All posts by Julia, Librarian

New Books September 2018

Lots of new books in September. We received a generous donation of books on photography and identifying old photographs — a terrific resource! Thanks, Gary!

Call Number Date Author Title
G-C 136 1989 Griffin, Virginia Cope Me and Mine in the Sunflower State
G-S 148 1974 Kaufman, Ed. G. The Jacob Schrag Family Record 1836-1974
I 277 1958 Pollack, Peter The picture history of photography: from the earliest beginnings to the present day.
I 278 1982 Newhall, Beaumont The history of photography: from 1839 to the present
I 279 2009 Gustavson, Todd Camera: a history of photography from daguerreotype to digital
I 280 2002 Schimmelman, Janice Gayle American photographic patents 1840-1880: the daguerreotype & wet plate era
I 281 1980 Gilbert, George Photography: the early years : a historical guide for collectors
I 282 1948 Johnson, Robert The art of retouching and improving negatives and prints,
I 283 1898 Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs
I 284 1892 How to Make Photographs and a Descriptive Catalogue of Materials for the Amateur Photographer
I 285 1872 Illustrated Descriptive Price List of Photographic Apparatus Manufactured and Sold by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co.
I 286 1856 Ellis, M. H. The Ambrotype and Photographic Instructor or, Photography on Glass and Paper
I 287 1976 Newhall, Beaumont The daguerreotype in America
I 288 1995 1990 The Daguerreian annual: official yearbook of the Daguerreian Society
I 289 2003 Berg, Paul K. 19th century photographic cases and wall frames
I 290 2001 Kenny, Adele Photographic cases: Victorian design sources, 1840-1870
I 291 2007 Schimmelman, Janice Gayle The tintype in America, 1856-1880
I 292 2005 Hannavy, John Case Histories: the Packaging and Presentation of the Photographic Portrait in Victorian Britain 1840-1875
I 293 1981 Darrah, William C. Cartes de visite in nineteenth century photography
I 294 1999 Wichard, Richard Victorian Cartes-de-visites
I 295 1981 McCulloch, Lou W. Card photographs: a guide to their history and value
I 296 2006 Bogdan, Robert Real photo postcard guide: a guide to their history and value
I 297 1981 Morgan, Hal Prairie fires and paper moons: the American photographic postcard, 1900-1920
I 298 1972 Caring for photographs: display, storage, restoration
I 299 2010 Taylor, Maureen Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to care for your family photographs from daguerreotypes to digital images
I 300 1986 Reilly, James M Care and identification of 19th-century photographic prints
I 301 Rudd, David Guide to Identifying Early Photographs: A Pocket Manual
I 301 a 2000 Dating old photographs, 1840-1929
I 301 b 2000 Dating old photographs, 1840-1929
I 302 1999 Mace, O. Henry Collector’s guide to early photographs
I 303 2013 Clark, Gary Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, and Tintypes
I 304 2013 Clark, Gary 19th Century Card Photos KwikGuide: A step-by-step guide to identifying and dating Cartes-de-visite and Cabinet Cards
I 305 2016 Clark, Gary 20th Century Photographs KwikGuide: A step-by-step guide to identifying and dating vintage photos from 1900 to 1950
I 306 2013 Clark, Gary Real Photo Postcards KwikGuide: A guide to identifying and dating real photo postcards of the 20th century
R-210 CN 02 1995 Directory of St. Francis High School Graduates 1901-1995
R-210 HV 20 1987 Kaufman, Edna Ramseyer The Thresher Table: Celebrating the First Hundred Years of Bethel College
R-210 SG 229 1989 Jaax, Ada St. Joseph Church, Andale, Kansas
R-210 SU 38 1992 Thurber, Brenda Reflections of Sumner County Kansas
R-300 288 1948 Garwood, Darrell Crossroads of America: the story of Kansas City
Online – link in catalog Goddard Woman’s Club Scrapbooks
Online – link in catalog 2018 Owens, Patrick J. Picatinny: The First Century

Power-Up SIG Notes: Family Reunions

Researching Family Reunions

  • Reunions were big around the turn of the previous century
  • Frequently mentioned in local newspapers — look for lists of guests (a good place for clues to women’s married names)
  • Many were structured, with annual minutes and scrapbooks.  Look in local libraries, museums. I found one digitized on FamilySearch.org

Hosting Family Reunions

New Books July 2018

We had some interesting book donations last month, so there are new books on the shelves!

