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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.


Governor Robert Frederick Bennett

Governor Robert Frederick Bennett
Date: Between 1975 and 1979
This black and white photograph shows Robert Frederick Bennett, (1927-2000). He was first elected to public office, in 1955, as a council member for the City of Prairie Village and later the mayor of the city from 1957 to 1965. Bennett successfully ran on the Republican ticket for a seat in the Kansas Senate, (1965 to 1974). He later served as president of the senate from, (1973 to 1974). In 1974, he was elected the thirty-ninth Governor of Kansas, (1975-1979). Bennett is remembered for being an eloquent speaker. He passed away on October 9, 2000 at the age of seventy-three.


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.


Larry Winn

Larry Winn
Date: Between 1970 and 1980
This black and white photograph shows Edward Lawrence "Larry" Winn, Jr.. He began his political career when was successfully elected in 1966, to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' third congressional district. During his tenure as a congressman, (1967-1985), Winn served on the Space Science and Applications sub-committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and as a Congressional Ambassador to the United Nations. Larry Winn was the original sponsor of the bill for the Tall grass Prairie National Park in Kansas.


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