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11th - 17th Annual Kansas Day Meetings

11th - 17th Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1902-1908
This series of documents represents officer and program listings for the 11th through 17th Annual Kansas Day banquets. This is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman.


18th - 28th Annual Kansas Day Meetings

18th - 28th Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1909-1919
This series is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman. These documents represent participant lists, speeches and addresses, and correspondence from the 18th to 28th annual Kansas Day meetings. These documents included annotations throughout.


29th - 38th Annual Kansas Day Meetings

29th - 38th Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1920-1929
This series is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman. These documents represent participant lists, speeches and addresses, and correspondence from the 29th to 38th annual Kansas Day meetings. These documents included annotations throughout.


39th - 49th Annual Kansas Day Meetings

39th - 49th Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1930-1940
This series is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman. These documents represent participant lists, speeches and addresses, and correspondence from the 39th to 49th annual Kansas Day meetings. These documents included annotations throughout.


A birthday note to Dr. Karl Menninger

A birthday note to Dr. Karl Menninger
Creator: Bradshaw, Donna Stone
Date: July 22, 1973
This is a birthday note from Donna Stone Bradshaw to Dr. Karl Menninger on his 80th birthday, July 22, 1973. She was part of a trip to England, Scotland, and Austria with him in 1968.


A census of residents on the Little Osage River, Kansas Territory

A census of residents on the Little Osage River, Kansas Territory
Date: 1857
This brief report describes the settlers along the Little Osage River, Kansas Territory, and notes that it is occupied mostly by proslavery settlers (there are only three or four free state residents identified). The report mentions Enoch Osbourne (presumably a free-state settler) who was driven from his land, and suggests that there is a need for free-state men to settle on this creek.


Amos Clifton Rucker, World War I soldier

Amos Clifton Rucker, World War I soldier
Date: Between 1918 and 1920
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Amos Clifton Rucker, Battery F, 130th Artillery, 35th Division, who fought on the Verdun front, under heavy military fire.


Amy O. Tague's map of Augustine Township, Logan County

Amy O. Tague's map of Augustine Township, Logan County
Creator: Tague, Amy O., 1899-
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Amy Tague from Sunnyside, Kansas, showing creeks, schools, canyons and Twin Butte of Augustine Township (Township 15 South, Range 36 and 37 West), Logan County. Amy also includes an essay about the local history of Augustine township. The essay focuses on geographical features, violent deaths, and life in the early days of the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Bernhard Warkentin to Wilhelmina Eisenmayer Warkentin

Bernhard Warkentin to Wilhelmina Eisenmayer Warkentin
Creator: Warkentin, Bernhard, 1847-1908
Date: May 9, (1875?)
A note written in German by Bernhard Warkentin to Wilhelmina Eisenmayer, his fiance. They were married in 1875. The note contains pressed flowers.


Bessie Buell's map of Paxton Township, Logan County

Bessie Buell's map of Paxton Township, Logan County
Creator: Buell, Bessie E., 1897-
Date: 1912
A map drawn by Bessie E. Buell from Sunnyside, Kansas, showing creeks, schools, as well as places of historical significance of Paxton township (Township 15 South, Range 34 and 35 West), Logan county. Bessie also includes an essay about the local history of the township. The essay, which seems to have been written through discussions with "old settlers of Paxton," focuses on floods and water management, American Indian raids, and day-to-day life in the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Charles Dee Seward, World War I soldier

Charles Dee Seward, World War I soldier
Date: 1922
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Charles Dee Seward. Charles died in France from an airplane crash on April 6, 1918. He was the first man from Neodesha to lose his life in WW I and reportedly the first Kansan to die in the war. The Seward-Ayars Post of the American Legion in Neodesha was named in his honor.


Charles Strecker's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Charles Strecker's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Strecker, Charles
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Charles Strecker showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West in Russell County. Charles also compiled a list of land owners in the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Claude Beach's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County

Claude Beach's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County
Creator: Beach, Claude, 1897-1965
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Claude Beach showing creeks, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the town of McAllaster of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, McAllaster Township in Logan county. On a separate sheet Claude writes: "McAllester did not try to get the county seat in the election of 1887." This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Clifford W. Beers papers

Clifford W. Beers papers
Creator: Beers, Clifford Whittingham, 1876-1943
Date: 1903-1955
Beers' papers, largely, consist of handwritten and typed incoming and outgoing letters, as well as some correspondence about Beers. Correspondents include some family members, such as his wife Clara's parents and Clifford's brother George, but mostly include friends and acquaintances, such as Erua Geuil Perriu, Marie O.Ley, Paul "Mac" McQuaid, Elizabeth Warner, Louise Gaffney, Dr. and Mrs. Toulouse, Mary Louise Bok, William and Alice James, and others. The subjects of the letters mostly concern Beers' efforts toward bettering the lives of patients with mental illnesses and the publication of his book, A Mind that Found Itself. The materials also include Beers' courtship letters to Miss Jepson (parts of which were removed by Clara before she donated them to the Menninger Foundation, as she deemed them too personal) and letters he wrote to her after they were married. Some letters are in French.


