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  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.  
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CallNo: C3-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Death Valley Treasures   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: 
Text: Death Valley Treasures - The real treasures to be found in Death Valley today by a thirsty tourist or TH'er is a drink of cool water at the hospitable Furnace Creek Ranch. The "treasures" that Death Valley Scotty found somewhere in the vicinity have never been located again. Most folks believe that Scotty's eastern friend supplied the money that built the fabulous desert (word crossed out, with arc under and above) retreat of the old desert rat. The author is shown before the ranch buildings as he crossed the valley last summer. Photo by author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Picture goes with it.
Subject: Death Valley
Furnace Creek Ranch
Harry E. Chrisman
ranches
  Related to:  P128-A5a
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CallNo: E15  
Descriptive Title: Photo envelope with negatives N159-N168   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin: April 25, 1961   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: Customer's Name: Harry E. Chrisman; Address: Times [other ink] Dead Coyotes on Fence; Size of Films: 120; No. of Prints Each Neg: 1; Special Instructions: Joseph Smalley - Rock Island super pix; Number of Prints: 10; Total Price: 105. [date stamp] Received Apr 25 5 56 AM '61; Southwest Photo Supply, Inc., 8 South Kansas, Liberal, Kansas; No. 338
Misc Info: Photo envelope which contained several negatives. The photos were ordered by Harry Chrisman, and had date of processing.
Subject: photo envelope
Harry E. Chrisman
Southwest Daily Times
coyotes
Joseph Smalley
Rock Island
Southwest Photo Supply, Inc.
Liberal, Kansas
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CallNo: E17-K  
Descriptive Title: Envelope containing negatives of illustrations for "The Hired Girl"   Type: 
Date of Origin: March 2, 1966   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: [front of envelope] -- Negatives -- Illustrations for "The Hired Girl" (written in red pencil); (label) Western History Department photocopy from Denver Public Library/ 1357 Broadway/ Denver, Colo. 80203/ Return Postage Guaranteed; For Harry E. Chrisman/ 10245 W. 14th Avenue/ Denver, Colorado 80215; DPL 31; (stamp) FIRST CLASS MAIL; (postage label) Denver COLO Mar-2'66; U.S. Postage .20 [back of envelope] Korolton Klasp - 6 x 9/ Karolton Envelope Division/ Kimberly-Clark Corporation/ West Carrollton, Ohio
Misc Info: Manila envelope with a clasp on the back. It has a postage label, first class mail stamp and mailing label on the front. The words "negatives/ illustrations for "The Hired Girl" written in red pencil.
Subject: "The Hired Girl" magazine or other publication
illustrations
Western History Department Denver Public Library
Harry E. Chrisman
manila envelope with clasp
Denver, Colorado
  Related to:  N195
N196
N197
N198
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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
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CallNo: E29  
Descriptive Title: Negatives/prints   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin: 1966   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/8 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: On front: Please make 2 (underlined) prints of each of these negatives (5x7" in size) and return negs. Bill me as usual. Old Neg's Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 Pd 10-31-66 (circled in red) (P.S. I owe you 3[5][cent sign] + will put it on next payment) Your invoice 790-39. HEC 12 On back: NO MOISTURE REQUIRED RAISE FLAP, THEN PRESS AND SEAL
Misc Info: This envelope had two negatives inside it.
Subject: Envelope
Prints
Negatives
Harry E. Chrisman
  Related to:  N103
N104
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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
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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
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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
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CallNo: L5-J2  
Descriptive Title: Letter from Hungate Family Historical Society   Type: Letter
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 11"   Condition: very good
Text: Dear Mr. Chrisman, Thank you for your letter of December 10, 1971 ... Sincerely [Carroll P. Hungate, MD] Dated 12-13-71 [letterhead] The Hungate Family Historical Society.
Misc Info: Goes with newspaper clipping and negative of Billy the Kid spurs.
Subject: Hungate Family Historical Society
Swallow Press
photographs
museum
Harry E. Chrisman
book
  Related to:  N37-J2
NC4-J2
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CallNo: L8-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Letter to Joe Fairchild from Chrisman   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: 3-29-76   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 11"   Condition: 
Text: Denver 3-29-76 To Joe Fairchild: Hi, Joe! As I re-filed the old photos of the lecturer and his phonograph etc. today I noticed a note by ?Mrs. Joe" stating you hand a Henton background. She mentioned the man from Oregon, George Henton, who wrote the Henton genealogy. I have a copy, now loaned to someone, but we never found the line to which we belong --- a Mary Henton, or Hinton (underlined) ---- who lived in Rockingham County, Va. (next paragraph) I am enclosing the family lines as I now have them, a copy, and if you are ever able to fill in anything on the Suters or Hintons, let me know. (next paragraph) Larry Kehn, my nieces husband, says you are old friends and sends his regards. He lives in Arvada, and we see them frequently. He has three girls and a boy, all half grown. (next paragraph) Hope you got the story I mailed a day or two ago which was in The Post Empire (underlined) section. Thanks for your help and regards. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Denver, 80215
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: Joe Fairchild
letter
Denver, Colorado
Edison phonograph
Mary Henton (Hinton)
Rockingham County, Virginia
Larry Kehn
Post Empire
Harry E. Chrisman
George Henton
  Related to:  E4-F1
P7-F2f1
P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1
P6-F2f1
P144-F1b
P145-F1b; P146-F1b; P147-F1b; P148-F1b; P149-F1b
P150-A2b11; P151-A3p; L7-F1ab
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CallNo: N158-A3f  
Descriptive Title: Engraving of the Windsor Hotel at Springfield, Kansas, on negative film   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1960   Provenance:
Size: 5 3/16 x 3 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: [on negative] Windsor Hotel . Springfield, Kansas . Jos. Waganer, Prop. HEC 1960 [on note with negative] Contains: Fairfield Engraving [enclosed in box] Windsor Hotel at Springfield, Kansas From pen and ink drawing by Harry E. Chrisman (Please save and return) [address stamp] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74, Bluebonnet Courts, Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Etching of the Windsor Hotel, taken from a drawing. The etching is done on negative-type film.
Subject: Windsor Hotel
Springfield, Kansas
Fairchild engraving
Jos. Waganer
Harry E. Chrisman
  Related to:  E14
Other: Note is in same protective sheet as negative. Note dimensions are 5 7/16 x 3 11/16. Note has tape on it.    

