In this episode, Hazlett and Ruby talk Lawrence history! We discuss where in the library you can find books about Lawrence, what our local history room has to offer, what it means to be a hometown librarian, and why Lawrence past is also Lawrence… now times… By the way, 978.165 is actually the call number for Douglas County. But Lawrence is a big part of Douglas County, so we’re calling it a win.
Oranges & Peaches is recorded in the SOUND+VISION Studio, opens a new window at Lawrence Public Library. Thanks to Joel Bonner, opens a new window for composing our jingle and editing the show.
O&P Show Notes
- Social Service Office Hours (we really want you to know about these)
Lawrence Journal-World article about street names
- Remember, you can read the Lawrence Journal-World for free at the library!
- University Daily Kansan article about numbered street names
- Visit the Genealogy + Local History page for lots of cool databases!
- Sanborn Maps - they were made for fire insurance! Find some background info here.
- Kansas Memory
- Digital Douglas County History
- The ~ outer circle ~ of resources:
- Hazlett’s history picks (you can check these out!):
Pictorial History of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas
- Ruby's history picks (you can use these in the library!):
Common Injurious Insects of Kansas
1965 Livestock Brand Book of the State of Kansas
Renaming Pinckney/Pinkney neighborhood
- **Ruby used the outdated term “slave owner” to describe Pinckney during the street renaming discussion, but then she did some reading! Read about why she’s changing her terminology from here on out.
- Iⁿ ‘zhúje ‘waxóbe (the Big Red Rock)
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