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8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule

8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: May 17, 1954
This article discusses how the state of Kansas will work to conform to the ruling made in the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the segregation of schools based on race was unconstitutional. Many cities in Kansas, including Topeka, Atchison, Salina, Wichita, and Pittsburg were already working to integrate their schools. Topeka had an estimated 625 African American students who would be affected by the court's ruling, and the article lists the numbers for other cities and towns in the state.


A. D. Gise home in Coffeyville, Kansas

A. D. Gise home in Coffeyville, Kansas
Date: 1917
This is a photograph of A. D. Gise's home probably located at 611 Spruce in Coffeyville, Kansas. A. D. Gise owned the A. D. Gise Motor Company.


Affidavit from Homer W. Hunter to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle

Affidavit from Homer W. Hunter to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle
Creator: Hunter, Homer
Date: March 22, 1943
Affidavit from Homer Hunter of Coffeyville, Kansas, to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle. The affidavit describes the treatment endured by Melvin L. Jackson, F. Jerry Molohan, and Homer W. Hunter during World War II. The three men, all Jehovah's Witnesses and conscientious objectors, describe the harsh treatment and threats of violence they faced from some members of the American Legion due to their religious beliefs.


Albin Kasper Longren's photograph album

Albin Kasper Longren's photograph album
Date: 1912-1921
This photograph album documents a number of airplanes (biplanes)designed, built and flown by Albin Kasper Longren. He built and flew Topeka's first aircraft on September 2, 1911. At two different times, Longren tried to establish an airplane factory in Topeka, Kansas. His second factory was in an abandoned woolen mill in Oakland, a neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas. The album contains photographs of the exterior and interior of this factory and numerous views of planes and plane parts. Longren's planes were well received, but his business failed because he had difficulty manufacturing numbers of planes. There are two images of a plane parked at the entrance to Gage Park in Topeka. Longren did exhibition flying at county fairs and other events in the region under the name Longren Aviators Exhibition Flyers. The album also has images of biplanes at Coffeyville, Anthony, Stockton, and other locations in Kansas as well as at least one image taken in the following states: Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas. Longren built a plane the was purchased by Phillip Billard, a Topeka aviator, and there are images of this plane in the album.


Alfred M. Landon's Notification Day parade, Topeka, Kansas

Alfred M. Landon's Notification Day parade, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 23, 1936
A view of the Coffeyville Tornado Drum Corps, a women's ensemble, in Kansas Governor Alfred M. Landon's Notification Day parade on July 23, 1936, in Topeka, Kansas. The parade was celebrating Kansas Governor Alfred M. Landon's notification of his nomination to run as the Republican Party's candidate in the 1936 presidential election. Landon was defeated in November by a landslide vote for incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt.


An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas

An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas
Creator: Rust, Horatio Nelson, 1828-1906
Date: January 22, 1881
This flyer, distributed by the Southern Refugee Relief Association of Chicago, Illinois, describes the dire situation of the African-American refugees relocated in Kansas. The secretary of this association, Horatio N. Rust, had taken this opportunity to pass along information relayed to him by Elizabeth Comstock, an aid worker in Topeka. Comstock was thankful for the donations of food and other goods, but asked for more assistance in feeding, clothing, and sheltering these refugees. The flyer also includes short excerpts of letters by agents of the refugee association who had direct knowledge of the emigrants' situation.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company tool house, Coffeyville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company tool house, Coffeyville, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company tool house at Coffeyville, Kansas. The structure was built in 1896.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight depot, Coffeyville, 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 Coffeyville, Kansas. The depot was built in 1870.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Coffeyville, Kansas
Creator: Kelley, F.O.
Date: 1954-June 18, 1955
These photographs show the one-story Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Coffeyville, Kansas. The structure was part of the Eastern Lines, the Oklahoma Division of the Coffeyville District along mile post 16.4.


Atlas and plat book of Montgomery County, Kansas

Atlas and plat book of Montgomery County, Kansas
Creator: Kenyon Company (Des Moines, Iowa)
Date: c1916
This atlas contains an outline map of the county, plats of all the townships with owners' names, principal towns, Kansas state map showing automobile roads and map of the world, compiled from latest data on record.


Bob and Grat Dalton

Bob and Grat Dalton
Creator: Tackett
Date: October 5, 1892
Law enforcement officers hold up the bodies of Bob and Grat Dalton, who had been killed during an attempted robbery of the C. M. Condon and Company Bank in Coffeyville, Kansas. Coffeyville citizens shot and killed four Dalton gang members as they tried to escape. Emmett Dalton was wounded, captured, and sentenced to life imprisonment.


Business street, Coffeyville, Kansas

Business street, Coffeyville, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
A photograph showing a business street on U.S. 166 in Coffeyville, Kansas. On the corner, is the First National Bank.


By-laws and trade rules of Carpenter's Union No. 1212

By-laws and trade rules of Carpenter's Union No. 1212
Creator: Carpenters' Union
Date: July 25, 1903
The by-laws and trade rules of Carpenter's Union No. 1212 in Coffeyville, Kansas.


By-laws of the Coffeyville Central Labor Union

By-laws of the Coffeyville Central Labor Union
Creator: Coffeyville Central Labor Union
Date: 1908-1909
The by-laws of the Coffeyville Central Labor Union of Coffeyville, Kansas. Among the reasons to organize this group, was the purpose of bringing the "wealth producers of the world to that plane upon which they so justly deserve to stand."