CallNo: NC9-H1d1  
Descriptive Title: Can Seward County "Afford" a fine museum?   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: 3-18-61   Provenance:
Size: 9 1/2 x 13 3/4"   Condition: fair
Text: Can Seward County "Afford" a fine museum? It has been wisely said that man's concepts necessarily rise ahead of his achievements... Chrisman hand wrote "This ad by HEC 3-18-61"
Misc Info: Has a form to clip off to mail with a contribution.
Subject: Seward County
museum
Seward County Historical Society
Kansas
Southwest Daily Times
Liberal, Kansas
Harry E. Chrisman
Fred J. Hill James Yoxall
Oliver S. Brown Robert W. Baughman
Lewis C. Eyman
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CallNo: P128-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Furnace Creek Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Furnace Creek Ranch [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry standing in front of the entrance to Furnace Creek Ranch. There are rock pillars holding up the sign.
Subject: Furnace Creek Ranch
Death Valley
ranches
Harry E. Chrisman
  Related to:  C3-A5a
Other: Typed comment goes with picture. Photo has tape on back top.    

CallNo: P164-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry E. Chrisman   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: [note] The author, GI-shovel on his shoulder, searches for the "lost spring" on the Cimarron. Photo courtesy author. [Photo courtesy author. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture of Chrisman from waist up holding a shovel. Has cowboy hat on.
Subject: Harry E. Chrisman
Fargo Springs
Cimarron
GI-shovel
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Other: Note is glued onto the picture.    

CallNo: P301-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Photo of Harry E. Chrisman   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1987   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [on back of photo] Make 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" [2" x 2 1/2" crossed out] Crop as indicated. Leave off frame. Photo of Harry E. Chrisman. Return to [stamp] Harry E. Chrisman, 10245 W. 14th Ave., Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamped twice in red ink] JUL 1987. [on sticky note] 138% .26/1.58
Misc Info: Photo of Harry Chrisman in a wooden frame. Frame is propped against wooden logs. Looks almost like images were imposed into the frame. There is a box drawn in red pencil around Harry Chrisman, cropping out the frame and rest of picture.
Subject: Harry E. Chrisman
picture frame
wooden logs
Denver, Colorado
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Other: Photo has tape on bottom back.    

