History of the Lawrence Public Library

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Title

History of the Lawrence Public Library

Subject

Libraries -- Kansas -- Douglas County
Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)
History -- Kansas
Biography -- Kansas

Description

Resources related to the history of the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas.

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Collection Items

Members of First Party Going to Lawrence in 1854
A group picture of members of the First Emigrant Aid Company Party: Dr. Harrington, Ferdinand Fuller, George W. Goss, J.F. Morgan were all members of the first group going to Lawrence in 1854 from Massachusetts. Dr. Harrington and Ferdinand Fuller…

Massachusetts Street, looking south, 1868
A photograph of Massachusetts Street, looking south. The image shows a row of storefronts and businesses with carriages and people along the gravel road.

Massachusetts Street, East Side Looking South, Summer 1876
A photograph of Massachusetts Street taken the summer of 1876. The photograph shows a gravel road and a row of horse-drawn carts parked in front of various storefronts, one marked "Coal"

Massachusetts Street, East Side Looking North, Summer 1876
A photograph of Massachusetts Street taken the summer of 1876. The photograph shows a gravel road and a row of horse-drawn carts parked in front of various storefronts, including a drug store and a liquor and cigar store. Also visible are a row of…

Businesses on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kan., 1890
A photograph of Massachusetts Street showing businesses along the west side of the 700 block. The first building on the left is Geo. Leis Drugs, where the Lawrence City Library was housed from 1866 to 1873. The second building is a bookstore. The…

Title Page of the Catalogue of the City Library of Lawrence, Kansas, 1892
The title page of the Catalogue of the City Library of Lawrence, Kansas, a catalogue of all the books in the library's collection at that date.

Quantrill's Raid Victims, Dr. J.F. Griswold, H.W. Baker, Josiah C. Trask, and S.M. Thorpe
Portraits of four men shot down together during Quantrill's Raid, Dr. J.F. Griswold, H.W. Baker, Josiah C. Trask, and S.M. Thorpe, compiled for Richard Cordley's A History of Lawrence, Kansas (1895). The four men were lodging with their families in…

Picture of the Lawrence City Library Interior, 1895
Image shows the interior of the reading room of the Lawrence City Library in 1895. Two bookshelves stand on either side of a doorway through which a work table is visible. Four young men sit at the table perusing library materials. In the…

Picture of the Lawrence National Bank Building, 1895
Image shows the exterior of the Lawrence National Bank on what now is 647 Massachussetts Street. From 1873-1904, the Lawrence City Library held three rooms in the first floor.

Edward Bumgardner
A portrait of Edward Bumgardner, longtime member of the Lawrence Public Library Board of Directors and major donor and patron of the Lawrence Public Library. The photograph shows him at about 25 to 35 years of age, wearing a dark suit and polka dot…

Children's Department, 1935
A photograph of children gathered in the Children's Department in the basement of the Carnegie Library.

Expanded Carnegie Library Exterior, 1938
An image of the exterior of the Carnegie building that housed the Lawrence Public Library from 1904-1971. This picture shows the expansion to the building made in 1937, where the back was squared off and the basement was remodeled

Expanded Carnegie Library Interior, 1938
An image of the interior of the Carnegie building that housed the Lawrence Public Library from 1904-1971. This picture shows the librarian's desk in the foreground with the book stacks in the background. On the right, the reading room is visible…

Expanded Carnegie Library Interior, 1938
An image of the interior of the Carnegie building that housed the Lawrence Public Library from 1904-1971. This picture shows the librarian's office with a desk, a calendar from the year 1938 and the grandfather clock gifted by Mrs. Charles Robinson…

Expanded Carnegie Library Children's Department, 1938
An image of the interior of the Carnegie building that housed the Lawrence Public Library from 1904-1971. This picture shows the children's department housed in the basement. A long table with a globe is visible in the foreground. In the…

Expanded Carnegie Library Children's Department, 1938
An image of the interior of the Carnegie building that housed the Lawrence Public Library from 1904-1971. This picture shows the children's department housed in the basement. A long table is visible in the foreground. In the background are the…

Children's Department, 1952
The photograph shows a group of children gathered by the librarian's desk in the basement children's department of the Carnegie Library. In the background are the stacks, with newly released books displayed all along the top of the shelves, some of…

Children in the Library, 1952
This photograph shows two children, a boy and a girl, sitting on the floor among the stacks of the children's department. They are both holding stereoscopes and appear to be in the act of browsing through stereoscopic images.

Children's Department, 1954
A photograph of children reading in the basement children's department of the Carnegie library.

New Library Photocopier, 1963
An article in the Lawrence Journal-World about the new library copying service.

New Library Record Player, 1964
An article in the Lawrence Journal-World about the new service in the Lawrence Public Library providing a record player with earphones to listen to records at the library before checking them out. The article features a photograph of two young…

Microfilm Addition, 1964
An article in the Lawrence Journal-World announcing the new microfilm service in the library. Accompanying it is a photograph of a woman sitting at the microfilm desk situated at the balcony of the Carnegie Library.

New Reference Service, 1965
An article in the Lawrence Journal-World announcing the new service the Lawrence Public Library is offering: a Reference service center that can be accessed by phone or in person.

New Device For Librarians, 1968
An article in the Lawrence Journal-World showing the new telecopier service in the library. It features a picture of Wayne Mayo, head librarian, demonstrating the new device for the members of Northeast Kansas Libraries.
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