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Franscisco Moralez to Andrew Schoeppel

Franscisco Moralez to Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Moralez, Fransico
Date: September 7, 1945
This letter, from Fransico Moralez to Governor Schoeppel, details Moralez's experiences upon returning to Kansas after the end of World War II. Despite being a Mexican American U.S. Army veteran, Moralez faced a great deal of difficulty when attempting to readjust to civilian life due to the racism and discrimination that continued to exist at the end of the war.


Geneseo Town Company stock certificate

Geneseo Town Company stock certificate
Creator: Crihfield, Samuel Arthur, 1849-1919
Date: 1889
This Geneseo Town Company stock certificate issued to Samuel Arthur Crihfield by himself as he served as secretary of company. The town was located on the Missouri Pacific and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad lines.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Droegemeier, Louis Walter
Date: November 2, 2006
Droegemeier was inducted into the Army (Artillery) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the Battery C, 784th Antiaircraft Artillery AW Battalion. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Nov 2, 2006, Droegemeier 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Stratman, Bob
Date: November 17, 1981
Stratman was inducted into the United States Army in 1943 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Carolyn Sayler, Stratman 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Stockstill, William Stanley
Date: July 10, 2006
William S. Stockstill enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1946 in the 13th Air Group, 489th Squadron. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jul 10, 2006, Stockstill talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born February 3, 1921, in Gore, Oklahoma. The family moved to Geneseo, Kansas, in 1934. 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 Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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.


Plat book of Rice County, Kansas

Plat book of Rice County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1902
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.


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.


Standard atlas of Rice County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Rice County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1919
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, a map of the state, United States, and world. It has illustrations, portraits and photographs of homes.


The Geneseo Town Company

The Geneseo Town Company
Creator: Geneseo Town Company
Date: September 23, 1889
This is a certificate for 20 shares of capital stock in The Geneseo Town Company. It was issued to S. H. Crihfield.


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