logo


Liberal Memorial Library

Your Story Begins Here


Catalog Website
  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
Search   
CallNo: C6-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Book sales   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 3/4 x 4"   Condition: 
Text: Book sales Ed Wright's books; 3 (circled) Books (see Sale Book 10-5-71 + 1 later (circled); Pd Ed $6.00 on 12-21-71; 2 (circled) Books (6-22-72) (at Sheridan gifts) Paid Ed $10.00 on 6-30-72; Pd Virginia 12.00 - Oct 1975 to clean up acct after Ed's Death. Ed died March 31, 1975 at Valley Center, Cal.
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Ed Wright
Sheridan gifts
Virginia
March 31, 1975
Valley Center, California
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
L9-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
Other:    

CallNo: D9-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Old Cowboy Ed Wright on horse   Type: Document
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/4 x 8"   Condition: 
Text: about the author Ed Wright in my opinion ... [copy of document attached]
Misc Info: Has picture of Ed Wright on a horse. It was from a book dust jacket. Was in manila envelope. There are three of these.
Subject: cowboys
Ed Wright
rodeo clown
pardners
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Wyoming buckaroo
Barnum and Bailey Circus T. Joe Cahill
Gene Fowler Red Fenwick Denver Post
All-Round Wold Championship Plano, Illinois
Duarte, California horse trainer
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
Other:    

CallNo: E1-E1a4  
Descriptive Title: Envelope holding rodeo picture by Doubleday   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin: 1971 (pics were 1922)   Provenance:private collection - Doubleday
Size: 4 5/8 x 6 7/8"   Condition: good
Text: [front] Market Basket Photo Co. P.O. Box 2830 San Diego, California 92112 Third Class (crossed out) First Class 17 Rodeo Pix(& negatives) by Doubleday Scottsbluff, Nebr., Legion Rodeo July 4-5-6, 1922 Name - Harry E. Chrisman Address Denver, Colo. 80215 [postage stamp] San Diego Calif May 10 '71 U.S. Postage .36 T-N Meter 610879
Misc Info: Manila envelope shipped to Harry Chrisman from Market Basket Photo Co. Written in red - rodeo Pix and in pen Scottsbluff, Neb. Back of envelope has brown tape - top tape torn.
Subject: manila envelope
Market Basket Photo Co.
San Diego, California
rodeo pictures
rodeo negatives
Doubleday
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Legion Rodeo
Harry E. Chrisman
Denver, Colorado
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: E5-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Envelope from Ed Wright   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 7 x 10"   Condition: 
Text: OLD Cowboy ED WRIGHT P.O. Box 664 Valley Center, Calif. 92082 Died March 28, 1975; Letter from Ed; Wrote Virginia 5-19-75; Roster of OLD TIME COWBOYS ASSN.; Harry E. Chrisman Maverick Pub Co. 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colorado 80215; Book; (these are figures) 4 48 60 (line) 28.804; 70 60 (line) 42.00; 190 140 140 (line) 470; 140 3 (line) 420; 14
Misc Info: 
Subject: cowboys
Ed Wright
Valley Center, California
Old Time Cowboys Association
Harry E. Chrisman
Denver, Colorado
Maverick Publishing Co.
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
L9-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
Other:    

CallNo: E6-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Envelope from Ed Wright to Chrisman   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/4 x 9"   Condition: 
Text: If you don't ketch him in five days return to Old Cowboy Ed Wright Valley Center, Calif 92082; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Maverick Pub. Co. Denver, Colorado 80215; AIR MAIL; Valley Center, CA. Sep 13 - AM 92082; stamps of Francis Parkman American Historian U.S. Postage 3 (cents symbol); and a flag of United States with a building 8 (cents symbol)
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: Ed Wright
cowboys
Valley Center, California
Harry E. Chrisman
Maverick Publishing Co.
Denver, Colorado
stamps
Francis Parkman
stamps
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
L9-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
Other:    