Clyde Markley's map of Township 15 South, Range 13 West, Russell County

Clyde Markley's map of Township 15 South, Range 13 West, Russell County
Creator: Markley, Clyde William, 1893-1964
Date: 1911
A map drawn by Clyde Markley showing creeks, school houses and school districts, churches and farms of Township 15 South, Range 12 West of Russell County. On two typed pages, Clyde gives details about the township's history. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." Clyde has also created a two page key to the map.


Convention of the United Colored Links

Convention of the United Colored Links
Creator: United Colored Links
Date: August 1 - 2, 1881
An advertisement for the convention of the United Colored Links, held in Topeka, Kansas. The convention aimed to "consolidate our race" and bring unity to the people. Listed are the callers of the convention, the executive committee, secretary, and president, Benjamin Singleton.


Curtis Loyal Russell, World War I soldier

Curtis Loyal Russell, World War I soldier
Date: Between 1918 and 1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Curtis Loyal Russell, Headquarters Company, 351st Infantry, 88th Division. Russell died from pneumonia on October 8, 1918 in Haute Saone, France.


Dean O. Smith Map of Township 13 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Dean O. Smith Map of Township 13 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Smith, Dean O., 1897-
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Dean O. Smith, showing creeks, the Union Pacific Railroad, the state road to Nebraska and Russell City in Township 13 South, Range 14 West, Russell County. In a separate five page note, Dean, who would later become a surveyor, includes an extensive legend of the map which acts as a history of the township and Russell City. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Edward Rowe, World War I soldier

Edward Rowe, World War I soldier
Date: 1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Edward Rowe, Co. F, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division. Rowe was killed in action on November 7, 1918.


Edward Snider's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County

Edward Snider's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County
Creator: Snider, Edward M. (Maurice), 1896-1955
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Edward M. Snider showing creeks, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the town of McAllaster of Township 14 South, Range 35 West (in McAllaster Township), Logan County. On a separate sheet, Edward writes: "McAllaster did not try to get the county seat in the election of 1887." This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Elmer L. Cochrane's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County

Elmer L. Cochrane's map of Township 12 South, Range 37 West, Logan County
Creator: Cochrane, Elmer Lester, Jr., 1896-
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Elmer L. Cochrane showing creeks, and the town of McAllaster of Township 14 South, Range 35 West (in McAllaster township), Logan County. On a separate sheet, Elmer writes "McAllaster did not try to get the county seat in the election of 1887." This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Ethel McConnell's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Ethel McConnell's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: McConnell, Ethel I. (Irene), 1898-1978
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Ethel I. (McConnell) Brandenburg, showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West, in Russell County. Ethel also gives a comprehensive list of property owners within the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Explanation of photographs

Explanation of photographs
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: May 1908
An explanation of photographs that the Kansas Historical Society may have received. Roenigk explains that a battle between Potawatomie and Pawnee Indians was fought in 1867 in Lincoln County, and that in 1880, around forty Potawatomie Indians went to the sight of the battle and made drawings and inscriptions on nearby rocks.


Fannie Palkovsky's map of Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego County

Fannie Palkovsky's map of Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego County
Creator: Palkovsky, Fannie, 1893-
Date: 1909
A map drawn by Fannie Palkovsky (mistakenly called Frances), age 16, from Collyer, Kansas, showing creeks, Old Fort Downer, the Old Denver Trail and the Smoky Hill River in Township 14 South, Range 24 West, Trego County. On a separate sheet, Fannie has included a short history of Fort Downer and the prairie fire of 1884. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing." With this submission, Fannie won the first place prize of $3 for the map contest of 1909.


Fay Newcommer's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County

Fay Newcommer's map of Township 14 South, Range 14 West, Russell County
Creator: Newcommer, Fay, 1893-1974
Date: 1910
A map drawn by Fay (Newcommer) Bear showing creeks, the Denver Trail, and the homesteaders of Grant Township, Township 14 South, Range 14 West, in Russell County. On a four pages note, Fay gives a comprehensive list of the names of the present owners and homesteaders of the township. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


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