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161st Field Artillery Band, Emporia, Kansas

161st Field Artillery Band, Emporia, Kansas
Creator: Razac, Olivier
Date: 1927
View of the 161st Field Artillery Band, Kansas National Guard, in Emporia, Kansas. They are posed, possibly, on the steps in front of the Presbyterian Church in Emporia. The man in the back row without uniform is O.M (Mit) Wilhite.


$190,235,814 For Dairy Products

$190,235,814 For Dairy Products
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure was designed as a talk to encourage the construction of good roads in the state of Kansas. It described comparable rural roads in Wisconsin that promote crop and dairy production.


2nd Regiment Band of Emporia in Topeka, Kansas

2nd Regiment Band of Emporia in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
View of the members of the 2nd Regiment Band of Emporia, Kansas, marching at the front of a parade as part of a Women's Christian Temperance Union convention in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are spectators, electric trolleys and trolley tracks, horse-drawn carriages and carts, and two long lines of people marching in the parade.


A. H. Gufler to Governor Ben Paulen

A. H. Gufler to Governor Ben Paulen
Creator: Gufler, A. H
Date: February 2, 1927
In this letter, A.H. Gufler expresses disappointment in the language of the new Kansas cigarette law and encloses a newspaper article by the associated press in which Governor Paulen is quoted.


A. H. Gufler to Governor Henry Allen

A. H. Gufler to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Gufler, A. H
Date: December 22, 1919
In this letter, grocer A. H. Gufler writes the governor about the dangers of "anti-profiteering." The governor has called for a special legislative session to address labor disputes and had received many letters on the matter. In this correspondence, Gufler includes an article published in Collier's Weekly that compares the working family in 1880 and 1921.


A.H. Gufler to Representatives E.H. Rees and L.R. Cowden

A.H. Gufler to Representatives E.H. Rees and L.R. Cowden
Creator: Gufler, A. H
Date: March 3, 1927
A.H. Gufler, vice president of The Theo. Poehler Mercantile, writes to state representatives encouraging legalization of cigarettes in Kansas. The new cigarette law, H.B. 1 under consideration, was signed into law by Governor Paulen in 1927.


AT & SF Railway brochure

AT & SF Railway brochure
Date: 1917
Paper brochure advertising the Santa Fe Sheep Feeding barns at Emporia. Brochure was part of the Charles "Bud" Goebel collection, which was housed in the Burlingame Santa Fe depot from 1963 until its donation to the Kansas Museum of History in 1981.


An article concerning the death of Jason Clarke Swayze in Topeka, Kansas

An article concerning the death of Jason Clarke Swayze in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Emporia News
Date: March 30, 1877
This is an article concerning the death of newspaper publisher Jason Clarke Swayze published in the Emporia News on June 15, 1877. Jason Swayze moved to Topeka in 1873 and began publishing "The Topeka Blade", which later became "The Topeka State Capitol". In 1877 Jason was murdered outside his office in downtown Topeka after publishing articles in his paper implicating prominent local men in a lottery scandal.


An illustrated historical atlas of Lyon county, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Lyon county, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
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. It contains lithographic views and portraits of residents. The History of Lyon County, Kansas, was written expressly for this work by Jacob Stotler.


Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph

Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph
Date: Between 1858 and 1868
This photograph is of Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph, who moved from Ohio to Emporia in 1858. Shortly after her arrival, she married Joseph Vance Randolph with whom she had seven children. Anna was a passionate advocate of the abolition of slavery, and in the years following the Civil War, she also supported prohibition and women's suffrage.


Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph diary

Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph diary
Creator: Randolph, Anna Margaret (Watson)
Date: December 12, 1858 - December 19, 1858
These excerpts from Anna (Watson) Randolph's diary begin after her family had settled in Emporia in 1858. Living in Emporia provided many opportunities for her and her family to become involved in the community, including church services and "singing school." She includes juicy details about her neighbors, including Mr. Plumb who was a fan of the drink. Her entries also point to her mental state and her personal reflections on self improvement. In short, these entries provide a previously unseen glimpse into the Emporia community during the 1850s and into the lives of the Watson family.


Anna Margaret Watson Randolph, diary

Anna Margaret Watson Randolph, diary
Creator: Randolph, Anna Margaret Watson, 1838-1917
Date: August 17, 1858 - August 22, 1858
This brief diary, kept by Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph, begins with her move to Kansas in an entry dated August 17, 1858. These six entries at the beginning of her diary provide details about her family's journey from Ohio to Kansas Territory, included a number of interesting accounts of their journey on a riverboat. Their boat ran aground several times and, interspersed among her descriptions of these difficulties, Anna wrote about her sister Mary Jane, the weather, and her personal observances of other passengers. She also filled her diary with her frustrations and concerns during their arduous journey west.


Anti-Populist political ribbon

Anti-Populist political ribbon
Date: 1894
A blue political campaign ribbon sponsored by the Emporia Gazette (newspaper) promoting "more [corn], less hell" in 1894. The slogan is a rebuttal of the Populist appeal that farmers raise "less corn and more hell" often attributed to Populist agitator Mary Elizabeth Lease.


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 seven of twelve. The stockyards in Kansas City, Kansas, the Soldier's Home in Leavenworth, and Ft. Scott High School are some of the featured photographs.


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 six of twelve. The Blue River in Manhattan, the Montgomery County courthouse in Independence, and a street scene in Fort Scott are some of the featured photographs.


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 twelve of twelve. Views of the Cottonwood River dam in Emporia, Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Haskell Institute in Lawrence, the rail yards in Atchison, and the Bourbon County courthouse in Fort Scott are some of the featured photographs.


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.


Arthur Capper at a Republican meeting, Emporia, Kansas

Arthur Capper at a Republican meeting, Emporia, Kansas
Date: September 21, 1935
An annotated portrait of Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, U. S. Senator from Kansas, with a group of men at a Republican meeting in Emporia, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom, Emporia, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom, Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1924
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom in Emporia, Kansas. At the horse shape counter a group of Harvey Girls are serving and taking orders from customers.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam Locomotive #3463

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam Locomotive #3463
Date: August 02, 1956
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3463 in Topeka, Kansas. The locomotive was designed by H.H. Lanning and his staff in Topeka and built in 1937 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The steam locomotive was first assigned between La Junta, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois. Later with the introduction of the diesel engine, service was changed to Kansas City and Oklahoma City and between Kansas City and Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1953, the #3463 made one last run between Newton, Kansas and Emporia, Kansas. For three years the class 4-6-4 locomotive remained in Emporia until 1956 when it was permanently moved to the Topeka Fairgrounds. This steam locomotive is the only one in existence today.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive  #1398

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1398
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: June 26, 1939
This black and white photograph shows steam locomotive #1398 of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company at Emporia, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1480

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1480
Date: 1909
This sepia colored photograph shows the first Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company "Bull Moose" locomotive in Emporia, Kansas. The engine was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1485

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1485
Date: 1914
This black and white photograph shows steam locomotive #1485 of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company at Emporia, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #4113

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #4113
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: June 15, 1937
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #4113 at the rail yard in Emporia, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #5002

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #5002
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: July 08, 1938
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #5002 in Emporia, Kansas.


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