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A.R. Simpson, Greeley County, Kansas treasurer

A.R. Simpson, Greeley County, Kansas treasurer
Date: 1920
A.R. Simpson, Greeley County, Kansas, county treasurer seated in his office.


A group of Greeley County, Kansas officials

A group of Greeley County, Kansas officials
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A group of Greeley County, Kansas officials and others pose on the steps of a building. None of these individuals is identified.


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951
Date: July 1951
These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


Certificate, Claim Debt of Kansas Territory

Certificate, Claim Debt of Kansas Territory
Creator: Strickler, Hiram Jackson
Date: June 14, 1859
This certified that, due to his losses, Orville C. Brown was entitled to receive one thousand dollars from the Treasurer of the Territory of Kansas. This document, claim #273, was signed by H. J. Stricker, auditor. Apparently it was never paid, since the portion of the document pertaining to payment remained blank.


Franklin G. Adams

Franklin G. Adams
Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: Between 1876 and 1883
This is a portrait of Franklin G. Adams who was the Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Adams was a member of the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention. He served as an election judge for the second vote on the Lecompton Constitution. Earlier he was a Clerk of the U. S. District Court of Kansas. In 1875, he became the first secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society.


Franklin George Adams'  Residence, Topeka, Kansas

Franklin George Adams' Residence, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 1891
A sepia colored photo of Franklin George Adams' residence on the S.W. corner of Fifteenth and Mulvane streets in Topeka, Kansas. F. G. Adams, one of Kansas' most prominent settlers, was a free-stater and member of the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention of 1858. In 1862, he drafted the law providing for the organization of the state's agriculture society and served for three years as the society's secretary. In addition to his appointment as agriculture secretary, Adams was Clerk of the United States District Court from 1863 to 1864. Following this position, Adams was appointed United States Indian Agent to the Kickappos from 1865 to 1869. Adams' greatest and lasting contribution as a public servant was his appointment, in 1875, as secretary of the Kansas Historical Society. During his tenure as secretary, Adams dedicated his time and effort to build the society's collection of original documents for future generations to study and interpret the state's history.


Georgia Neese Clark Gray

Georgia Neese Clark Gray
Date: 1949
This is a signed studio portrait of Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964. On June 9, 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed her as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer. She served from 1949-1953. She was born in 1898 in Richland, Kansas, to Albert and Ellen Neese, Gray attended school in Topeka and graduated from Washburn College in 1921. During college, she developed an interest in acting and after graduation attended the Franklin Sargent School of Dramatic Art and spent nearly ten years acting with various stock companies. She married her manager, George M. Clark in 1929. They divorced in the mid-1940s. She started working at her father's Richland State Bank as an assistant cashier in 1935 and became president in 1937 following his death. She became active in the state Democratic Party and was elected National Committee Woman in Kansas in 1936, a position she held until 1964. She was an articulate and well-liked representative of the party and an early supporter of Harry Truman. It was this support that brought about her nomination as the first woman to be Treasurer of the United States. She served in that office from June 1949 until January 1953 when Truman left office.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Public Service Commission. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to public utilities, public service law and the Engineering Department for the Public Service Commission. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Public Service Commission. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Harry M. Washington

Harry M. Washington
Date: Between 1944 and 1959
This is a photograph of Harry M. Washington who was the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.


John A. Nelson to United States Attorney

John A. Nelson to United States Attorney
Creator: Nelson, John A.
Date: November 19, 1879
A letter from U.S. Commissioner John A. Nelson, Wakeeney, Kansas, to the United States Attorney, Topeka, Kansas. Nelson asks where can he procure blank forms and at what cost.


Kansas Survival Plan Project to Adjutant General

Kansas Survival Plan Project to Adjutant General
Date: May 31, 1957
This report from the Kansas Survival Plan Project to the Adjutant General of Kansas, lists the attendance of Public Information Specialist Pauline D. Beatty from May 1st to May 31st of 1957.


