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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: P215-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Man with a metal detector   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] 2 Kodak Safety Film [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; Allen Nichols Olive Ranch [note] Nichols locates the root celler at the old Olive Ranch with his metal detector. Allen Nichols soon locates the root celler beneath the kitchen floor at the old Olive Ranch on the Smoky Hill River in Kansas. Photo by Author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Picture is of a man bending down holding a metal detector. There are beams in front of him and a stone or rock wall behind him. Photo has tape on top front.
Subject: Olive Ranch
Allen Nichols
metal detector
root cellar
kitchen floor
Smoky Hill River
Kansas
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CallNo: P328-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: September 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 3/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] SEP '55 [back] Pic 2 Eight months later, Sept '55 sod walls had crumpled letting roof down onto ruin. Picture No. 8 [Picture No. 8 crossed out] Old Ranch house south [south crossed out] north of Smoky Hill River, west of Monuments (Pyramids) [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a crumbling sod house. There is one section left standing and it has a window in it. The rest is touching the ground. Is on the open plains.
Subject: Sod house
Ranch house
Smoky Hill River
Monuments
Pyramids
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P329
P330
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 P2 Envelope Photo has tear in left top corner.    

CallNo: P329-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: January 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 3/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JAN 55 [back] Pic 1 In Jan 1955, old walls [old walls underlined twice] of ranch house on high land south of Smoky Hill River on U.S. 83 still stood. [still stood underlined] Old well in left foreground is nearly filled in by Cave-in and debris. Picture No. 7 [Picture No. 7 crossed out] 2 Col time 833 [833 circled] 160 [160 circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of an old sod house. There is a window on the right side. Walls on the left are starting to seperate.
Subject: Sod house
Ranch house
Smoky Hill River
U.S. 83 [highway]
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P328
P330
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

CallNo: P333-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: August 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 5/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old Ranch house in decay. Aug. 1961 Smoky Hill River [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a building falling apart. There is one rock wall still standing. The rest appears to be wood and in tilting. There is a beam on the top that is holding one wall up. This beam is also attached to the rock wall.
Subject: Ranch house
Ruins
Brush
Open plains
Scrapbook
Envelope
Smoky Hill River
  Related to:  N200
N201
P334
P335
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope Photo has tape on right top back.    

CallNo: P334-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: August 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 1/4   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Aug 1961 Aug 1961 [on tape] [back] [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a decaying building. There is a pile of wood in the brush in front of building. Building has a stone or brick wall that is still standing. On the stone wall is a beam that runs across to a wood wall that is being held up by beam. On the left of house is walls that have fallen.
Subject: Ranch house
ruins
Smoky Hill River
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  N200
P333
N201
P335
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 2 R-A Photo has tape on right side front.