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137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Sainlez, Belgium

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Sainlez, Belgium
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: January 09, 1945
This photograph shows members of the 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, laying down a harassing fire to give cover to advancing infantry men. The individuals have been identified from left to right as: Private Ken McKeever of Holton, Kansas and Private Lloyd Gottemyller from Vancouver, Washington.


Alice Sudlow Ash video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Alice Sudlow Ash video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Ash, Alice Sudlow
Date: November 3, 2007
Alice Sudlow enlisted in the WAVE: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (U.S. Navy) in 1943 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Nov 3, 2007, Ash talked about military experiences in the Second World War. She was sent to Bronx, New York, for basic training and then to Oklahoma to attend aviation mechanic school. She served the rest of her enlistment in Jacksonville, Florida, repairing airplane engines. She was born in Holton in 1924 and graduated from Holton High School in 1942. After she married Don Ash, she lived in Circleville, Kansas. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Business in Holton, Kansas

Business in Holton, Kansas
Date: 1910
This is a photograph showing (left to right) Henry Smith Hancuff, an unidentified man, and Clarence Monett standing in front of a business at 108 West 5th Street in Holton, Kansas. The front window is labeled "E.J. Richey."


C. M. (Bud) Geis video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

C. M. (Bud) Geis video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Geis, C. M. (Bud)
Date: November 10, 2007
C.M. (Bud) Geis was inducted into the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 4th Infantry Division, 480th Tire Repair. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Nov 10, 2007, Geis 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Campbell College, Holton, Kansas

Campbell College, Holton, Kansas
Date: Bulk 1883-1887
These photographs show Campbell College, (or Holton University) when Charles F. Menninger was a teacher and Flo V. Knisely was a student. Charles became a doctor and with sons Will and Karl, founded the Menninger Clinic, which was the nation's first group psychiatry practice, in 1919 in Topeka. In 1925, they established a inpatient hospital, the Menninger Clinic.


Captain William F. Creitz, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

Captain William F. Creitz, 5th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
Creator: Bankes, T. W.
Date: Between 1860 and 1870
This photograph is of Captain William F. Creitz of the Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company A, during the Civil War. He was from Holton, Kansas.


Case Broderick to Governor John St. John

Case Broderick to Governor John St. John
Creator: Broderick, Case
Date: June 26, 1880
In this letter, attorney Case Broderick of Holton, Kansas, invites Kansas Governor St. John to address the Teachers Session regarding the prohibition amendment, sometime after July 5th.


Charles A. and Frank Richard

Charles A. and Frank Richard
Date: Between 1897 and 1899
This is a photograph of Charles A. and Frank Richard, the twin sons of Frank and Olive Jane Richard. They lived in Holton and attended Campbell College. Charles A. Richard was a minister and lecturer in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas. Later, he was a minister at the First Christian Church in Lawrence, Kansas. He served as a Republican representing District 17 in the Kansas State Senate in 1937, SS1938, and 1939.


Charles Scheidegger video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Charles Scheidegger video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Scheidegger, Charles E.
Date: November 9, 2007
Charles Scheidegger was inducted into the Army (Artillery) on August 15, 1941 and served until October 31, 1945 with Field Artillery. He was stationed at Virginia Beach, Virginia; Camp Chaffee, Arkansas; and mechanics school at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Scheidegger was sent overseas, landing in LeHarve, France, and going on to Germany. He did maintenance for a field artillery group. He was born in Dawson, Nebraska, December 7, 1916, and his family mover to a farm near Holton, Kansas in 1924. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Nov 9, 2007. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Holton, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot, Holton, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: February 12, 1956-September 15, 1957
These two photographs show the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad depot and possible the freight depot in Holton, Kansas. The structures were part of the Missouri-Kansas Division, Sub. Division 36-A at milepost 60.1


College or University, Holton, Kansas

College or University, Holton, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This is an exterior view of what may be Campbell College, also referred to as Holton University in Holton, Jackson County, Kansas.


