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Dorman Lehman Collection

Identifier: MS 013
The materials in this collection represent varied interests regarding the Overland Trails, with an emphasis on the Leavenworth and Pike's Peak Express stage line, in the 1850’s-1860’s. Included are articles, book chapters, correspondence, maps, and research notes. There are also folders of research and notes on each of the 27 stations of the Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express.


  • Existence: 1859-2005


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.
Conditions Governing Access No restrictions on access. Forsyth Library staff may reserve the right to use restrictions due to the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


2.8 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes)


The Dorman Lehman Collection contains materials relating to the Overland Trails with an emphasis on the Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express. The collection of maps, research notes, correspondence, articles, and surveys was given to the Smoky Hill Trail Association by Mr. Lehman at the annual conference in Russell, Kansas in October 2014.

Biographical / Historical

Mr. Dorman Lehman was born May 11, 1927 in Minnesota, and he lived in California, Kansas and Colorado. He was a draftsman, home designer, historical researcher and a museum director. He worked at the Greeley Museum and Centennial Village in Greeley. He ran The Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, KS and the Central School Museum in Grand Rapids, MN. He passed away June 1, 2015 in Greeley, Colorado.


October 2014
Guide to the Dorman Lehman Collection
Patty Nicholas
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Hays State University Special Collections Repository

502 South Campus Drive
Hays KS 67601 United States