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Butler, Debbie
          "Some Phases of the Industrial History of Pittsburg, Kansas" by
               Fred N. Howell
Dell Brady, Marilyn
          "Letters of Thomas Wells"
Dowdey, Don
          "Letters of Thomas Wells"
Fleming, Gary
          "Nyle Miller's Kansas: 1951-1976," by Burton J. Williams
Furniss, Sean
Wildlife biologist, wildlife refuge manager, transportation specialist, family historian, genealogical researcher, internet pioneer and former Peace Corps Volunteer. Sean was the founder of the National Wildlife Refuge System web server, a co-developer of the recreation.gov web server, and manager of the Miami Co pages for KSGenWeb. He has presented and published articles related to wildlife and his family histories.
          Letters of John and Sarah Everett, 1854-1864, continued
          Letters of John and Sarah Everett, 1854-1864, continued
          Letters of John and Sarah Everett, 1854-1864, continued
          Letters of John and Sarah Everett, 1854-1864, concluded
Griffin, R.
          "The West Breaks in General Custer" by Minnie Dubbs Millbrook
          "Rebecca Visits Kansas and the Custers:
               The Diary of Rebecca Richmond," by Minnie Dubbs Millbrook
Haury, David
          "The Diary of Luna E. Warner, A Kansas Teenager of the Early 1870's,"
               edited by Venola Lewis Bivans
Hoppe, Susan
          "The Swedish Immigrant and Life in Kansas" by Emory Lindquist
          "Scenes in (An En Route To) Kansas Territory, Autumn, 1854:
               Five Letters by Wm. H. Hutter," edited by Louise Barry
Huft, Karen
Karen is the descendent of Kansas and Oklahoma pioneers. After working for a large software company in Seattle, Washington, Karen recently moved with her family to Austin, Texas, where she devotes time to her two young children, family history and various volunteer organizations.
          "The 'Exodusters' on the Missouri" by Glen Schwendemann
          "North Central Kansas in 1887-1889: From the Letters of Leslie and Susan Snow
               of Junction City," Lela Barnes, ed. (Part #1 of 2)
          "A Preface to the Settlement of Kansas," Dorothy V. Jones
Hutchins, Barbara
          "North Central Kansas in 1887-1889: From the Letters of Leslie and Susan Snow
               of Junction City," Lela Barnes, ed. (Part #2 of 2)
          "Jefferson Davis and the Kansas Territory," by Eugene T. Wells
          "The Connecticut Kansas Colony: Letters of Charles B. Lines to the New Haven (Conn.)
               Daily Palladium," compiled and edited by Alberta Prantle
          "The Connecticut Kansas Colony: Letters of Charles B. Lines to the New Haven (Conn.)
               Daily Palladium," concluded - compiled and edited by Alberta Prantle
          "Touring Kansas and Colorado in 1871: The Journal of George C. Anderson,
               Part One--May 16--June 7, 1871"
          "Touring Kansas and Colorado in 1871: The Journal of George C. Anderson,
               May 16 - June 7, 1871 -- Concluded"
          "'Holding Down' A Northwest Kansas Claim, 1885-1888," edited by
               Kenneth Wiggins Porter
          "A Footnote to the Pottawatomie Massacre, 1856," edited by Robert W. Johannsen
          "James A. and Louie Lord: Theatrical Team; Their Personal Story, 1869-1889,"
               by James C. Malin
          "The Journal of an 1859 Pike's Peak Gold Seeker," edited by David Lindsey
          "Old Fort Solomon at Lindsey," by Theo. H. Scheffer"
          "Romance at Old Cantonment Leavenworth: The Marriage of 2d Lt. Philip
               St. George Cooke in 1830," by Hamilton Gardner
          "Mrs. Hattie E. Lee's Story of Her Life in Western Kansas," edited
               by Mrs. Raymond Millbrook
Jensen, Harriette
Harriette is the granddaughter and great-great-grandaughter of Kansas and Oklahoma pioneers, a semi-retired technical writer and a creative writer who lives in Stockton, California. She hosts the Sumner Co KS and Kay County OK genealogy and history sites, the Hoisington Family web site and the Hoisington Family mailing list. She has transcribed the Sumner County chapter of Cutler's History of Kansas and is currently transcribing the 1895 agricultural census for Sumner County.