CallNo: L13-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Letter from Hattie B. Willard   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: March 25, 1964   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 9"   Condition: very good
Text: La Crescenta Calif. Mar - 25/64 Mr. Chrisman - your very courteous letter need. I will attempt to answer though briefly & with little of interest to add. (next paragraph) Mr. Willard was born in Pott. Co. Kans. And never having lived in the area of which you speak he has nothing to add t the History. But as his wife also from Kansas I would be very pleased to read your book. "Lost Trails of the Cimarron." (next paragraph) In fact I have not reconstructed the areas through which the Cimarron River passed. I do remember that the Cim-River ran through Okla. Not too distant from Faxan. Respectfully yours, Mrs. Hattie B. Willard. 3736 Anderson Ave. La Crescenta Calif. Mrs. Willard 3736 Anderson Ave. La Crescenta, Calif. P.S. I enclose a "not very good picture" I hoped to find one that was autographed but failed at this time. Sent her copy of L.T.
Misc Info: Letter is handwritten in blue ink.
Subject: Jess Willard
Heavyweight champion of the world
Pott. Co. Kansas
Lost Trails of the Cimarron
Cimarron River
Oklahoma
La Crescenta, California
boxing
boxer
  Related to:  P202-F1b
Other:    

CallNo: L21-F2a1  
Descriptive Title: Letter to Market Basket Photo Co.   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: January 27, 1981   Provenance:
Size: 5 7/8 x 8 3/16"   Condition: good
Text: [front] Jan. 27, 1981 Market Basket Photo Co., P.O. Box 2830, San Diego, Calif. 92112 Hello: Laverne: I am sending you here with 19 photos to have reproduced into size 5x7-inch pictures. There may be one or two negatives in the group, so no need to make a negative for them, just use the negatives enclosed. Since I do not have your current Rate Sheet, please send me a bill and I shall remit before you send back the pictures. This material is for a book in process, so please get the work done for me at your earliest opportunity, Thanks Harry E. Chrisman Make 1 5x7" Photo (Glossy) of each. 19 Pix Enclosed. Return Pix with care, please. HEC [back] Box 213 rne, Oklahoma 73848 Buffalo, OK JAN 19 [?] PM 1981 738[?]4 [Buffalo, OK JAN 19 [?] PM 1981 738[?]4 is an ink stamp] [postage stamp] Furness 1839-1912 Penn Academy Philadelphia Architecture USA 15ยข Mr. Harry E. Chrisman I0245 West I4th Avenue Denver, Colorado 80215
Misc Info: Photo was with an 8x10 photo.
Subject: Photos
Negatives
Laverne
San Diego, California
Book
  Related to:  P457
Other: Letter looks like it was typed on an opened envelope.    

CallNo: L22-  
Descriptive Title: Letter to Grandpa   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: November 27, 1961   Provenance:
Size: 6 x 9"   Condition: good
Text: Nov. 27, 1961 Hi Grandpa: We took our trip to Santa Cruz and I am late sending these pictures to you. I was in such a rush before we left I didn't get around to it. I had no trouble finding them. We have had two nice rain storms in 1 week. The dust is settled and things look so nice + green. Larry got his mid term grades and he received a B average. We are so proud of him. Joan has been working at hte Telephone Co. for 3 months and likes it better every day. Her and John are still going out just as often. In fact he went to Santa Cruz with us. Glenn is 5 ft. 8 in and weighs 125 lbs. Quite a boy. Lawrence and I are as sassy as ever and I'm not going to tell you how much I weigh! Ha I gained 2 lbs on the trip. I'm going to get this letter off right away with the pictures. Love Flo + Family
Misc Info: Letter was in with photo P475.
Subject: Grandpa
Family
Santa Cruz, California
Larry
Joan
John
Glenn
Lawrence
Flo
  Related to:  P475
Other:    

