Lawrence (Kan.) -- History
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This collection contains the papers of Kansas free state activist Josiah Miller, dating from 1854-1870 and those of various members of his family, dating from 1840-1912.
This collection consists of correspondence and papers written by and about Karl White. The correspondence refers to an article that appeared in the Lawrence Journal World, December 19, 1964, entitled "Lots of Fun in Those Good Old Days" by Elfriede Fischer Rowe. In his letters to Mrs. Rowe, White recalls his boyhood and college days in Lawrence, Kansas.
Lawrence centennial celebration, September 23-28, 1954.
This collection contains eight pages of the 1854 minutes of the Lawrence Common Council meetings regarding discussion of city boundaries, laws and rights of residents, and a list of jurors, documenting the founding of the town of Lawrence, Kansas.
This collection includes some limited testing, payroll, inventory, and correspondence records from the Lawrence Paper Manufacturing Company of Lawrence, Kansas, originally owned by Justin DeWitt Bowersock and later managed by the Hill family.
F.L. Pilla was a minister in Eudora, Kansas at the time of Confederate ally William C. Quantrill's attack on Lawrence, Kansas in mid-August 1863. Pilla writes to his brother recounting this news and indicating that there was some fear that Eudora might have been one of Quantrill's targets.
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.
Log cabin: home of pioneer Americans. Lawrence, Kansas, 1941. Story by Bumgardner as published in the Lawrence Journal World.
Maggie Herrington's journal of her experiences during the year 1867 as part of a school assignment and two pieces of correspondence between the Watkins Community Museum of Lawrence, Kansas, and Lida Mattman, Maggie Herrington's granddaughter, dated 1979.
Eldridge was active in the efforts to make Kansas Territory a free state. Formerly a Democrat, Eldridge joined the Kansas delegation at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Memoir of early days in Kansas, miscellaneous stock certificates, and account sheets, 1859-1898.
The G.A.R. in Kansas was organized shortly after the Civil War. This collection consists of thirteen manuscript volumes. Twelve of these volumes are minutes of the organizations meetings. The thirteenth volume is a membership roster.
This volume contains newspaper clippings and obituaries of well-known persons, most likely complied by Nellie McGurdy.
The Nixon and Williamson families as well as the Chapman and Cooper families had ties to Edwardsville, Wyandotte County, Kansas; to Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas and to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. This collection of the families' papers date from 1849-1961 and consists of letters, certificates, journals and photographs.
This paper was submitted to the Historic Preservation Seminar, Fall, 1973. It details a history of Old West Lawrence (bordered on the north by 6th Street, on the east by Tennessee, on the south by 9th Street and on the west by Illinois), the Old West Lawrence Association, and preservation of the area under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
This collection consists of copied and original correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other related materials regarding the life of Oscar Eugene Learnard, his family, and the early history of Lawrence, Kansas.
Carol Buhler Francis was a longtime resident of Lawrence, Kansas, and an active member of the community. This collection includes materials related to projects in which she was involved professionally through her advertising, journalism, and other writing; and personally through her community involvement.
Newspaper clippings dating from 1950 to 1980, covering local history in and around Lawrence, Kansas.
This collection contains papers concerning the 19th century real estate investments of J. Haviland Haight in the Kansas counties of Leavenworth, Douglas, and Wilson.