          "The Building of the First Kansas Railroad South of the
               Kaw River," by Harold J. Henderson
          "Walt Whitman in Kansas" by Robert R. Hubach
          "Lewis Bodwell, Frontier Preacher, The Early Years (In Two
               Installments--Part I)," by Russell K. Hickman
          "Lewis Bodwell, Frontier Preacher, The Early Years (In Two
               Installments--Part II)," by Russell K. Hickman
          "From Sodom to the Promised Land: E. P. McCabe
               and the Movement for Oklahoma Colonization,"
               by Martin Dunn
          "Circuit-Riding in Southwest Kansas in 1885 and 1886;
               The Letters of Jeremiah Evarts Platt," by Louise Barry, ed.
          "Susanna Madora Salter -- First Woman Mayor" by
               Monroe Billington
          "Gateway to the Promised Land" by
               Jean C. Lough
Josephson, Jeannie
          "Alf M. Landon, as Leader of the Republican Opposition,
               1937-1940," by George H. Mayer
          "The Pike's Peak Gold Rush and the Smoky Hill Route,
               1859-1860," by Calvin W. Gower
Lantzy, Sheri
Although my husband and I live in California, both my parents were born in Kansas as well as both sets of grandparents. My father's side are Germans from Russia who came to Ellis County in 1878 from the Volga River Valley in Russia. My mother's side came to Kansas much earlier - 1867 is the earliest date I have documented. I have transcribed records for the Iowa Genweb, including the WPA graves registration; the Missouri State archives; and Brigham Young University's Immigrant Records Project. I'm also taking genealogy classes at Monterey Peninsula College, in hopes of becoming a certified genealogist someday soon!
          "The Catlin Portrait of General Leavenworth," by Col. Donald J. Delaney, USA
Lawrence, Elizabeth
Elizabeth, a retired teacher of algebra and cultural geography, is the recipient of the Fred Rosenstock award for "Outstanding Contributions to Rocky Mountain History." The author of 2 books on the Overland Trail, she devotes her time to preserving and documenting the history of western trails.
          "Robbery on the Santa Fe Trail in 1842"
          "The Chisholm Trail" by John Rossel
MacRae, Robert
Raised on a farm in southeastern Kansas, Robert MacRae earned a BA in English from the University of Kansas in 1996. He lives in Manchester, England, where he teaches English to non-native speakers and works at a stockbrokerage. He regularly travels around Kansas cataloging barns and farmhouses. His interest in Kansas history goes back to experience writing about Montgomery County ghost towns for his high school newspaper.
          "Touring the Southeast Kansas Area in 1896: From the Diary
               of Thomas Butcher," edited by Betty Littleton
          "Kansas--A Vegetarian Utopia: The Letters of John Milton Hadley, 1855-1856,"
               edited by Joseph G. Gambone
Maranchie, Jodi
          "W. E. Campbell, Pioneer Kansas Livestockman"
               by C. W. McCampbell
Matthews, John K.
          "Notes on Writing of Kansas Histories, Part Five"
               [Andreas/Cutler History] by James C. Malin
          "James C. Malin: An Appreciation" by Robert W. Johanssen
McFadden, Mike
          "Some Notes on Kansas Cowtown Police Officers and Gun Fighters,"
               by Nyle H. Miller and Joseph W. Snell
Mix, Larry E. and Carolyn
Larry and Carolyn Mix of St. John, Kansas have been collecting, preserving, and disseminating knowledge about the Santa Fe Trail since the mid-1960's. They've devoted considerable time to building their website about the Trail, which contains a wealth of information of interest to historians, genealogists, and students, and have assisted others with building websites as well.
