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Communicable disease classroom chart

Communicable disease classroom chart
Creator: Kansas. Board of Health
Date: Between 1960 and 1962
A classroom chart listing communicable diseases. The material was taken from the rules and regulations of the Kansas State Board of Health. Diseases listed include chickenpox, diphtheria, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, and whooping cough. Also listed are the symptoms, mode of spread, and basic control measures.


Construction record and list of corporate names of various lines forming eastern lines; the A.T. & S.F. Ry. Co.

Construction record and list of corporate names of various lines forming eastern lines; the A.T. & S.F. Ry. Co.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: December 3, 1913
This flowchart, presently in four pieces, charts individual railroad formations, consolidations, and acquisitions between 1859 and 1907 resulting in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company Eastern Lines as of 1907. The map depicts the result. Included are the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. In many cases the dates and miles of construction are shown.


Names and numbers of Indian tribes which must have possessions in the Indian Territory

Names and numbers of Indian tribes which must have possessions in the Indian Territory
Creator: McCoy, Isaac, 1784-1846
Date: November 1, 1832
Isaac McCoy, a Baptist missionary and surveyor, compiled this list of Indian tribes and their estimated populations. McCoy advocated Indian removal to western lands because he believed that the white man's influence on natives was corrupting. On this chart he listed about 45 tribes from all over the eastern United States. Only some of these tribes were relocated to Indian Territory (present-day Kansas). "Do" is an abbreviation for "ditto."


Phrenological chart for James B. Abbott

Phrenological chart for James B. Abbott
Creator: Bly, Frederick
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
James B. Abbott, a follower of phrenology, had his phrenological character charted by Frederick Bly. Phrenology is a theory which claims to be able to determine character, personality traits and criminality on the basis of the shape of the head (i.e., by reading "bumps" and "fissures"). Developed by German physician Franz Joseph Gall around 1800, the discipline was very popular in the 19th century.


Song-Prayer chart

Song-Prayer chart
Date: Between 1940 and 1970
Photo of a song-prayer chart of the Kansa Indians.


Summary census report

Summary census report
Date: 1857
This document summarizes the results from a number of other census reports that recorded the number of free state and proslavery settlers in various areas of Kansas Territory. It records 118 free state men and 94 proslavery men. It also identifies the number of free state families in need of assistance, and the number of good claims still available. The author acknowledges that these numbers are close, but not completely accurate.


The Missouri Pacific Railway Company local passenger tariff

The Missouri Pacific Railway Company local passenger tariff
Creator: Missouri Pacific Railway Company
Date: November 1, 1880
This large chart shows the rate of fare from one station to another on the Missouri Pacific Railway line. A separate chart is included for figuring round trip rates. Children between ages five and twelve have a special rate.


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