Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Narrow your results

1861-1869 (1)
1870s (3)
1880s (3)
1890s (4)
1900s (21)
1910s (30)
1920s (25)
1930s (9)
1940s (13)
1950s (14)
1960s (11)
1970s (2)
1980s (4)
1990s (7)
2000s (3)
2010s (1)

-

Log In

Username:

Password:

After login, go to:

Register
Forgot Username?
Forgot Password?

Browse Users
Contact us

-

Martha Farnsworth

-

Podcast Archive

Governor Mike Hayden Interview
Details
Listen Now
Subscribe - iTunesSubscribe - RSS

More podcasts

-

Popular Item

undated 1977 (Box 49, Folder 4)

-

Random Item

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company's sign board, Monrovia, Kansas Missouri Pacific Railroad Company's sign board, Monrovia, Kansas

-

Site Statistics

Total images: 597,320
Bookbag items: 35,871
Registered users: 10,934

-

About

Kansas Memory has been created by the Kansas State Historical Society to share its historical collections via the Internet. Read more.

-

Syndication

Matching items: 106

Category Filters

Places - Cities and towns - Pittsburg

Search within these results


       

Search Tips

Start Over | RSS Feed RSS Feed

View: Image Only | Title Only | Detailed
Sort by: TitleSort by Title, Ascending | Date | Creator | Newest

Showing 1 - 25 of 106 (results per page: 10 | 25 | 50)
Next Page >


6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Two horse-drawn wagons on brick streets in downtown Pittsburg, Kansas. A row of commercial buildings is in the background. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Two cars driving down brick streets in Pittsburg, Kansas. Row of commercial buildings in background. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Street scene of downtown Pittsburg, Kansas. One truck, in front of Fleischaker's store, advertises furniture. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


6th St., Pittsburg, KS, Ellsworth - Gruber Funeral Carraige

6th St., Pittsburg, KS, Ellsworth - Gruber Funeral Carraige
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Automobile hearse parked on street in Pittsburg, Kansas. Lettering on driver's window reads "Ellsworth Gruber." In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


6th Street, Pittsburg, Kansas, American Express & Ringling Brothers Circus

6th Street, Pittsburg, Kansas, American Express & Ringling Brothers Circus
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Horse-drawn freight wagon for American Express Company in front of store by same name in Pittsburg, Kansas. A freight wagon nearby holds two milk cans and a large trunk. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule

8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: May 17, 1954
This article discusses how the state of Kansas will work to conform to the ruling made in the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the segregation of schools based on race was unconstitutional. Many cities in Kansas, including Topeka, Atchison, Salina, Wichita, and Pittsburg were already working to integrate their schools. Topeka had an estimated 625 African American students who would be affected by the court's ruling, and the article lists the numbers for other cities and towns in the state.


A. A. Hamilton to Arthur Capper

A. A. Hamilton to Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: March 5, 1915
In this letter, A. A. Hamilton of Pittsburg, Crawford County, argues that Kansas does not need a child labor law. According to Hamilton, there should be limitations on the number of hours that children can work, but he does not see why able-bodied youth should be prevented from getting an after-school job. Attached to the letter is a clipping from the St. Louis Globe Democrat regarding child labor legislation. In 1915 the Industrial Welfare Act declared that minors could not be employed in any industry or occupation that may be detrimental to their welfare.


ACME mine volunteer personnel

ACME mine volunteer personnel
Date: December 5, 1919
In this document, the names of 31 volunteers assigned to the Acme Mine are listed. Included is the date they arrived for work in Pittsburg, Kansas, and the date they reported to the mine for work. These volunteers were recruited from surrounding areas to replace mine workers who refused to return to work following state takeover. In November 1919, the Kansas supreme court granted authority to the state of Kansas to operate the mines. This followed a series of strikes in the area. Court appointed receivers were put in place to operate the mines during this period. The state takeover lasted until mid- December when labor leaders in the area agreed to return mine workers to their jobs.


Alvin Julius Wendlandt, World War I soldier

Alvin Julius Wendlandt, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Alvin Julius Wendlandt, Company A, 10th Infantry. Wendlandt died from pneumonia on October 12, 1918.


Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas

Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: New York Times
Date: December 25, 1921
This newspaper clipping, from the New York Times, features a group of women gathered during a coal mine strike near Pittsburg, Kansas. Dubbed the "Amazon Army," the women marched through the coal fields carrying large American flags to show their support for better wages and improved working conditions for their family members who worked in the camps. The caption reads: "Women Raiders Invading a Mine. Near Pittsburg, Kan., forcing the workmen to drop their tools and kiss the American flag."


Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas

Amazon army, near Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: New York Times
Date: December 25, 1921
This newspaper clipping, from the New York Times, features a group of women marching in protest during a coal mine strike in southeast Kansas. Dubbed the" Amazon Army," the women marched through the coal fields carrying large American flags to show their support for better wages and improved working conditions for their family members who worked in the camps.


Arthur Webster Huffman, World War I soldier

Arthur Webster Huffman, World War I soldier
Date: Between 1918 and 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 Arthur Webster Huffman, Battery C, 130th Artillery, 35th Division.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 16, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Pittsburg, Kansas. The station was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Girard Division, at Mile Post 53.


Bank at Mulberry

Bank at Mulberry
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 4, 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the Bank at Mulberry. The correspondence between the President of The National bank of Pittsburg in Pittsburg, Kansas, is asking Governor Capper for assistance in maintaining the Mulberry Bank. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Bicknell for Governor '94

Bicknell for Governor '94
Date: 1994
This political campaign brochure promotes Gene Bicknell, a businessman from Pittsburg, Kansas, and Senator Barbara Lawrence from Wichita, as the Republican candidates respectively for Kansas Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Their platform during the August 2, 1994 primary was to create more jobs, have safer streets, and provide quality education for future generations. Bicknell's vision for Kansas was met with defeat when fellow challenger Bill Graves won 40.91% of the popular vote to Bicknell's 28.24% in the primary.


Broadway Avenue looking north, Pittsburg, Kansas

Broadway Avenue looking north, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A view of Broadway Avenue looking north in Pittsburg, Kansas. The National Bank of Pittsburg is visible on the northeast corner of the intersection. The Pittsburg Opera House is the building on the southwest corner.


By-laws of local union no. 326 painters, decorators and paperhangers of America

By-laws of local union no. 326 painters, decorators and paperhangers of America
Creator: Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America
Date: April 1, 1927
The By-Laws of Local Union No. 326, Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America in Pittsburg, Kansas. The Union's purpose was to promote and ensure better welfare and prosperity for its members.


Campus scene, Pittsburg State University, Kansas

Campus scene, Pittsburg State University, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
A campus scene at Pittsburg State University. When the photograph was taken, the school was known as the Kansas State College of Pittsburg.


Carney Hall, Pittsburg State University in Kansas

Carney Hall, Pittsburg State University in Kansas
Date: 1920
A postcard showing Carney Hall on the campus of Pittsburg State University. At the time the postcard was produced, the school was known as the Manual Training Normal School. Carney Hall was opened in 1919 and was later demolished in the late 1970's.


Central School in Pittsburg, Kansas

Central School in Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: Pittsburg State University. Graphic Arts Club
Date: 1975
A photograph postcard of Central School, located at 5th and Pine in Pittsburg, Kansas. The building was dedicated January 30, 1884. It was designed by George Munn and the contractor was Mr. Goodlander from Ft. Scott. The first floor was the superintendent's office and rooms for first to third grades. The second floor was for the high school. The third floor was the gymnasium with a state at one end for concerts. It was used as a school until 1903 when the new school was built. Then was used by the State Manual Training School from 1904 to 1925. After the SMTNS moved out, Central School once again became a city school and was remodeled in 1925, almost doubling its size. The building was used until about 1953 when Central School and Forest Park School were closed and the students were consolidated into the new Westside School on West Fifth between Miles and Olive. The city used the vacant Central School building to house its offices while the City Hall at 4th and Pine was torn down and a new one was built in the late 1950's. Not long after the city moved out, the school building was torn down. Today the site is occupied by the Bottenfield Building.


City of Pittsburg, Kansas

City of Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: Northwest Publishing Company.
Date: 1906
This is a plat map of the city of Pittsburg, Kansas, showing town blocks and lots, additions and subdivisions. It also shows streets, railways and ownership of land. The map was published as an insert in the 1906 publication Plat Book of Crawford County, Kansas, available as unit 209423.


Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1709

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1709
Creator: Arganbright
Date: 1933
This is a photograph showing Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1709 at Pittsburg, Kansas. They worked on mined land reclamation in Crawford County, Kansas, and lake construction in Woodson County, Kansas. Apparently the camp chefs are on each end of the front row.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These five photographs show various scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These five photographs show various scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas

Coal fields, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
These five photographs show various scenes of the coal fields in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Showing 1 - 25
Next Page >

Copyright © 2007-2019 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.