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Allen Easum video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Allen Easum video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Easum, Allen C., Jr.
Date: September 26, 2007
Allen C. Easum was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1945 and served until 1946 in the 40th Infantry Division, 160th Infantry. He was drafted in 1944 and went to bacis train at Fort Robinson, Arkansas. He was sent to Fort Dix, New Jersey, but the war in Europe ended. He was sent to the Philippines and later Korea. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Sep 26, 2007, Easum talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Yates Center, Kansas on October 20, 1926. He attended school in Quincy, Kansas, but graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence, 1944. After his service, he returned to Lawrence. He worked as a mechanic for Pickens and a Ford dealership before opening his own business A. C. E. Steering and Brakes. He operated that from 1963 through 1993. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's G-M diesel engine

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's G-M diesel engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1925 and 1945
This photograph shows shop workers building a 16 cylinder G-M diesel engine. It will be installed in one of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel electric locomotives.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's electrical equipment

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's electrical equipment
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1925 and 1945
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company shop worker welding a seam in the frame of a generator to be used in a Santa Fe freight diesel electric locomotive.


Automobile repair class

Automobile repair class
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men learning to repair automobiles, part of the Works Progress Administration's adult and worker education.


Building a 16 cylinder G-M diesel engine

Building a 16 cylinder G-M diesel engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1925 and 1945
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shop worker at the blower end of a 16 cylinder diesel engine before its installation in a freight diesel electric locomotive.


Building a 16 cylinder G-M diesel engine

Building a 16 cylinder G-M diesel engine
Date: Between 1925 and 1945
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's worker face-cutting the end of the engine block before installing it in one of AT&SF's freight diesel-electric locomotives.


Building a diesel electric locomotive engine

Building a diesel electric locomotive engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1925 and 1945
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway worker grinding off burrs on a bolster that will be installed in a freight diesel electric locomotive.


Building a diesel electric locomotive engine

Building a diesel electric locomotive engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1925 and 1945
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's shop worker balancing a rotor for a blower.


Elmer John Warner

Elmer John Warner
Date: Between 1914 and 1927
Here are four photographs of Elmer John Warner who was a farmer and mechanic in Cloud County, Kansas. He was born November 20, 1898 in Lincoln, Kansas, to John Ezra Warner and Sarah Dovey Cain. Elmer John Warner married Etta Elizabeth Beck on March 3, 1923, and they had two daughters, Earlene, born December 4, 1923 and Elda, born October 23, 1925.


Folberg Tire Store, Clay Center, Kansas

Folberg Tire Store, Clay Center, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: October 8, 1929
View of four men and a woman standing in front of the Folberg Tire Store in Clay Center, Kansas. Firestone tires are displayed in the window and in front of the store. Additional images are in the Omar Hawkins photo collections (Kansas Memory item #216927).


Hockaday Auto Supply Company and Service Station, Arkansas City, Kansas

Hockaday Auto Supply Company and Service Station, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: 1912
This black and white photograph shows the Hockaday Auto Supply Company and Service Station in Arkansas City, Kansas. Standing before the camera with a tire at his side is a gentleman dressed in white. To the right, a sign reads "Free Air and Water, No Tips". The company's service truck is parked nearby advertising United States tires.


Howard's Garage, Rossville, Kansas

Howard's Garage, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1930-1940
A photograph of the inside of Howard's Garage in Rossville, Kansas. Pictured left to right are Joe Navarre, Bill Lynde, and C.L. Somers. It possibly was taken around 1935. 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.


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.


Manufacturing electrical equipment used in AT&SF diesel locomotives

Manufacturing electrical equipment used in AT&SF diesel locomotives
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1925 and 1945
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shop worker reaming a generator and azel housing to be used in a diesel locomotive.


Motorcycle mechanics at Camp Funston, Kansas

Motorcycle mechanics at Camp Funston, Kansas
Date: December 6, 1918
This photo of sixteen U.S. Army motorcycle mechanics at Camp Funston, Kansas shows the group in front of their camp garage. Dated December 6, 1918, the soldiers are identified back row, left to right: Boerk, Prophet, Armstrong, Ward, Townsend, Kost, Barrett, Bellinger; front row, left to right, Basil Stella, McCullough, Miller, Bucher, Kiser, Sweet, Kirk and Vidich. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Motorcycle mechanics at Camp Funston, Kansas

Motorcycle mechanics at Camp Funston, Kansas
Date: 1918
Seven U.S. Army motorcycle mechanics pose for this view at Camp Funston, Kansas in the winter of 1918. The men are unidentified, but Basil Stella, Laura Palenske's husband-to-be, was included in this group. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Russell Isreal at the  Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas

Russell Isreal at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1981
Russell Isreal is shown with a front end loader, part of the Maintenance Department at the Menninger Foundation.


Street scene in Kirwin, Kansas

Street scene in Kirwin, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a view of the west side of the town square in Kirwin, Kansas. Businesses visible include E. John and Sons, Garage, Hardware, and Harness; D. B. Fleming and Company Clothing; Fenner's Restaurant, and a drug store at the far end of the row of buildings. There are a few men visible on the sidewalk in front of the buildings, and three automobiles are visible along the street to the right side of the picture.


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