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19th Annual Kansas Day Club Banquet

19th Annual Kansas Day Club Banquet
Creator: Kansas Day Club
Date: 1910
These records contain the program and addresses for the 19th Annual Kansas Day Club Banquet.


25th Neewollah

25th Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 26-29, 1983
This program describes events at the 1983 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


5 big days chautauqua Redpath Vawter

5 big days chautauqua Redpath Vawter
Creator: Redpath Vawter Chautauqua
Date: July 08, 1923-July 12, 1923
This is a program for Redpath Vawter Chautauqua held in Laurens, Iowa. The program includes information on artists and acts including Phillips Sisters Orchestra, John G. Abraham, Edna Means, Black and White Minstrels Filipino Jackies, Governor George A. Carlson, Robert Burlen, Colonial Players and Singers, and Pattison Kline. The program also contains a performance schedule. Chautauquas brought entertainment and culture to communities featuring speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day. Chautauquas expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s.


Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman

Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
This is a photo of Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman, a member of the Quapaw Indian tribe.


Alice Beaver-Hallam

Alice Beaver-Hallam
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
This is a photo of Alice Beaver-Hallam, a member of Quapaw Indian tribe.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company offices, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company offices, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 18, 1925
This souvenir program published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company is announcing the formal opening for the new general office building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The program gives a brief history of the Santa Fe Company and the history of the four general office buildings in Topeka.


A tribute to Kansas

A tribute to Kansas
Creator: General Motors
Date: September 19, 1932
A program for the musical production "The Parade of the States" presented by General Motors. The show featured both an orchestra and choir, playing popular songs of Kansas, state and college songs, and a tribute to the Indians of Kansas.


Bailes Mestizos program

Bailes Mestizos program
Date: 1970s
This is a program for the traditional Mexican dance group, Bailes Mestizos, under the direction of Emilio Rivas. The group was from Topeka, Kansas.


Bailes Mestizos program for a performance at White Concert Hall, Topeka, Kansas

Bailes Mestizos program for a performance at White Concert Hall, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980s
This is a Bailes Mestizos program for their performance at White Concert Hall in Topeka, Kansas. Bailes Mestizos was a group who performed traditional Mexican dance.


Basket picnic and Marshall's band concert

Basket picnic and Marshall's band concert
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is a program for a basket picnic and Marshall's Band concert at Garfield Park on May 1. The events of the day included an address by Reverend Charles Sheldon, music by Marshall's Band, some children's activities, and a basket dinner.


Believe in the Magic Neewollah

Believe in the Magic Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 22-30, 1994
This program describes events at the 1994 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Birthday programs for Benjamin "Pap" Singleton

Birthday programs for Benjamin "Pap" Singleton
Date: August 1882-August 1883
Here are two announcements for the programs held on Benjamin "Pap" Singleton's birthday. For his 73rd birthday in 1882, the city of Topeka hosted a celebration at Hartzell Park with music, prayer, and speeches. For his 74th birthday in 1883, the city again hosted a celebration which included barbeque, skating, boating, and croquet.


Central Congregational Church play programs

Central Congregational Church play programs
Date: 1910-1947
These are programs for plays presented by the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, including In His Steps, The High Calling, Betty Lee's Adventure, Fifty-Fifty, Today and Tomorrow, The Silent Harp, and Investments in Men.


Charles M. Sheldon memorials

Charles M. Sheldon memorials
Date: 1924-1984
Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) served as a minister of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas from 1889 to 1920. He was also an author of the international best seller, In His Steps, which was published in 1897. A series of memorials, presented here, comprises part of the Charles Monroe Sheldon/Central Congregational Church Collection. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below. This series includes letters, a notebook, published articles, and assorted items surrounding Sheldon's death and memorials in his honor. The letters are to and from individuals and members or groups associated with Sheldon's study, the Altruist Club of Central Congregational Church organized by Sheldon, and exhibits related to Sheldon after his death. Correspondents include Carl K. Linge, Elsei Hobson, Hugh F. McKean, Charles W. Helsley, Howard S. Searle, Hermione Adams, Brewster Place, Catharine Brandenburg, Andrew K. Craig, John Goodin, Emma Crabb, Walter Earl Glover Architect, Bailey-Reynolds Chandelier Company, D. O. Coe Seed & Grain Company, Pilgrim Congregational Church in California, and First (Park) Congregational Church. Emma Crabb was in charge of the Sheldon Collection at the Central Congregational Church. The publication, Congregational KANSAS, published in 1946, provides his picture on the cover page and an article titled "Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon, Congregational Minister." The topics of other publications, such as the Congressional Record of 1946, and PROGRESS, also published in 1946, include Sheldon's lifelong activities as a pastor and author.


Community "sing"

Community "sing"
Date: March 18, 1919
A program for a community "sing" in Topeka, Kansas. The group consists of choir members from almost every African American church in Topeka and students and teachers from the Industrial Institute.


Community Spirit: The Heart of Neewollah

Community Spirit: The Heart of Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 20-October 28, 1989
This program describes events at the 1989 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Echoes of Yesterday

Echoes of Yesterday
Creator: Council Grove Centennial Inc.
Date: 1954
The Council Grove Centennial Committee presented this dramatic, historical spectacle, "Echoes of Yesterday." The pageant was performed in the football stadium. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


"Echoes of yesterday" program, Council Grove, Kansas

"Echoes of yesterday" program, Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Council Grove Centennial Inc.
Date: 1954
A program from the Council Grove Centennial Incorporated, presenting the historical spectacle "Echoes of Yesterday", noting the centennial of Council Grove, Kansas.


Ester Bighorse-Jefferson and Mose Jefferson family

Ester Bighorse-Jefferson and Mose Jefferson family
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
This is a portrait of Ester Bighorse-Jefferson, her husband, Mose Jefferson, and their two young daughters. Bighorse-Jefferson was a member of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma.


Fifth Annual Neewollah Festival: Taming of Halloween

Fifth Annual Neewollah Festival: Taming of Halloween
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 31, 1923
This program describes events at the 1923 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


General Federation of Women's Clubs of Kansas publications

General Federation of Women's Clubs of Kansas publications
Creator: Walker, Ida M.
Date: October 15, 1902-April 30, 1937
This collection of General Federation of Women's Clubs of Kansas represents publications by the Club collected by Ida M. Walker from 1902-1937. The Club was established in 1880, publishing the Clubwoman Magazine bi-monthly to inform members of news and events. Represented in this collection is clippings from this magazine as well as Club programs and pamphlets for Club events.


Get Eggcited! Neewollah

Get Eggcited! Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 24-November 1, 2014
This program describes events at the 2014 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Goddard Woman's Club press book

Goddard Woman's Club press book
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1952-1953
This press book was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to the community. It contains a calendar for May 1964, programs, annual reports, newspaper clippings, and club ephemera. Topics include club events, functions, and community service work in Goddard, Kansas, arranged chronologically from 1952 to 1953.


Goddard Woman's Club press book

Goddard Woman's Club press book
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1970-1971
This press book was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to it's community. It contains the club's press book rules and grade sheet, annual meeting program, and newspaper clippings. The press book is organized chronologically by month from 1970 to 1971.


Goddard Woman's Club pressbook

Goddard Woman's Club pressbook
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1949-1950
This pressbook was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas, which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to the community. The pressbook was a blue ribbon winner at the annual meeting. It contains programs, blue ribbon, and newspaper clippings arranged chronologically by month from 1949 to 1950. The final pages of the pressbook are empty. Topics covered include club events, functions, and community service work in Goddard, Kansas.


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