CallNo: L3-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Letter about Mildred Douglas Chrisman   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: April 16, 1982   Provenance:
Size: 5 7/8 x 8 5/16"   Condition: good
Text: April 16, 1982 Dear Don: On this day, 1943, my old Dad died at Scottsbluff, Nebr. where he had lived for many years, since 1920 ... Be sure to return photo and negative when through with them. Yours, Mark [back] xter A World Economic Service Putnam Avenue, P.O. Box 2200 Connecticut 06836 [postage stamp] Cutchogue NY P.B. Meter 3317229 U.S. Postage .10 9 (9 underlined)
Misc Info: Response to L2-F1a; letter to unknown person from unknown person; all typed except for signature - on some type of business paper.
Subject: Mildred Douglas Chrisman
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Wyomin
Montana
ranchers
horsemen
draft horses
rodeo photos
California
  Related to:  L2-F1a
L4-Fb5
Other:    

CallNo: L4-Fb5  
Descriptive Title: letter about Pat and Mildred Chrisman   Type: Letter
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: [letterhead] the World of Rodeo and Western Heritage P.O. Box 660 Billings, Montana 59103 . (406) 245-2313 [letter] Mark - Your pic and neg rec this AM give neg to mu Daughter who is into Photographer in school and she made me a pic. Thanks much ole Buddy - ... Stay well kid and Minnie too. showing like hell and I'll rush over and get this fine pic back on bedground. Adios R.r. [top, handwritten] Re. Pat Chrisman & Mildred (Douglas) Chrisman [bottom of letter] dedicated to the advancement of rodeo and preservation of western heritage [accompanying letter on same letterhead] Ore N. (Pat) Chrisman was born on his Fathers Homestead north of Gerinmo Okla. Terr. in 1890 ... I have written Mildreds Bio for Wold of Rodeo. R.R.
Misc Info: Response to L3-F1a; letter to unknown person from unknown person; all typed except Re: at top of page; on business letterhead.
Subject: Ore N. (Pat) Chrisman
Mildred Chrisman
animal trainer
Lawton, Oklahoma Great Plains Museum Smootsy
Bliss, Oklahoma
Miller Bros 101 Wild West
tight wire WOR (World of Rodeo)
The World of Rodeo and Western Heritage
Oklahoma territory billy goats Vaudeville leopard
cowboy Tom Mix California Mixville Studios
  Related to:  L2-F1a
L3-F1a
Other:    

CallNo: N75-F24  
Descriptive Title: Man getting in car, woman standing beside car   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: VP (triangle with top pointing right) 1; VP (triangle with top pointing right) 2; Kodak VP 6041; Kodak VP; [tag] 1935 California 1H (DLR, each letter on top of the next, in a line) 743
Misc Info: Man about to get in car; automobile pulling trailer; woman at right wearing robe, hair possibly in curlers; man wearing suit
Subject: man
woman
automobile
trailer
driveway
trees
Kodak
California
suit dress hat
robe curlers car
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: N77-B1a1  
Descriptive Title: Men in car with travel trailer   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak VP6041; Kodak VP6041; VP (triangle with top pointing right)17; VP (triangle with top pointing right)18 [tag] California 4W1764 [building] [?] Hofbrau
Misc Info: Two men sit in convertible automobile; car is pulling travel trailer; car parked in front of building
Subject: automobile
men
travel trailer
building
car
windows
doorway
steps railing fence
Hofbrau trees shrubs Kodak
street driveway California
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: NC3-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Christensen Brothers bareback riding   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin:    Provenance:newspaper
Size: 4 2/8 x 6 3/8   Condition: fair
Text: [caption] Snipper of the Christensen Brothers bareback band goes every which direction at the Oakdale Rodeo last month. Charley Castles of Hanford, California, still looks to be in pretty good shape. (Hyder Photo) [on back is rodeo results and another picture]
Misc Info: Newspaper ha tear in top middle; photo of cowboy getting bucked off bareback; back side has rodeo results and picture of another bareback rider.
Subject: Christensen Brothers
bareback
Oakdale Rodeo
Oakdale
Charley Castles
Hanford, California
Hyder cowboys horses rodeo arena
fence pole
grandstands
spectators
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: NC7-E1a3  
Descriptive Title: Bareback broncs   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 7 3/4 x 9"   Condition: fair
Text: It's the old hometown dance at the Springville, Calif., rodeo as these two Golden State Rodeo Co. bareback horses get up on one toe. Believe it or not, the horse on the left is Livermore, and rider Dennis Kiely lives in that California town; on the right is a bronc named Oakland, and that's where Steve Cosea hails from. Got a little wild at Springville. (Hyder Photo)
Misc Info: 
Subject: cowboys
bareback broncos
Springville, California
Golden State Rodeo Co.
Livermore
Dennis Kiely
Oakland
Steve Cosca Livermore, California
Oakland, California
Hyder Photo
  Related to:  E7-F2f1
Other:    

