Lawrence (Kan.) -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 68 records:
Call Number: RH MS 4
Overview 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.
Dates: 1840 - 1912
Call Number: RH MS P254
Overview 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.
Dates: 1940 - 1985
Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P433
Overview The collection contains four Lawrence Bank notes of three and five dollar denominations. These notes are imprinted with "The Lawrence Bank, Lawrence, Kansas" but were probably issued by the Lawrence National Bank, which was established in the 1860s. Imagery on the notes, which allowed the bearer to exchange the notes for cash, included a Native American woman holding a baby, a Native American man attacking a bison, and industrial scenes with a river barge prominent next to smoking factories.
Call Number: RH MS P86
Overview Lawrence centennial celebration, September 23-28, 1954.
Dates: September 23-28, 1954
Call Number: RH MS P777
Overview This collection contains documents pertaining to Lawrence, Kansas' 75th anniversary of its founding in 1929, including a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by University of Kansas library staff at the time and a poster announcing celebratory events associated with the anniversary. It also includes program carbons, expense sheets, print reviews, correspondence, souvenir programs and pamphlets, several out-of-town newspaper letters and reviews, a timeline, assorted newspaper clippings and...
Dates: 1920 - 1929
Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P122
Overview 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.
Call Number: RH MS E76
Overview 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.
Dates: 1906 - 1925
Call Number: RH MS 594
Overview The members of the Lawrence, Kansas Sesquicentennial Commission were appointed by the City Commission to coordinate events and plan projects commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Lawrence in 2004. They were responsible for the Sesquicentennial Parade and Birthday Party, an attempt to host a 2004 presidential debate, a time capsule, and the opening of a new park, Sesquicentennial Point. This collection includes their administrative records, including secretary and treasurer's...
Dates: 1978 - 2006
Call Number: RH VLT MS P9
Overview 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.
Dates: September 21, 1863
Call Number: RH MS P620
Overview 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.
Dates: August 23, 1863
Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P828
Overview This letter, dated November 3, 1857, is from Delaware Chief John Sarcoxie (signed "Sircoxy" in the letter) to Joel Grover, a free-state loyalist of Kansas Territory whose property in the town of Lawrence was a station on the Underground Railroad. Citing their prior contract, the Delaware chief asks for Grover's payment of $600 to the Delaware Nation as agreed upon completion of the Quindaro Road (a stage road from the Underground Railroad town of Quindaro, Kansas to Lawrence, completed in...
Dates: November 3, 1857
Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS C62
Scope and Contents Log cabin: home of pioneer Americans. Lawrence, Kansas, 1941. Story by Bumgardner as published in the Lawrence Journal World.
Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P428
Overview 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.
Call Number: RH MS P855
Overview This 7-page transcript of an undated letter from Mary Chesley Killam is a descriptive memoir of her pioneer years in Lawrence, Kansas from 1855 to 1863. Writing to a newspaper near her native village of Barnstead, New Hampshire, she recalls the appearance of Lawrence when she and her husband first arrived, incidents involving abolitionist John Brown as a frequent guest of their hotel, and pro-slavery attacks on free-state Lawrence, including William Quantrill's Lawrence massacre of August 1863.
Dates: between 1880 and 1889
Call Number: RH MS P803
Overview This small collection purportedly relates to early Lawrence, Kansas resident Mary S. (Mrs. Oscar E.) Learnard, who was a daughter of Lawrence pioneer Shalor Eldridge. Included is an unattributed typescript describing Lawrence's early history. Also included is the record of an account (entries dated 1871-1872) with Iowa City, Iowa businessman Justin DeWitt Bowersock who later moved to Lawrence, where he was prominent in business and in state and local politics. The Iowa City account with...
Dates: 1871-1875, 1938
Call Number: RH MS 380
Overview This collection includes materials relating to the exhibit on nineteenth century houses in Lawrence, Kansas, which was put together by the University of Kansas Museum of Art. The typescripts include the proposal, correspondence, and the draft of the text for the catalog of the exhibition, Sept. 22-Oct. 27, 1968, published by the Museum. Representative examples of various styles and types of dwellings built in Lawrence in the nineteenth century are portrayed, as well as a brief history of early...
Dates: 1966 - 1968
Collection — Box 1
Call Number: RH MS 128
Overview 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.
Dates: 1859 - 1898
Call Number: RH MS E139
Overview 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.
Dates: 1893-1930; 1896-1916
Call Number: RH MS D239
Overview This volume contains newspaper clippings and obituaries of well-known persons, most likely complied by Nellie McGurdy.
Dates: approximately 1889-approximately 1935
Call Number: RH MS 1116
Overview 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.
Dates: 1849 - 1961
Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P234
Overview 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.
Call Number: RH MS 36
Overview 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.
Dates: 1850 - 1943
Call Number: RH MS 582
Overview 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.
Dates: 1874 - 2015
Call Number: RH MS 1198
Overview Newspaper clippings dating from 1950 to 1980, covering local history in and around Lawrence, Kansas.
Dates: 1950 - 1980
Call Number: RH MS 556
Overview This collection contains papers concerning the 19th century real estate investments of J. Haviland Haight in the Kansas counties of Leavenworth, Douglas, and Wilson.
Dates: 1850 - 1894