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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Augusta, Kansas
Date: 1969
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Augusta, Kansas. The brick structure built between 1917 and 1918 still stands and is used by Burlington Northern Railway Company.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Augusta, Kansas
Date: 1964
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Augusta, Kansas. The brick structure built between 1917 and 1918 still stands and is used by Burlington Northern Railway Company.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Augusta, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: May 30, 1956
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Augusta, Kansas. The brick structure built between 1917 and 1918 is located on the Eastern Lines, Middle Division, Douglass District, milepost 185.7. The combination depot still stands and is used by Burlington Northern Railway Company.


Augusta float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Augusta float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1911-1915
This photograph shows a horse-drawn float created by the city of Augusta for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade along Central Avenue in El Dorado. The parade can be seen moving east down West Central Avenue in El Dorado, past the courthouse and Carnegie Library. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


C. G. Manley to Governor John St. John

C. G. Manley to Governor John St. John
Creator: Manley, C. G.
Date: October 22, 1880
A letter from C. G. Manley to Kansas Governor St. John inviting him to speak at a "torch light temperance procession" in Augusta, Kansas. The names of George Brown and S. N. Blood were also listed as authors. They were part of the Prohibition Committee.


Cities Service Petroleum Corporation, Augusta, Kansas

Cities Service Petroleum Corporation, Augusta, Kansas
Date: June 1916
This black and white photograph shows a group of people standing in the oil field, discovered by the Cities Service Petroleum Corporation, in Augusta, Kansas. According to the back of the photograph, the well was flowing 1,800 barrels of oil daily.


D. J. Reber to Governor John St. John

D. J. Reber to Governor John St. John
Creator: Reber, D. J.
Date: April 03, 1880
A letter from D. J. Reber, inviting Kansas Governor St. John to the town of Augusta on April 12th.


Fourth annual fair of the Butler County Exposition

Fourth annual fair of the Butler County Exposition
Date: September 16 - 19, 1884
This poster announces the Butler County exposition to be held at El Dorado, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include premiums paid in full, racing, and reduced railroad rates. The poster includes an illustration of sulky racing. Fair officers are E. R. Powell, Augusta, Kansas, president, and W. H. Litson, Benton, Kansas, secretary.


Glenn and Ruth Cunningham letters to Robert and Elaine Keller

Glenn and Ruth Cunningham letters to Robert and Elaine Keller
Creator: Cunningham, Glenn, 1909-1988
Date: 1973-1975
Six letters and one newsletter from Glenn and Ruth Cunningham to Robert and Elaine Keller, Reeds Spring and Springfield, Missouri. Five of the letters and the newsletter are written from Plainview, Arkansas, and one letter from Augusta, Kansas. Cunningham had youth ranches for troubled teenagers in both of these locations. In the letters, Cunningham talks about the youth ranches and thanks the Kellers for monetary and clothing donations. The collection also includes an article, "The Glenn Cunningham Story: Never Say Die" by Jesse Owens, published in The Saturday Evening Post, April 1976. Cunningham was most famous for his skill as a miler. For three years, from 1932 thru 1934, he won the Big Six indoor titles, and he competed at the Olympics in 1932 and 1936. Then in 1938 Cunningham became the world's fastest miler when he set a new record at Dartmouth College. That same year he also received a doctorate degree from New York University.


Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.


Harold W. Chance, World War I soldier

Harold W. Chance, World War I soldier
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 Harold D. Chance, 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, First Officer's Training School. Chance died overseas from spinal meningitis on February 10, 1919.


Historical atlas of Butler County, Kansas

Historical atlas of Butler County, Kansas
Creator: McGinnis, Walter C
Date: 1885
This atlas was compiled, drawn, and published from personal examinations and surveys. This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication, and a History of Butler County, p. 9 and a History of Potwin, p. 22.


J. W. Hand to Governor John St. John

J. W. Hand to Governor John St. John
Creator: Hand, J. W.
Date: May 07, 1880
In this letter, J. W. Hand thanks Kansas Governor John St. John for "favors by mail" and extends his best wishes in the cause of Prohibition and states "we are strong in the work". The letter is written on stationary from the Banking House of Geo. W. Brown, Augusta, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. This part of the collection contains photographs of buildings, including historic buildings, miscellaneous buildings, office buildings, unique buildings, and warehouses. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject military academies - nursing homes

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject military academies - nursing homes
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subjects included in this part of the collection are military academies, mining areas, museums, and nursing homes.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s - 2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Subjects included in this part of the collection are: airports, animals, antiques, and attractions.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Subjects in this part of the collection include stadiums, stockyards, studios, theaters, and trains.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Ada - Bunker Hill

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Ada - Bunker Hill
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Ada and ending with Bunker Hill. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Ada, Agenda, Augusta, Alamota, Aliceville, Alison, Almena, Altamont, Altoona, Andale, Arcadia, Anthony, Arlington, Arma, Arnold, Ashland, Atchison, Atlanta, Atwood, Aurora, Barnard, Basehor, Bartlett, Beaumont, Belividere, Beloit, Belvue, Belleville, Bendena, Bentley, Beverly, Bird City, Black Wolf, Blakeman, Blue Rapids, Bloom, Bonner Springs, Brewster, Brookville, Brownell, Bucklin, Bucyrus, Buffalo, Burdett, Burden, Burdick, Burlingame, Burlington, Burns, and Bunker Hill. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union general correspondence

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union general correspondence
Date: 1910-1939
This is correspondence sent and received by Mary Evelyn Dobbs, corresponding secretary of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1907 to 1939. The letters arrived from people across the state, including the presidents of county chapters of the KWCTU. Most correspondence relates to planned public speeches and visits intended to establish and support new branches of the KWCTU. There are also communications from the state organization to local units. Specific items include a letter dated July 1, 1918, from Dobbs to F.L. Pinet with a manuscript entitled "Early Factors in Kansas Prohibition" intended for publication in the Kansas Teacher, advertising contracts for the KWCTU periodical Our Messenger, and a letter written to Dobbs from Clara E. Keys, a WCTU missionary in Africa. One letter recognizes Mary Sibbitt as the organizer of comfort kits provided for soldiers at Fort Leavenworth. Sibbitt, known as the "Kansas Cyclone," was an founding officer of the International Association of Women Ministers. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1981-1993
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Methodist Episcopal Church in Augusta, Kansas

Methodist Episcopal Church in Augusta, Kansas
Creator: Bowers Photographic Co.
Date: September 26, 1908
This is a postcard showing the Methodist Episcopal Church in Augusta, Kansas.


Perry Wyning Henman' s photograph album

Perry Wyning Henman' s photograph album
Date: Between 1948 and 1975
This is an album containing photographs of Mobil Oil employees and annuitants. There are a few images of refineries and a Jessup & Sloan gasoline truck. Many of the photographs were taken in Venezuela and Kansas. The photograph album belonged to Perry Wyning Henman, who was an employee of Mobil Oil.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


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