.

Dates: 1806 - 2011

Personal papers of Bessie Wilder

Call Number: PP 104

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.

Dates: 1848 - 1968

Personal papers of J. Neale Carman

Call Number: PP 106

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.

Dates: 1918 - 1966

Personal papers of Nellie Barnes

Call Number: PP 466
Overview Nellie Barnes taught Rhetoric at the University of Kansas from 1918-1956. Her collection includes maps, stories of Kansas lore and history, student theme papers, and lyrics to folk songs. The bulk of the collection comprises personal and family papers, project manuscripts and miscellaneous research with content dating back to 1750, and alphabetical files of letters to author Mary Austin (1868-1934), who wrote about Native American affairs particularly related to tribal nations in the U.S....
Dates: 1900 - 1960