Lawrence (Kan.) -- History
Found in 67 Records:
This collection includes the papers of Asa and Emma Adair of Ellis, Ellis County, and Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, their children and extended families from 1848-1985. Composed primarily of correspondence, there are also photographs, legal documents, University of Kansas and Bowersock Theatre programs, and other printed material.
The leading industries of Lawrence, Kansas. A review of the manufacturing, commercial, real estate, and other important interests, together with a historical sketch. A valuable guide to the industries of the historic city of Kansas. Lawrence, Commercial and Manufacturing Publishing Co., 1883.
Cathy Fullenwider's paper for History of the Book class titled, "Early printing in Lawrence, Kansas"
Photocopy of a class paper written for an History of the Book class at the University of Kansas in 1980. The paper covers printing from 1854 to approximately 1863.
Seaman's reminiscence concentrates primarily on her memories of Lawrence at the turn of the 19th century. The collection includes a photocopy of the original handwritten manuscript and a complete typed transcription.
Photocopy of paper on Lawrence public transit, 1871-1980, including a series of maps which indicate public transportation routes
Collection of correspondence and clippings related to a proposed auxiliary police force in Lawrence, Kansas, and the Lawrence Support Your Local Police Committee.
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.
Edith Clarke's papers include correspondence and genealogical material about her family; correspondence with many prominent Lawrence, Kansas citizens and University of Kansas professors; papers pertaining to the University of Kansas Library and other libraries in Kansas around 1900; personal financial records, bank statements and tax receipts; and numerous photographs, greeting cards, and calling cards.
Edward Fitch came to Kansas in 1855 as a representative of the New England Emigrant Aid Society of Boston. This collection consist of letters of Sarah Fitch, Otis Wilmarth, Sarah's father, and also a short family history written by Sarah's daughter.
Mortgage for the Eldridge House, drawn up August 6, 1859, between Shalor Eldridge and others and Robert Morrow for ten thousand dollars.
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.
"Who Killed Our Son? An Account of the Circumstances and Subsequent Investigation of the Death of Harry Nicholas Rice" by Esther Christianson Rice is her account of the circumstances and subsequent investigation of the death of her son, University of Kansas student Harry Nicholas Rice, who was a victim of gunfire near the Lawrence campus on July 20, 1970.
This honorable discharge certificate was issued to Private F. D. Drake for service from January 24 to February 18, 1856 in the First Regiment Cavalry of Kansas Volunteers, organized to defend the people of Kansas Territory "against lawless agressions." The certificate, dated February 18, 1856 at Lawrence City, Kansas, is signed by free-state loyalists and commanders G. [Gaius] Jenkins, C. [Charles] Robinson, Robert Klotz, and James [Leyate?].
This letter from George Edwin Young, a survivor of William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, was written to his father two days following the massacre. A typed and annotated transcription of the letter is included.
These papers of lifelong Lawrence, Kansas resident Hannah O. Leibengood (1904-1993) include letters from her family and friends, as well as photographs and memorabilia. Also included are several journals of her grandfather, dentist Henry W. Howe (1842-1909), and many business records of her father, Loyd R. Howe (1869-1962), who operated a wallpapering, painting, and sign-making business in Lawrence for more than forty years.
A diary, account book, and typed transcription of the diary kept by Hiram Clark, an early physician in Lawrence, 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.
A history of the Friends in Council group, read at the sixtieth anniversary (1931) at Mrs. Hill's, April 19, 1932. This women's club was founded in 1871 in Lawrence, Kansas.
This photocopied 63-page research paper was written by University of Kansas graduate student Cathy Ambler for a 1991 fall semester course in American Studies. Ambler's paper explores the economic and cultural history of the East Lawrence neighborhood of Lawrence, Kansas as related to the neighborhood's development and identity. Included are fifty-three illustrations of East Lawrence streets and buildings.
This collection contains correspondence, items related to Isaac Van Hoesen's military career during the United States Civil War, a scrapbook, photographs, and other material regarding Van Hoesen's political, business, and personal affairs throughout his life.