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Baseball team, McLouth, Kansas

Baseball team, McLouth, Kansas
Date: 1925
This is a photograph of the McLouth baseball team from 1925. The photo includes the caption, "N.E. Kans. Champs - 25." The team defeated a semi-professional team from Leavenworth, bolstering its regional championship claim. Team members are identified as follows: (back row, left to right) -- Ted Gentry, Ed Schmidt, John Winfrey, John Cass, Howard Chapman, "Dutch" Earl Chapman; (front row, left to right) -- Hobart Herries, Rollie Laster, Elgie Jones, Jess Laster, Galen White.


Damage caused by an ice storm, McLouth, Kansas

Damage caused by an ice storm, McLouth, Kansas
Date: Unknown
Photograph view of damage caused by an ice storm in McLouth, Kansas.


Descriptive atlas of Jefferson County, Kansas

Descriptive atlas of Jefferson County, Kansas
Creator: Acme Publishing Company
Date: 1899
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.


Final address to Populists

Final address to Populists
Creator: Peoples Party State Central Committee
Date: 1896
This pamphlet issued by the Populist Party's state central committee for Kansas includes a political address outlining key issues leading up to the 1896 election. The subtitle reads "The Scheme of Wall Street to Defeat Silver Unmasked--Arthur Sewall the Tool."


Kansas City, Northwestern Railroad depot, McLouth, Kansas

Kansas City, Northwestern Railroad depot, McLouth, Kansas
Date: Between 1885 and 1894
This photograph possibly shows the Kansas City Northwestern Railroad Company depot in McLouth, Kansas. In the foreground two men are visible in front of the depot.


Kansas City, Northwestern Railroad depot, McLouth, Kansas

Kansas City, Northwestern Railroad depot, McLouth, Kansas
Date: 1940
This photograph is possibly the former Kansas City Northwestern Railroad Company depot in McLouth, Kansas.


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 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.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union general correspondence

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union general correspondence
Date: 1910-1939
This is correspondence sent and received by Mary Evelyn Dobbs, corresponding secretary of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1907 to 1939. The letters arrived from people across the state, including the presidents of county chapters of the KWCTU. Most correspondence relates to planned public speeches and visits intended to establish and support new branches of the KWCTU. There are also communications from the state organization to local units. Specific items include a letter dated July 1, 1918, from Dobbs to F.L. Pinet with a manuscript entitled "Early Factors in Kansas Prohibition" intended for publication in the Kansas Teacher, advertising contracts for the KWCTU periodical Our Messenger, and a letter written to Dobbs from Clara E. Keys, a WCTU missionary in Africa. One letter recognizes Mary Sibbitt as the organizer of comfort kits provided for soldiers at Fort Leavenworth. Sibbitt, known as the "Kansas Cyclone," was an founding officer of the International Association of Women Ministers. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: Between 1941 and 1950
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1981-1993
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Leo Smith video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Leo Smith video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Smith, Leo
Date: September 25, 2007
Leo Smith enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1941 and served until 1945 in the Sixtieth Air Depot Group. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on September 25, 2007, Smith talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Smith was born at his farm home in Jefferson County on January 1, 1924. He attended Valley Grove School and McLouth High School, graduating in 1941. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 14, 1941. He did his basic training in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and he received clerical training at Chillicothe, Missouri. His first assignment was in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His was sent to the Pacific and spent tim in New Guinea and Okinawa, Japan. He attended college on the G. I. Bill. 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 Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


McLouth Band, McLouth, Kansas

McLouth Band, McLouth, Kansas
Date: Between 1875 and 1900
An informal portrait of members of the McLouth Band of McLouth, Kansas, posed in front of a house.


McLouth Band, McLouth, Kansas

McLouth Band, McLouth, Kansas
A formal portrait of uniformed members of the McLouth Band of McLouth, Kansas, posed in front of brick wall.


McLouth Band, McLouth, Kansas

McLouth Band, McLouth, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
An informal view of the members of the McLouth Band of McLouth, Kansas, in parade formation on an unpaved town street.


Opal Lobb to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Opal Lobb to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Lobb, Opal
Date: August 24, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Opal Lobb of McLouth, Kansas, asks the governor to intervene on behalf of Kansas soldiers who have served in Europe. Arguing that "these boys have done their share and deserve to remain in America," Lobb contends that they should be not be sent to Japan as part of the American occupation force.


Pharmacist at the Rankin Pharmacy, McLouth, Kansas

Pharmacist at the Rankin Pharmacy, McLouth, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This photograph shows a pharmacist mixing a prescription at the Rankin Pharmacy in McLouth, Kansas.


Standard atlas of Jefferson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Jefferson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1916
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.


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