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34th Western District Mennonite Conference

34th Western District Mennonite Conference
Date: October 20 - October 23, 1925
This is a panoramic photo of the delegates to the 34th Western District Mennonite Conference in Buhler, Kansas, standing outside a tent and a church.


34th Western District Mennonite Conference

34th Western District Mennonite Conference
Creator: Harden, Homer Thomas, 1882-1939
Date: October 20, 1925-October 23, 1925
This is a panoramic photo of the attendees of the 34th Western District Mennonite Conference in Buhler, Kansas, standing outside a tent and a church building.


Album of Topeka, Kansas

Album of Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Ward Brothers, Columbus, Ohio
Date: 1888
This printed album contains engravings of public buildings and homes in Topeka, Kansas.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part two of twelve. The State Library in Topeka and the Old Mill in Lawrence are some of the featured photographs.


Bonner Spings. The Kansas Karlsbad

Bonner Spings. The Kansas Karlsbad
Creator: Shook, John Morgan
Date: About 1907
A pamphlet promoting Bonner Springs, Kansas, as a health resort. Includes photographs by Urbin Rudell. See also the Urbin Rudell photograph collection as item 210247.


Bowman room at Central Congregtional Church, Topeka, Kansas

Bowman room at Central Congregtional Church, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Strickrott, John F.
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This photo shows an interior view of the Bowman room at Central Congregational Church, 1248 SW Buchanan, Topeka, Kansas


Business directory, Coronado, Kansas

Business directory, Coronado, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This image shows a photographic business directory titled, "Coronado, the Railroad Town of Wichita County, Kansas." There are 25 photographs of business buildings with a list of the businesses below the pictures. Business number 2 (pictured on the top row, second from the left) is listed as "A. J. Wright Drugs, Stationery, Perfumes, Holiday articles." Other businesses listed include a bank, hardware stores, grocery stores, general merchandise stores, a church, livery barns, a contractor, a barber shop, lumber yards, a law office, a hotel, a meat market, and a blacksmith.


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Marys, Kansas

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Marys, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
View of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in St. Marys, in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. This was the first Catholic cathedral built west of the Missouri River.


Catholic Church, Ness County, Kansas

Catholic Church, Ness County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This is a view of a large wood/frame Catholic church and its congregation in Ness County, Kansas. Also visible are parked automobiles, a post and wire fence, and utility poles and power lines.


Catholic Church, Selden, Kansas

Catholic Church, Selden, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1925
This photograph shows the Catholic Church under construction in Selden, Kansas (Sheridan County). The structure was stone and was in the process of being roofed.


Catholic Church at Osage Mission, St. Paul, Kansas

Catholic Church at Osage Mission, St. Paul, Kansas
Date: Between 1865 and 1875
A photograph of the Catholic Osage Mission established in Neosho County, Kansas. The center part of the building was erected in 1847.


Catholic Church in Concordia, Kansas

Catholic Church in Concordia, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
A postcard showing a Catholic Church in Concordia, Kansas.


Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas

Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This photo shows children participating in a Sunday school bake sale, Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas.


Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas

Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is an exterior view of Central Congregational Church, 1248 SW Buchanan, Topeka, Kansas. This is where Reverend Charles Sheldon first read his book In His Steps.


Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas

Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This photo shows children and adults at the entrance to the Bowman room, Central Congregational Church, 1248 SW Buchanan, Topeka, Kansas. Charles Sheldon, pastor, operated a kindergarten at the church.


Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence

Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence
Date: 1888-1984
Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) served as 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 correspondence, presented here, is arranged in chronological order. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below. The correspondence consists of letters, postcards, cards, one notebook containing letters and newspaper clippings, and assorted personal items such as his self-portrait drawings. The majority of the correspondence consists of handwritten and typed letters to and from individuals, members or groups related to the Central Congregational Church, and organizations associated with his lifelong activities as a pastor and author, including Theo Peers, Ethel Peers, Anna Heartburg, Dorothy Heartburg, Helen T. Capps, Lida R. Hardy, May Flickinger, Charles Warren Helsley, Luther D. Whittemore, Hamilton Holt, Robert Thomson Jr., Norman J. Rimes, Lloyd George, James Wise, Arthur Capper, Michael I. Pupin, Alf M. Landon, Roy B. Guild, Arthur E. Hertzler, Samuel J. Crumbine, Wilbert E. Dull, M. de Arrude Camargo, Frank J. Warren, Beatrice Hoover, Samuel C. Spalding, H. T. Chase, Bishop Wise, The Emporia Gazette, Green Gables (the Dr. Benjamin F. Bailey Sanatorium), The Atlantic Monthly, The World's Christian Endeavor Union, Plymouth Congregational Church, University of Illinois at Urbana Department of Physics, Abraham S. Hoyo, Harry Emerson Fosdick, International College in Turkey, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, Rollins College in Florida, The Topeka City Commission, Students' Christian Association of South Africa, Crosset & Dunlap Inc. Publishers in New York, Christian Herald Association, The Texas Herald, The Henry F. Henrichs Publications, Frankfort Rotary Club, and Notre-Dame de France/Jerusalem. There are letters involving other individuals, including Charles W. Helsley, Emma Crabb, H. J. Colburn, Robert Stone, Arthur G. Sellen, Henry F. Henrichs, Logan Shoop, Frank Jacobs, Hugh F. Mckean, Lee Braxton, Cady Hodge, Charles S. Lawrence, Elizabeth Turner Rawlings, Elisabeth Ebright, R. L. McNatt, Gale L. Beck, John H. Lehman, Helen Bradford, and Everett R. Daves. Charles W. Helsley was a minister at the Central Congregational Church after the passing of Charles M. Sheldon, and Emma Crabb was in charge of the Sheldon Collection at the Central Congregational Church.


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.


Christian Church, Cimarron, Kansas

Christian Church, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: August 02, 1914
This is a photograph of the Christian Church, Cimarron, Kansas.


Christian Church in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas

Christian Church in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1910
This is a picture postcard showing the Christian Church in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.


Christian church, Bigelow, Marshall County, Kansas

Christian church, Bigelow, Marshall County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a photo of the exterior of the Christian church in Bigelow, Kansas.


Church, Besancon, France

Church, Besancon, France
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: February 25, 1919
Captain Hughes photographed this church while in Besancon, France. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Church and school, Chicago, Kansas

Church and school, Chicago, Kansas
Date: September 1965
This photograph is of a church and country school in Chicago, Kansas. Chicago was located in Sheridan County. The Chicago post office was established in 1880 and disbanded in 1887. The photograph was taken in 1965.


Churches in Ottawa, Kansas

Churches in Ottawa, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1910
A postcard showing four Ottawa churches beginning with the First Presbyterian Church in the upper left, First Baptist Church in upper right, First Methodist Episcopal in the lower left and Catholic Church in lower right. Postcard donated by Agnes Romary Sours.


Church in Princeton, Kansas

Church in Princeton, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This photograph shows an unidentified stone church in Princeton, Kansas. It was donated by Mrs. James Postma.


Church in Sheridan County, Kansas

Church in Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1945
This photograph is of a church in Sheridan County, possibly in Hoxie. The photo was given to the Kansas State Historical Society by the Sheridan County Historical Society in 1979.


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