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Edwin Lee Booth to Local Board #1 of Olathe, Kansas

Edwin Lee Booth to Local Board #1 of Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Booth, Edwin Lee
Date: July 10, 1943
This letter from Edwin Lee Booth of Mission, Kansas, describes his reasons for not reporting to the Civilian Public Service (CPS) camp at Hill City, South Dakota. Booth, a motorcycle mechanic, argues that his duty as minister prohibits him from working for the U.S. government. The CPS camp at Hill City was built to help support the completion of the Deerfield Dam which was designed to provide water for Rapid City, South Dakota, as well as much of the surrounding countryside.


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.


James Blackwood Pearson

James Blackwood Pearson
Date: Between 1962 and 1978
This black and white photograph shows James Blackwood Pearson, (1920-2011). A World War II veteran and lawyer from Prairie Village he served as assistant county attorney of Johnson County, Kansas, from 1952-1954 and a Kansas Senator from 1956-1960. Pearson was appointed, on January 31, 1962, to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Andrew F. Schoeppel. In a special election in November of 1967, he was re-elected and served in the Senate until 1978.


James Blackwood Pearson

James Blackwood Pearson
Date: Between 1962 and 1978
This black and white photograph shows James Blackwood Pearson, (1920-2009). A World War II veteran and lawyer from Prairie Village he served as assistant county attorney of Johnson County, Kansas from 1952-1954 and as a Kansas Senator from 1956-1960. Pearson was appointed, on January 31, 1962, to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Andrew F. Schoeppel. In a special election in November of 1967, he was re-elected and served in the Senate until 1978.


James Blackwood Pearson

James Blackwood Pearson
Date: Between 1962 and 1978
This black and white photograph shows James Blackwood Pearson, (1920-2009). A World War II veteran and lawyer from Prairie Village he served as assistant county attorney of Johnson County, Kansas, from 1952-1954, and as a Kansas Senator from 1956-1960. Pearson was appointed, on January 31, 1962, to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Andrew F. Schoeppel. In a special election in November of 1967, he was re-elected and served in the U. S. Senate until 1978.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2001
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Leavenworth and ending with Norway. 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: Leavenworth, Ludell, Luray, Lyndon, Lyons, Manchester, Manter, Marion, Mayetta, McCune, McDonald, McFarland, McPherson, Medicine Lodge, Melvern, Menlo, Meriden, Merriam, Milan, Miltonvale, Mission, Moline, Monument, Morganville, Morrill, Moscow, Mulberry, Mullinvale, Mulvane, Munden, Narka, Natoma, Nekoma, Neodesha, Neosho Falls, Neosho Rapids, Netawaka, New Albany, Newton, Nicodemus, Norcatur, Norton, Nortonville, and Norway. Photos of courthouses are included for several communities. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences. There are some aerial photographs for McFarland and Melvern.


Pack Rat Nest Contents from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362

Pack Rat Nest Contents from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362
Date: 1896-1934
The Shawnee Indian Mission was established in 1839 in Johnson County and operated as a school until 1854. It then passed into private ownership and served different functions until it was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1927. In 1983, rehabilitation of the two-story East Building was begun. During the removal of a ceiling, a nest of an eastern woodrat or pack rat was discovered. A total of 80 items had been packed into the nest, including those pictured here: a clear square glass bottle; a blue transferware tableware sherd; a hand-painted buff-bodied earthenware bowl rim; a complete paring knife; a clear glass oval filial from a bottle stopper; a red wood and cork bottle stopper; a bone fine-toothed lice comb; sewing scissors; a coat or hat hook; a complete Rockingham door knob; and a complete straight razor. The wood and cork bottle stopper has the words "New York" imprinted on it. The razor has lettering that indicates it was patented in 1907.


Pack Rat Nest from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362

Pack Rat Nest from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362
Date: 1896-1934
The Shawnee Indian Mission was established in 1839 in Johnson County and operated as a school until 1854. It then passed into private ownership and served different functions until it was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1927. In 1983, rehabilitation of the two-story East Building was begun. During the removal of a ceiling, a nest of an eastern woodrat or pack rat was discovered. A total of 80 items had been packed into the nest, including the three pictured here: a possible sunbonnet, a dress sleeve, and a man's bowler hat. The lined bonnet was trimmed with white buttons and edged by hand. The sleeve was made of cotton materials with woven silk decoration and cotton lace at the cuff. It dates to after the development of the sewing machine (post 1860). The man's 7 1/8 size bowler was made of hard felt by John C. Wilson and Co of New York. It bears the name of the United Hatter's of North America, a labor union that operated from 1896 to 1934.


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.


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