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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: D14-F1c  
Descriptive Title: Irvin Green   Type: Document
Date of Origin: May 10, 1959   Provenance:
Size: 7 1/4 x 10 1/16"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] This picture was made of me when I was about 4 years old. The clipping was one given to me by my father -- Mama kept it all these years. I thought you would like to have it. Dad Love to all on Mother's Day. Irvin Green May, 10, 1959. [poem] FATHER TO SON The times have proved my judgment bad, I've followed foolish hopes in vain, And as you look upon your dad You see him commonplace and plain, No brilliant wisdom I enjoy; The jests I tell have grown to bore you, 'Twas I who chose your mother for you! Against the blunders I have made And all the things I've failed to do, The weaknesses which I've displayed, This fact remains forever true; This to my credit still must stay And don't forget it, I implore you; Whatever else you think or say; 'Twas I who chose your mother for you! Chuckle at times behind my back About the ties and hats I wear. Sound judgment I am known to lack. Smile at the ancient views I air. Say if you will I'm often wrong, But with my faults strewn out before you, Remember this your whole life long; 'Twas I who chose your mother for you! Your life from babyhood to now Has known the sweetness of her care; Her tender hand has soothed your brow; Her love gone with you everywhere. Through every day and every night You've had an angel to adore you. So bear in mind I once was right: 'Twas I who chose your mother for you! Copyright, 1934, by Edgar A. Guest
Misc Info: Document is cardboard stock. It has a photo of a child standing next to a big branch with a statue on it. Child is holding statue on the branch. Statue is white. Next to the photo is a poem titled, "Father to Son" On the bottom of page is a salutation from Irvin Green.
Subject: Irvin Green
Poem
Mother's Day
Father To Son
Father
Son
Edgar A. Guest
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P355
P356
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p 25 Envelope    

CallNo: E14  
Descriptive Title: Manila envelope with Chrisman's articles from the Southwest Daily Times   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: HEC's SWDaily Times articles
Misc Info: contains several clippings from the Southwest Daily Times in Liberal, KS
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Southwest Daily Times articles
envelope
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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: E27  
Descriptive Title: Harry + Glen Love   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin: 1980   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: On front of envelope: [Return address] THE STANLEY FOUNDATION 420 EAST THIRD STREET MUSCATINE, IOWA 52761 USA Address Correction Requested Return Postage Guaranteed; [Handwritten] Harry + Glen Love - 1925; [In a box that is x out] Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 296 MUS CATINE, IOWA; [In red ink] THIRD CLASS MAIL; Harry E. Chrisman Maverick Publications 10245 West Fourteenth Avenue Denver, CO 80215; Red ink postage meter stamp for 40 cents from Muscatine, Iowa dated Oct 27, 1980
Misc Info: This envelope had two pictures in it.
Subject: Envelope
Harry Chrisman
Glen Love
1925
Horses
Buildings
Trees
  Related to:  P307
P291
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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: E2-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Photo envelope green and white   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7"   Condition: fair
Text: "IRV STEELE RANCH HQ on Palo Duro," "Loul D. [?] 748 BC," 1 (circled), 10, 97; Black Drug Co. #1 214-16 North Kansas Liberal, Kansas; Authorized MID-CO PHOTO DEALER ... [back] $2.00 for 8 x 10 - 80 (cents symbol); 1.50 for 5 x 7 - 50 (cents symbol); picture of a child holding 2 fish ...
Misc Info: Envelope is dark green and white with No 409 printed in red.
Subject: ranch
Irv Steele Ranch Headquarters
Palo Duro
envelope
  Related to:  P131-A5a
M1-A5a
C5-A5a
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CallNo: E30  
Descriptive Title: Longhorns envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 5/8 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: Front: LONGHORNS (in red pencil and underlined); Long horns (underlined); Bob - 1 each, 5" X 7" (underlined); Then Make 3(underlined) 8X10 of the best(underlined twice), longhorn (underlined); Make 1, 5x7" of myself Harry-; In red pencil: NEGS. Bullet FT GRIFFIN Bullet CACHE, OKLA.
Misc Info: This envelope had 3 negative strips in it. 2 of the strips had 2 negatives on each film strip.
Subject: Envelope
Negatives
Longhorns
Fort Griffin
Cache, OK
  Related to:  N153
N154
N155
N156
N157
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CallNo: E8-  
Descriptive Title: Envelope sent to B H Lemert from Albers Milling Co   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4.5 x 9.5"   Condition: excellent
Text: Various text on the envelope. Hard to read much of it because of poor penmanship. Letter was sent from Los Angeles, CA and cost 1.5 cents to mail.
Misc Info: 
Subject: envelope with notes   Related to: 
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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    

CallNo: P325-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Santa Fe Trail   Type: Print
Date of Origin: August 1954   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [Front] AUG 54 [back] Santa Fe Trail [ta Fe underlined] The old trail may run right alongside - or cross - the highway if you're looking for it! Runs on norht side of highway - Dodge to Garden City. Old Santa Fe Trail [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of open plains with a bluff. There is either atelephone or electric pole in the right side of picture. There is darker patch with brush in it.
Subject: Old Santa Fe Trail
Dodge City
Garden City
Highway
Scrapbook
Envelope
Poles
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Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

CallNo: P326-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Texas Trail Pine Bluff, WY   Type: Print
Date of Origin: October 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] OCT 55 [on sign] OLD TEXAS TRAIL [rest of sign is illegible] [back] At Pine Bluffs, Wyoming [Bluffs, W underlined] Wyoming takes pride in marking the old Texas Trail. Tourists like it. Kansas should take more interest in the many old trails of historical significance that cross it. [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a historical marker that is behind a small metal fence. There are trees in the background. There is a building in the far background with an automobile in front of it. There is another building on the right of marker.
Subject: Old Texas Trail
Pine Bluff, Wyoming
Trails
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P327
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

CallNo: P327-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Texas Cattle Trail North of Dodge   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old Texas Cattle Trail North of Dodge where it crosses Sawlog Creek. [s Saw underlined] The Nebraska or "Olive Brothers" Trail. Ruts can be seen at left where they cross the Highway [Highway crossed out] Road. Many thousands of longhorns moved across here 1868-1884.
Misc Info: Photo is of an open area with a road starting in right bottom corner and extending through middle of photo. There is a fence line along the road and one telephone or electric pole showing. The road goes up a hill. There are buildings with a line of trees behind them on the left side of the road. Big white clouds in the sky.
Subject: Old Texas Cattle Trail
Dodge City
Fence
Road
Olive Brothers
Sawlog Creek
Longhorns
1868-1884
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P326
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

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: P330-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: January 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 3/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JAN 55 [back] [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Platic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope
Subject: Sod house
Ranch house
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P328
P329
Other:    

CallNo: P331-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Shady Lawn   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 3/4   Condition: poor
Text: [back] Old OX Ranch Home [Old OX Ranch Home crossed out] Error - This was "Shady Lawn" - East of OX Ranch 800 [circled] 230 [circled] 2 Col [?] [Time]
Misc Info: Photo is of a building with a doorway showing. There are trees behind and in front of building. There is a flower or plant with balls of fuzzies on it in the foreground.
Subject: House
Shady Lawn
Ox Ranch
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P332
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2. Envelope Top of photo is torn.    

CallNo: P332-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Shady Lawn   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 11/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old [insert symbol] OX Ranch house [Old Ranch house crossed out] Error between Liberal and Guymon - north of Rock Island tracks. [Rock Island tracks underlined] this is "Shady Lawn 1 mile East of Old OX Ranch HEC Picture NO. 2 [Picture NO. 2 crossed out]
Misc Info: Photo is of a building with either 3 long windows or 3 doors showing. The roof is in decay. There are tree limbs in the foreground and trees in the background. There are bushes with fuzzy circle flowers or weeds on them.
Subject: Shady Lawn
Ox Ranch
Liberal, Kansas
Guymon, Oklahoma
Rock Island tracks
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P331
Other: Plastic sleeve has a 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.    

CallNo: P335-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: May 1962   Provenance:
Size: 2 5/16 x 2 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [back] 1962 May
Misc Info: Photo is of a ruined building. There is a stone or rock wall with a window in it. To the left of that is another standing wood wall. Next to the wood wall is more wood walls that have fallen. There is a pile of wood pieces laying in the brush in the front left corner of photo.
Subject: Building
Ruins
House
Ranch
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P334
P333
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p.2RB Photo has tape on right side front.    

CallNo: P355-F1b  
Descriptive Title: J. S. Green   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 15/16 x 5 13/16"   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] J. S. Green B-1852 [born 1852] Constructed Stone Ranch house on Palo Duro. Was father of Irvin Green llll, Lisle Place, Lisle, Ill.
Misc Info: Photo is of a man. Chest and head visable. Photo is on cardboard mat/frame. Photo is oval shaped. Someone is standing behind him. Like he is sitting in chair. Can see person behind him left hand.
Subject: J.S. Green
Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Father
Lisle Place
Lisle, Illinios
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  D14
P356
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p25 Envelope    

CallNo: P356-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Mrs. J. S. Green   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 15/16 x 5 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Mrs. J. S. Green mother of Irvin Green
Misc Info: Photo is of a woman. Can see her head and a little of chest. No arms showing. There is a person standing behind her, but face is cut off.
Subject: J.S. Green
Mrs. J.S. Green
Irvin Green
Mother
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  D14
P355
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p25 Env.    

CallNo: P357-H1f  
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Descriptive Title: Palo Duro rock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1980   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 4 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Below - Palo Duro Rock - 1980 Photo by Elias Caudell, March 1980. Note large pieces broken off top.
Misc Info: Photo is in color. It is of a large rock with pieces broken off it laying on the ground. It is in the open plains.
Subject: Palo Duro
Elias Caudell
Rock
Scrapbook
Envelope
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Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p26 Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P358-A5d  
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Descriptive Title: Gen. Coronado's Museum   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JUL 61 [back] Gen Coronado Museum Liberal, Ks July 1961 From [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of a building. Looks like it's by itself. Farther in back are buildings on each side of museum. There is a long antenna above and behind the museum.
Subject: Coronado Museum
Liberal, Kansas
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P359
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p36    

CallNo: P359-A5d  
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Descriptive Title: Gen. Coronado's Museum   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JUL 61 [back] From [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is same as P358, but a different angle.
Subject: Coronado Museum
General Coronado
Liberal, Kansas
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  N199
P358
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p36