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Items associated with name 'Kansas'

Diaries of Henry Reitzel

by Reitzel, Henry (1869 – 1875)

2 folders (0.25 linear feet)

The Diaries of Henry Reitzel were written between 1869 and 1875 by the farmer and cattle rancher from Whiteside County, Illinois who traveled to Enterprise, Kansas by wagon in 1874. One ledger spans from 1869 to 1874 while four smaller diaries cover one to two year periods. Reitzel kept track of all of his finances and wrote about his surroundings including passing missions, Indian reservations, camping on the prairie, hunting, and playing the accordion. The diaries document his journey westward from Illinois to Casey, Iowa, south into Kansas, and his return home to Illinois.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Farm Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.125
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ledger of Dr. Clark Hancock

by Hancock, Clark (1937 – 1947)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was kept by Clark Hancock, a doctor from Smith Center, Kansas between 1937 and 1942, and also includes enclosed letters that date to 1947. Hancock recorded the names of townspeople from the farming community who paid for treatment, usually with goods such as melons, apples, potatoes, onions, turkey, milk, eggs, lettuce, chickens, or by chopping wood and ironing. The letters included are between Clark and an itinerant evangelist preacher, Henry Clarence Hall.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • The Great Depression • Country Life • Medical History
Identifier: SC2015.038
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Special Collections Pamphlet Collection

by Various (1762 – 1985)

9 cartons,  2 boxes (10 linear feet)

The Special Collections Pamphlet Collection consists of over 800 published manuscripts discussing a wide variety of national and international topics. The materials date between 1762 and 1985. Similar topics have been grouped together, but may be found throughout the collection. Some of the major topics included in the collection are: race relations, Australia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, African American history, Native American history, military history (American Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War), education, industry, labor history, agriculture, railways, government and politics, international relations, socialism, communism, economics, prisons, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, prohibition, temperance, women's history and groups, and biographies and obituaries.

Identifier: SC2020.032
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Travel Diary of Rhode Island Woman

by Unknown (1940)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This travel diary was written in 1940 by an unknown woman who lived in Providence, Rhode Island. The 58 year old woman traveled to Glendale, California with her 21 year old daughter, Martha. The two left on October 7 and attended a convention in Kansas City, stopped in several cities before California, and rented an apartment in Glendale from November 3 to November 26, returning to Rhode Island afterwards.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.002
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment