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Abzuga (Zu)  Adams diary

Abzuga (Zu) Adams diary
Creator: Adams, Abzuga (Zu), 1859-1911
Date: 1908-1910
This is the fourth diary in Abzuga (Zu) Adams' papers from November 19, 1908 to October 9, 1910. It contains family, domestic and work news with several entries about building the Memorial building in Topeka, Kansas. Zu Adams was born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1859, and named after for her father's mother who also went by the nickname Zu. As a child, she lived in various Kansas towns including Waterville, Wichita, and Topeka. In 1876, when Zu was seventeen, her father became Secretary of the Kansas Historical Society where she worked as his unpaid assistant. Later she was given a salary and the title of librarian. At the time of her father's death in 1899, Zu and her late Father had hoped she would succeed him as secretary but when George Martin emerged as a candidate, Zu withdrew her candidacy. She worked as Martin's assistant until her death in 1911. From her experience as a secretary, the diary contains sections of short hand unique to Zu and are left to interpretation by the reader. Zu never married, remaining in the family home and raising her younger brothers and sisters and Helen who she adopted in 1896.


Annie (Le Porte) Diggs

Annie (Le Porte) Diggs
Creator: Snyder
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
A portrait of Annie (Le Porte) Diggs, who was born in 1848 in Canada to an American mother and French father. Two years later the family moved to New Jersey, where she attended school. Diggs moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1873 and married Alvin S. Diggs shortly thereafter. While in Kansas, Diggs began to attend the local Unitarian Church and developed a strong sense of moral responsibility that prompted her to work for temperance and women's suffrage. During 1882, Diggs and her husband published the newspaper Kansas Liberal, and beginning in 1890 she was the associate editor of the Alliance Advocate. As a radical reformer seeking to wipe out injustice, Diggs also allied herself with the Farmer's Alliance, aiding in the creation of the People's (Populist) Party, serving on the Populist National Committee, and supporting the fusion of the Populist and Democratic parties in the 1898 election. Throughout this time she continued to work actively for women's voting rights and served in the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association. In 1898, she was appointed the state librarian of Kansas, and she was also elected president of Kansas Press Women in 1905. Diggs moved to New York City in 1906, where she worked on two publications: The Story of Jerry Simpson (1908) and Bedrock (1912). She relocated to Detroit, Michigan, in 1912 and died there on September 7, 1916.


Josephine Louise Barry

Josephine Louise Barry
Date: Between 1939 and 1974
These three photographs show Josephine Louise Barry (1910-1974) at various times in her life. The first image shows Louise wearing a WAVES uniform during her service in World War II. The second image, possibly, shows her at the Kansas Historical Society in February 1939. The third image is a formal portrait of Louise taken in 1972. A librarian and indexer at the Kansas Historical Society from ,(1936-1974), she wrote a number of articles on Kansas and Western History. Louise is best known for "The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854." She also wrote numerous articles pertaining to the Santa Fe Trail.


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, 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.


Medical library, Menninger's east and west campus

Medical library, Menninger's east and west campus
Date: 1957-1967
These photographs show Menninger's Medical Library (later the Professional Library) before and after the move to west campus.


Medical records library, Menninger campus

Medical records library, Menninger campus
Date: July 1961
Ila Simons and Cecilia Koontz are photographed in the Medical Records Library, west office hospital building, on the Menninger campus.


Menninger Professional Library, Topeka, Kansas

Menninger Professional Library, Topeka, Kansas
Date: September 21, 1964
The Professional Library was established with books from the collections of Dr. Karl and Dr. Will Menninger. It was first located on the East Campus, but moved to the West Campus in September 1964. Two unidentified people are shown in this black and white photograph.


Menninger Professional Library in the Tower Building, Topeka, Kansas

Menninger Professional Library in the Tower Building, Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 1992
Scenes from the Professional Library, located in the Tower Building, West campus,Topeka, Kansas.


Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Millicent Renwan, Rossville, Kansas

Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Millicent Renwan, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1964
Paul Renwan and Millicent Renwan were married on November 21, 1945. Millicent was born April 26, 1896, and died January 29, 1973. Paul died December 2, 1964. Millicent was instrumental in establishing the Rossville Community Library and was librarian there from 1950-1966. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Professional library at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Professional library at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1980
A woman is shown by the display of professional journals at the Menninger Professional Library. The library subscribed to about 400 journals in the various disciplines employed by the Menninger Clinic. This clinic was created to care for individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, as well as teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research.


Robert S. and Elizabeth Raymond

Robert S. and Elizabeth Raymond
Date: 1980
This is a photograph of Robert S. and Elizabeth (Betty) Raymond in Lawrence, Kansas. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where his family owned a furniture store. After graduating from high school, he attended Kansas City Junior College for two years and later graduated from the University of Kansas in 1934. Following his graduation, he worked in the family furniture store. In the spring of 1940, he joined the American Volunteer Ambulance Corps and went to France. He drove ambulances into unoccupied France, Spain, and Portugal. Raymond joined the Royal Air Force and became a bomber pilot. Later, he was transferred to the United States Army Air Force in England and shipped back the U. S. where he learned to fly B-17s and B-24s. He was sent to several bases where he taught students to fly B-17s and B-24s. After the war, he returned by Kansas City, Missouri, and worked in the family furniture store. Robert and Elizabeth were married in December 1943. Later, Raymond attended the London School of Economics, received a master's degree from Kansas University and a doctorate from Ohio State University. He taught at several universities including Ohio University, Northeast Missouri State University, Harvard School of Business, Wichita State University, and Washburn University. Elizabeth worked as a librarian at various libraries in towns where they lived.


The Karl A. Menninger Medical Library at the Topeka VA hospital in Kansas

The Karl A. Menninger Medical Library at the Topeka VA hospital in Kansas
Date: February 24, 1972
These four photographs show the dedication of the Karl A. Menninger Medical Library. The Winter VA hospital (now the Colmery-O'Neil VA hospital) and the Menninger Clinic set up the largest psychiatric training center in the country after World War II.


Zu Adams

Zu Adams
Creator: Stone, George (George Melville), 1858-1931
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
A portrait of Zu Adams, librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society for 35 years. The original painting is in the Historical Society's museum.


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