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Anderson Hittle Rings Tillinghast Collection

Date: 1856 - 1960

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type:

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 449383

Summary: Scrapbook 1
Photostatic copy of Clarence Rings' driver's license, dated October 1941; Receipt from St. Francis Hospital after the birth of Lana Rings, dated October 29, 1947; "Cradle Roll Department" certificate of membership from the Lowman Hill Memorial Methodist Church in Topeka, dated May 5, 1949; Written poem given to Anna L. Hittle Rings to Laura Martin, dated January 17, 1950; Prescription written by Dr. Charles Eldrige, dated February 8, 1950; Four wedding rehearsal place name cards from the wedding of Roger Walraven and Shirley Peterson, undated; Telegram from Verna Fenn, Community Baptist Church, Topeka inviting pupils to Rally Day on October 2, 1956; Christmas card photo of Marjorie Tibbs, dated 1956; Valentines Day card gifted to Lana by her grandparents, undated; Two piano recital programs from Miss Beulah Hittle's piano recitals, dated May 2, 1957 and April 2, 1958; Piano Recital program from the Topeka Music Teachers' Association Recital, dated March 25, 1958; Lana Rings' corsage from her April 26, 1956 piano recital; Miss Beulah Hittle Piano Recital program, dated May 2, 1957; Topeka Music Teacher's Association, dated October 21, 1956; Admittance card to the October 21, 1956 Topeka Music Teacher's Association piano recital; Program for Topeka High School performance of "The Messiah," dated April 12, 1960; Centennial Concert program, Topeka High Trojan Band concert, undated; Holy Name School band concert program, May 13 (unknown year); Two newspaper clippings detailing the wedding of Marjorie Tibbs, the fourth grade teacher of Lana Rings, November 22 (unknown year); Two newspaper clippings detailing the wedding of Betty Jane Smith, dated June 1 (unknown year); Newspaper ads for "The Parent Trap," "Ben Hur," "Swiss Family Robinson," "Absent-Minded Professor," "Alias Jesse James," and "Polyanna"; Magazine article entitled, "The Mills Family's Merry Mime."; Newspaper clipping about Hayley Mills; Newspaper article entitled, "It's Mid-America Fair Time" dated September 11, 1960 from the Topeka Capital Journal; Magazine advertisement for "Polyanna"; Black-and-white photos of Mary and Theresa Lemon, Mary E. Anderson Tillinghast, Mary Estelle Rings, and Sandy, Diana, and Candy Rings. All photos were taken in front of the family's house at 431 Lane St., Topeka, Kansas, August 1963; Newspaper clippings from or about students in Van Buren Elementary; Lowman Hill Elementary open house and dedication program, dated April 15, 1959; "School Patrol" citations for Lana Rings, dated March 1958 and April 1959 awarded by the Van Buren Grade School; Pamphlet entitled, "Schoolroom Progress U.S.A" dated February 1959; Pamphlet labeled "The Eisenhower Museum"; Directory from Camp Crawford, a Baptist summer camp, dated 1958; List of campgoers in the "Blue Birds" campfire club at Camp Crawford, 1957; Document entitled, "Littlest Angel"; Certificate awarded to Lana Rings for acceptance into the "Bubbling Blue Birds" campfire group, dated May 23, 1957; Two black and white photographs of the Community Baptist Church sunday school class; Photograph of Camp Crawford campers; Two black and white photographs of Lynn Tillinghast and Lana Rings; Photograph of Clarence Rings with kittens; Photograph of children at a Tillinghast family picnic at 1718 Central Park, Topeka, Kansas; 11 black and white photographs of the scenery at Camp Crawford, dated 1958; Postcard given to Lana Rings

Scrapbook 2
Photos and newspaper clippings from and about a Topeka Civic Theater production of Bye Bye Birdie, dated 1964; Hayden High School commencement announcement and photo of Lana Rings, dated 1965; Documents related to Hayden High School’s commencement exercises in 1965; Hayden High School National Honor Society convocation program, dated May 10, 1965; Program for “The Fifth Annual Christmas Play,” put on by the Rings and Lemon children, dated December 24, 1965; Newspaper clippings and photos from and about Hayden High School’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” dated February 15, 1965; Lana Ring’s copy of “The Importance of Being Earnest”; Awards presented to Lana Rings while she attended Hayden High School; Formal photos of Lana Rings; Letters sent to Lana Rings for her graduation from Hayden High School; Piano recital programs and newspaper clippings, misc. dates; Honors documents and news articles for Lana Rings’ attendance at Washburn University; Newspaper clippings about Washburn University president John Henderson; Newspaper articles and photos related to Washburn University’s Modern Dance Club; Photos, programs, and newspaper clippings from and about Washburn University’s production of Trial by Jury; Program of Washburn University’s The Madwoman of Chaillot; Photos of Lana Rings’ friends from grade school and college; Signed programs from various performances at The Topeka Community Concert Association

Scrapbook 3
"Senior Memories" book from Hayden High School containing photos, calling cards, and a telephone directory, dated 1965

Scrapbook 4
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous memorabilia related to Sandy Rings, Miss Topeka 1971, Miss Kansas 1971, and Miss America 1972 contestant.

Scrapbook 5
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous memorabilia related to Sandra Rings, Miss Topeka 1971, Miss Kansas 1971, and Miss America 1972 contestant.

Scrapbook 6
Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, programs, certificates, invitations, photographs, and cards from Lana Rings’ time at Washburn University, fall 1965 through January 1970

Scrapbook 7
Items related to Lana Rings' trip to Arlington, Virginia and Washington D.C. in 1967 and the World’s Fair Expo in Montreal, Canada in 1967. Items include brochures, plane tickets, music programs, postcards, and maps

Scrapbook 8
Photos, notes, and performance lists from events at retirement centers/nursing homes in Topeka in 1968 and 1969; Recital invitation and guest list for Lana Rings, dated June 21, 1970; Brochures from Middlebury College, and the Treadway Inna in Rochester, New York; Newspaper clipping advertising Skihaus Ski Shop in Middlebury, Vermont; Schedule for a month in 1970 at the Middlebury College in Vermont; Various items, photos, and documents related to Lana Rings’ summer 1970 education at the Middlebury College in Vermont; Photos from a continuing education course on modeling taught by Lana Rings in California during the summer of 1979

Scrapbook 9
Headshot of Lana Rings, taken in Kiel, Germany; Engagement announcement of Lana Rings and Timothy Ramsay Kelley from the Topeka Capital Journal, dated February 27, 1972; Bridal shower announcement, invitations, and decorations for Lana Rings; Invitation to the rehearsal dinner and wedding of Lana Rings and Timothy Kelley; Newspaper announcements of the marriage of Lana Rings to Timothy Kelley, from the Topeka State Journal (July 28, 1972), and the Topeka Capital Journal (August 27, 1972 and August 17, 1972); Photo of Lana Rings in a large white dress; Photos from a Tillinghast family “conference” in Riverside, California in 1979; Photos of Tim Kelley’s family home and grounds in New Haven, Missouri, dated May 1979; Christmas cards and paintings by Tim Kelley’s father, Bill, sent to Mary Rings; Pictures of Melanie Florence, the daughter of Diana Lemon and Dan Florence

Scrapbook 10
Photos of Lana Rings, Sandra Rings, and members of the Tillinghast family

Scrapbook 11
Photos from Mary Rings and Mary Tillinghast's visit to Southern California in 1975; Photos from Mary Rings and Mary Tillinghast's visit to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1970

Scrapbook 12
1970 Graduation program for Lana Rings from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas; Acceptance award form for the Rotary International Foundation Fellowship received by Lana Rings for study at the University of Kiel in Germany in 1970; Photo of Lana Rings, newspaper clippings, and announcements of her receipt of the Rotary Fellowship Award; Photo of Lana, postcards, and letters sent by Lana Rings to her mother and grandmother from Europe; 1947 receipt from St. Francis Hospital for expenses incurred at the birth of Lana Rings; Letter from the mayor of Topeka congratulating Lana for being on the Dean’s Honor Roll at Washburn; Newspaper clippings and programs from the 1967, 1969 May Fete program; Programs for the Washburn University Modern Dance Club’s production of “A Dancer’s World”; Newspaper clippings, programs, and invitations for Lana Rings’ voice and piano recital at Rosamond Nyman School of Music; Photos and a program for Hayden High School’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”; Article about Father Burak, priest at Holy Name Church in Topeka; Newspaper clippings and programs related to a Christmas Eve program by the Lemon and Rings children, dated 1966; Washburn University Honor’s Banquet program, dated 1969; Drawing of a building in Germany drawn by Lana Rings; Photo of Lana Rings and Norbert Puszkar and an invitation to their wedding, dated 1983; Photos of Lana and Norbert’s time as doctoral students in Los Angeles at USC

Box 1, Folder 1
Small yellow calendar book from the Columbia Clothing Company that served as the diary of Anna Hittle (Rings) from November 1900 to February 1902; “The Whopper” notebook used as a diary by Anna Hittle during her family’s trip to Idaho in 1925; Small orange notebook used as a diary by Anna Hittle Rings in 1945

