Category Archives: Library

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 Robert¹ 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

New Books March 2018

New stuff in the library last month.  The Beard collection includes about 20 3-ring binders full of materials.

Call Number Date Author Title
G-K 043 2017 Kaess, Brian Paul Kaess / Ochiltree / Swartz Family History
R-150 024 V 36 2017 Coweta Courier
R-180 208 V 53 2017 Illiana Genealogist
R-180 234 V 47 2017 Theakiki (The A-KI-KI)
R-210 HP 08 V 22-23 2016-2017 Harper County Connections
R-210 JO 06 V 44-45 2016-2017 The Johnson County Kansas Genealogist
R-210 MC 06 V 34 2015 Waconda Roots & Branches
R-210 SG 216 First Methodist Church Records 1890-1900
R-410 333 V 38 2017-2018 Blair County Genealogical Society Newsletter
R-610 127 V 67 2001 The Mayflower quarterly.
VB Beard Elbert Beard Jr. Collection
Online – Link in Catalog House, John M. Wolfhounds and Polar Bears in Siberia: America’s Military Intervention 1918 – 1920
Online – Link in Catalog 1981 McDonald, Roderick A. “Goods and Chattels”: The Economy of Slaves on Sugar Plantations in Jamaica and Louisiana

New Books for January 2018

Lots of yearbooks this month, plus some WWI resources…

Call Number Date Author Title
G-B 157 1969 Hatch, Alden The Byrds of Virginia
R-210 157 1977 Tolstead, Laura Kansas Rocks and Minerals
R-210 BU 24 1995 Circle High School True Blue
R-210 CQ 03 V 17-18 1999 Chautauqua County KS Gen Soc Gen-Tree
R-210 MN 19 1991 Ramona Rural High School Ramona Rural High School Class of 1941 50th Anniversary
R-210 RH 04 2014 Penka, Bradley R. Post Rock Country
R-210 RL 01 1991 Kansas State University Royal Purple
R-210 RL 01 1997 Kansas State University Royal Purple
R-210 SG 006 1946 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1960 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1972 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1975 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1979 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1985 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 008 1974 Friends University The Talisman
R-210 SG 008 1975 Friends University The Talisman
R-210 SG 210 1963 Wichita Southeast High School Hoofbeats
R-210 SG 210 1964 Wichita Southeast High School Hoofbeats
R-210 SG 211 2016 Wondra, Keith Old Cowtown Museum
R-210 SG 212 1994 Goddard High School Lionian
R-210 SG 212 1995 Goddard High School Lionian
R-210 SG 212 1996 Goddard High School Lionian
R-210 SG 212 1997 Goddard High School Lionian
R-210 SG 213 1991 Kapaun Mt Carmel High School Crusader
R-670 262 2014 Lang, Sean First World War for Dummies
Online – Link in Catalog 2017 Hirrel, Leo P. Supporting the Doughboys: US Army logistics and personnel during World War I
Online – Link in Catalog 1974 Hewitt, Linda J. Women Marines In World War I