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: C18  
Descriptive Title: Advertising copy paper   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: fair
Text: On back: Plastics *Larabee Home (on move-Pic by Joe Cannon) *Palo Duro Red Rock *Green Stone House * On front: Southwest Daily Times - Advertising Copy Paper; One Column, Two Columns, Three Columns, Four Columns, Five Columns; One Column, Two Columns, Three Columns, Four Columns, Five Columns, Six Columns, Seven Columns, Eight Columns; 1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches, 6 inches, 7 inches, 8 inches, 9 inches, 10 inches, 11 inches, 12 inches, 13 inches, 14 inches, 15 inches.
Misc Info: This paper had 4 plastic negatives in it.
Subject: Larrabee home
Green Stone house
Palo Duro
Red Rock
Plastics
Southwest Daily Times
Advertising copy paper
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N216
N217
N218
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CallNo: E10-  
Descriptive Title: Southwest Daily Times Kansas Centennial Envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin: 1961   Provenance:
Size: 4.25 x 9.5"   Condition: excellent
Text: Fargo Springs, Kansas Old school house photo of 1910 by Bob Evans Ruins of old school photo by Meidensand circa 1925-30. The Southwest Daily Times P.O. Box 939 Liberal, Kansas Midway USA Lieral, International Pancake Race City. (various text)
Misc Info: Multi-colored envelope very interesting to look at.
Subject: Kansas Centennial
Southwest Daily Times
Centennial of Kansas
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CallNo: E11-  
Descriptive Title: Hitch Ranch negative envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4.25 x 9.5"   Condition: good
Text: {Return address on envelope} Southwest daily Times Post Office Box 889 Liberal, Kansas Harry E. Chrisman; {hand writing} Hitch Ranch Negatives & Pala Dura
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Subject: hitch ranch negatives
Southwest Daily Times
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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: N184-F2f8  
Descriptive Title: Woman sitting at a desk in an office; an open book in front of her   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
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Misc Info: A woman is sitting at a desk or table in what looks like an office. Because Chrisman worked at the Southwest Daily Times in Liberal, could be the newspaper office. There is an open book in front of her on the desk, and two safes in the background. Other office-type things on the desk. Woman is wearing glasses, a shirt with a grape (?) print down the center and a vest.
Subject: woman
office
desk
book
safes
Southwest Daily Times newspaper office
table
  Related to:  E16
N185
Other: Among the same negatives about Palo Duro. Could this be Catherine Chrisman? Other negatives found in the envelope are of two men in an office, and judging from the decor it is probably the Southwest Daily Times front office.    

CallNo: N186-F2f8  
Descriptive Title: Man standing in an office   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 11/16   Condition: very good
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Misc Info: A man is standing in the middle of an office. There is a shelf behind him with books and other things stacked on it. On the wall above the shelf is several pieces of paper or other things clipped to the wall. There is a doorway in the far left background. The man has on glasses, and is wearing a shirt, pants and tie. His hands are hanging at his sides. There is an American flag in the background, also.
Subject: man
office
doorway
clippings
books
chair
Southwest Daily Times office
  Related to:  E16
N187
Other: Since Chrisman worked at the Southwest Daily Times, could this be the newspaper office? Could be news clippings or other related items tacked to the wall behind the man.
   

CallNo: N187-F2f8  
Descriptive Title: Man standing in front of counter at office   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Man is standing in front of a counter in an office or other building. He is holding what looks like a folded newspaper under his arm. There is a large window with small square glass in the background. There is a counter in front of him, with two cardboard boxes on it. There are drawers on the other side of the counter, facing the camera. The man is wearing glasses and a white button-down shirt.
Subject: man
counter
office
square windows
doorway
newspaper
boxes
Southwest Daily Times office
  Related to:  E16
N186
Other: Since Chrisman worked at the Southwest Daily Times, could this be the newspaper office in Liberal? The glass squares look like the same ones in the current building.
   

CallNo: NC10-H1d1  
Descriptive Title: The Pride of Fargo Springs   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: August 17, 1960   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 9"   Condition: fair
Text: The pride of Fargo Springs in its day, this is the way the Fargo Springs brick schoolhouse... Picturesque were the ruins of the old Fargo Springs brick schoolhouse in later years...
Misc Info: Has 2 pictures top one is of Fargo Springs schoolhouse; bottom is of the ruins.
Subject: Fargo Springs
school house R.A. Evans
Mrs. H.C. Evans
Mrs. F.T. St. Aubyn teacher
Mrs. Frank G. Boles L.D. Weidensaul
U.S. Highway 83 Cimarron River Bridge
landmarks Southwest Daily Times
"The Little White" Christian Church
First Christian Church
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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: P11-B1b1  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island Train and workers   Type: Print
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Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] Jim Miller Ed Campbell (in cab) Mexican laborers O.B. Wimmer on tender [back] Jim Miller lived at Liberal, Kansas when he won this Carnegie medal for trying to rescue man and boy buried in cesspool. HEC 6 [6 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver Colo. 80125 [back note] Harry: I wrote Geo. Miller asking if he wanted this old picture of his father, and he didn't mention it in his reply, so guess he didn't. It would be worthy preserving in museum, because he's (Jim Miller) the one who got the Carnegie Medal for trying to rescue those w men buried in cave-in. I had the complete acct. in Times not too long ago. -- Maurine
Misc Info: Four men in front of engine No. 1442. Attached car 1442 (both of Rock Island Railroad) sits in front of elevator. Car has load of rock or some other material (tender?)
Subject: Rock Island Railroad train
Jim Miller
Ed Campbed
O.B. Wimmer
Mexican laborers
elevator train track tender Carnegie Medal
railroad cars railroad engine No. 1442
Liberal Kansas George Miller
Southwest Daily Times
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Other: Note says the photo is from Maurine, possible Maurine Tate? Photo is in a mat/frame. Frame is 7 7/8 x 9 15/16"    

