Digital Caldwell

Caldwell, Kansas

About Digital Caldwell

The Caldwell Public Library is pleased to display several items in the Rod Cook Kansas History Collection. The "premiere" item is a meticulously hand-embroidered Kansas State Seal (circa 1861), rescued at a flea market. His book Caldwell Stuff details Caldwell's rich history as a cattle town.

Dr. Charles Hume moved to Caldwell in 1881, and his records from that time until he moved to Oklahoma in 1890 were preserved by his family and donated to the library in 1950.  This large volume has now been digitized and is viewable in sections as Doctor's Daybook and Ledger.

The Vintage Stereographs collections - donated by J. R. Jenista - contains images on a wide variety of topics, many documenting world travel as seen in the early 20th century.

Items in the Videos collection include Caldwell streets as seen in 1989 and a wagon train parade. Videotaped interviews of Caldwell veterans who served in World War I, World War II and Vietnam have been digitized and collected in Caldwell Goes to War.