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The Harper City Library

1002 Oak
Harper, KS  67058
620-896-2959

Library Hours Are

Mondays and Wednesday’s - 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday’s - 9:00 am - noon and 1:30 pm - 5:30pm
Thursdays and Friday’s - 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday’s - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


In addition to a number of general genealogical materials, the Harper City Library also houses the library of the Harper County Genealogical Society. Some materials relate to states other than Kansas. Also, there is information pertaining to the counties that surround Harper County.

Materials relating to Harper County history include:
Histories of the towns of Harper, Anthony, Attica, and Waldron and
information on the towns of Bluff City, Crystal Springs and Freeport.
and
The Harper County Story by Gwendoline and Paul Sanders.


Copies of Harper County atlases for 1902 and 1919, copy of an 1887 Harper City Directory, information on the English settlement of Runnymede which was located in northern Harper County in the late 1880's.

On microfilm:
Kansas State Censuses (sometimes called agricultural censuses) for Harper County for the years
1885, 1895, 1905, 1915 and 1925.

Obituaries from the Harper Advocate for the years 1969 - 1979
List of graduates of Harper High School 1888-1974
List of graduates of Anthony High School 1888-1974

Family histories relating to Harper County:
The Olivers, with related families - Drouhard, Blanchat, Fallot - 1680-1978
Domnick - Steiner and Allied Families
Maninger Family History
Come in & Sit a Spell
(Ancestors & Descendants of Luella Maria King & Albert James Rymph, pioneers of Harper Co)
The Galloway Family
John Frintz; Nelson-Singleton
Conrad Hormel Family
Hilbig -Titus Family History
John A. Smith & son Henry Smith 1794-1981
The Ancestry of Sherman Bucknum (Bucknum-Towns)
Family History of William C. Beals
Autobiography of Addison Miller Alexander.

In addition, a Harper County Query file is maintained by the genealogical society.

There are also 17 volumes of The Forgotten Settlers of Kansas, published by the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, which include pedigree charts of early settlers in Kansas.
Some Harper county settlers are among them.


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