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Adaline Beedle Sorace

Adaline Beedle Sorace
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
These fifteen photographs show Adaline Beedle Sorace, author of Addie of the Flint Hills, at various periods in her life. The first photograph is Addie at age sixteen. While the next four images have her attending nursing school at Bell Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Images six through ten show Addie with her friends from Matfield Green, Kansas, and a view of the high school in Matfield Green. Images eleven and twelve show Addie with unidentified friends. The last three images have her with members from the Jr. Century Club in Matfield Green.


Adella Remus, Santa Fe Courier Nurse

Adella Remus, Santa Fe Courier Nurse
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1944 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows Santa Fe courier nurse Adella Remus. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties and errands that required attention.


Agnes Hertzler Memorial Hospital, Halstead

Agnes Hertzler Memorial Hospital, Halstead
Date: August 1927
Photo of the Agnes Hertzler Memorial Hospital in Halstead with staff members standing outside the building, 1927.


 Ambulance, Topeka, Kansas

Ambulance, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Harrison, Paul
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows an ambulance belonging to the Penwell Funeral Home at 511 Quincy Street in Topeka, Kansas. In the background, a nurse can be seen standing.


Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid

Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This is a photograph of Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid in Canada.


Ann Hammer, Santa Fe courier nurse

Ann Hammer, Santa Fe courier nurse
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1955
These two black and white photographs show Santa Fe courier nurse Ann Harmmer. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.


Ann Hammer, Santa Fe Courier Nurse

Ann Hammer, Santa Fe Courier Nurse
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1944 and 1955
These two black and white photographs show Santa Fe courier nurse Ann Hammer. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attended to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties and errands that required attention.


Army nurses

Army nurses
Creator: Kansas State Nurses' Association
Date: 1961
This black and white photograph shows two United States Army nurses discussing the functions of a human heart.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe courier nurse

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe courier nurse
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: October 1969
A slide of an ATSF courier nurse. These nurses were registered nurses and were employed to assist passengers.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employees

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employees
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's coach porter and a nurse assisting a passenger onto a train.


Bertha Jones scrapbook

Bertha Jones scrapbook
Date: 1900-1959
A scrapbook belonging to Bertha Jones, a student in the 1905 class at the Jane C. Stormont Women's Hospital and Training School for Nurses in Topeka, Kansas. The scrapbook contains photographs of nursing students, nurses, and doctors as well as newspaper articles, programs, and a few class rosters.


Betty Widen, Santa Fe Courier Nurse

Betty Widen, Santa Fe Courier Nurse
Date: Between 1944 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows Santa Fe courier nurse Betty Widen. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties and errands that required attention.


Birgit Sabo

Birgit Sabo
Date: 1919
This photograph shows Birgit Sabo wearing a Red Cross Reserve Nurse's uniform. She was from Fargo, North Dakota, and was stationed at Fort Riley and overseas during World War I.


Burrow Nursing Home Topeka, Kansas

Burrow Nursing Home Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 1966
A photograph of the Burrow Nurses Home in Topeka, Kansas. This photograph is part of the Stormont-Vail Nurse's Alumni Association collection.


Central supply rotation

Central supply rotation
Date: June 1960
A photograph of central supply rotation at the Stormont-Vail hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Identified are, left to right: Beatrice Dunham and Margaret Posz, instructor. This photograph is part of the Stormont-Vail Nurse's Alumni Association collection.


C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas

C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 8, 1954
These photographs show interior views of the C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital when it hosted an Open House. This was another stage in the development of the Menninger Clinic. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


Children in costume, Clay Center, Kansas

Children in costume, Clay Center, Kansas
Date: Between 1914 and 1916
This postcard shows two children dressed as a World War I soldier and a Red Cross nurse in Clay Center, Kansas. The back of the postcard identifies them as the Wilson children.


Christmas card from the Menninger School of Psychiatric Nursing in Topeka, Kansas

Christmas card from the Menninger School of Psychiatric Nursing in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1941
This Christmas card is a formal portrait of the Menninger School of Psychiatric Nursing staff and students in Topeka, Kansas, in 1941.


Christ's Hospital School of Nursing Cadet Nurse Corps

Christ's Hospital School of Nursing Cadet Nurse Corps
Date: 1945
This photograph shows the Christ's Hospital School of Nursing Cadet Nurse Corps. The image is from the Stormont-Vail Nurse's Alumni Association collection.


Courier-Nurses are back on the Santa Fe

Courier-Nurses are back on the Santa Fe
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1947 and 1948
This flyer published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company promotes the return of the courier nurse to the passenger trains of the El Capitan and the Scout. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains prior to World War II. With their return in 1947 the nurses resumed their responsibilities of attending to the medical needs of passengers and assisting with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.


Delma Fraser, Santa Fe Chief Courier Nurse

Delma Fraser, Santa Fe Chief Courier Nurse
Date: Between 1930s and 1940s
This black and white photograph shows chief Santa Fe courier nurse Delma Fraser. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels, the nurses also assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.


Delma Fraser, Santa Fe Chief Courier Nurse

Delma Fraser, Santa Fe Chief Courier Nurse
Creator: KASTAN
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
These two black and white photographs show Santa Fe courier nurse Delma Fraser and radio personality Uncle Don from W.O.R. in New York City. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses ,also, assisted with certain administrative duties and errands that required attention.


Delma Frasser, Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe courier nurse

Delma Frasser, Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe courier nurse
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows Chief Santa Fe courier nurse Delma Fraser. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains during the 1930s and 1960s to attend to the medical needs of their passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.


Delma Frasser, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe courier nurse

Delma Frasser, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe courier nurse
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows Chief Santa Fe courier nurse Delma Fraser. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains during the 1930s and 1960s to attend to the medical needs of their passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.


Delma Frasser, Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe, courier nurse

Delma Frasser, Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe, courier nurse
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows Chief Santa Fe Courier Nurse Delma Fraser. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains during the 1930s and 1960s to attend to the medical needs of their passengers. During their cross country travels, the nurses also assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.


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