          "Soldiering on the High Plains" by Myra E. Hull
          "Sketches of Early Days in Kearny County," by
               Virginia Pierce Hicks
          "Supplying the Frontier Military Posts,"
               by Raymond L. Welty
          "The Policing of the Frontier by the Army,"
               by Raymond L. Welty
          "The Fort Leavenworth-Fort Gibson Road," by
               Louise Barry
          "A Robbery on the Santa Fe Trail," by
               James W. Covington
          "Patrolling the Santa Fe Trail," by
               Merrill J. Mattes, ed.
          "The Story of Fort Larned," by William E. Unrau
          "An Army Hospital .... Fort Riley," Part One, by
               George E. Omer, Jr.
          "An Army Hospital .... Fort Riley," Part Two, by
               George E. Omer, Jr.
          "The Mail Station and the Military Camp on Pawnee Fork,"
               by Morris F. Taylor
          "The Ranch at Walnut Creek Crossing,"
               by Louise Barry
          "The Ranch at Little Arkansas Crossing,"
               by Louise Barry
          "The Ranch at the Great Bend,"
               by Louise Barry
          "Fort Aubrey," by Louise Barry
          "The Ranch at Cimarron Crossing,"
               by Louise Barry
          "Fort Atkinson on the Santa Fe Trail,"
               by Leo E. Oliva
Morgan, Gordon
Gordon Reese Morgan manages a small group at the Florida Department of Transportation, reporting on the usage of Florida's highways. He grew up in southern Nebraska and has an avid interest in family and local history in the area. He has family connections to Brown, Doniphan, and Riley Counties in Kansas, and Richardson, Nemaha, Lancaster, and other counties in Nebraska. He is particularly interested in 19th century Welsh immigration, and in everyday life in Kansas in the late 19th century.
          "Welsh Settlements in America,"
               by Phillips G. Davies
          "The Welsh Settlers of Emporia: A Cultural History,"
               by Carolyn B. Berneking
          "The Mythical Jayhawk," by Kirke Mechem
Nelson, Lynn H.
Teacher, surveyor, writer, medieval historian, Internet 'mountain man' -- that only scratches the surface. It would take more space than we have here to list all his interests and accomplishments ... but did we mention he is the founder of the Kansas Collection (KanColl)? Lynn has completed a number of articles and issues in the Quarterly for KanColl, including:
          "Letters of Thomas Wells"
          Various issues (1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937,
               1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943)
Payne, Marilyn
Marilyn Payne is a Kansas native, having been born in Olathe and a resident there for 23 years. She received a Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and taught public school orchestra in Houston and Dallas, Texas. She also played cello in several semi-professional orchestras and provided private music lessons. Her husband is from the Pittsburg, Kansas area. In addition to transcribing KHQ articles, she has scanned and preserved nearly 2000 old family photos dating back to the late 1800's. She and her husband and son recently moved to Wisconsin.
          "The Impact of the Railroads on Coal Mining"
               in Osage County, 1869-1910," by D. Lane Hartsock
          "Former Mining Communities of the Cherokee-Crawford Coal Field
               of Southeastern Kansas," by William E. Powell
          "Ironquill's 'The Washerwoman's Song," by James C. Malin
Powell, Molly
          "The Diary of Luna E. Warner, A Kansas Teenager of the Early 1870's,"
               edited by Venola Lewis Bivans
Richardson, Cynthia
Cynthia Richardson's fascination with nineteenth century diaries began when she typed the last few words of her great-great-grandmother's journals and realized that she wasn't ready for the experience to end. She's always on the lookout for another transcription project, but in the meantime, her interests in family and local history keep her busy. Most recently she taught herself HTML and did the behind-the-scenes work on the Wilmette, Illinois Historical Museum website, and her next focus will be indexing early Wilmette newspapers.
