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Postcard with a black and white photograph of Bridge Street during the 1908 flood on the front. Photograph is looking south down Bridge Street at the flooded stores, sandbags are stacked in the background near the bridge over the Kaw. At the bottom…

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Postcard with a colored image of Massachusetts Street on the front. Image is from the top of a building looking southwest. Image is a photograph colored in by hand. At the top of the right side "Lawrence, Kansas, Massachusetts Street" is typed in red…

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Postcard with a black and white photograph of the Lawrence Public Library on the front. Picture shows the front of the building. A white border is around the entire photograph. On the border below the photograph "Lawrence City Library (Carnegie),…

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An image of the Frazer's Hall, where the Lawrence Library Association held many of its lectures and entertainments, including the lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Prof. L.L.A. Oscanyan. The image shows a drawing of Frazer's Hall and a list of the…

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Brad Allen, director of the Lawrence Public Library talks about his time in the library, the design decisions that went into the 2014 renovation, and the place of the library in the community of Lawrence and the world. Access HERE

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A photograph of Massachusetts Street, looking south. The image shows a row of storefronts and businesses with carriages and people along the gravel road.

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An award the library received for the bond issue campaign to get funding for a new library.

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Postcard with a black and white photograph of Lawrence High School on the front. Photograph shows mostly the side of the building. The surrounding houses can be seen. At the bottom of the photograph is a black strip with "No. 6074. High School.…

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Postcard with a colored image of an aerial view of the milling district on the front. Image shows all of Bowersock Mills & Power Company along with the Kansas River and the U.S. 40 and 59 bridge. A white border is around the entire image. At the top…

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A letter from the Library Committee to an unspecified doctor (probably a template to send to every doctor in Lawrence) asking that the library may be informed of any persons suffering from tuberculosis, in order to limit their exposure to the library…

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Postcard with a black and white photograph of the Woolf Brothers Department Store on the front. Photograph depicts the inside of the store. At the bottom of the photograph "Woolf Brothers Lawrence, Kans." is printed in white ink. A white border is…

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Postcard with a black and white photograph of the Woolf Brothers Department Store on the front. Photograph depicts the inside of the store. At the bottom of the photograph "Woolf Brothers Lawrence, Kans." is printed in white ink. A white border is…

LPL_CirculatingLibraryAd_1866_p.100.pdf
A page from the 1866 Lawrence City Directory and Business Guide that contains an advertisement for J.S. Boughton's circulating library and reading room, located over George Leis's Drugstore on 90 Massachussetts Street.

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Postcard with a black and white photograph of the Jenny Wren Gingy Mix 10 Pony Hitch on the front. Photograph is of a man sitting at the front of a horse drawn carriage, man's head is another , 10 horses are hitched to the carriage and running. At…

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Postcard with a Zephyr Flour advertisement on the front. At the left side of the postcard is an illustration of a flour sack with wheat arms and wheat legs, the flour sack's face is winking, and the left hand is holding a loaf of bread. At the bottom…

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Postcard with a colored image of Bowersock Mills on the front. Image is of the two mills with the bridge in the foreground and the railroad tracks underneath. Image is a photograph colored in by hand. At the top of the left side "Home of Zephyr…

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Postcard with a colored image of Bowersock Mills on the front. Image is of the two mills with the bridge in the foreground and the railroad tracks underneath. Image is a photograph colored in by hand. At the top of the left side "Home of Zephyr…

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Postcard with a colored image of Bowersock Mills on the front. Image is of the two mills with the bridge in the foreground and the railroad tracks underneath. Image is a photograph colored in by hand. At the top of the left side "Home of Zephyr…

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Postcard with an advertisement for a play at the Bowersock Opera House. On the front of the postcard is a black and white photograph of two actors in costume on set. A white border is around the entire photograph. At the bottom border "A.H. Woods…

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Postcard with an advertisement for a play at the Bowersock Opera House. On the front of the postcard is a black and white photograph of two actors in costume on set. A white border is around the entire photograph. At the bottom border "A.H. Woods…

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Postcard with a colored image of Deichman's Crossing on the front. Image depicts the bridge above the Wakarusa River, beneath the bridge are people on a small boat. At the top of the right side "Lawrence, Kans., Scene on Wakarusa River, Deichman's…

DKT_FirstLLAMeeting_1866-03-08_p.3.pdf
A short newspaper article reccounting the details of the first meeting of the Lawrence Library Association and the temporary appointment of officers.

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A letter from Edward Bumgardner to the president of the Lawrence Public Library Board of Directors, J.R. Griggs, asking to convene a meeting for discussing the closing of the library during the diphtheria scare.

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A letter from Edward Bumgardner to the secretary of the Lawrence Public Library Board of Directors, C.S. Hall, asking to convene a meeting for discussing the reopening of the library after the passing of the diphtheria scare.