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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: C11-H1c  
Descriptive Title: Caption to May Jackson Grave   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/4"   Condition: good
Text: The new gravestone erected over May Jackson's grave in the Liberal, Kansas, cemetery by popular subscription of the people of the area. No gift was allowed to exceed 25¢ Sonny Jones, local memorial supplier, supervised the design and placement. Photo by Joe Cannon.
Misc Info: 
Subject: Grave
May Jackson
cemetery
Ed. A. Woeckener
  Related to:  P225-H1c
P226-F1a
P227-F1b
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CallNo: C12-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Caption to photo of May Jackson   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 3/4 x 2"   Condition: excellent
Text: Above, May Jackson, 18, who took her life over the love of her circus bandmaster sweetheart. Below, the gravestone erected by the citizens of Liberal, Kansas, in the Liberal cemetery where she is buried.
Misc Info: Caption to photo P226-F1a
Subject: May Jackson   Related to:  P225-H1c
P226-F1a
P227-F1b
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CallNo: P225-H1c  
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Descriptive Title: May Jackson - gravestone   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1915   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [Front] MAY JACKSON 1897-1915 DOWNS FITZGERALD [has red box around Jackson grave stone with x's around it [Back] Reduce to 2" wide, 1" deep (stone only) Copy D-3 May Jackson grave in Liberal, KS. Cemetery Return to Harry Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Comment note C11: The new gravestone erected over May Jackson's grave in the Liberal, Kansas, cemetery by popular subscription of the people of the area. No gift was allowed to exceed 25¢ Sonny Jones, local memorial supplier, supervised the design and placement. Photo by Joe Cannon. This comment was taped to back of P225. Photo has tape on back top.
Subject: gravestone
cemetery
band master
May Jackson
Ed A. Woeckener
  Related to:  P226-F1a
P227-F1b
C11-H1c
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CallNo: P226-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Photo of May Jackson   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1910s   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [front] Miss Jackson who committed suicide and buried in Liberal Cemetery. Al[z]. Barnes Circus. Red lines framing face with x to the left and a big x over words. [back] Reduce to 3 1/4 x 2 3/4" Copy D-3 [D-3 circled] Property of HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamped twice] [HARRY E. CHRISMAN Liberal, Kansas address stamped once and covered with Denver address stamp]
Misc Info: Comment note C12 attached to P226: Above, May Jackson, 18, who took her life over the love of her circus bandmaster sweetheart. Below, the gravestone erected by the citizens of Liberal, Kansas, in the Liberal cemetery where she is buried. Photo has tape on top back.
Subject: May Jackson
woman
suicide
Liberal cemetery
Barnes Circus
Ed A. Woeckener
  Related to:  P225-H1c
P227-F1b
C12
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CallNo: P227-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Ed A. Woeckener   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1915   Provenance:
Size: 4 3/8 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [front] Trombonist - Bandmaster Barne's Circus 1913-14-15 Ed A. Woeckener Permanet Address P.O. Box 10, Eric, PA. [back] Reduce to 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" Property of HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE E, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [stamp]
Misc Info: Sweetheart of May Jackson. Photo has tape on top back.
Subject: Ed A. Woeckener
man
bandmaster
Barnes Circus
trombonist
1910s
May Jackson
  Related to:  P226-F1a
P225-H1c
C13
Other: Note taped to photo: Job # 302760H [order form]    

CallNo: P323-H1c3  
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Descriptive Title: May Jackson's Grave   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1954   Provenance:
Size: 3 3/16 x 4 11/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] May Jackson Grave Liberal, Kansas Taken 1954 Return to Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 BBC Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Photo is of a gravesite in a cemetary. There are headstones in the background and one in the foreground. There are trees, flowers, and bushes.
Subject: May Jackson
Grave
Gravesite
Cemetary
Trees
Flowers
Bushes
Scrapbook
Liberal, Kansas
Envelope
  Related to:  P324
Other: Notation on clear plastic sleeve: 56-61 p 2 Envelope    

CallNo: P324-H1c3  
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Descriptive Title: May Jackson's Grave   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1954   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/8 x 4 5/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] May Jackson 1915 [on headstone] [back] Mag - Unforgotten Circus Girl - May 29 - Page 5 750[or 780] [circled] 240 [circled] Picture NO. 6 [crossed out] May Jackson Grave [Grave underlined twice] Liberal, Kansas 1954 Return To: Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt 74, BBC Liberal, Kansas 3 col [underlined] [?] Hutch Herald: This pic used in Denver Post May 29-'55 [circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of May Jackson grave stone. There are hands touching the flowers behind stone. Left hand has ring on ring finger and a watch. There is a shadow of a person's head with a hat on.
Subject: May Jackson
Grave stone
Circus girl
Hutchinson Herald
Denver Post
Liberal, Kansas
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P323
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation: 56-61 p 2 Envelope