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9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company D

9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company D
Date: Between 1861 and 1864
This is a poster for the 9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company D. It contains the names of officers, enlisted men, and those soldiers that were transferred, discharged, died, and deserted. The home towns of the soldiers are listed also. The poster has colored illustrations depicting the Civil War. The company was organized in Iola, Kansas. A history of the company is at the bottom of the poster but it is difficult to read. Portions of the poster have deteriorated.


A.L. Foster to the manager of Kelly's Hotel in Iola, Kansas

A.L. Foster to the manager of Kelly's Hotel in Iola, Kansas
Creator: Foster, A.L.
Date: March 09, 1945
In this letter, from A.L. Foster of the Chicago Urban League to the manager of Kelly's Hotel in Iola, Kansas, details Foster's experiences at the hotel in the winter of 1945. Foster, a passenger on a bus from Ft. Scott to Wichita, was asked to sit in the rear section of the restaurant solely because he was an African American.


A.R. Sleeper to Senator Arthur Capper

A.R. Sleeper to Senator Arthur Capper
Creator: Sleeper, A.R.
Date: August 20, 1943
A letter from A.R. Sleeper of Iola, Kansas, to Kansas Senator Arthur Capper in Topeka. Sleeper, a member of the Allen County Selective Service Board, asks that the operation of Selective Service be reviewed by Congress. He states that there are not enough men left in the county to run the farms, businesses, and factories that drafted men had once filled and that action should be taken to fix this problem.


Abstract of census returns

Abstract of census returns
Creator: Undersigned Citizens of Kansas Territory, John Stroup (first signature),
Date: 1859
This 1859 abstract of census returns shows information at the township level for most Kansas counties. Some counties are listed without data. The census lists the number of voters in three different ways--the number of votes cast June 7, 1859; number of voters on June 7, 1859 who were under 6 month provision; and number of voters under 3 month provision. It also lists the number of inhabitants. The election on June 7, 1859, was to elect delegates to the Wyandotte constitutional convention.


Airplane, Iola, Kansas

Airplane, Iola, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
Postcard image of an airplane flying over Iola.


Allen County Cow Testing Association tour

Allen County Cow Testing Association tour
Date: Between 1910 and 1940
This is a photograph of the Allen County Cow Testing Association tour leaving F.J. Dudley's farm.


Allen County Jail

Allen County Jail
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Historic Preservation Office
Date: 2012
Allen County Jail is located in Iola, Allen County, Kansas. It was built in 1869 by White and Hays. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951
Date: July 1951
These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


Allen County fair exhibits, Allen County, Kansas

Allen County fair exhibits, Allen County, Kansas
Date: 1925
Here are several photographs of exhibits at the 1925 Allen County fair. Exhibits are for a music company, the Iola Creamery, Northrup Lumber Company, Krannich Battery Service (radios), Paul Klein, Lumber, and one unidentified business showing pianos and phonograph record players.


Allen County livestock brand registrations

Allen County livestock brand registrations
Creator: Kansas. State Planning Board
Date: 1867-1935
Records of livestock brands in Allen County, Kansas, as compiled by workers on a project sponsored by the Kansas State Planning Board. The forms provide the owner's name and county in which he or she resided; date brand was registered; whether it was used for cattle, horses, sheep, or hogs; a brief description usually indicating where the brand was placed on the animal; and a copy of the brand design. The registrations in this folder are in alphabetical order by owner.


Alvin Artie Gregg, World War I soldier

Alvin Artie Gregg, World War I soldier
Creator: Gregg, Alvin Artie
Date: 1918-1919
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 Alvin Artie Gregg, Company L, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.


A man holding a milking machine

A man holding a milking machine
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
This is a photograph showing a man holding a milking machine in Allen County, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot, Humbolt, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot, Humbolt, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot, built in 1870, at Humbolt, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot, Iola, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot, Iola, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot at Iola, Kansas. AT&SF boxcars are also visible. The depot was built in 1891.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Carlyle, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Carlyle, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, built in 1913, at Carlyle, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Humboldt, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Humboldt, Kansas
Date: 1959-1972
These two photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Humboldt, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot features a gabled roof, with a operator's bay, waiting room, and a enclosed freight room. The facility was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Third District rail line.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Iola, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gibson, Arthur E.
Date: 1948
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and tracks at Iola, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Iola, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Iola, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 01, 1956
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Iola, Kansas. The prairie-style station featured a hipped roof, a semi-hexagonal operator's bay and matching waiting room. The red-brick structure was located on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Third District along mile post 109.7. The depot was razed in the 1970s


Atlas and plat book of Allen County, Kansas

Atlas and plat book of Allen County, Kansas
Creator: Kenyon Company (Des Moines, Iowa)
Date: 1921
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has advertising, a map of the state, United States, and world. It has the Allen County Honor Roll and a County War History.


Austin G. Carpenter

Austin G. Carpenter
Creator: Wertz, G., proprietor of Kansas City Photograph Rooms
Austin G. Carpenter was an early resident of Allen County, Kansas Territory. He was part of a committee that reported on conditions related to the drought in 1860 and later served as a First Lieutenant, Company D, 9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry,


Automobile Club of Wichita Year Book

Automobile Club of Wichita Year Book
Creator: Automobile Club of Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1909-1910
The Automobile Club of Wichita published this year book for the years 1909-1910. Its content reflects that automobile travel was a recent introduction to the lives of Kansans. It includes advertisements from automobile dealers, garages, and other businesses in Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, El Dorado, Dodge City, Yates Center, Iola, Independence, Topeka, Emporia, Garden City, and Lawrence. It also lists the officers and board of directors of the club, its constitution and bylaws, the Kansas law regulation the use of automobiles, two Wichita ordinances (#2875 and 3002) related to the use of cars, and rules of the road. The bulk of the yearbook provides driving routes to and from various cities and towns in Kansas, as well as Colorado and Oklahoma. An index to the routes and maps is on pages 22-23. These driving routes include specific directions and include references to many small towns and local landmarks, etc. The yearbook also lists Wichita residents that own automobiles, their license numbers and the type of automobile they own. The booklet concludes with a list of members of the automobile club.


A western style band, Iola, Kansas

A western style band, Iola, Kansas
This is a photograph of a western band in Iola, Kansas. A few musicians have been identified as Wes Clendenen on bass, Todd Canatsy on guitar, and Ross Arbuckle on mandolin.


Band, Iola, Kansas

Band, Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gilison, Arthur
Date: Between 1929 and 1939
An informal portrait of the members of a band shown on stage at the Iola theatre in Iola, Kansas. The band is composed of nine women, several of whom are shown with their instruments, and a man shown seated at the piano.


Barnsdell filling station, Iola, Kansas

Barnsdell filling station, Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gibson, Arthur
Date: Between 1941 and 1949
A photograph showing several men standing by the gas pumps at the Barnsdall Filling Station, Iola, Kansas.


Baseball team, Iola, Kansas

Baseball team, Iola, Kansas
Date: 1925
This black and white photograph shows members of a men's baseball team from Iola, Kansas.


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