C. M. Condon and Company Bank, Coffeyville, Kansas

C. M. Condon and Company Bank, Coffeyville, Kansas
Creator: Glass & Parker
Date: October, 1892
This cabinet card shows the C. M. Condon and Company Bank in Coffeyville, Kansas. The bank was robbed by the Dalton Gang on October 5, 1892. As they tried to escape, four members were killed by a marshal's posse and Emmett Dalton was wounded and captured.


C. M. Condon and Company Bank, Coffeyville, Kansas

C. M. Condon and Company Bank, Coffeyville, Kansas
Creator: Glass, Charles G
Date: October, 1892
This cabinet card shows the front doors of the C. M. Condon and Company Bank, in Coffeyville, Kansas, after it was robbed by the Dalton Gang on October 5, 1892. Four members of the gang were killed by a marshal's posse as they tried to escape and Emmett Dalton was wounded and captured.


Constitution and by-laws of Journeymen Bricklayers' Union No. 9

Constitution and by-laws of Journeymen Bricklayers' Union No. 9
Creator: Journeymen Bricklayers' Union No. 9
Date: January 14, 1907
The constitution and by-laws of the Journeymen Bricklayers' Union No. 9 of Coffeyville, Kansas. The purpose of this union was to unite and associate all bricklayers to help secure work that was in their best interests.


Constitution of the Anti-Horse Thief Association, Kansas Division

Constitution of the Anti-Horse Thief Association, Kansas Division
Creator: Anti-Horse Thief Association. Kansas Grand Order
Date: 1905
This is the constitution and bylaws of the Kansas Division of the Anti-Horse Thief Association. Officers include N. J. Randall, L. P. Ferguson, G. J. McCarty, J. C. Moore, B. B. Fitzsimmons, and T. H. Sparks. The group was first organized to suppress plundering during the Civil War, and continued to "aid in the upholding of civil laws, to insure the safety of our people, and the security of our property against loss by thieves, robbers, murderers, vagrants, tramps, incendiaries and all violators of the law."


Curt T. Schneider

Curt T. Schneider
Date: Between 1974 and 1978
This black and white photograph shows Curt Schneider. A lawyer from Coffeyville, Kansas, he began his political career as the assistant attorney general to Vern Miller. When Miller announced his candidacy, in 1974, for Kansas Governor, Schneider became the Democratic candidate for attorney general. His win in the November general election made Schneider only the third Democrat to be elected to the office since Kansas became a state. Schneider served only one term and was defeated in the 1978 general election by Republican candidate Bob Stephen. With the loss, Schneider closed out his political career and returned to private life.


Dalton Gang, Coffeyville, Kansas

Dalton Gang, Coffeyville, Kansas
Date: October 5, 1892
A postmortem photograph of Dalton Gang members Tim Evans, Bob Dalton, Grot Dalton, and Dick Broadwell after they were killed trying to escape an attempted robbery of the C. M. Condon and Company Bank in Coffeyville, Kansas, on October 5, 1892. Emmett Dalton, shown to the left of the deceased, was wounded and later sentenced to life imprisonment. The small boy whose face is shown peering through a hole in the wooden fence is identified as Ray H. Clark. This photograph was taken by John Tackett, who owned a photography studio in Coffeyville. Tackett later collaborated with Emmett Dalton and wrote, filmed, produced, and distributed a movie about the famous raid that starred Dalton. Tackett later owned and operated the Midland Theater in Coffeyville.


Dalton gang

Dalton gang
Creator: Tackett
Date: October 5, 1892
A picture of the Dalton Gang after a bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas. On October 5, 1892, the three Dalton brothers, Bob, Grot, and Emmett, with Tim Evans and Dick Broadwell, rode into Coffeyville where they robbed the town's two banks of nearly $25,000 before being ambushed by angry town citizens. Warned of the Dalton Gang's plans, townspeople opened fire on the gang, killing four members and wounding Emmett. Four Coffeyville citizens also lost their lives in the gun battle. Emmett Dalton was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in this crime. He was pardoned after serving 14 years.


Dalton gang, Coffeyville, Kansas

Dalton gang, Coffeyville, Kansas
Creator: Tackett
Date: October 5, 1892
Postcard showing four members of the Dalton gang (from left to right) Tim Evans, Bob Dalton, Grot Dalton, and Dick Broadwell killed during their attempted robbery of the C.M. Condon & Company's Bank and the First National Bank in Coffeyville, Kansas, on October 5, 1892.


E.H. Campbell to Governor John St. John

E.H. Campbell to Governor John St. John
Creator: Campbell, E. H.
Date: September 21, 1880
A letter from temperance worker E. H. Campbell expressing his embarrassment at being treated "indifferently" in Coffeyville, and asks Kansas Governor St. John to send him a letter of introduction, outlining his credentials and accomplishments.


Earl Thomas Reynolds to Governor Fred Hall

Earl Thomas Reynolds to Governor Fred Hall
Creator: Reynolds, Earl Thomas
Date: February 11, 1955
This letter was written by Earl Thomas Reynolds, a lawyer in Coffeyville, Kansas, to Governor Fred Hall. Reynolds was concerned that black people in Kansas were not receiving adequate patronage and political party representation in or by the Republican Party, particularly in the third district. Mr Reynolds inquired why should blacks continue to support the Republican Party, at all levels of government, if their support is not rewarded by the party.


Eleventh Street, Coffeyville, Kansas

Eleventh Street, Coffeyville, Kansas
Creator: Journal Studio
Date: Between 1945 and 1950
A photograph showing Eleventh Street in Coffeyville, Kansas. The photograph was removed from Montgomery County District Court, Court Reporter's files, Criminal 13721I. It was used in a plaintiff's exhibit in State vs. McKelly.


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