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Address to the Voters of Kansas

Address to the Voters of Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 25, 1867
The numerous authors of this pamphlet (Republicans) support the constitutional amendments to approve voting rights for blacks, for women, and to restrict voting rights to "loyal persons." They offer arguments for their position as well as criticizing the Democratic Party in Kansas for their opposition to these amendments. Forty five men signed the document, which was the result of a meeting in Lawrence. The following signed the document S. C. Pomeroy, Atchison; E. G. Ross, Lawrence; S. J. Crawford, Topeka; N. Green, Manhattan; Chas. Robinson, Lawrence; Geo T. Anthony, Leavenworth; Lewis Bodwell, Topeka; R. B. Taylor, editor Wyandotte Gazette; J. P. Root, Whandotte; James Rogers, Burlingame; S. Weaver, Editor Lecompton New Era; L. R. Elliott, Editor Atchison Daily Free Press; W. A. Starrett, Lawrence; Wm. Larimer, Jr., Leavenworth; John Ritchie, Topeka; John Ekin, Topeka; Sol. Miller, Editor White Cloud Chief; A. H. Foote, Lawrence; C. B. Lines, Wabaunsee; R. G. Elliott, Jefferson county; G. A. Crawford, Bourbon county; John Speer, Kansas Tribune; A. Low, Doniphan; R. W. Jenkins, Pottawatomie county; Ed. Russell, Leavenworth; J. H. Pillsbury, Editor Manhattan Independent; S. D. Houston, Manhattan; W. K. Marshall, Atchison; F. G. Adams, Kennekuk; P. L. Hubbard, Atchison; A. Hunting, Manhattan; J. B. Abbott, De Soto; Joseph Denison, Manhattan; T. H. Baker, Manhattan, H. W. Farnsworth, Topeka; I. H. Smith, Topeka; D. R. Anthony, Leavenworth; G. W. Higginbotham, Manhattan; John Pipher, Manhattan, R. L. Harford, Manhattan; Jas. Humphrey, Manhattan; Wm McKay, Manhattan; R. P. Duvall, Manhattan; Pardee Butler, Pardee; and L. F. Green, Baldwin City. Only the language restricting voting to "loyal" persons was passed in the election on November 5, 1867. Blacks and women were not given voting rights as a result of the 1867 election.


Aetna Insurance Company

Aetna Insurance Company
Creator: Aetna Insurance Company
Date: 1864 - 1870
Copies of Aetna Insurance Company fire policy records for insured properties in Lawrence and Baldwin, Douglas County and Osage County, Kansas. The records include amount insured; descriptions of the buildings including the date built, construction materials, fuel, lights, and size; businesses occupying the structures; present cash values; locations; specification of renewal; copy of endorsements; and assignments or transfers. Many of the buildings were located on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence.


Alois (Bud) Madl video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Alois (Bud) Madl video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Madl, Alois "Bud"
Date: June 12, 2007
Alois (Bud) Madl was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1946. He was stationed in Belgium and Czechoslovakia. Interviewed by Brian Grubbs on Jun 12, 2007, Madl talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born near Baldwin City on Februrary 6, 1926. He attended Prospect School and one year of Baldwin High School. After that he work on the family dairy farm with his father. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1917
These materials relate to the Kansas Department of the Anti-Saloon League of America. Correspondence is primarily between State Superintendent W.J. Herwig and Reverend Milo G. Kelser, field manager at the Anti-Saloon League of America headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. Correspondence is also exchanged with Reverend Julius Smith and Professor O. G. Markham of Baldwin City. Travel itineraries, legislation, and the effects of World War I are frequent topics of conversation. The group sought to organize prohibition meetings in conjunction with Sunday church services around the state. Monthly financial reports are also included.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot, Baldwin, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot, built in 1888, in Baldwin, Kansas. The depot no longer stands.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Baldwin, Kansas
Date: Between 1907 and 1919
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Baldwin, Kansas. The one-story brick building, built in 1907, features arched windows, a freight room, two waiting rooms and a carriage porch. The depot still stands and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Baldwin, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 23, 1957
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Baldwin, Kansas. The one-story brick building, built in 1907, features a hip roof, arched windows, a freight room and two waiting rooms. The depot was once part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Lawrence District, at mile post 15.4. The structure still stands and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Baldwin, Kansas
Date: Between 1907 and 1910s
This photograph shows two people in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Baldwin, Kansas. In the background two men are standing on opposite ends of the depot. Built in 1907, the one-story brick building features a hip roof, arched windows, a freight room and two waiting rooms. The depot still stands and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Atlas of Douglas County, Kansas

Atlas of Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
Date: 1873
Atlas of Douglas County, Kansas, from recent and actual surveys and records under the superintendence of F.W. Beers. Published by F.W. Beers and Co., New York.


Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas

Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
View of Baker University's campus, Baldwin, Kansas.


Battle of Black Jack list of participants and casualties

Battle of Black Jack list of participants and casualties
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: June 2, 1856
According to this document listing the participants and those "men wounded in the battle of Palmyra or Black Jack," son-in-law Henry Thompson was "dangerously wounded."


Bird's eye view of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas
Creator: Morgan-Follin Book Company
Date: April 12, 1909
This is a postcard with a bird's eye view of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. The postcard was addressed to Miss Laura Wolverton in Batavia, Illinois.


C. A. Weaver to Governor John St. John

C. A. Weaver to Governor John St. John
Creator: Weaver, C. A.
Date: June 24, 1880
In this letter, Kansas Governor St. John is invited by Baker University to participate in a fund-raising lecture series there in the fall.


Cecil Stecher video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Cecil Stecher video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Stecher, Cecil L.
Date: June 12, 2007
Cecil Stecher enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served until 1946. He was a Navy Air cadet and trained as a torpedo bomber. He was born June 14, 1925, near Baldwin, Kansas. He attended grade school at Spring Creek and Prairie City and graduated from Baldwin High School. He worked at the Sunflower Ordinance Works in DeSoto before joining the Navy. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Jun 12, 2007, Stecher talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Edwards' map of Douglas County, Kansas

Edwards' map of Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1887
A map of Douglas County, Kansas, scaled at two inches to the mile and compiled by John P. Edwards. In the upper portion of the map, townships are listed along with residence's names and occupations.


Free State Mass Convention!

Free State Mass Convention!
Creator: Abbott, James Burnett
Date: July 25, 1857
James B. Abbott, as secretary of the 10th district committee of the Free State party, prepared this broadside to advertise a meeting to nominate two Senators and seven Representatives for the Legislature. Abbott wrote that the district included the following precincts: "Fish's Hotel, Palmyra, Blanton, Willow Springs, Franklin, Lawrence, and Benicia." The meeting was to be held in Lawrence on July 25, 1857.


Glenn D. Stockwell, Sr. to Leslie G. Templin

Glenn D. Stockwell, Sr. to Leslie G. Templin
Creator: Stockwell, Glenn D.
Date: November 1, 1955
In this letter, Glen Stockwell outlines his reasons for opposing the construction of a dam on Tuttle Creek in North Central, Kansas. Mr Stockwell writes to Leslie Templin to provide background information about Public Law 566 that authorized the Department of Agriculture to enter into assistance agreements with small watersheds for the purpose of controlling soil erosion and floods.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Plank, Fred
Date: June 22, 2007
Plank was inducted into the Army (Air Force) in 1942. Interviewed by Brian Grubbs on Jun 22, 2007, Plank talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Carlson, Archer B.
Date: June 13, 2006
Carlson was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1946 in the 306th Combat Engineers, 81st Division, 8th Army. Interviewed by Helen M. Krische on Jun 13, 2006, Carlson talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Caruthers, Dale
Date: July 26, 2007
Caruthers was inducted into the Navy in 1943 and served in the Cochino. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Jul 26, 2007, Caruthers talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: French, Richard
Date: October 2, 2007
French enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 and served until 1945 in the 43rd Division;. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Oct 2, 2007, French talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Jewell, Jack
Date: August 21, 2007
Jewell was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1941 and served in the 76th Infantry Division; Company B. 39th Infantry, 9th Division;. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Aug 21, 2007, Jewell talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Danley, Albert
Date: September 22, 2007
Danley enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 on the Solon Turman; Maiden Creek 2; SS Kingman; SS Montoso. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Sep 22, 2007, Danley talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Doudna, Charles
Date: November 2, 2007
Doudna enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 74th Service Group. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Nov 2, 2007, Doudna talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: McMillen, Chester
Date: June 22, 2007
McMillen was inducted into the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Brian Grubbs on Jun 22, 2007, McMillen talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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