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Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas

Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas
Creator: Hannaford, Ed
Date: 1901
This is an album containing photographs of Marion, Kansas, and the Coble family. Included in the album are photographs of Governor Edward Hoch's house, a picnic in Central Park, Mr. and Mrs. Trenner and their house, L. F. Keller's house, the Frazier family, the Marion Presbyterian Church and parsonage, Bessie Thompson's children, William and Aline Frazier in a lilly pond, and an outing to Chingawasa Springs on the Marion Belt and Chingawasa Springs Railroad .


American Legion Rosedale Post 346 photo album

American Legion Rosedale Post 346 photo album
Date: 1940-1969
Photographs of events held by Rosedale Post #346 of American Legion Post. Many of the people pictured are identified on the backs of the photographs. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Anita Straub photo album

Anita Straub photo album
Creator: Straub, Anita
Date: 1940-1959
Photographs documenting the childhood of Anita Straub growing up in Rosedale, Kansas. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Brownell High School Album

Brownell High School Album
Date: 1916-1960
This is an album containing photographs of Brownell High School including the school building; the 1939 girls' basketball team; the foundation of the first rock schoolhouse named Vansberg built by Jake Stull in 1884; and members of the senior classes from 1916-1960. For the years 1928, 1932 and 1933 there are no photographs of the senior class members only lists of names.


Commissioned Officers of Bourbon County in the World War, 1917-1919.

Commissioned Officers of Bourbon County in the World War, 1917-1919.
Creator: Cory, C. E. (Charles Estabrook), b. 1852
Date: 1956
This album contains portraits and biographical information on World War I commissioned officers from Bourbon County, Kansas.


Donald Appletrad's World War II photographs and diary

Donald Appletrad's World War II photographs and diary
Creator: Appletrad, Donald
Date: 1943-1945
These are two World War II photograph albums and a diary which belonged to Donald Appletrad. During World War II, he served in the Office of Strategic Services Headquarters Company 2677 Regiment, United States Army. Donald Appletrad was born October 11, 1909 in Leonardville, Kansas, the son of Olaf and Lydia Appletrad.


Harry Hilderman photograph album

Harry Hilderman photograph album
Creator: Hilderman, Marilyn
Date: 1925-1962
This is an album containing photographs of Harry Hilderman, his family, and friends. Included in the album are photos of Meadow Acres Ballroom located in Topeka, Kansas.


James Asbury Power, Jr.'s World War II photograph album

James Asbury Power, Jr.'s World War II photograph album
Date: 1945-1946
This is James Asbury Power, Jr's World War II photograph album. He was a member of the 3291 Signal Base Depot Company serving in Japan. Included in the album are photos of Camp Smith, New York; Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokuska, and Nikko, Japan; Roosevelt Park; Pacific Stars and Stripes?the First Year, Sept. 2, 1946; Order to Report for Induction; IRTC Handbook Camp Blanding, Florida; and a document thanking Power for his service.


Kansas Free Fair album

Kansas Free Fair album
Creator: Farrow, W. F.
Date: 1888-1924
This album contains photographs of the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas State Fair Association was organized in 1880 with a representative from each county for the purpose of holding a statewide fair in Topeka. The first Kansas State Fair was held September 12-17, 1881. The Topeka fair became the Kansas Free Fair in 1915, then in 1958 the Mid America Fair, and in 1977 again was renamed to the Sunflower State Fair. The Shawnee County Fair continues to be held annually on the grounds, and the Kansas Expocentre, which opened in 1987 as a conference and event center, retains the remodeled Agricultural Hall, Heritage Hall, Livestock Pavilion and Exposition Hall (now known as Maner Conference Center) from the earlier fairgrounds. Many of these buildings are pictured in this album along with panoramic and interior views of the grounds, grandstands, arenas, tents, food stalls, parking lots and Ferris wheel; the Old Soldiers Reunion; G.A.R Reunion; troops from Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley; parades and bands; horse and auto racing; woman pilot Katherine Stinson; the farmerettes; exhibitions of art work, quilts, livestock, cakes, stills confiscated during prohibition, commercial goods and government services; Cho-Cho the Health Clown, a Baby Clinic and Eugenics Clinic; 4-H and Boys and Girls club events; cow-milking and spelling contests; fireworks, and the fairgrounds covered in snow.


Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri

Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri
Date: 1906
This album contains photographs of Pastime Theatre; agriculture scenes; livestock; Lenexa Amusement Company; Lenexa Vaudeville Company; Union Pacific motor car; baseball; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train; depots; motor train; Lenexa Mill; Missouri & Kansas Interurban; Lenexa street scenes and businesses; rural school; judges of the first city election in Lenexa, Kansas; views of Mahaska, Kansas; Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Missouri; and views of various Missouri towns.