Box 1, Folder 2
Newspaper clipping about Esther Rings' tonsillectomy from a June 1938 edition of the Holton Recorder; Letter from Anna Rings to her daughter, dated August 10, 1958; Letter from Anna Rings to her daughter, dated November 28, 1958; Letter from Anna Rings to her daughter, dated May 31, 1961; Letter from Anna Rings to her daughter, dated December 27, 1960; Two undated Christmas cards sent to “Marge and Red” from Clarence Rings; Letter from Frank and Eva Hittle to Anna Rings, dated August 19, 1954; Letter from Clarence Rings to “Cabinites,” dated July 25, 1955; An undated letter from Clarence Rings to his mother; A letter from [Mary] Estelle Rings to her mother, dated June 17, 1956

Box 1, Folder 3
Receipt from the Topeka Cemetery Association, dated October 4, 1991; Ownership certificated presented to Mary M. Anderson for plots in the Topeka Cemetery, dated December 26, 1990; Obituary of Mrs. Stella Anderson from the Topeka Daily Capital, dated March 25, 1959; Obituary of Fred J. Anderson from the Topeka Daily Capital, dated October 23, 1957; Receipts dated December 26, 1910 and October 14, 1935 for lot opening at the Topeka cemetery for Mary M. Anderson and Fred J. Anderson; Warranty certificate for the interment of Lee Tillinghast at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas, dated April 27, 1959; Last will and testament of Mary Estelle Rings, dated July 9, 1999; Marriage certificate and booklet of Mary Anderson and Lee Tillinghast dated July 26, 1921; Marriage certificate of Fred J. and Stella R. Anderson, dated November 8, 1899; Death certificate of Mary Estelle Tillinghast Rings, dated July 27, 2007

Box 1, Folder 4
Christmas program for the Holy Name School, dated December 21, 1961; Knights of Columbus newsletter, February 1985, with article about Madge Raborn Tillinghast; Document entitled “Abstract to Journal Route #6” regarding the purchase of Route #6 by Lee Edward Tillinghast, dated January 8, 1902; Manuscript entitled “Mary Rings Hamilton’s Memories of Holton,” dated 1994; 2 sketches of the “Old Rings Ranch” floor plan; Undated document entitled, “Family History for Descendants of Arthur and Anna Rings, compiled by June Newell”; Genealogy of Mary Abigail (Molly) Browning Hittle; Document entitled, "Music with a Bang"

Box 1, Folder 5
38 Photos of members of the Rings family

Box 1, Folder 6
10 Photos of Rings-Hittle family members

Box 1, Folder 7
16 photos of Anderson-Tillinghast family members, dated 1870s-1910s

Box 1, Folder 8
43 photos of Anderson-Tillinghast family members, dated 1920s-1940s

Box 1, Folder 9
62 photos of Rings-Tillinghast family members, dated 1940s-1950s

Box 1, Folder 10
52 photos of Rings-Tillinghast family members, dated late 1950s-1960s

Box 1, Folder 11
82 photos of Rings-Tillinghast family members, dated late 1960s-1970s

Box 1, Folder 12
36 portraits of Tillinghast family members

Box 1, Folder 13
Book entitled, "Family History: Mary Eliza Anderson Tillinghast and A. Lee Tillinghast"

Box 1, Folder 14
Tillinghast family tree; Postcard from J. B. Beard to Fred Anderson, his employee, written in Paris, dated July 25, 1900; Photostatic birth certificate of Mary Eliza Anderson Tillinghast; Application for certified birth certificate of Mary Estelle Tillinghast submitted by Mary E. Rings, dated February 9, 1977; Photostatic birth certificate of Mary Estelle Tillinghast; Photostatic marriage certificate of Clarence M. Rings and Mary E. Tillinghast; Biographical sketch of Harry Elmer Tillinghast, as told by Mary Eliza Anderson Tillinghast and recorded by Mary Estelle Tillinghast Rings; Transcription of a July 4, 1906 diary notation regarding Mary Eliza Anderson; Obituary of Mary M. Anderson, 1935; Report card of John A. Tillinghast from the United States Maritime Service Officers School; 1949 commencement announcement for Washburn University; Letter of congratulations sent by Topeka mayor Frank J. Warren to Fred and Mary Anderson for their 50th anniversary, dated November 16, 1949; Two newspaper clippings regarding the 50th anniversary of Fred and Mary Anderson; Letter from Kansas Governor Frank Carlson to Fred and Mary Anderson congratulating them on their 50th wedding anniversary, dated November 16, 1949; Letter and two notes regarding a payment made to the Topeka Morris Plan Company by Mary E. Tillinghast, dated May 18, 1959; Letter from Rosamond Nyman, the piano and voice teacher to the Rings’ children, dated Christmas 1988; Obituary of Charles Whitmer; Letter sent to Mary and Estelle Anderson from Betty Whitmer regarding the death of their second cousin, Charles Whitmer, dated May 13, 1991; “In Memoriam” booklet from the funeral of Charles Whitmer, dated May 10, 1991; “In Remembrance” booklet from the funeral of Mary C. Moore, dated December 28, 1990; Eulogy for Mary Tillinghast written by her son, Lee Tillinghast; Letter written to “Lana and Tim” from Lana’s grandmother, Mary Eliza Anderson Tillinghast, dated June 28, 1978; Poem entitled, “The Haunted House” written by Mary E. Anderson Tillinghast; 1880 census record for George Deming Anderson and his family; List of Tillinghast and Anderson family members and their birth/death dates; Genealogy for the Deming/Anderson family; Copies of photos of Tillinghast/Hemrick family members

