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2. Pemberton Mill Disaster

The Pemberton Mill was incorporated in 1853. On January 10, 1860 at 5:00 in the afternoon, the entire structure collapsed burying its workers under a mass of brick, mortar, timber, and machinery. The news spread throughout the city sending volunteers to aid in the rescue work. To add to the... more

3. Phyllis Tyler Paper Doll Collection

The Lawrence Public Library acquired a collection of paper dolls from a longtime Friend of the Library, Phyllis Tyler. There are 16 sets of dolls that include clothing and accessories. Dolls include the movie stars Betty Grable and Ava Gardner, and a set of “Pilot Dolls” that were Women’s Air... more

4. Poster Collection

The posters that make up this collection were found in a map case in the second floor stacks of the Lawrence Public Library. Many of the posters from the First and Second World Wars were made from original lithographs that were signed by the artist.