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"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"In Behalf of Freedom:" Charles and Sara Robinson of Kansas
Short biographical article about Charles and Sara Robinson, Kansas' first governor and first lady. Robinson, an advocate of the free-state cause, established the town of Lawrence, Kansas, in 1854. The...
"Nobody Out Here Knows Anything About Wimin's Rights"
Title contines "Clarina Howard Nichols, Woman's Rights, and Abolitionism in Kansas Territory." Article discusses Clarina Howard Nichols, one of the most notable nineteenth-century women's rights activisits...
''Can Basketball Survive Chamberlain?''
Article describing Wilt Chamberlain's years in Lawrence, Kansas and his relationship with the University of Kansas. Includes a description of Forrest C. ''Phog'' Allen's recruiting of Chamberlain as a...
. ..Presenting Roy Roberts: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about Roy Roberts, editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper at 18th and Grand Avenues. Born in Muscotah, Kansas in 1887 and raised in Lawrence, Kansas before becoming a reporter for...
100 Years of William S. Burroughs
January 26, 2014
Article focuses upon the life of beat author William S. Burroughs' time of residence in Lawrence, Kansas. Various figures from the arts, literature, and academic communities of Lawrence provide stories...
A History of Lawrence, Kansas, from the First Settlement to the Close of the Rebellion
Photo and description of Amos Lawrence of Boston, "one of the first men of means to endorse the movement for the settlement of Kansas in the interest of freedom," co-founder of the city's "state university,"...
A History of Theatre Activities at the University of Kansas
Thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Kansas on the history of theater at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, since its beginning in 1884.
A Legacy to a City: Kansas City Architects George Kessler, Henry Wright, and Sid and Herbert Hare
Thorough article about the landscape architecture and urban planning designed and put in place in Kansas City and other Midwestern cities by prominent Kansas City architects George Kessler (1862-1923),...
A Look at Early Lawrence: Letters From Robert Gaston Elliott
Robert Gaston Elliott came to Lawrence, Kansas Territory in 1854 and established the Kansas Free State newspaper which was opposed to the introduction of slavery into the territory. He was born in Union...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Dr. Rachel Tenney, a homeopathic physician born in Maine in 1831 and moving to Independence, Missouri and then Kansas City after her husband's death in Lawrence, Kansas.
A Most Unusual Gathering: The 1913 Semi-Centennial Memorial Reunion of the Survivors of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence
Article about the reunion of survivors of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence 50 years afterwards, with photos, illustrations, and recollections about the event by the survivors.
A Reporter at Large: The War in Kansas
Extracts from an extensive article about the effects of the Vietnam War in the state of Kansas (written by former Kansas Citian author Calvin Trillin) with descriptions of Kansas City and nearby Lawrence,...
A Southerner's Viewpoint of the Kansas Situation, 1856-1857
February 1, 1934
Publication of a group of letters written by Axalla John Hoole who came to Kansas Territory in April, 1856. He came from South Carolina. The first letter is written from Kansas City while on his way to...
Alexander Franklin (Frank) James
Charcoal portrait of Frank James dressed in what appears to be a Confederate cavalry uniform. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. Not visible in the image is "Frank...
All Indian Trails Lead to Lawrence, October 27 to 30, American Identity and the Dedication of Haskell Institute's Football Stadium
Haskell Indian Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University), located in Lawrence, Kansas, opened in 1884 and its curriculum resembled that of Carlisle Institute, an Indian training school located...
Allen H. Parmer
Charcoal portrait of Allen Parmer (sometimes spelled Palmer) with pullover trimmed shirt worn over a checked shirt with tie. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey.
Biographical sketch of Dr. Alphonso Hunt, a physician born in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1857 and coming to the Kansas City in around the early 1880s, residing at 2901 Main Street.
American Royal Queens
The following were American Royal Queens from 1939 to 1967: (1939) Margaret Jane Swift of Claremore, Oklahoma, (1940) Dorothy Jean Ballard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, (1941) Barbara Mostez Dusenberry of Excelsior...
Amos Lawrence Deplored the Naming of Kansas College Town in His Honor
Biographical article about Amos Adams Lawrence, or Amos Lawrence (~1804~1886), a New England abolitionist and the namesake of the city of Lawrence, Kansas, in the 1850s against his wishes. Description...
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