Box 1, Folder 15
Finding aid for photo and document binder; Photocopy image of the Caman Apartments in Topeka, Kansas, 2002; Shareholder certificate presented to Mary Estelle Rings and Lana M. Rings for their share in the Caman Apartments in Topeka, Kansas, dated January 19, 2001; Settlement statement presented to Dorothy S. Hill from the Capitol Federal Savings Bank; Minutes of the Caman Apartments, Inc., dated June 29, 2005; Resolution, shareholder disbursement, and estimate of capital gains taxes form for the Caman Apartments, Inc.; By-laws of the Caman Apartments, Inc.; Letter from Carolyn A. Roberts regarding the sale of Caman Apartments, Inc.; Comprehensive Building Assessment for the Caman Apartment building; Minutes of the Caman Apartments, Inc., dated June 16, 2005; Minutes of the Caman Apartments, Inc., dated June 29, 2005; Tax information for the Caman Apartments, Inc., dated June 29, 2005; Real estate contract for the sale of the Caman Apartments to Dorothy Hill, dated April 3, 2005; Barrett family record of births and deaths; Death notice for Alice Raborn, who died January 25, 1898; Enrollment certificate for First Baptist Sabbath School’s “Cradle Roll” for Mary Eliza Anderson, dated April 30, 1905; Hamilton County Fair pass for Alice and Stella Raborn, dated August 29-September 2, 1892; Funeral notice for Dr. A. B. Pitzer, dated March 24, 1895; Marriage certificate for George Anderson and Mary M. Barrett, dated November 5, 1863; Marriage certificate of W. H. Blodgett and Sarah A. Anderson, dated September 10, 1856 in New York; Vital records for the Pulliam family; A menu from “The Hills” restaurant with a letter to “Our Dear Baby” from “Grandma” written on the back, dated May 22, 1904; Birth and death records for the Pulliam family; Pension certificate of Mary M. Anderson, widow of George D. Anderson, dated January 9, 1911; Letter from Charles Curtis to George D. Anderson, dated February 23, 1910; Pension certificate for George D. Anderson, dated March 7, 1910; Letter from the Committee on Military Affairs regarding the increased pension of George D. Anderson, dated March 8, 1910; Biographical sketch of Fred J. Anderson; Discharge certificate for Charles E. Tillinghast, dated July 13, 1865; Discharge certificate for Charles Tillinghast, dated January 31, 1864; Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and images; Letter from George and Mary Anderson to their son, Fred, dated December 25, 1889; Certificate presented to George A. Anderson by the Adjutant-General’s Office, dated December 18, 1882; Discharge letter presented to Jesse T. Pulliam, dated January 26, 1863

Box 1, Folder 16
36 sheets with photos of Anderson family members, dated 1800s through 1990s

Box 1, Folder 17
A 1949 entry from the baby book of Lana Rings; 1899 wedding announcement of Lana Rings’ great-grandparents, Madge Estelle Raborn Anderson and Fred James Anderson; Birth announcements of Lana Rings, dated October 1947; Two newspaper clipping birth announcements of Mary Estelle Tillinghast (Rings); Baby book of Marlin E. Rings, son of Mary Estelle Tillinghast Rings and Clarence Martin Rings, dated 1949; Baby book of Mary Estelle Tillinghast (Rings), daughter of Mary Eliza Tillinghast and Alma Lee Tillinghast; Marriage certificate of Clarence M. Rings and Mary E. Tillinghast, dated March 18, 1945; Topeka High School diploma awarded to Estelle Tillinghast, dated May 19, 1944

