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Lawrence (Kan.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 68 records:

Adair family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 996
Overview

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.

Dates: 1848 - 1985

Bishop Vail house (Lawrence, Kansas) papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P825
Overview These papers, a gift of University of Kansas professors Frances and Floyd R. Horowitz, concern the history of their former Lawrence, Kansas residence at 505 Ohio Street as the home of Thomas Hubbard Vail, the first Episcopal bishop of Kansas. The papers, all of which are photocopies of original documents, include correspondence between Bishop Vail's grandson, Thomas Hubbard Vail Motter, and Grace (Mrs. Fritz) Heider, when she and her husband occupied the former Vail home in the early...
Dates: 1870; 1951-1954

Brief history of businesses in Lawrence, Kansas operating in 1883

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P199
Overview

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.

Dates: 1883

Cathy Fullenwider's paper for History of the Book class titled, "Early printing in Lawrence, Kansas"

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P359
Overview

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.

Dates: 1980

Centennial reminiscences, or, My stories about Lawrence.

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P463
Overview

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.

Dates: 1883 - 1969

Chronology of public transit in Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P364
Overview

Photocopy of paper on Lawrence public transit, 1871-1980, including a series of maps which indicate public transportation routes

Dates: 1981

Correspondence regarding a proposed auxiliary police force in Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P262
Overview

Collection of correspondence and clippings related to a proposed auxiliary police force in Lawrence, Kansas, and the Lawrence Support Your Local Police Committee.

Dates: 1970 - 1971

"Diary of daily life, Lawrence, Kansas: Elizabeth Duncan in 1864"

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P753
Overview This 34-page typescript contains the text of an article by Katie H. Armitage, entitled "Elizabeth 'Bettie' Duncan: Diary of Daily Life, 1864," which was published in the Winter 1987/1988 edition (pages 275-289) of Kansas History, a journal of the Kansas State Historical Society. The manuscript describes and includes excerpts from the 1864 diary of Lawrence, Kansas pioneer Elizabeth "Bettie" Duncan. The collection also includes a...
Dates: January 1987

Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 84
Overview

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.

Dates: approximately 1789-1980s

Early history of North Lawrence

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS E145

Edith Marie Clarke papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 26
Overview

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.

Dates: 1861 - 1950

Edward Fitch Correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P429
Overview

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.

Dates: 1854-1870, 1928.

Eldridge House mortgage

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS Q58
Scope and Contents

Mortgage for the Eldridge House, drawn up August 6, 1859, between Shalor Eldridge and others and Robert Morrow for ten thousand dollars.

Dates: 1859

Elfriede Fischer Rowe papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 958
Overview

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

F. D. Drake certificate of honorable discharge, First Regiment Cavalry, Kansas Volunteers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P827
Overview

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?].

Dates: February 18, 1856

G. W. Paddock diary transcript

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P857
Overview This transcript of the diary of Methodist Episcopal minister George W. Paddock chronicles his journey from New York State to Kansas Territory in 1857 and his traveling ministry in the territory to 1861. Transcribed from Paddock's 149-page diary in holdings of the Kansas State Historical Society, it contains his descriptions of frontier life, the settlers and Native Americans to whom he preached, the many settlements which he visited, and hostilities in the territory's free-state conflict. ...
Dates: 1857-1861, 1901

Hannah O. Leibengood papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 902
Overview

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.

Dates: 1863 - 1993

Hiram C. Clark papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P53
Overview

A diary, account book, and typed transcription of the diary kept by Hiram Clark, an early physician in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1854 - 1855

Histories and notes of Douglas County and Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P94
Overview

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.

Dates: 1926, 1938, 1940, 196?

History of Friends in Council

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS E143
Overview

A history of Friends in Council read at the sixtieth anniversary (1931) at Mrs. Hill's, April 19, 1932.

Dates: April 19, 1932

Identity formation in the East Lawrence neighborhood

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P730
Overview

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.

Dates: December 16, 1991

Isaac Van Hoesen collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P478
Overview

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.

Dates: 1843 - 1900

James Gower family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1034
Overview James H. Gower was an Iowa City, Iowa businessman and entrepreneur in Iowa's formative years of the 1840s. In 1874, he extended his business interests to Lawrence, Kansas--interests continued by his son-in-law, Justin DeWitt Bowersock. Included is an 1879 letter to Gower from his son Robert concerning his father's business affairs. The papers contain two Civil War letters from Gower's son James O. Gower of the 1st Iowa Cavalry--one in which he describes the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas...
Dates: 1860 - 1881

James Wright Johnston family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1011
Overview

James Wright Johnston, a Pennsylvania lawyer and banker, emigrated to Lawrence, Kansas in 1872, where he founded the State Bank of Lawrence, and was succeeded as bank president by his son, Robert Cromwell Johnston. These papers include biographical sketches of the father and son, correspondence and photographs of their Johnston family members of Lawrence, and family letters and career documents of J. W. Johnston's father, the Reverend Robert Johnston of Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1828-1960 (bulk 1828-1895)

Joel Grover diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH VLT MS A2
Overview

Grover was born in Springfield, Livingston Co., New York, August 5, 1825; died in Lawrence, Kansas, July 28, 1879. This collection consist of a diary kept during the years 1857 and 1858 by Joel Grover, an early resident of Lawrence, Kansas. A transcription of the diary was completed in 1981.

Dates: 1857 - 1858