Costume

Costume
Date: between 1910 and 1930
Circus costume consisting of pants, trunks, shirt, and shoes. Worn by Rube Perkins, the stage name of Archie William Dickie (1881-1948) of Holton, Kansas. Rube Perkins toured the country as a circus, carnival, vaudeville, and minstrel performer, working both with larger touring troupes and as solo performer. He was most noted as an acrobat and loose-wire artist, but also performed in comedy routines and other acts.


Dale Starr video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Dale Starr video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Starr, Dale
Date: Date Unknown
Dale Starr was drafted into the Army (Air Force) in October 1942 and served until 1946 in the 9th Engine Overhaul Squadron. He was trained at the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City, Missouri, as an aircraft engine mechanic. He was then sent to Lackland and Stinson Air Force Bases in Texas. He was sent to Calcutta, India to work in a large air depot and supervised a number of Indian employees. He described his working and living experiences. He married his high school girlfriend during the war and she was with him part of the time he was in Texas. He returned to Soldier Kansas after the war and farmed. He used the G. I. Bill for some mechanical training at Soldier and for a loan to purchase 80 acres of land. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Della Barnes and other New York Giant players' wives

Della Barnes and other New York Giant players' wives
Date: Between 1922 and 1928
These three photos feature New York Giant players' wives, including Della Barnes of Jackson County, Kansas. Della was the wife of Virgil "Zeke" Barnes, a right-handed pitcher who played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the Giants. Both Della and Virgil were reared in Jackson County. They married in July 1920 in Rochester, New York, where Virgil was playing for the minor league Rochester Hustlers. During the offseason, the couple lived in rural Jackson County. They had two children, James and June. In the mid-1930s, the family moved to Wichita, where Virgil died of a heart attack in 1958. Della died in 1984. Virgil and Della Barnes are buried in the Holton Cemetery.


Denison State Bank, Holton, Kansas

Denison State Bank, Holton, Kansas
Creator: Denison State Bank (Holton, Kan.)
Date: 1944
This is a reproduction of a photograph of the Denison State Bank in Holton, Kansas from 1944.


Diary belonging to Maude Ethel Epling Beaty and Laura Grace Zibell

Diary belonging to Maude Ethel Epling Beaty and Laura Grace Zibell
Creator: Beaty, Maude Ethel Epling
Date: January 18, 1902-August 05, 1906
A diary kept by Maude Ethel Epling Beaty and Laura Grace Zibell. Maude's entries start with January 18, 1902 and end April 4, 1902. She tells about accompanying her husband E. B. Doc Beaty on a business trip to Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota. E. B. appears to be an advance man for a performance group possibly either a circus or Chautauqua. Laura Grace Zibell, Maude's sister, started recording information in the diary on December 25, 1906 and ends August 5, 1906. She lived in Holton, Kansas, and diary tells about family events and daily activities. There are financial accounts in the diary and an obituary for Maude Ethel Epling Beaty.


Dorothy Williams Rogers video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Dorothy Williams Rogers video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Rogers, Dorothy
Date: October 15, 2007
Dorothy Williams Rogers enlisted in the Women Marines in 1944 and served until 1946. After training at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, she was stationed in Washington, D. C. for the rest of her military service. She worked in an office that dealt with building plans. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, on March 13, 1924, but her family moved to Holton when she was a child. She graduated from Holton High School in 1942. Her parents separated when she was a child and her mother's family was from Holton. Her husband was in the Navy during WWII and his interview is item 218614. She was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Oct 15, 2007. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Edward Ray Sloan's diploma from Campbell College

