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CBS Merv Griffin Show with Dr. Roy Menninger and Dr. Harold Voth

CBS Merv Griffin Show with Dr. Roy Menninger and Dr. Harold Voth
Date: Between 1970 and 1979
This black and white photograph shows Dr. Roy Menninger, left, with Merv Griffin and Dr. Harold Voth at the filming of the CBS Merv Griffin Show.


Cowboy hat

Cowboy hat
Date: 2005
A cowboy hat worn by Kansas native Danni Boatwright while competing on "Survivor: Guatemala." This Kansas City Chiefs hat is made of straw and is spray-painted pink. In 2005, Boatwright won the reality television show competition and was awarded one million dollars. Originally from Tonganoxie, Kansas, Boatwright attended the University of Kansas, and later worked as a fashion model and sports broadcaster. In 1996 she won the Miss Kansas beauty pageant.


Dr. Karl and Dr. Roy Menninger on AM American television show

Dr. Karl and Dr. Roy Menninger on AM American television show
Date: January 1975
Stephanie Edwards interviewed Dr. Karl and Dr. Roy Menninger on the ABC morning show, AM America . Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, founded the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, for mental-health treatment, education, and research.


Harold Ensley

Harold Ensley
Date: Between 1960 and 1961
This is an autographed photograph of Harold Ensley, a radio and television personality best known for his television program The Sportsman's Friend. His innovative, nationally syndicated program was one of the first to feature fishing and hunting. It ran nonstop for 48 years. The photograph was taken as a promotional and advertising product for Ford dealers. There is a stamp on the back for Osage County Motors, Inc., 5th & Market Street, Osage City, Kansas.


Interior views of the WIBW-TV studio, Topeka, Shawnee County

Interior views of the WIBW-TV studio, Topeka, Shawnee County
Date: 1954
These are two photographs of the WIBW -TV studio located in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains
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. Subjects in this part of the collection include stadiums, stockyards, studios, theaters, and trains.


Law office #1

Law office #1
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 9, 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. Directed by Jim Atkinson. Produced by Evans & Bartholomew and KAKE-TV, Wichita. The ad was paid for by Kansans for John Carlin.


Menninger Clinic AV technician, Topeka, Kansas

Menninger Clinic AV technician, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980
An audio-visual technician is taping a therapy group at the Menninger Clinic.


Milburn Stone

Milburn Stone
Date: Between 1955 and 1975
This black and white photograph shows actor Milburn Stone, (1904-1980). Stone, born in Burton, Kansas, and the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone, began his acting career in the 1930s and 1940s in a number of low budget films and serials. In 1955, he became a star on the longest running television series "Gunsmoke" as Doc Adams. He remained with the show during its twenty year run on television and only missed filming seven episodes due to health problems. In 1968, Stone won an Emmy as supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Doc Adams. Stone was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry. When "Gunsmoke" was canceled in 1975, Stone retired from acting and returned to private life. A heart attack in 1980 claimed his life at the age of seventy-five.


Milburn Stone

Milburn Stone
Date: Between 1955 and 1975
This black and white photograph shows actor Milburn Stone,(1904-1980). Stone, born in Burton, Kansas and the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone, began his acting career in the 1930s and 1940s in a number of low budget films and serials. In 1955 he became a star on the longest running television series "Gunsmoke" as Doc Adams. He remained with the show during its twenty year run on television and only missed filming seven episodes due to health problems. In 1968, Stone won an Emmy as supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Doc Adams. Stone was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry. When "Gunsmoke" was canceled in 1975 Stone retired from acting and returned to private life. A heart attack in 1980 claimed his life at the age of seventy-five.


Milburn Stone

Milburn Stone
Date: Between 1955 and 1975
This black and white photograph shows actor Milburn Stone, (1904-1980). Stone, born in Burton, Kansas and the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone, began his acting career in the 1930s and 1940s in a number of low budget films and serials. In 1955 he became a star on the longest running television series "Gunsmoke" as Doc Adams. He remained with the show during its twenty year run on television and only missed filming seven episodes due to health problems. In 1968, Stone won an Emmy as supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Doc Adams. Stone was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Frame for his contribution to the television industry. When "Gunsmoke" was canceled in 1975, Stone retired from acting and returned to private life. A heart attack in 1980 claimed his life at the age of seventy-five.


Moonscape prop from "Major Astro"

Moonscape prop from "Major Astro"
Creator: KARD-TV
Date: between 1962 and 1973
Moonscape prop from the "Major Astro" television show. Miniature lunar landscape with craters made of plaster of Paris on a plywood board. During the show, a camera would slowly pan across the moonscape while Major Astro, played by Tom Leahy, Jr., talked about his travels. Children throughout the state watched "Major Astro" on KARD-TV (later KSN) from Wichita, Kansas, from 1962 to 1973. It was revived from 1985 to 1989 on KSAS-TV FOX. Tom Leahy was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in 1922. He moved to Wichita in 1941 to attend the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University). His career in broadcasting began with a weekly program on KFH Radio. After starring in and announcing commercials on television, Leahy was asked to host "Nightmare," a late night horror movie program in 1958. He began hosting "Major Astro" in 1962. When the program came to an end in 1989, Leahy went back to radio and even starred in the movie "King Kung Foo." He died in 2010.