CallNo: P14-B1b2  
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Descriptive Title: Passenger train   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Southwest Daily Times
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [back note] "The Last Highball." Here the news photographer catches the last passenger train as she gets ready to leave Liberal, Kansas. The "no seats available" policy finally ended passenger service to this busy southwest Kansas town. Photo by Joe Cannon, Southwest Daily Times. 25 40 75% [back] 25 [25 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Railroad worker stands beside passenger train with one arm raised and hand pointing toward depot in background. Worker is in shadow.
Subject: Passenger train
railroad workers
depot building
cars
old wagon
Liberal Kansas
The Last Highball
train track light poles
Joe Cannon Southwest Daily Times
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Other: Photo has stains on back. Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P505-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Hancock and replica of covered wagon   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: good
Text: [front] Crop ; 6"x8" ; Reduce to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 ; Crop ; [photo has red lines and x's on it] [back] FOTORITE [stamp] ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; Photo By Joe Cannon The Southwest Daily Times Liberal, Kansas ; [Photo has several squares drawn on back with diagonal lines going through the squares.] [note] Copy N-1 [N-1 is circled] ; Charles E. Hancock, at age 89 [89 is crossed out] 87, created these replicas of the covered wagon his father drove to Stevens County, Kansas, together with the "carpentered" horses that pulled the wagon. The animals and wagon are five-eighths normal size. Left to right in the picture are Charles E. Hancock, Sr., Robert W. Baughman and Harry E. Chrisman. The replicas were presented to the Coronado Museum at Liberal, Kansas. Southwest Daily Times photo by Joe Cannon. [Southwest Daily Times photo by Joe Cannon is underlined] ; Crop on Red lines to make 6" x 8" [Crop on Red lines to make 6" x 8" is underlined] ; Reduce to 5" x 2 1/2" [2 1/2" is crossed out] 3 3/4" [job form] Job #302760H ; Ref # 14 ; .09/1.64 ; Page #144-H ; HT [HT is circled] ; Shoot at 64%
Misc Info: Photo is of three men looking at a wooden horse. There are two other wooden horses directly in front of a replica covered wagon. All three horses and wagon are on a trailer. Harry Chrisman is pointing at the third horse. The third horse has words carved into it's side [unable to read it]. There are buildings in the background. There are telephone or electrical poles in the background.
Subject: Charles Hancock
replica covered wagon
Stevens County Kansas
Harry Chrisman
Robert Baughman
Southwest Daily Times
Joe Cannon photo
  Related to:  P472
P514
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on the back. There is tape on the note and job form.    

CallNo: P9-C1c  
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Descriptive Title: Blizzard of 1957   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957   Provenance:Southwest Daily Times
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [back note] Even the snow-plows stalled in the deep cuts when high winds drifted them full of snow. Photo by Joe Cannon, Southwest Daily Times. 24 c/o [Jones] 75 % [back] 5 24 Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Snow plow is stuck in large, long snow drift. Three people on right side of ditch, three or four on left side; one man standing on drift by plow.
Subject: snow drifts
snow plow
people
Liberal area
telephone poles
dirt
ditch cuts
fence
Joe Cannon Southwest Daily Times
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CallNo: PC26-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: The Jones and Plummer Trail - Beaver City Oklahoma   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1961; 1893   Provenance:private collection - Harry Chrisman
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] The Jones and Plummer Trail - Main Street, Beaver City Okla., 1893 [back] The Jones Plummer Trail, circa 1873-1893, extended southward from Dodge City, Kansas, through Beaver City, in No Man's Land, to Fort Elliott, Mobeetie and Rath City, Texas. The trail was the main artery of commerce, first for the Buffalo Hide Hunters and the freighters, later for the cattle herds that ranchers moved up to Dodge City and the Santa Fe railway. I layed out these cards (500) for Mrs. Sharp. Had them printed by Rawleigh Wyant and Don Adams at Southwest Daily Times. H.E.C. 1961 Post Card
Misc Info: Trail through Beaver City, Okla. Storefronts line street.
Subject: Jones and Plummer Trail
Main Street in Beaver City, Oklahoma
stores
brush
Beaver City Museum
Mrs. Sharp Fort Elliott, Texas No Man's Land
Dodge City, Kansas Mobeetie, Texas
Rath City, Texas buffalo hide hunters
Rawleigh Wyant Don Adams Southwest Daily Times
Santa Fe Railway
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