          "The Diary of Anna Webber: Early Day Teacher of Mitchell County,"
               edited by Lila Gravatt Scrimsher
Scheetz, Jim
Jim Scheetz, the grandson of Kansas Pioneers, grew up in Hanover, KS, home to the historic Hollenberg Pony Express station. He received his BS in Journalism from Kansas State. He currently is semi-retired, lives in Colorado (formerly Kansas Territory), and volunteers with several historical societies.
          "When Kansas Became A State"
          "Kansas Territory and Its Boundary Question: 'Big Kansas' or 'Little
               Kansas'," by Calvin W. Gower
Scott, Barbara
Barbara Scott lives in Sunnyvale, California, but is a descendant of Charles L. & Emma Brown, Jackson County, Kansas pioneers. She has been researching her family since 1995, and has contributed to transcription projects in both Nebraska and Iowa. She has a B.S. and M.S. from UC Davis in Computer Science and works as a software consultant. She also volunteers at a local Family History Center and is pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, with hopes of working at a genealogical library or archives in the future.
          "The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885"
               (Part 1 of 8), Joseph G. Gambone, ed.
          "The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885"
               (Part 2 of 8), Joseph G. Gambone, ed.
          "The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885"
               (Part 3 of 8), Joseph G. Gambone, ed.
          "The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885"
               (Part 4 of 8), Joseph G. Gambone, ed.
          "The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885"
               (Part 5 of 8), Joseph G. Gambone, ed.
          "The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885"
               (Part 6 of 8), Joseph G. Gambone, ed.
          "The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885"
               (Part 7 of 8), Joseph G. Gambone, ed.
          "The Forgotten Feminist of Kansas: The Papers of Clarina I. H. Nichols, 1854-1885"
               (Part 8 of 8), Joseph G. Gambone, ed.
          "The Birth of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad," (Part One of 2 parts)
               by Joseph W. Snell and Don W. Wilson
          "
The Birth of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad," (Part Two of 2 parts)
               by Joseph W. Snell and Don W. Wilson
          "
The Letters of Peter Bryant, Jackson County Pioneer:
               First Installment, 1854 - 1861," by Donald M,. Murray and Robert M. Rodney
          "The Letters of Peter Bryant, Jackson County Pioneer:
               Final Installment, 1862 - 1906," by Donald M,. Murray and Robert M. Rodney
          "No Propriety in the Late Course of the Governor':
               The Geary-Sherrard Affair Reexamined," by David E. Meerse
          "The Letters of Peter Bryant, Jackson County Pioneer: First Installment, 1854-1861,"
          "The Economic History of a Midwestern Retail Store, 1911-1934,"
               by Robert S. Raymond
Smith, Gardner
Gardner is the author of 34 books on Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. His newest book, "The Perfect River," on the Canadian River, is currently in production. He has an abiding interest in Kansas because he was born and raised in Cass County, Nebraska. His kinfolk were some of the first people to settle on the Republican River of Nebraska.
          "The Pictorial Record of the Old West" by Robert Taft
          "Over the Santa Fe Trail Through Kansas in 1858"
               by H. B. Möllhausen
          George Root's 24 part series on ferries in Kansas (in progress)
Smith, Teresa J.
A retired businesswoman in Oregon, Teresa Smith traces her interests in Kansas history to her father's family, which settled between Topeka and WaKeeney. In 2000 she completed a book-length manuscript on her Truan/Truran family roots and is now working on the Blender/Schickel lines. "When not online looking for lost relatives," she writes, "I serve as president of our local library club, Regent of the Tillamook (Oregon) Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and founder of a local genealogy group."
