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Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas

Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
Creator: Grondal, Bror Gustaf
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is an informal portrait of women students picking daisies at a location where Priner Hall stands on Bethany College campus, Lindsborg, Kansas. Bethany Daisy, the college annual, received its name from this source.


Bethany College Messiah Chorus-1905

Bethany College Messiah Chorus-1905
Date: 1905
Bethany College; Messiah Chorus-c1905; Samuel Thornstinberg, Director.


Bethany College football team, Lindsborg, Kansas

Bethany College football team, Lindsborg, Kansas
Date: 1902
This is a studio portrait of the members of the Bethany College football team, known as the "Terrible Swedes," of Lindsborg, Kansas. This photograph was copied from an issue of the Bethany College "Bulletin." The players in the photograph are identified as: Top row: Anton Peterson, E.A. Sodergren, Karl Slatt, Harry Larson, Prof. V.A.C. Henmon, manager; Second row: Karl "Kacie" Swenson, Winfred Bunbury, Frank Bush, Coach Bennie Owen, Dave Petterson, Fred Troutman, Alfred Petterson; Third row: Evan Pugh, John Turner, Howard "Bill" Bailey, Captain Lesley Petterson, Leonard Haggman, Elmer Wiley; Bottom row: Andrew Petterson and Quincy Banbury.


Bethany College football team, Lindsborg, Kansas

Bethany College football team, Lindsborg, Kansas
Creator: Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kan.)
Date: 1904
This is a studio portrait of the members of the Bethany College football team, known as the "Terrible Swedes," of Lindsborg, Kansas. This photograph was copied from an issue of the Bethany College "Bulletin."


Birger Sandzen

Birger Sandzen
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This is an informal portrait of artist Birger Sandzen, 1871-1954, seated in his Lindsborg, Kansas, study with samples of his artwork and art collection.


Boston Red Sox baseball team

Boston Red Sox baseball team
Date: Between 1926 and 1927
This is a photograph of the Boston Red Sox major league baseball team in either 1926 or 1927. Among those pictured is Kansan Del Lundgren, a right-handed pitcher from Lindsborg (seated on the far left in the front row). The only other person identified in the photo is baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who is standing in the center in the light-colored suit. Del Lundgren appeared in 56 major league games, including 48 games with the Red Sox in 1926-27 and eight games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1924. His major league record was 5-15, with an ERA of 6.51. In addition to his major league career, Lundgren pitched in 202 minor league games for four different teams, including the Salina Millers, Birmingham Barons, Nashville Volunteers, and Minneapolis Millers. Altogether, Lundgren's professional baseball career spanned the period 1922-1930.


Carl A. Swensson

Carl A. Swensson
Date: Between 1889 and 1890
This black and white photograph shows Reverend Dr. Carl A. Swensson. He was the leader of the Swedish Lutheran Church and founder of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. The photograph was taken by Bror Gustaf Grondal in Lindsborg, Kansas.


Car on Main Street in Lindsborg, Kansas

Car on Main Street in Lindsborg, Kansas
Creator: Klocke, Laura
Date: Between 1978 and 1979
This photograph represents Terry Wierman posing with a car on the Main Street in Lindsborg, Kansas.


Claude Edward Pratt, World War I soldier

Claude Edward Pratt, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
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 Claude Edward Pratt, Navy. Claude died of pneumonia on March 4, 1918.


Dam on the Smoky Hill River in Lindsborg, Kansas

Dam on the Smoky Hill River in Lindsborg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This photograph shows the ice covered dam on the Smoky Hill River in Lindsborg, Kansas.


Early apparatus used to reach electrical lines in Lindsborg, Kansas

Early apparatus used to reach electrical lines in Lindsborg, Kansas
Creator: Lundquist Studio
Date: January 19, 1951
This is a photograph of an early apparatus used to reach electrical lines. It was used by the Smoky Valley Rural Electric in Lindsborg, Kansas.


Edwards' atlas of McPherson County, Kansas

Edwards' atlas of McPherson County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1884
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.The History of McPherson county, Kansas, from 1870 to 1883, was compiled by H.B. Kelly, p. 7-10.


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.


Harold O. Cedarholm, World War I soldier

Harold O. Cedarholm, World War I soldier
Date: 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 Harold O. Cedarholm, Supply Company, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.


Henry Cooprider interview

Henry Cooprider interview
Creator: Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kan.)
Date: 1970s
This oral history interview, conducted by Don Holsinger and Sondra Bandy of Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, details the experiences of Henry Cooprider. Cooprider, a resident of Inman, Kansas, recalls his experience growing up in Kansas and the treatment he endured while the U.S. was at war with Germany during World War I. On one occasion, Henry's brother George was tarred and feathered by a mob in response to their father's earlier refusal to buy Liberty Bonds. Shortly after the incident, Henry was sent to Camp Funston as a Conscientious Objector.


Hjalmar Winblad to Senator Arthur Capper

Hjalmar Winblad to Senator Arthur Capper
Creator: Winblad, Hjalmar
Date: July 1, 1939
A letter from Hjalmar Winblad, Lindsborg, Kansas, to Kansas Senator Arthur Capper, Washington, D.C., addressing the issue of chain stores and their effect on independent businessmen of Kansas.


Hospital in Lindsborg, Kansas

Hospital in Lindsborg, Kansas
Creator: Hoag Studio, Lindsborg, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1965
This photograph shows the Lindsborg Community Hospital as it appeared in the mid-1950s or early 1960s.


I. W. Day to Governor George W. Glick

I. W. Day to Governor George W. Glick
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: August 29, 1884
Dr. I. W. Day of McPherson writes to Governor George W. Glick expressing support for pardoning Dr. J. B. Curtis of Lindsborg, who was prosecuted for violating Kansas' prohibition law by prescribing beer to a patient. Dr. Day describes his professional evaluation of the patient's symptoms as recorded in the court testimony, and explains that he believes the patient really was sick and that beer was an appropriate remedy. This letter is an example of the controversies that arose over an exception in the state's alcohol prohibition law which allowed the use of alcohol for medicinal purposes. Some people believed that doctors were prescribing alcohol without a real medicinal need, and some doctors and druggists were prosecuted for alleged violations of the alcohol prohibition law.


Jessie Lofgren

Jessie Lofgren
Date: Between 1912 and 1913
This is a studio portrait of Jessie Lofgren, daughter of Oscar and Julia Lofgren of Lindsborg, Kansas.


Johnson family at Svensk Hyllingsfest, Lindsborg, Kansas

Johnson family at Svensk Hyllingsfest, Lindsborg, Kansas
Date: 1941
This set of photographs represent the Johnson family dressed in traditional Swedish attire for the Svensk Hyllingsfest in Lindsborg, Kansas. Members of the family portrayed in the pictures is Larry, Lonnie and Frances. The Svensk Hyllningsfest is a biennial celebration honoring the Swedish heritage and culture of the community. Events included at the festival is dancing, cooking demonstrations, arts, crafts, and entertainment by town residents. Traditional fare served at the fesitval includes lutfisk and the popular Swedish Smörgåsbord.


Julia Lofgren

Julia Lofgren
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This is a studio portrait of Julia Lofgren, wife of Oscar Lofgren, both of Lindsborg, Kansas.


Justice Holmberg's office, Sveadahl, Kansas

Justice Holmberg's office, Sveadahl, Kansas
Creator: Grondal, B.G.
Date: 1908
This black and white postcard shows Justice Holmberg's office in Sveadahl, Kansas. The octagonal brick building with its wooden octagonal tower was located three miles southwest of Lindsborg, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject buildings
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
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. This part of the collection contains photographs of buildings, including historic buildings, miscellaneous buildings, office buildings, unique buildings, and warehouses. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
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 businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


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.


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