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Agricultural College - $2.50 Activity Fee

Agricultural College - $2.50 Activity Fee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 6, 1915
This letter from Manhattan, Kansas to Governor Capper addresses a proposed compulsory student activity fee at Kansas State Agricultural College. Support and opposition for the bill is divided at the school between athletes, fraternity and sorority members, and "well-to-do students"; and those who are working their way through college. The student asks Governor Capper to give them an opportunity to address their opposition to the compulsory fee. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet

Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet
Date: 1953
Silver metal charm bracelet of the shield and symbols of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Kappa Alpha is a traditional black sorority. This bracelet was a souvenir of 1953 National Convention of the AKA Sorority and was worn by Mamie Williams at local meetings and at Boule 1953-1956.


Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule in Chicago, Illinois

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule in Chicago, Illinois
Date: August 1933
This is a panoramic photograph showing members at Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule held in Chicago, Illinois. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.


Delta Tau Delta fraternity at the University of Kansas

Delta Tau Delta fraternity at the University of Kansas
Date: 1941
A photograph showing members of Delta Tau Delta, Gamma Tau Chapter, fraternity at the University of Kansas.


Homecoming, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Homecoming, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1931
This is a photograph of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity house decorated for homecoming at Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas. There is a threshing machine with sheaves of wheat in the front yard, along with a depictions of a cemetery with graves and crosses.


Kappa Kappa Gamma pledge class at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas

Kappa Kappa Gamma pledge class at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1939
This is a photograph of the Kappa Kappa Gamma pledge class posed in front of their sorority house at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Geraldine Buhler (Smith) is in the front row, sixth person from the left.


Lawrence Litwin oral history

Lawrence Litwin oral history
Creator: Litwin, Lawrence T., d. 1989
Date: May 14, 1988
This is an oral interview with Lawrence Litwin, conducted by his family in Topeka, Kansas. The Litwin family owned and operated many businesses throughout Kansas, including businesses in Topeka, North Topeka, Lawrence, and Chanute. In addition to his business career, Litwin discusses his childhood, family history, military career, and his activity and involvement in the Jewish community.


Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1949-1955
This series of photographs is of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Sherman A. Parks is represented in many of the photographs.


Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1960-1995
This series of photographs is a representation of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity of Washburn University. The photographs may have been taken in Topeka Kansas. Identified in several of the pictures throughout the series is Sherman A. Parks Sr. and Sherman A. Parks Jr.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


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