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Alphabetical correspondence, O-R

Alphabetical correspondence, O-R
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from Kansas citizens to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The correspondents discussed various topics including mining, farming, railroads, legislature, congress, newspaper/publication articles (i.e.- The State Journal), and requests for documents/aid/support/interviews/appointments/visits. Due to the large amount of correspondence Kansas Governor G. W. Glick received from the public, the letters are divided and listed in alphabetical order.


Frank Pitts MacLennan

Frank Pitts MacLennan
Creator: Parkinson, New York
Date: Between 1880 and 1933
These four photographs show newspaper editor and publisher Frank Pitts MacLennan, 1855-1933, a native of Springfield, Ohio. Frank moved with his family to Emporia, Kansas in 1870 and began his newspaper career by working for the Emporia Daily News in 1877. He worked in the "mechanical, reportorial, business, and editorial" departments before becoming an equal partner in the Emporia Daily News in 1880. He later sold his interest in the paper in 1885. On October 30,1885, MacLennan purchased the Topeka State Journal, the official state paper of Kansas and the city of Topeka, Kansas. He served as the editor and publisher until he passed away at the age of seventy-eight on November 18, 1933. In 1955 MacLennan's widow Margaret "Madge" Overstreet MacLennan bequeathed their home, Cedar Crest, and the surrounding land to the state of Kansas to be used as the executive residence for the governor of Kansas.


State Journal newspaper building interior, Topeka, Shawnee County

State Journal newspaper building interior, Topeka, Shawnee County
Date: 1963
These photographs show the interior of the Topeka State Journal building in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. The photographs represent employees in the press room, news room, and photo lab.


Topeka State Journal building, Topeka, Shawnee County

Topeka State Journal building, Topeka, Shawnee County
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
This photograph taken at night represents the Topeka State Journal building located at 8th and Kansas in Topeka, Kansas. The building's entrance faces southeast.


Topeka State Journal staff, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

Topeka State Journal staff, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Date: 1923
This photograph represents employees of the Topeka State Journal, located at 8th and Kansas, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. The reverse of the photograph identifies the group of employess as "the force".


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