          "The Ranch at Cow Creek Crossing (Beach Valley P.O.),"
                by Louise Barry
          "The Migration of the Russian-Germans to Kansas,"
               by Norman E. Saul
Smith, Tristan
Having grown up in Kansas City MO and worked at the Arabia Steamboat Museum there for several years, Tristan Smith has studied the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails and the role of Kansas in American history. In addition to his work on the KHQ transcription project, he volunteers at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence MO. Tristan lives in Lawrence KS and is employed at the University of Kansas. He is also working on his degree in Liberal Studies at Park University and is involved in extensive genealogy research. He and his wife are avid travelers.
          "Annals of Quindaro: A Kansas Ghost Town"
by Alan W. Farley
          "Theodore Roosevelt's Osawatomie Speech (1910)"
               by Robert S. LaForte
          "Kansas Battles the Invisible Empire: The Legal Ouster of the KKK"
               From Kansas, 1922-1927," by Charles William Sloan, Jr.
Stafford, Susan
Susan was born and raised in Kansas; though she traveled far, her heart never left the Sunflower State. Managing the Kansas Collection has given her the opportunity to help share the best things in Kansas, and Kansans, with the world.
          "The Value of History, by H. K. Lindsley"
          HTML production for various issues
Taylor, Dick
Director of the Kansas Collection (KanColl), Dick has roots in both Nebraska and Kansas. His other websites, including GHOSTCHASER and Oldtime Nebraska, reflect his love of history, genealogy, and home states, as well as his talent for web development.
          "Letters of Thomas Wells"
Thurgood, Trudy
Trudy Thurgood has been studying her Kansas roots for the past three decades. A wife, mother, and grandmother, she traces her lineage to pioneers in several Kansas counties. One ancestor, who kept her home and family together despite being widowed with 13 children in Lebanon, Kansas in the 1860's, has been an inspiration to Trudy. When she isn't busy with Kansas history, Trudy enjoys art, music, and horse training.
          "Death Notices From Kansas Territorial Newspapers, 1854-1861:
               Part One, A-L," Alberta Pantle, comp.
Wagoner, Sheryl
          ""Mrs. General Custer at Fort Riley, 1866," Minnie Dubbs Millbrook, ed.
Wassemiller, Debbie
Debbie is the great granddaughter of Sherman County, Kansas pioneers. She is a secretary, genealogist, historian, wife, mother and soon to be grandmother. Her interests include history, genealogy, football, scrapbooking, and the Amish, just to mention a few.
          "Kansas and the Centennial of the Civil War"
Wilgers, Larry
Larry grew up on a farm in Washington County purchased by his grandfather in the late 1890s. Following completion of his degree at Vanderbilt University he returned to Kansas and taught history and general education courses at Southwestern College in Winfield for 33 years. Having found articles from the Quarterly very useful in courses on Kansas History, the opportunity to participate in the project to make them available in the Kansas Collection is a very good use of some of the time available during retirement.
          "Wyandotte and the First 'Exodusters' of 1879," by Glen Schwendemann
          "Road to a Republican Waterloo: The Farmers' Alliance and the Election
               of 1890 in Kansas," by Peter H. Argersinger
          "The Moses Harman Story," by William Lemore West
          ""Intolerant Populist? The Disaffection of Mary Elizabeth Lease" by O. Gene Clanton
          "A Populist Survival: Judge Frank Doster in the 1920's," by Michael J. Brodhead
          "G. C. Clemens: The 'Sociable Socialist'," by Michael J. Brodhead and O. Gene Clanton
Wynkoop, Chris
          "Early Theatre at Fort Scott," by James C. Malin
          "Theatre in Kansas, 1858-1868: Background for the
               Coming of the Lord Dramatic Company in Kansas, 1869
               (Part One, Leavenworth)," by James C. Malin
          "Theatre in Kansas, 1858-1868: Background for
               the Coming of the Lord Dramatic Company to Kansas, 1869
               (Part Two, Atchison, Lawrence and Topeka) -- Concluded,"
