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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company reading room and depot, Slaton, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company reading room and depot, Slaton, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1930
This black and white photograph shows people standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot and reading room at Slaton, Texas. The reading rooms provided employees on layovers with a quiet and wholesome place to spend time.


Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas

Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A view of men and women in a library for workers at the Boeing Airplane Company in Wichita, Kansas. The library was created as part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas

Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
View of a woman and man looking at a book in the Boeing Airplane Company library in Wichita, Kansas. The library was created as part of the Works Progress Administration's library service program.


Carnegie Library in Council Grove, Kansas

Carnegie Library in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This is a postcard showing the Carnegie Library located at Second and Main Streets in Council Grove, Kansas.


Carnegie Library in Newton, Kansas

Carnegie Library in Newton, Kansas
Creator: Smith, William K.
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a postcard showing the Carnegie Library in Newton, Kansas.


Carnegie library, Salina, Kansas

Carnegie library, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows the Carnegie library in Salina, Kansas. In the foreground a horse-drawn buggy is visible while two people are sitting on the library steps.


City Public Library, Topeka, Kansas

City Public Library, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This is a colorized postcard of the City Public Library, Topeka, Kansas.


Cummins Memorial Library, Larned, Kansas

Cummins Memorial Library, Larned, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1970
This is a photograph of the exterior of the Cummins Memorial Library in Larned, Kansas.


David W. Mulvane home, Topeka, Kansas

David W. Mulvane home, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1938
This photograph shows the home of David Winfield Mulvane at 11th & Van Buren in Topeka, Kansas. The home was designed by Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss and later served as a children's library from 1939 to the late 1950s. The home was demolished in 1961.


El Dorado, Kansas

El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This black and white photograph looking west from the third block on West Central Avenue in El Dorado, Kansas. Carnegie Library is in the left foreground; Christian Church, right foreground; Old Presbyterian Church, left center; Mckinley School, left background. In the center background is the old Central High School. Picture was probably taken in the early 1920's.


First Presbyterian Church and Carnegie Library in Parsons, Kansas

First Presbyterian Church and Carnegie Library in Parsons, Kansas
Creator: S. H. Kress & Company
Date: February 25, 1912
This postcard shows the First Presbyterian Church and Carnegie Library in Parsons, Kansas. The church is on the left and the library is on the right side of the image.


Hancock Library at the National Military Home in Leavenworth, Kansas

Hancock Library at the National Military Home in Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: The South West News Company
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing the Hancock Library at the National Military Home in Leavenworth, Kansas.


Hesperian Library Club, Cawker City, Kansas

Hesperian Library Club, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Foster, R. M.
Date: Between 1884 and 1904
This sepia photograph shows members of the Woman's Hesperian Library Club in front of the public library in Cawker City, Kansas. The group raised $1,313.75 in monetary funds to build the facility so that women in the community could further their knowledge and interest for literature. Today, the building serves as The Cawker City Hesperian Historical Society.


Interior views of the State Library, Topeka, Kansas

Interior views of the State Library, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Two interior views of the State Library, located in the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, miscellaneous subjects

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, miscellaneous subjects
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. This box includes a variety of subjects, including auto salvage yards, catering units, energy plants, libraries, and telephone booths. Some subjects in this box are represented in other boxes of the collection, such as churches (see Kansas Memory unit 303440), courthouses (see Kansas Memory unit 304620), crops (see Kansas Memory unit 304621), farmhouses (see Kansas Memory unit 304731), parks (see Kansas Memory unit 305577), and ranches (see Kansas Memory unit 307231).


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. This part of the collection contains photographs of buildings, including historic buildings, miscellaneous buildings, office buildings, unique buildings, and warehouses. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Leavenworth Public Library, Leavenworth, Kansas

Leavenworth Public Library, Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: Stevenson, H. S.
Date: 1911
View of the central reference desk and reading room bookshelves in the Leavenworth Public Library located at 5th and Walnut Streets in Leavenworth, Kansas. Built in 1900 with funds that included a $25,000 pledge from Andrew Carnegie, the library was constructed in the classic Carnegie library style, with reading rooms positioned on either side of a central reference desk. Leavenworth was one of the first five cities in Kansas to receive a Carnegie library.


Leavenworth Public Library, Leavenworth, Kansas

Leavenworth Public Library, Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: 1902
View of the classic Carnegie style Leavenworth Public Library located at the corner of 5th and Walnut Streets in Leavenworth, Kansas. Built in 1900 with funds that included a $25,000 pledge from Andrew Carnegie, the library featured the formal entrance and staircase, common to most Carnegie libraries, symbolizing the visitor's elevation to knowledge. Leavenworth was one of the first five cities in Kansas to receive a Carnegie library.


Library, Parsons, Kansas

Library, Parsons, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A group of women reading books in a Parsons, Kansas, library, part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Library, Topeka, Kansas

Library, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Library employees working in Topeka, Kansas. Some of the workers were trained by the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Library, Topeka, Kansas

Library, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Library employees working in a library,Topeka, Kansas. Some of the workers were trained by the Works Progress Administration's library service program.


Library, Wichita, Kansas

Library, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men and women in a library for workers and adult education teachers, Wichita, Kansas. The library was part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Library in Peabody, Kansas

Library in Peabody, Kansas
Creator: Bowers, John
Date: December 29, 1908
This is a postcard showing the library in Peabody, Kansas.


Mending books, Parsons, Kansas

Mending books, Parsons, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
View of four men mending books in a library in Parsons, Kansas. The library was part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


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