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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Gardner, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 23, 1957
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Gardner, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with clapboard siding was once part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Second District at milepost 34.6. The depot is no longer standing.


Atlas map of Johnson County, Kansas

Atlas map of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Heisler, E. F
Date: 1874
The atlas has over one hundred representative views of residences and public buildings, together with personal sketches of old settlers of the county and those contributing views as well as detailed plat maps with landowners' names.


George W. Scott papers

George W. Scott papers
Creator: Scott, George W., 1850-1920
Date: 1889-1899
Business correspondence, arranged chronologically, of George W. Scott, one of the first residents of Edgerton, Kansas. A large portion of the collection is correspondence between Scott and Frank S. Hammond, Scott's partner in a 20,000 acre ranch in the Texas panhandle. Much of the correspondence deals with their attempts to raise cattle, lease the land, and sell or trade the property. Hammond worked as a general manager for several railroads (Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company; Kansas City, Shreveport, and Gulf Railway Company; and the Kansas City, Watkins, and Gulf Railway Company) that were in the process of expanding their lines, and mentioned these activities in his letters. Due to their real estate investments in Texas, many letters come from banks, insurance agents, and land surveyors in the panhandle. Scott also served as secretary for the Johnson County Fair Association and owned the Gardner Lumber Company. Scott frequently corresponded with creameries, dairy farmers, wholesale dry goods retailers and seed merchants, including the Kansas Seed House owned by Frederick W. Barteldes in Lawrence. Also included are invoices, checks, contracts, and inventory lists from various businesses.


Grand Army of the Republic, Gardner, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Gardner, Kansas
Date: 1910
This sepia colored photograph shows members from the Grand Army of the Republic, O.B. Gardner Post of Gardner, Kansas. The members have been identified, front row: Chamberlin, Dr. Armstrong, White, Elston, Herman, Anderson, Ward, William Hutton. Middle row: McShane, Bromwell, Limbert, Nichols, Bray, Frasier, A.J. Foster, Tom Hutton. Back row: Essex (Commander in Civil War), McClinock, Rhodes, Landsdown, Money, George Reese, Rev. Dice (Methodist preacher). The Grand Army of the Republic was organized at the close of the Civil War by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans.


Homer M. Limbird collection

Homer M. Limbird collection
Date: February 12, 1898-October 13, 1964
These materials pertaining to Homer Martin Limbird's service in Company L, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry, during the Philippine American War (1899-1902). The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Limbird to family members in Gardner, Kansas, between June 1898 and October 1899. He describes his experiences in camp in San Francisco and in engagements with insurgents in the Philippines. Two diaries also cover Limbird's experiences in the Philippines in 1899. In addition, the collection contains newspaper articles concurrent with the conflict and later articles pertaining to Limbird's service. Researchers are advised that some of the language in these materials may be considered offensive.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses
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 farmhouses, arranged alphabetically by county.


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, towns Fall River - Hutchinson

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Fall River - Hutchinson
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Fall River and ending with Hutchinson. 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: Fall River, Falun, Florence, Ford, Fostoria, Fredonia, Ft. Scott, Galena, Garden City, Garnder, Geneseo, Gove, Grainfield, Great Bend, Greeley, Greensburg, Grenola, Grinnell, Gypsum, Hall's Summit, Halstead, Hamilton, Hanston, Harrison, Hartford, Harveyville, Havana, Hays, Hazelton, Headville, Herndon, Hewins, Highland, Hillsboro, Howard, Hoyt, Hudson, Hugoton, Humbolt, and Hutchinson. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences.


Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals

Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1898-1911
This collection consists of 7 volumes of records from the Kansas State Temperance Union. The first volume lists the members and the dues they paid by local organization. The index lists the communities that have members listed and these communities have been included in the categories. Note: other communities are listed elsewhere in the records, particularly the speaker expenses volume. The second volume is the cash book (expense journal) for the years 1901-1904. Volumes three through five are the cash books for 1907-1910, 1909-1910, and 1910-1911. Volume 6 contains speaker expenses and contribution from the communities where they spoke, listed by name of speaker. Several speakers are listed. Volume 7 is an expense journal for 1907-1911. There are also some loose papers inserted into the volumes, mostly correspondence and form letters.


Map of Johnson County

Map of Johnson County
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1886
The map illustrates the subdivisions of Johnson County along with a business directory listing the names and occupations of its citizens by township.


Rock School students in Gardner, Kansas

Rock School students in Gardner, Kansas
Date: 1914
This photograph shows students and their teacher at Rock School, District 37, located in Gardner, Kansas. Two of students are identified: Maudie Couch is third from left in the front row and Howard Russell is second from right in the back row.


Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1922
This atlas includes plats of the villages, cities and townships of the county, a map of the state, the United States and world, a patrons directory, and a reference business directory.


Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas includes plats of townships and principal towns in Johnson County with names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory and portraits.


William Samuel Murphy, World War I soldier

William Samuel Murphy, World War I soldier
Date: 1917-1919
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 William Samuel Murphy, surgical assistant to ward surgeon, Letterman Hospital, Presidio, California. William died at the military hospital in Presidio on January 15, 1918.


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