CallNo: P202-F1b  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Jess Willard Heavyweight champion   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Repro-DeHaven, Chicago [back] Jess Willard Heavyweight Champion of the World - 1917. Jess' wife: Mrs. Hattie B. Willard 3736 Anderson Ave La Crescenta, Calif.
Misc Info: Picture is of a man in a fighting stance with left arm outstretched.
Subject: Jess Willard
Heavyweight champion of the world
1917
boxing
Hattie B. Willard
La Crescenta, California
  Related to:  L13-F1b
Other:    

CallNo: P410-F1b  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman and Harry Merer Old army pals   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1978   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Harry E. Chrisman and Harry Merer Old Army Pals San Francisco 1978
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of 2 men standing on a bridge. They have their arms interlocked. The bridge is red or orange. There are trees in the background.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Harry Merer
Army
Army pals
San Francisco, California
Japanese Tea Garden
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on top and bottom front. They are at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California    

CallNo: P411-F1ab  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Harry Merer and Catherine Chrisman at Don Quixote statue   Type: Print
Date of Origin: June 1978   Provenance:
Size: 3 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Harry Merer + Catherine Chrisman at Don Quixote statue - Golden Gate Park San Fran Cal June 1978
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of a man sitting down beside a statue. A woman is holding on the the statues head and pointing at his neck. There is a statue across the street behind them. That statue is surrounded by a hedge. There is a building in the right background. Cars are parked by building.
Subject: Harry Merer
Catherine Chrisman
Don Quixote
Statue
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on top and bottom front.    

CallNo: P412-F1ab  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman making love to Don Quixote in Golden State Park   Type: Print
Date of Origin: June 1978   Provenance:
Size: 3 3/8 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Cathy making love to Don Quixote in Golden State Park, San Francisco June 1978
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of Harry and Catherine standing by a statue. Harry is facing the camera with his hand on statue's shoulder. Catherine is bending over to kiss statue on lips. There is another statue in front of the one they are touching.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Catherine Chrisman
Don Quixote
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on top and bottom front.    

CallNo: P413-F1ab  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Harry and Catherine Chrisman   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1978   Provenance:
Size: 3 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [no text on photo]
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of Harry and Catherine standing on a bridge. They are in the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park San Francisco, California. The bridge is red or orange. There is a Japanese building behind them on the left.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Catherine Chrisman
Japanese Tea Garden
San Francisco, California
Trees
Bridge
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on top and bottom front.    

CallNo: P414-F1ab  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Harry and Catherine Chrisman   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1978   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Harry E. Chrisman and Catherine Chrisman San Fran 1978
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of Harry and Catherine Chrisman standing together. Harry's arm is around Catherine's shoulders. They are in front of a pond with rocks in it. There are trees in the background and a statue. There is a building in the far background. There is a mountain behind the building.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Catherine Chrisman
San Francisco, California
Golden Gate Park
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on top and bottom front. They are in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.    