Box 1, Folder 18
"Letters from E. B. Patton to Lana Rings, 1968-1975" images and information

Box 1, Folder 19
Letters from E. B. Patton to Lana Rings, dated July 1968-December 1969

Box 1, Folder 20
Letters from E. B. Patton to Lana Rings, dated February 1970-December 1970

Box 1, Folder 21
Letters from E. B. Patton to Lana Rings, dated January 1971-December 1971

Box 1, Folder 22
Letters from E. B. Patton to Lana Rings, dated January 1972-December 1972

Box 1, Folder 23
Letters from E. B. Patton to Lana Rings, dated 1973-1975

Box 1, Folder 24
Misc. information and documents related to Jim Coder, Topeka USD 501

Box 1, Folder 25
Retirement cards/items for Mary Estelle Tillinghast

Box 1, Folder 26
Documents related to Marlin Rings

Box 1, Folder 27
Items related to Mary Tillinghast's trip to Europe

Box 1, Folder 28
Images of the Bushes and Reagan's, collected by Mary Tillinghast

Box 1, Folder 29
Misc. clippings and images collected/saved by Mary Tillinghast

Box 1, Folder 30
Images from Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas; A picture of a tree in Topeka, Kansas; A picture of flagpoles in Topeka, Kansas near Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church; Image of the house at 1125 Plass in Topeka, Kansas; Image of the Kansas State Capital in Topeka, Kansas; Images of Topeka High School in Topeka, Kansas; Image of Holy Name Church at the intersection of 10th and Clay Street in Topeka, Kansas; Street view near the intersection of 17th and Oakley Street in Topeka, Kansas dated October 1978; Image of a street in the Potwin neighborhood of Topeka, Kansas dated October 1978; Images of the wren statue on top of the WREN studio near 10th and Clay in Topeka, Kansas; Image of a large white house that once sat at the intersection of 21st and Topeka Boulevard in Topeka, Kansas dated October 1978; Images on Meriden Road in Topeka, Kansas dated October 1978; Various postcards with images of the Kansas Governor’s mansion, Interstate 70, Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas, the Topeka Public Library, a farm scene, Old Abilene Town, and rock formations; Images of a church at 16th and Harrison in Topeka, Kansas; Street view at the intersection of 10th and Topeka; Image of houses at 435 and 431 Lane St. in Topeka, Kansas; Images of the Lux Oil Company located at 1st and Crane Streets in Topeka, Kansas; Images of a house at 1701 SW Van Buren; Street views at the intersection of 17th and Van Buren; Image of the Van Buren Grade school; Images of a house and backyard at 1718 Central Park Avenue in Topeka, Kansas; Images of Bob’s Plumbing in Topeka, Kansas, which was once the site of Baughman’s Ice Cream; Images of Sandy Rings, Lana Rings, Mary Tillinghast, and Mary Rings in Topeka, Kansas

Box 1, Folder 31
Map labeled “State Highways leading to Kansas Recreation Areas” and “Scenic and Memorial Routes in Kansas”; Set of Kansas postcards

Box 1, Folder 32
Letter from Beulah Alida Hittle to her family, dated July 15, 1928; Letter from Beulah Alida Hittle to her family, dated July 21, 1928; Letter from Beulah Alida Hittle to her family, dated July 25, 1934; Letter from Dorothy Hittle (Smoot) to Anna Hittle Rings, dated February 5, 1958; Letter from Mabel Bittinger to Beulah Alida Hittle, dated December 8, 1958

Box 1, Folder 33
Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated June 11, 1944; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings to June and Chapin, dated June 30, 1944; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated August 27, 1944; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings to June and Chapin, dated December 20, 1944; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated May 7, 1945; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated June 11, 1945; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated January 19, 1951; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated January 2, 1952; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated January 24, 1953; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated March 6, 1953; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated April 8, 1953; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated May 13, 1953; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated September 4 ,1953; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated October 6, 1953; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated December 4, 1953; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated January 26, 1954; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated February 3, 1954; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated March 11, 1954; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated March 29, 1957; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated April 9, 1954; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated May 19, 1954; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated June 14, 1954

Box 1, Folder 34
Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated May 11, 1955; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated July 14, 1956; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated September 6, 1956; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated September 21, 1956; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated October 30, 1956; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated January 22, 1957; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated February 27, 1957; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated August 8, 1957; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated February 10, 1958; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated April 12, 1961; Letter from Anna Hittle Rings, dated May 10, 1961

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Title (Main title): Anderson Hittle Rings Tillinghast Collection

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