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This film promotes Topeka, Kansas, as a prosperous government, business, and cultural center, and encourages viewers to move to Topeka. The film highlights many aspects of the community including government and public services, business and industry, agriculture, education, hospitals, churches and entertainment. It showcases the Westboro neighborhood; Kansas Avenue; Gage Park; the State Capitol and the legislature; Cyrus Holiday and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad; Goodyear Tire Co.; Dupont; Forbes Air Force base; Lake Shawnee; Washburn University; the Topeka Public Library; the Kansas History Museum; Topeka and Topeka West high schools; the Veterans Hospital; Karl Menninger and the Menninger Foundation; and the State Hospital among other aspects of the city.

Creator: Topeka Chamber of Commerce
Date: Between 1965 and 1967

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Item Number: 223324
Call Number: VT033.1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223324

Agriculture - Crops
Agriculture - Livestock
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Commerce
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Education
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Health/Medicine
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Religion
Built Environment - Function - Commerce/Trade
Built Environment - Function - Domestic
Built Environment - Function - Education
Built Environment - Function - Government
Built Environment - Function - Health Care
Built Environment - Function - Industry/Processing/Extraction
Built Environment - Function - Religion
Business and Industry - Banking
Business and Industry - Health care
Business and Industry - Manufacturing
Business and Industry - Railroad - Companies - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Collections - Audio-visual
Community Life - Community services - Hospitals
Community Life - Community services - Libraries and museums
Community Life - Community services - Mental health facilities
Community Life - Community services - Public parks
Community Life - Community services - Public transportation (street cars, buses, etc)
Community Life - Community services - Roads
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Leisure activities - Boating
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Leisure activities - Fishing
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Leisure activities - Parks
Community Life - Religion - Places of Worship
Community Life - Scenes and views - Business districts
Community Life - Scenes and views - Residential
Community Life - Town development - City promotion
Date - 1960s
Education - Higher education - Institutions - Kansas State University
Education - Higher education - Institutions - University of Kansas
Education - Higher education - Institutions - Washburn University
Education - Primary
Education - Secondary
Government and Politics - State Government
Military - Facilities - Air bases - Forbes Air Force Base
People - Notable Kansans - Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
People - Notable Kansans - Menninger, Karl Augustus, 1893-1990
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Lakes and reservoirs - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - The Sixties and Vietnam, 1961 - 1975
Transportation - Automobiles
Transportation - Buses
Type of Material - Film and video

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