Performers in the WIBW television studio in Topeka, Kansas

Performers in the WIBW television studio in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
Here are two photographs showing a live performance being broadcast from the WIBW television studio in Topeka, Kansas.


Rod McKuen in Kansas governor's office, Topeka, Kansas

Rod McKuen in Kansas governor's office, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1975
Rod McKuen is being interviewd in the Kansas governor's office by KTSB, a local Topeka radio station. Rod was part of the Menninger Clinic's 50th Anniversary celebration. Dr. Karl Menninger, his father Dr. C.F., and his brother Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients.


Romper room

Romper room
Date: Between 1970 and 1975
Children and teacher on the television program Romper Room.


Roy Rogers coloring book

Roy Rogers coloring book
Creator: Whitman Publishing Company
Date: 1954
Children's coloring book with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans featured on the front cover. Coloring book contains numerous pages featuring images of Roy and Dale conducting farm work. It was published by the Whitman Publishing Company in 1954 at the height of popularity of the "Roy Rogers Show." The show started in 1942 on radio before moving to television in 1951. The television show ended in 1957. The television show featured singer and actor "King of the Cowboys" Roy Rogers and his wife "Queen of the West" Dale Evans, as well his horse Trigger and dog Bullet. The show's theme song "Happy Trails" was written by Evans. Merchandising for the television show was targeted toward children. This coloring book was owned by Mildred Pray from Abilene, Kansas.


Stock

Stock
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 27, 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. The ad argues that it is a conflict of interest for a governor to own stock in a state regulated utility. Produced by Stan Emerson for the Emerson ad agency and WTSB-TV Productions. The ad was sponsored by Kansans for Carlin.


Tom Leahy, Jr.

Tom Leahy, Jr.
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a photograph of Tom Leahy, Jr., who portrayed Major Astro on Wichita television station KARD from 1962 to 1973 and revived in 1985 on KSAS. He portrayed the spaceman who traveled the universe to bring children the finest cartoons and serials. Leahy was a popular fixture in Wichita broadcasting for many years. Prior to his stint at KARD in the 1960s he gained notoriety as the macabre "Host" on "The Host and Rodney" on rival Wichita station KAKE. The Saturday late night show featured the finest in B-movie horror films. Leahy was honored for his long career as one of Wichita's most popular radio and TV personalities.


Tom Leahy, Jr., as Major Astro

Tom Leahy, Jr., as Major Astro
Date: November 28, 1983
Here are four color photographs of Tom Leahy, Jr., who portrayed Major Astro on Wichita television station KARD from 1962 to 1973 and revived in 1985 on KSAS. He portrayed the spaceman who traveled the universe to bring children the finest cartoons and serials. Leahy was a popular fixture in Wichita broadcasting for many years. Prior to his stint at KARD in the 1960s he gained notoriety as the macabre "Host" on "The Host and Rodney" on rival Wichita station KAKE. The Saturday late night show featured the finest in B-movie horror films. Leahy was honored for his long career as one of Wichita's most popular radio and TV personalities.


Utilities #1

Utilities #1
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 9, 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin for the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. Directed by Jim Atkinson. Produced by Evans & Bartholomew and KAKE-TV, Wichita. The ad was paid for by Kansans for John Carlin.


Utility rates

Utility rates
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 27, 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. The ad argues that rising utility bills in Kansas are due to Governor Robert Bennett's ownership of utility stock. Produced by Stan Emerson for the Emerson ad agency and WTSB-TV Productions. The ad was sponsored by Kansans for Carlin.


Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance
Date: Unknown
Vivian Vance, 1909-1979, was a well-known actress born Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale in Montgomery County, Kansas. As a young child, Vance moved to Independence, Kansas where she found her love of acting under the tutelage of playwright William Inge. Her most famous role was as Ethel Mertz on the television show "I Love Lucy" with Lucille Ball.


WIBW-TV building in Topeka, Kansas

WIBW-TV building in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1972
The WIBW Building was constructed as the school for the Security Benefit Association orphans and opened September 1925. It cost $75,000 to construct and furnish. It included an auditorium which seated 1000 people. The Security Benefit Association was an early social security system. There was a model hospital available for the members who paid a nickel a month in fees. That fee also covered an orphanage for their children, if the member died, a school educating those children through high school, and an old folks home, all centered around a model farm in Topeka, Kansas. The school was closed in 1942 at the same time as the Orphan's Dormitory which was located directly south of it on the SBA grounds. In 1953 it was leased to WIBW-TV. The Menninger Foundation continued its lease until the Foundation moved to Houston, Texas in 2004 and WIBW constructed a new building in Topeka. The photograph was taken in 1972.


WIBW-Television, Topeka, Kansas

WIBW-Television, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1954
A view of a cameramen and eight guests, who are shown seated off-stage, during a broadcast from the WIBW-TV studio in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are a television camera, Kliegl Bros. carbon arc lamps, curtains, a large ladder, and a woman standing at a table behind the cameraman.


WIBW-Television, Topeka, Kansas

WIBW-Television, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1950s
A view of cameramen, crew, and guests during a broadcast from the WIBW-TV studio in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are television cameras, microphones, Kliegl Bros. carbon arc lamps, a weather map with a Meadow Gold Dairy logo, set furniture, a piano, and several large floral arrangements.


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