CallNo: P306-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman accepts membership in Callaway, Nebraska   Type: Print
Date of Origin: June 26, 1967   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10 1/8   Condition: good
Text: Left: Harry E. Chrisman; Right: Frances Geschwindt; Callaway, Neb., June 26, 1967, "Centennial Day"; Frances Geschwind presenting Harry C with an Honorary Life Membership in 7 Valleys Historical Society, Callaway, Nebr. [address stamp] Harry E. Chrisman, 10245 W. 14th Ave., Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Harry on the left accepts a scroll of paper from a man. There is a trailer behind the two men, with women and one girl child sitting on it. Harry is dressed in a suit, and the other man has on slacks, a shirt and vest. He has glasses and a beard.
Subject: Harry E. Chrisman
Frances Geschwindt
Callaway, Nebraska
Centennial Day
7 Valley Historical Society
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CallNo: P319-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Corlett Gravesite   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [back] The author hold up [up crossed out] broken fragmen[ts] of cross on Arthu[r] F. Corlett grave together 2 col [?] 750 [circled] - 142 [circled] 56-61 p1[or pl]
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry holding together a cross on top of a gravestone. [Gravestone says] Arthur F. Corlett aged 23 years
Subject: Arthur F. Corlett
Grave
Cross
Harry E. Chrisman
Scrapbook
  Related to:  P345
Other: Photo has yellow glue marks on the back. Appears to have come from one of the scrapbooks. Notation made 56-61 p. 1[has 6 or b in the top right corner of 1] Scrapbook    

CallNo: P397-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Don Bell   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] DON BELL ON DEILS BIG BROTHER To Harry Don Bell [back] [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [stamped several times] ; 72
Misc Info: Photo is of a man riding a Saddle Bronc. The horses head is down and he is coming down on his front legs. His back legs are still touching the ground. There is a crowd behind a fence. Some are standing on top of something. Others are standing on ground. There are 2 or 3 men in the corral by the fence. There is a shadow of horse and rider under and to right of horse.
Subject: Saddle Bronc riding
Cowboys
Rodeo
Crowd
Fence
Corral
Deils Big Brother [horse]
Horse
Don Bell
Harry E. Chrisman
  Related to:  P394
P395
P396
P398
P399
Other: Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P399-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Don Bell   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1938   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] To Harry E Chrisman Don Bell 1938 [back] 72
Misc Info: Photo is of a man standing in front of a building. He is holding a saddle in his right hand and a bridle in his left hand. There is a window directly behind him. He is wearing a cowboy hat, boots, and jacket.
Subject: Don Bell
Cowboy
Harry E. Chrisman
Saddle
Bridle
Building
Window
  Related to:  P394
P395
P396
P397
P398
Other: Photo has tape on top front corners and tape marks on left bottom front side.    

CallNo: P404-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1934   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 13/16   Condition: excellent
Text: Harry E. Chrisman Camp Hill, Ala 1934 [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry Chrisman standing in front of a tree. There is a house in the background. He is in a suit and tie.
Subject: Harry E. Chrisman
Camp Hill, Alabama
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CallNo: P408-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman at Camp Hill, AL   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April 1934   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 13/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Harry E. Chrisman at Camp Hill, Ala April 1934 [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry Chrisman standing next to a tree. His right hand is holding on to the leaves of tree. There are 2 shadows of people on the ground in front of him. There is a wall behind him. Behind the wall is a tree. He is wearing a suit and tie.
Subject: Harry E. Chrisman
Camp HIll, Alabama
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CallNo: P415-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman after heart attacks   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1983   Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] <15> 07/83
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of Harry sitting in a chair. There is a huge cactus plant to the back, left of him. There are curtains in the windows behind him.
Subject: Harry E. Chrisman
Heart attack
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CallNo: P67-A3b1  
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Descriptive Title: Joseph B. Smalley Memorial Marker   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April '61   Provenance:Harry E. Chrisman collection
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front on marker] 1852-1922 Rock Island Lines seventieth anniversary October tenth. The memorial tree planted nearby is dedicated by the Rock Island in affectionate memory of Joseph B. Smalley who by his industry courage and loyalty through every vicissitude signally aided in the development of the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway into a great transportation system devoted to the public service. [back] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] 11 (circled) 24 (circled) [right angle] The Memorial Marker to Joseph B. Smalley at Rock Island Depot in Liberal. A large tree stands near Smalley's marker. Smalley was a Rock Island man who distinguished himself in service. - Photo courtesy Harry E. Chrisman Collection (sentence underlined). 133%
Misc Info: Photo is of a stone marker on the ground. It is dedicated to Joseph Smalley.
Subject: Joseph B. Smalley
Rock Island Railroad
tree
memorial marker
Rock Island Depot
Liberal, Kansas
Harry E. Chrisman Collection
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Other: Photo has tape mark on top back.    

CallNo: PC46-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Range cattle   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Range Cattle Dodge City, Kansas [back] POST CARD; Correspondence; Place postage stamp here; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; This space for the address.
Misc Info: Picture is of cattle standing next to a fence. There are more in the background with a holding pen behind those. Also has a windmill.
Subject: range cattle
cattle
Dodge City, Kansas
postcard
Harry E. Chrisman
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