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"Bleeding Kansas"

George Washington Clayton diary

Kansas earned its nickname May 1856 when a pro-slavery faction confronted an anti-slavery group in Lawrence.

The confrontation turned violent.  This incident became known as the "Sacking of Lawrence."  George Washington Clayton was a merchant in Leavenworth City at the time.  He w

Celebrate Poetry Month

Anvil of Roses

 April is National Poetry Month.  Here's one from local poet laureate, Thomas Hornsby Ferril.

Thomas Hornsby Ferril published Anvil of Roses, his

Sanctus Sonorensis

Sanctus Sonorensis
Sanctus Sonorensis

One of the perks of working in WH/G is getting to see interesting and inspiring artists books.  Sanctus Sonorensis beautifully addresses the topic of immigration in the American southwest. 

While on a sabbatical in New Mexico, book artist Philip

Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico

Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico

This week Manuscript Mondays continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with collections featuring symphony conductor Antonia Brico.

Antonia Brico (1902-1989) was born in the Netherlands of Italian and Dutch parents, and immigrated to the USA in 1908.

Manuscript Monday: Muriel Sibell Wolle

Manuscript Monday: Muriel Sibell Wolle

March is Women’s History Month, and this week’s Manuscript Monday features a collection from painter, designer, photographer, explorer, teacher, and historian, Muriel Sibell Wolle.  Read on!

Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes

Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes
Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes

Good day to everyone in the blogosphere.  Manuscript Mondays is back just in time to celebrate Black History Month with the Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers.  Read on!

 

February is Black History Month.

Women's Professional Baseball

The Springfield Sallies preparing to play the Chicago Colleens.

The 1992 movie, A League of Their Own, was based upon the All American Girls Baseball League formed in 1943 by chewing-gum magnate Philip Wrigley.

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

The National Western Stock Show is happening right now!  Did you know Western History & Genealogy is home to several collections featuring Stock Show material? 

As you read in an earlier WHG blog, the Stock Show is taking place until the 22nd of January.

Seven Awesome Letters

Whitman Mission, Oregon Territory WHJ-10644

 

 

 

 

Season's Greetings

Fun in the snow

Happy Holidays

Season's Greetings from the staff of the Western History and Genealogy Department.