Edward Ray Sloan's diploma from Campbell College
Date: June 1, 1904
This is Edward Ray Sloan's diploma from Campbell College, Holton, Kansas, where he received a degree of Bachelor of Laws. Edward Ray Sloan was born in 1883 in Seward County Nebraska. His family came to Kansas in 1886 locating in Sheridan County. Sloan graduated from Campbell College School of Law at Holton in 1904; however, Campbell's program lasted only two years and the Kansas Board of Law Examiners required a three-year course before taking the bar exam, so he entered Washburn College law school and graduated in 1905. He was elected county attorney of Sheridan County in the fall of 1904 and was re-elected twice while maintaining a private practice in Hoxie, Kansas. In July 1911, Sloan established with Guy L. Hursh the Holton law firm of Hursh & Sloan. In April 1912, Sloan was appointed Holton's city attorney, a position he held for 19 years. In 1930, Sloan helped establish the Topeka firm of Sloan, Hamilton and Sloan, which included his younger brother Floyd and W. Glenn Hamilton. It was the predecessor of the firm Sloan, Listrom, Eisenbarth, Sloan & Glassman. He served three terms in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1923 to 1929. In March 1931, he was appointed by Governor Woodring to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court. Judge Sloan served the remaining 21 months of the term but opted not to seek election for another term. Later, he was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission and served as chairman from 1936 to 1938. In 1947, he was appointed Referee in Bankruptcy for the District of Kansas, where he served for 14 years. He was a lecturer at Washburn University Law School and compiled a textbook on bankruptcy.


Edward S. ("Ned") Beck diaries

Edward S. ("Ned") Beck diaries
Date: 1880-1886
The Edward S. ("Ned") Beck diaries describe the daily life of a boy in Holton, Kansas, in the late nineteenth century. Ned was born in Indiana and moved to Kansas with his family as a boy. He was eleven years old in 1880 and seventeen years old in 1886. The first volume covers May 9 to August 28, 1880. The second volume covers August 29 to December 31, 1880. The third volume covers January 1 to April 3, 1886.


Ephraim Nute to [Unidentified recipient]

Ephraim Nute to [Unidentified recipient]
Creator: Nute, Ephraim
Date: February 14, 1859
Ephraim Nute wrote from Lawrence on February 14, 1859, regarding "the disaster that befel the last expedition from this place with fugitives." The party, led by Dr. John Doy, was in route to Oskaloosa when captured and taken to Missouri, where "the colored people, both free and slaves, have been shipped for the New Orleans market." Doy and his son had been jailed at Platte City, Missouri, and were to be tried for "stealing a slave from Weston." Nute was quite sure this operation had been betrayed from within, as "Great rewards were offered, spies sent out & men hired in this place to watch & aid in recovering the run away property."


F. C. Jones to Governor John St. John

F. C. Jones to Governor John St. John
Creator: Jones, F. C.
Date: March 25, 1880
In this letter, Kansas Governor St. John is invited to Holton, Kansas, to give a talk on temperance matters.


Frank Richard and Olive Jean Richard with their twin sons

Frank Richard and Olive Jean Richard with their twin sons
Date: Between 1885 and 1889
This is a photograph of Frank Richard and Olive Jean Richard with their twin sons, Frank and Charles. The photograph was taken in Holton, Kansas.


Governor's proclamations

Governor's proclamations
Date: 1869-1977
This collection of proclamations issued by Kansas Governors declares first, second or third-class status for Kansas towns and cities. Proclamations are arranged in alphabetical order by town name. Included are descriptions of city limits, plat maps and censuses.


Graduates in Jackson County, Kansas

Graduates in Jackson County, Kansas
Creator: Darlington
Date: 1930
A photograph showing rural school graduates posed in front of the Jackson County courthouse in Holton, Kansas.


Harold Arnold video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Harold Arnold video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Arnold, Harold Eugene
Date: May 4, 2007
Harold Arnold enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 on the USS Kwajalein. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on May 4, 2007, Arnold talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He describes a program the Navy had that allowed men who were graduating from high school before they were 18 to join the Navy. He did training at Camp Wallace, Texas. He was then assigned to the USS Kwajalein, an escort class carrier that transported airplanes in the Pacific. He provides a detailed description of being in Typhoon Cobra (December 17-18, 1944)aboard ship. He left the Navy in May-June, 1946. He attended Kansas State University and bought his home using the G. I. Bill. He was born in Holton, Kansas, in 1926. He lived in Hiawatha and Holton as an adult. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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