               by James C. Malin
          "E. W. Wynkoop and the Bluff Creek Council,"
               by Timothy A. Zwink
          "Dodge City Varieties -- A Summer Interlude of Entertainment,"
               by James C. Malin
          "Gold Fever in Kansas Territory: Migration to the
               Pike's Peak Gold Fields, 1858-1860," by Calvin W. Gower
(Name withheld upon request)
          "The Invention and Development of the Dial Telephone:
               The Contribuion of Three Lindsborg Inventors,"
               by Emory Lindquist
          "Ships in World War II Bearing Kansas Names,"
               by Harold J. Henderson
          "The Army Engineers as Road Surveyors and Builders
               in Kansas and Nebraska, 1854 - 1858,"
               by W. Turrentine Jackson
          "The Dodge City Cowboy Band," by Clifford P. Westermeier
          "The University of Kansas and the Years of Frustration,
               1854-1864," by C. S. Griffin
          "The New England Emigrant Aid Company Parties of 1855,"
               by Louise Barry
          "Some Notes on College Basketball in Kansas," by
               Harold C. Evans
          "Judge Lecompte and the 'Sack of Lawrence,' May 21, 1856:
               Part One, The Contemporary Phase," by James C. Malin
          "Judge Lecompte and the 'Sack of Lawrence,' May 21, 1856:
               Part Two, The Historical Phase--Concluded," by James C.
               Malin
          "'Beautiful Bismarck'--Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, 1878-1900,"
               by Jim L. Lewis
          "Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence: A Question of Complicity,"
               by Burton J. Williams
          "Erastus D. Ladd's Description of the Lawrence Massacre,"
               by Russell E. Bidlack
          "Emergency Housing at Lawrence, 1854" by James C. Malin
          "In Pursuit of Quantrill: An Enlisted Man's Response,"
               by William E. Unrau, ed.
          "Housing Experiments in the Lawrence Community, 1855,"
               by James C. Malin
          "Notes on the Prosalvery March Against Lawrence"
          "The Sacking of Lawrence," by Alan Conway
          "The University of Kansas and the Sack of Lawrence:
               A Problem of Intellectual Honesty," by C. S. Griffin
          "Veterinary Service on Custer's Last Campaign" by
               John S. Gray
          "An Old Trail Plowed Under--Hays to Dodge," by
               Minnie Dubbs Millbrook
          "A Look at Early Lawrence: Letters From Robert Gaston
               Elliot," by Carolyn Berneking
          "The Impact of Politics and Prison Industry on the General
               Management of the Kansas State Penitentiary," by
               Harvey R. Hougen
          "Kansas Conflict: Populist Versus Railroader in the 1890's," by
               Donald E. Press
          "Mob Violence and Kansas Mennonites in 1918," by
               James C. Juhnke
          "Naval Air Stations in Kansas During World War II," by
               R. Douglas Hurt
          "Wyatt Earp and the 'Buntline Special' Myth,," by William B.
               Shillingberg
          "Thomas Ewing, Jr., and the Origins of the Kansas Pacific
               Railway Company," by David G. Taylor
          "William Allen White's 1924 Gubernatorial Campaign," by
               Jack Wayne Traylor
          "Kansas in 1876," by Homer E. Socolofsky
          "The Construction and Development of Fort Wallace, Kansas,
               1865-1882," by R. Douglas Hurt
          "Portrait of a Workers' Utopia: The Labor Exchange
               and the Freedom, Kan., Colony," by H. Roger Grant
          "Aids to Prospective Prospectors: Guidebooks and Letters from
               Kansas Territory, 1858-1860," by Calvin W. Gower
          Kansas History Off the Press, Spring 1977
          Bypaths of Kansas History: A Traffic Stopper in Wichita,
               Summer 1976
          Bypaths of Kansas History: Before the Days of Deluxe Super
               Chief Service, Autumn 1977
          Kansas History Off the Press, Summer 1976
          Kansas History Off the Press, Autumn 1977
          Kansas Historical Notes
          HTML production for various issues



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