Rusty Hilderman photograph album

Rusty Hilderman photograph album
Creator: Hilderman, Marilyn
Date: 1946-1965
Here photographs selected from Rusty Hilderman's photo album show Hilderman from birth to enlistment in the military. The Hilderman family lived in Hutchinson, Kansas where Rusty attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Belvoir School, and Liberty Middle School. Hilderman was active in Cub and Boy Scouts and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Included are photographs of Rusty, family, and friends involved in daily activities including fishing, camping, driving vehicles and school activities. One photograph shows Rusty seated on a lion statue at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas.


S. H. Fairfield home in Topeka, Kansas

S. H. Fairfield home in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is an album containing photographs of the S. H. Fairfield home located at 1108 Throop Street in Topeka, Kansas.


The life and times of Howard Athon, a pictorial account

The life and times of Howard Athon, a pictorial account
Date: 1900-1985
This is a photograph album containing photographs of Howard Lincoln Athon. He was born and grew up in Quenemo, Kansas. After graduating from high school, he joined the U S. Navy during World War I. When he returned home, he married Roberta in December 1922 and they lived in Gridley, Kansas for about a year. Howard worked in the oil fields until they closed. The Athons moved to Topeka where he went into the flying business. On July 29, 1931 Howard was involved in a flying accident. His two-seater American Eagle biplane fell from 2,000 feet and crashed in the Kansas River, and A. J. McKimmey, the passenger, died instantly and Howard was seriously injured. Howard went on to be an electrician after the accident. His work included wiring at Forbes Field, and several missile sites in northeast Kansas and Sedalia, Missouri.


Thomas Soza's family photograph album

Thomas Soza's family photograph album
Creator: Soza, Thomas
Date: Between 1920 and 1960
This is Thomas Soza's photograph album containing photos of his family and friends. Included in the album are photos of Lincoln School, fourth and fifth grades in 1955 and East Topeka High School.


Todd Strait's scrapbooks

Todd Strait's scrapbooks
Creator: Strait, Todd
Date: 1979-2013
Selected materials from two scrapbooks compiled by Todd Strait, a jazz drummer from Topeka, Kansas. Strait grew up in northeast Shawnee County, Kansas, and attended Seaman High School where he started playing the drums and became interested in jazz music. He entered the Slingerland-Bellson National Drum Contest at age 17 and completed the final round in Las Vegas, Nevada, in second place. After graduating from Seaman High School, he moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he studied at the University of Bridgeport with Ed Soph as part of a scholarship awarded through the contest. Todd joined Marian McPartland's Trio from 1982-1989, also was a member of Tal Farlow's trio and Barney Kessel's trio throughout the '80s as well as free lancing throughout New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Todd enjoyed a short 3 month stint with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd in 1986. Returning to Kansas City in late 1989, he spent the 90's performing, recording, and traveling nationally and internationally with Kevin Mahogany (1995-2000), Eldar (1999-2010), and Karrin Allyson (1991-2014). He frequently returns to KC to play and record with Bob Bowman, Danny Embrey, Rod Fleeman, Paul Smith, etc.


Violetta Mareia June Frisby Mullendore Collection

Violetta Mareia June Frisby Mullendore Collection
Creator: Mullendore, Violetta Mareia June Frisby
Date: 1926 - 1930
A photograph album containing photographs and newspaper clippings about the June Frisby Academy of Music located in Wichita, Kansas. Also included in the collection is her obituary and a wedding invitation. The musicians are often in costumes--Hawaiian, Colonial, etc. Some of the photos include a person in "black face", a form of comedic theater based on stereotyped caricatures of African Americans. Black face comedy was a prominent form of American popular culture from the mid-19th century until the civil rights movement in the 1960s.


William Thomas West's Korean War photograph album

William Thomas West's Korean War photograph album
Creator: West, William Thomas
Date: April 1952-April 1953
This is an album containing photographs of the Korean War. William Thomas West, the photographer, was a surgeon in the 3rd Infantry Division, 9th Field Artillery, possibly Battery B, and he served in the furthest surgical unit north of the 38th parallel. The album contains photographs of Seoul, Taegu, a mash hospital, USO, the aid station where West was a surgeon, and members of his unit. He received a commendation ribbon with a medal pendant for his service. West graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School in 1949 and while a resident, he was drafted into the Army. After the war, he finished his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and later was a physician at the Wichita Clinic in Wichita, Kansas. His father Dr. Ray West was one of 10 founders of the Wichita Clinic, a group of physicians which combined their talents, experience, and education into an innovative multi-specialty group practice. On December 9, 2010, Wichita Clinic became part of Via Christi Health.


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