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Bookmobile

Bookmobile
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A man and woman standing next to a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Bookmobile

Bookmobile
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Military and civilians at a United States Naval base looking at books from a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Bookmobile

Bookmobile
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A man and four women reading books at a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: January 30, 1859
Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, who, accompanied by Mrs. Edward C. K. Garvey, had returned to Meadville, Pennsylvania to give birth to her second child. Meanwhile, Cyrus Holliday (who was Vice President of the upper territorial legislative body, the Council) had passed four bills, including one establishing Topeka as the Shawnee county seat. He bought new clothes for the session, since Lawrence had become more refined, with a new hotel. Holliday mentioned emigration to Pikes Peak, the Topeka bridge, trouble in L[i]nn county, and meeting three women, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. [Robert] Morrow, and Mrs. O'Donell (possibly Mrs. William O'Donnall) in Lawrence. He proposed that Liz, Mary Holliday's younger sister, return with her.


Elton Raymond and Josie Allen

Elton Raymond and Josie Allen
Date: Between 1905 and 1907
A photograph of Elton Raymond and Josie Allen, the children of Byron and Edith Allen, Jackson County, Kansas.


Josiah Reece and wife

Josiah Reece and wife
Creator: Van's North Star Art Gallery
Date: Between 1875 and 1889
Studio portrait of Josiah Reece and his wife members of the Kansa Indian tribe. They are dressed in their Kansa Indian attire.


Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown

Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: November 27, 1862
This letter, written by Leigh R. Webber from the "Camp of Grant's Army near Grand Junction Tenn.," was addressed to Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence, Kansas. Webber described camp life and mentioned the possibility that the troops would return to Kansas. He also discussed the contrast between "the pomp and circumstance of war" and the "blind bull-dog fight" he witnessed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861. The last portion of his letter deals with issues such as clothing, Thanksgiving, and other political issues.


Leigh R. Webber to Senorita Morena (Miss Brown)

Leigh R. Webber to Senorita Morena (Miss Brown)
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: April 30, 1862
A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Fort Riley, Kansas, addressed to "Senorita Morena," or Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Webber first praises Fort Riley and describes the surrounding landscape. He goes on to describe fort life, including equipment and food. He also discusses his thoughts on the troops' future plans to march to New Mexico and his efforts to learn Spanish.


List of clothing articles

List of clothing articles
Creator: Bourne, S.
Date: c. 1856 or 1857
This is a detailed list of the articles of clothing sent to Kansas by the First Congregational Church in Flushing, New York. It includes dresses, frocks, coats, skirts, pants, drawers, shirts, socks, vests, boots and gloves as well as other items. The pastor of the church, S. Bourne, emphasized the quality and durability of the clothing.


May Johnson

May Johnson
Date: February 16, 1903
Postcard portrait of May Johnson, a member of the Kansa Indian tribe. She is dressed in Kansa Indian attire.


Mexican Fiesta dancers, Topeka, Kansas

Mexican Fiesta dancers, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: July, 1988
A view of young dancers performing at the Mexican Fiesta in Topeka, Kansas. The fiesta's proceeds were given to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School in Topeka.


National Kansas Committee, request for clothing and provisions

National Kansas Committee, request for clothing and provisions
Creator: National Kansas Committee
Date: c. October 1856
This advertisement was attached to a receipt for the placement of a notice in the New York Times. The advertisement included information about how the people of New England could aid the fight for freedom in Kansas--both with funds and with labor. It also gave the names of National Kansas Committee members and an address for their New York office.


Richard Dean Rogers

Richard Dean Rogers
Date: June 1939
A photograph showing Richard Dean Rogers and Beth Stewart, recent graduates from Wamego High School, on their senior class trip to the west coast.


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