Call Number Date Author Title
A-600 027 1891 Cram’s Imperial Office Directory and Reference Atlas of the United States
G-A 053 2001 Boyer, Carl Medieval English ancestors of Robert Abell
G-B 160 V 1 1987 Finley, Rex Bird Thomas Bird of Holmes County, Ohio, and his Descendants
G-D 077 1936 Doubleday, John M. Our Ancestors
G-H 154 1903 Haworths in America: Reunions of 1899 and 1902
G-M 101 1991 Monroe, James Harrison Journey from Ross-Shire
G-S 147 Intl Stoddard, Charles Stoddard Tribeloid
G-S 147 N 01-28 Stoddard, Charles Stoddard Tribeloid
G-S 147 N 29-43 Stoddard, Charles Stoddard Tribeloid
G-W 092 V 01 1991 Moore, Kay Kirlin Descendants of Roger Williams
G-W 092 V 01a 1991 Moore, Kay Kirlin Descendants of Roger Williams
G-W 092 V 03 1991 Moore, Kay Kirlin Descendants of Roger Williams
G-W 092 V 04 1991 Moore, Kay Kirlin Descendants of Roger Williams
Online – link in catalog Pearson Photograph Collection
Online – link in catalog 1903 Edson, Jarvis Bonesteel Edsons in England and America and genealogy of the Edsons,
Online – link in catalog 1933 Jacobus, Donald Lines The Bulkeley genealogy;
Online – link in catalog 1921 Powers, William H. Powers-Banks ancestry: traced in all lines to the remotest date obtainable, Charles Powers, 1819-1871, and his wife Lydia Ann Banks, 1829-1919
Online – link in catalog 1898 Trumbull, James Russell History of Northampton, Massachusetts, from its settlement in 1654;
R-060 127 V 07-10 Tyrrell Branches
R-060 127 V 11-14 Tyrrell Branches
R-060 127 V 15-18 Tyrrell Branches
R-210 SG 227 1998 1998 Wichita High School East Echoes
R-420 013 V 16 1992 Rhode Island Genealogical Register
R-420 013 V 18 1994 Rhode Island Genealogical Register
R-420 013 V 19 1995 Rhode Island Genealogical Register
R-420 013 V 20 1996 Rhode Island Genealogical Register
R-420 021 2004 Sterling, John E. South Kingstown, Rhode Island historical cemeteries
R-420 022 2009 Sterling, John E. Newport, Rhode Island colonial burial grounds
R-H 153 1986 Dennis, Ruth The homes of the Hoovers
VB Beard V 03 AL Mor Elbert Beard Jr. Collection
VB Beard V 03 AL St-Wi Elbert Beard Jr. Collection
VB Beard V 03 NC 1 Elbert Beard Jr. Collection
VB Beard V 03 TN Elbert Beard Jr. Collection
VB Miles V 01 Harris, Marcelyn Dora Miles Marcelyn Miles Harris Collection
VB Miles V 02 Harris, Marcelyn Dora Miles Marcelyn Miles Harris Collection
VB Miles V 03 Harris, Marcelyn Dora Miles Marcelyn Miles Harris Collection
VB Miles V 04 Harris, Marcelyn Dora Miles Marcelyn Miles Harris Collection
VB Miles V 05 Harris, Marcelyn Dora Miles Marcelyn Miles Harris Collection

New Records: The Book Club

MHGS has just finished digitizing the records of The Book Club, a women’s club that was founded in 1914 and continues to meet today.

Each year, The Book Club members each select a book for the group to read; these books are passed between members.  The club meets each month between September and May; members take turns hosting and providing meeting programs on topics relating to art, literature, culture and history.

The club was profiled in the Wichita Eagle at the time of their 100th anniversary: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article3547958.html

Their records include meeting minutes and annual yearbooks, which contain membership lists, book lists, and meeting topics.  They provide an interesting glimpse into the intellectual lives of Wichita women starting in 1914.  The records are sparse for the first 10 years, and more complete after that.

MHGS has digitized the records and created an index of member names. They are available for research at the MHGS library.

New Books May 2018

Several new books in the library this month:

Call Number Date Author Title
R-210 SG 217 1986 Colwich Saga: Colwich, Kansas 1886 – 1986 Centennial Edition
R-210 SG 219 1954 The 20th Century Club Cook Book
R-210 SG 220 1993 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Beyond Lutfisk
R-210 SG 221 1982 Epworth United Methodist Church Epworth United Methodist Church Cook Book
R-210 SG 222 V 2 Wichita Eagle Rare Recipes and Budget Savers
R-210 SG 223 1994 1990 Wichita-Sedgwick County Community Profile
VB Beard Elbert Beard Jr. Collection
R-210 SF 05 1954 Class of 1929 St. John High School 25th Anniversary
R-210 SG 006 1945 1945 Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1943 1943 Parnassus
R-210 SG 023 1968 1968 Wichita State University Women’s Association
R-210 SG 045 1941 1941 Wichita State University Campus Directory
R-210 SG 045 1943 1943 Wichita State University Campus Directory
R-210 SG 045 1944 1944 Wichita State University Campus Directory
R-210 SG 045 1945 1945 Wichita State University Campus Directory
R-210 SG 045 1947 1947 Wichita State University Campus Directory
R-210 158 1988 Bader, Robert Smith Hayseeds, moralizers, and Methodists: the twentieth-century image of Kansas
R-630 124 V1 1973 Catlin, George Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians;
R-630 124 V2 1973 Catlin, George Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians;
R-670 264 1988 Langguth, A. J. Patriots: the men who started the American Revolution
R-210 SG 224 1942 1942 McClure, Russell E. Wichita’s City Government: A Report of the City Manager