Maribel Carlson interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Maribel Carlson interview, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Carlson, Mary Isabel (Owen)
Date: March 16, 2011
This transcript of an interview with Maribel Carlson is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Carlson talks of her family, education, and her memories of the Edwards County community.


Men [and women] of Kansas

Men [and women] of Kansas
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: 1905
This volume is a collection of portraits of Kansas business owners, professionals, public officials, and politicians in 1905. Despite its title, this volume does include women also. The women included are physicians, osteopaths, and educators. The professions covered include: educators, clergy, lawyers, bankers, real estate, life insurance, lodge officials, architects, postmasters, physicians, dentists, artists, telephones, utilities, merchants, manufacturers, osteopathy, U.S. marshals, government officials, editors and publishers, railroads, military, and photographers. A name index begins on page 633 and it is also reproduced under Text Version below.


Myra McHenry

Myra McHenry
Creator: Buck, G.V.
Date: Between 1900 and 1930
Myra McHenry was a reformer who fought for anti-smoking laws as well as temperance and women's suffrage.


Officers on the steps of the county courthouse, Logan County, Kansas

Officers on the steps of the county courthouse, Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1910
A group of Logan County, Kansas government officials pose on the steps of the county courthouse. None of the people are identified.


Oscar E. Learnard

Oscar E. Learnard
Creator: Mettner Studios of Lawrence
Oscar E. Learnard came to Kansas from Vermont in the fall of 1855. He first settled in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, but later was one of the founders of Burlington in Coffey County, Kansas Territory in the spring of 1857. He served on the Territorial Council. He was president of the May 18, 1859, convention at Osawatimie where the Republican Party was organized. This photograph was taken later in his life by Mettner's Studio, Lawrence, Kansas.


Pawnee Power and Water Company crew, Larned, Kansas

Pawnee Power and Water Company crew, Larned, Kansas
Creator: Wesely, F.A.
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows a group of workers from the Pawnee Power and Water Company in Larned, Kansas, standing beside their company truck.


Robert Byington Mitchell

Robert Byington Mitchell
Creator: Nichols, A. C.
Robert B. Mitchell settled in Paris, Linn County, Kansas Territory, in 1856. He was born in Ohio and studied law. He was active in free state territorial politics. He served in the Territorial House of Representatives in 1857 and 1858, was a member of the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, and was appointed Territorial Treasurer on February 11, 1859. He was part of the free state supporters who followed Charles Hamilton and his band after the Marais des Cygnes massacre. After the territorial period he served as a brigadier general in the Second Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and held the appointed post of Governor of New Mexico from 1866 to 1869.


Samuel Medary

Samuel Medary
Samuel Medary served as territorial governor of Kansas from December 20, 1859 until December 10, 1860. He was a friend of Stephen Douglas and a Jacksonian Democrat. He supported the nomination of James Polk for the presidency. Prior to his service in Kansas, he was the territorial governor in Minnesota from 1857 to 1858. He was born in Pennsylvania but spent most of his life in Ohio.


Willliam B. Shockley affidavit

Willliam B. Shockley affidavit
Creator: Shockley, William B.
Date: March 25, 1869
William B. Shockley, Clerk of the District Court at Cherokee County, testifies before Henry G. Sumner, Justice of the Peace of Cherokee County, concerning an armed band of men opposing the operation of a land office at Baxter Springs (Cherokee County). The band of two hundred and twelve armed men identified themselves as the Cherokee Neutral Land League. The League arrested or threatened persons associated with the land office and raided the office to steal its plat maps and land entries. The League was composed of many settlers of the Cherokee Neutral Lands, which lands were open for sale in 1866 by treaty with the Cherokee. The League's actions were an attempt to stop the construction of a railroad by the Missouri River, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad whose recent purchase of the lands many considered illegal. James F. Joy represented the railroad. In May 1869, Governor James Harvey appealed for federal troops to help control settler violence.


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