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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Oxford, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Oxford, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 20, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Oxford, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was built in 1880. The depot has been moved to the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas where it is located on the west edge of the park.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Oxford, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Oxford, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Oxford, Kansas. The depot was built in 1880.


Charles Cheuvront to Governor John St. John

Charles Cheuvront to Governor John St. John
Creator: Cheuvront, Charles
Date: May 29, 1880
A letter from Charles Cheuvront, requesting from Kansas Governor St. John, copies of temperance lectures that he may deliver to the people of Oxford, Kansas.


Constitution of the Assemblies of the Order of Equal Rights of America

Constitution of the Assemblies of the Order of Equal Rights of America
Creator: Register Print
Date: January 1, 1887
This document describes the tenets of the People's Party's political platform. It has been crafted into a constitutional presentation format for broad popular appeal.


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

Harold Jones video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Jones, Harold R.
Date: March 29, 2006
Harold Jones enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 on the SS Palawan and Sombrero Key (a tugboat). He did his basic training at Camp Wallace, Texas and he was trained as a singalman in Bainbridge, Maryland. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Mar 29, 2006, Jones talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Jones and his twin brother were born of June 14, 1926 in Oxford, Kansas. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1944. He and his brother both enlisted in the Navy but were only together through boot camp. After his service, he used the G. I. Bill to attend Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State) to become a teacher. He had teaching and coaching jobs in several Kansas towns: Dexter, Hoisington, and Hutchinson. He married his wife Lela in December 1949. 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.


Historical atlas of Sumner County, Kansas

Historical atlas of Sumner County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1883
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a county history, patrons' list, advertising directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1880
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad lines in Kansas and neighboring states. The company advertised itself as the shortest and fastest route from Kansas City to Winfield and Wellington. The company also sold acres of farmland in the Neosho Valley.


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, subjects airports - attractions

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions
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. Subjects included in this part of the collection are: airports, animals, antiques, and attractions.


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.


Midland Valley Railroad sign board, Oxford, Kansas

Midland Valley Railroad sign board, Oxford, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 20, 1964
This photograph shows the Midland Valley Railroad sign board in Oxford, Kansas. The sign and tracks were once part of the Midland Valley, Western District at milepost 282.4.


Proposition for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Proposition for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Creator: Tilton, W. A.
Date: Between 1880 and 1893
W. A. Tilton, a resident of Oxford, Kansas, proposed this amendment that called for voters in the United States to vote on all bills passed by the U. S. House or Senate by one-fifth or more to be submitted to the voters in all the states. If the voters approved of the bill with a majority, then it should become law. Only bills that were passed unanimously by both the House and the Senate would become law without being submitted directly to the voters. Tilton was probably a Populist support trying to give the public more input into the enactment of laws at the federal level.


Ritual. Order of Equal Rights of America

Ritual. Order of Equal Rights of America
Creator: Register Print
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This pamphlet includes the rituals and ceremony crafted by the Order of Equal Rights of America to be carried out at each of its local assemblies. The Order promoted a populist political agenda and sought governmental reforms by encouraging mass voter participation.


Sound Money

Sound Money
Creator: Tilton, W. A.
Date: Unknown
This pamphlet deals with ideas for a stable dollar, an independent U. S. treasury, and with eliminating the national debt. It was written by W. A. Tilton of Oxford, Kansas. The ideas expressed reflect those of the Populists.


Standard atlas of Sumner County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Sumner County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1902
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, portraits, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Standard atlas of Sumner County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Sumner County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1918
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 way out:  a few thoughts relative to the conditions of the labor and producing classes

The way out: a few thoughts relative to the conditions of the labor and producing classes
Creator: Tilton, W. A.
Date: 1890
Mr. Tilton, Oxford, Kansas, discusses the reasons for the plight of the laboring class and offers principles and suggestions on page 16 and 17 that he hopes will be incorporated into the Alliance and labor related political parties. The suggestions include a minimum wage, government control of railroads, uniformity in the costs of mortgages, and that a four-fifths majority be required for the passage of any laws in the state or national legislature or those lacking a four-fifths majority need to submitted to the people for a majority vote before they are enacted. The pamphlet reflects the beliefs of many Populists, which was emerging as a political party.


Threshing Crews, Geuda Springs, Kansas or Oxford, Kansas

Threshing Crews, Geuda Springs, Kansas or Oxford, Kansas
Date: 1892
These sepia colored photographs show two threshing crews in a field possibly near Geuda Springs or Oxford, Kansas. In the bottom image, standing next to the engine, is E. J. Cornell.


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