CallNo: P478-F2b5  
larger image
Descriptive Title: C. E. Hancock Caravan   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1922   Provenance:
Size: 1 3/4 x 3 1/8   Condition: poor
Text: [back] CRH ; Enlarge to 4 1/4 x 2 1/2" ; C.E. Hancock Caravan Nov 1919 [1919 is lined out] 1922 leaving Liberal Kansas Nov. 7th for California we arrived in [mususkee?] camp ground Nov 24 - 1919 [1919 is lined out] 1922 in Long Beach ; (according to Pauline) ; 8 [typed note] Copy [copy is underlined] [?] C-3 [[?] is crossed out] [C-3 is circled] ; The C. E. Hancock Caravan as it departed from Liberal, Kansas in November 1922 for Long Beach, California. Charles and Lottie Grace stand beside the Apperson 8. At rear are other family members. This marked the end of their Kansas years. ; [line under paragraph] ; Enlarge photo to 4 1/4 x 2 1/2" [note] Please note on back, date says Nov. 1919, and Pauline says it should be Nov. 1922. Ok [ok circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of a caravan of automobiles and one trailer with the Little House on Wheels on it. There are people standing around the automobiles. There is a building on the left.
Subject: Hancock Family
Apperson 8
Liberal, Kansas
Long Beach, California
  Related to:  P477-
Other:    

CallNo: P497-A2a11  
larger image
Descriptive Title: C. E. Hancock's house with a car and trailer   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1934   Provenance:
Size: 7 13/16 x 10   Condition: poor
Text: [back] CRH ; One of the 1933-34 [insert mark] Little Trailer at C.E. Hancock Home in ; 1934 License Plate [1934 License Plate is circled] ; 2 prints 4x5 ; This is the lovely big old California style house dad built in Bell Gardens. The book has the approx date.
Misc Info: Photo is of an automobile and trailer parked in a driveway of a Spanish style house. House has Spanish tiles on roof. There is a tree and bushes around house.
Subject: Hancock house
automobile
trailer
house
Bell Gardens, California
  Related to:  P496-
P484-
P485-
P486-
P487-
P488-
P489-
P493-
Other: Photo is torn, wrinkled and stained in front. Photo has tape and a tape tear mark on back. Back is stained and torn.    

CallNo: P522-A2a7  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Hancock house in1940s   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1940s   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 4 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] CRH ; Ed + Lottie Hancock home in Whittier built approx. - early 40's ; VELOX ; E12
Misc Info: Photo is of a house. There is a porch in front. There is a truck or auto on the right side. The yard is overgrown.
Subject: Hancock House
Whittier, California
House
Automobile
Truck
Porch
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: P526-B1a3  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Hancock Trailer and house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1934   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] J-3 [J-3 is underlined] ; Make 4 1/4 x 3 1/2" ; HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy J-3 One of the 1933-34 models of The Little Trailers, at the C. E. Hancock home in Bel Gardens, in California. Photo courtesy C.E. Hancock [C.E. Hancock is x'd out] C. R. Hancock. [Photo courtesy C.E. Hancock [C.E. Hancock is x'd out] C. R. Hancock. is underlined] [job form] Job #302760H Ref # 37 .14/1.16 Page # 144-U B HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 101%
Misc Info: Photo is of an automobile with a trailer on back. It is parked in the driveway of a house with Spanish roof tile on it. There are bushes and a tree on the side of the house.
Subject: Hancock
House
Automobile
Trailer
Spanish tile roof
Trees
Bushes
Bel Gardens, California
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape marks on back. Note and job form have tape on the front.    

CallNo: P528-A2a11  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Hancock home in Whittier   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] CRH ; Whittier Home ; H 15 ; KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a home. There are buildings next to it. There is a man sitting on a fence. There is a paved road in front of him and the house. There are several wagon wheels beside him. The fence he is sitting on has huge wagon wheels used as fence posts.
Subject: Charles Hancock
Whittier Home of Hancock
Whittier, California
  Related to: 
Other: