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1951 flood in northeast Kansas

1951 flood in northeast Kansas
Date: 1951
Here are twelve photographs, possibly used to illustrate a publication, showing the 1951 flood in the towns of Topeka, Lecompton, Lawrence, and Perry.


Band, Perry, Kansas

Band, Perry, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A view of a band performing at an intersection of streets in Perry, Kansas. Also visible are bare trees, someone seated in a horse-drawn wagon, and the buildings and businesses along the city street.


Bank of Perry, Perry, Kansas

Bank of Perry, Perry, Kansas
Creator: Bank of Perry (Perry, Kan.)
Date: Between 1893 and 1930
This series contains reproductions of photographs of Bank of Perry in Perry, Kansas between 1893 and 1930. One reproduction shows the blown safe after a bank robbery in December 1897.


Business street in Perry, Kansas

Business street in Perry, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph showing a business street in Perry, Kansas.


Business street in Perry, Kansas

Business street in Perry, Kansas
Creator: Stebbins, M. L. & Georgie
Date: September 07, 1946
This photograph shows business buildings and vehicles parked at 1st Street and Elm in Perry, Kansas. Visible in the photograph is a truck driving on the street with a man standing on the truck bed.


Christian Church in Perry, Kansas

Christian Church in Perry, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph of the Christian Church in Perry, Kansas.


Colored directory:  information, history, facts, also buyer's guide of the best business places appreciating your patronage

Colored directory: information, history, facts, also buyer's guide of the best business places appreciating your patronage
Date: April 1928
This directory primarily deals with African Americans living in Topeka, Kansas, but it also contains listing for Alma, Burlingame, Council Grove, Dunlap, Eskridge, Osage City, Oskaloosa, Paxico, Perry and rural Shawnee County. Listings of the residents of the smaller communities include name and occupation. The address is included only if it is rural with the RFD numbers. The listings for Topeka include name, occupation or place of employment, and home address. The Topeka portion includes a listing of churches with some sketches, colored schools, lodges, biographical sketches of some community members, article about the police and fire departments, the Kansas Vocational School in Topeka, and "Some Topeka Institutions" (African American organizations and businesses). The publication includes a listing of call letters for radio stations, driving distances in Kansas, and railroad rates from Topeka to various locations for the railroad lines through Topeka. The directory also includes a number of advertisements.


Corn field

Corn field
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1966
This photograph shows a field of corn shocked and drying near Perry, 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.


Elm Street in Perry, Kansas

Elm Street in Perry, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph showing Elm Street looking south in Perry, Kansas.


Flood waters at the Delaware River bridge west of Perry, Kansas

Flood waters at the Delaware River bridge west of Perry, Kansas
Date: June, 1925
A photograph showing flood waters at the Delaware River bridge west of Perry, Kansas.


Freshmen class at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas

Freshmen class at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas
Date: 1921
This is a photograph showing members of the freshman class at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas. Pictured in the photograph are: top row (left to right) Katie Matthias, Mary Oliver, Dorothy McNerney, Clita Michael, Ester Jennings, Magdalene Humphries, Kathryn Solomon, Mildred Lichenstern, Ruby Skidmore, Opal Foley; middle row (left to right) Claude Jones, Eugene May, Mell Patterson, Edward Hemme, Theodore Grindol, Leo Bryant, Warden Worthington, John Haynes, Kenneth Brown; bottom row (left to right) Guyle Brown, Martha Pashman, Audrey Brown, Doris Lakin, Nedra Cain, Elva Davies, Mildred Hart, Kathryn Abel, Erma Pashman, Gladys Frye, and Harold Gordon.


Girls' basketball team at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas

Girls' basketball team at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas
Creator: Hodge
Date: 1924
This is a photograph of the girls' basketball team at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas. People in the photograph are: Clita Michael, Mabel Reynolds, Dorothy McHeeney, Katie Matthias, Cecil Dick, Ester Jennings, and Jesse Bower (standing behind the girls).


Girls basketball team at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas

Girls basketball team at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas
Date: 1921
This is a photograph showing the girls' basketball team at Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas. People in the photograph are: top row (left to right) Nora Parnell, Gretchen Michael, Kathryn Welter, Clita Michael, and bottom row (left to right) Alice Jennings, Katie Matthias, Ester Jennings, Irene Mitchell, Rose Webb, Iva McCall, Doris Lakin.


High school under construction in Perry, Kansas

High school under construction in Perry, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph showing the high school under construction in Perry, Kansas.


Hotel in Perry, Kansas

Hotel in Perry, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph of the hotel in Perry, Kansas.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Rose, Robert (Bob)
Date: November 9, 2007
Rose enlisted in the Coast Guard and served on the LST207. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Nov 9, 2007, Rose 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 Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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 old west towns - prairie

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject old west towns - prairie
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 old west towns, parks, people, and prairie.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
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 residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject schools

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject schools
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. Schools, arranged by city, are the subject included in this part of the collection.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Oakley - Syracuse

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Oakley - Syracuse
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2002
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: Oakley, Oberlin, Olathe,Olsburg, Osage City, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Overbrook, Palco, Palmer, Paola, Pawnee Rock, Paxico, Peabody, Penalosa, Penokee, Perry, Peru, Pfeifer, Plainville, Plevna, Potwin, Pratt, Pretty Prairie, Quenemo,Quinter, Ramona, Ransom, Raymond, Reading, Redwing, Republic, Rexford, Robinson, Roeland Park, Rolla, Rossville, Sabetha, Salina, Satanta, Scammon, Scranton, Sedan, Selden, Severy, Severance, Silver Lake, Smileyberg, Smolan, Soldier, Solomon, Sparks, Stafford County (Hudson), Sterling, St. Francis, St. George, St. Marys, St. Peter, Studley, Sun City, and Syracuse. 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 aerial photographs for Ottawa, Paola, and Paxico.


Lee's hardware store in Perry, Kansas

Lee's hardware store in Perry, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a postcard showing (left to right) Tommie Lee, and his children Elizabeth Lee and John Lee, standing in front of Lee's Hardware store in Perry, Kansas.


Lee Hardware in Perry, Kansas

Lee Hardware in Perry, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
These two photographs show the interior of Lee's Hardware store in Perry, Kansas. One of the photographs shows Tom Lee and his daughter Elizabeth Lee with display cases and the other with Tom Lee in the farm implement room.


Masonic bulding in Perry, Kansas

Masonic bulding in Perry, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a photograph of the Masonic building located at 207 Elm Street in Perry, Kansas.


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