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Affidavit from Homer W. Hunter to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle

Affidavit from Homer W. Hunter to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle
Creator: Hunter, Homer
Date: March 22, 1943
Affidavit from Homer Hunter of Coffeyville, Kansas, to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle. The affidavit describes the treatment endured by Melvin L. Jackson, F. Jerry Molohan, and Homer W. Hunter during World War II. The three men, all Jehovah's Witnesses and conscientious objectors, describe the harsh treatment and threats of violence they faced from some members of the American Legion due to their religious beliefs.


An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas

An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas
Creator: Rust, Horatio Nelson, 1828-1906
Date: January 22, 1881
This flyer, distributed by the Southern Refugee Relief Association of Chicago, Illinois, describes the dire situation of the African-American refugees relocated in Kansas. The secretary of this association, Horatio N. Rust, had taken this opportunity to pass along information relayed to him by Elizabeth Comstock, an aid worker in Topeka. Comstock was thankful for the donations of food and other goods, but asked for more assistance in feeding, clothing, and sheltering these refugees. The flyer also includes short excerpts of letters by agents of the refugee association who had direct knowledge of the emigrants' situation.


B. W. Hiatt to Governor John St. John

B. W. Hiatt to Governor John St. John
Creator: Hiatt, B. W.
Date: June 13, 1880
A letter from B.W. Hiatt commenting that the prearranged June 24th mass temperance meeting is badly needed in his area and assures Kansas Governor St. John of a large turnout.


B. W. Hiatt to Governor John St. John

B. W. Hiatt to Governor John St. John
Creator: Hiatt, B. W.
Date: May 09, 1880
In this letter, Kansas Governor St. John is invited to attend a mass temperance convention at Sedan in Chautauqua County. He is urged to bring other notable speakers with him.


Chautauqua street in Sedan, Kansas

Chautauqua street in Sedan, Kansas
Date: September 12, 1935
This postcard shows Chautauqua street looking north from Main street in Sedan, Kansas


City water and power works, Sedan, Kansas

City water and power works, Sedan, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a view of the city water and power works in Sedan, Kansas.


Furniture store and undertaking parlor

Furniture store and undertaking parlor
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
The building on the left is a furniture store and undertaking parlor in Sedan, Kansas. At one time this building served as post-office. It is now Warring Furniture Store. The second building from the left housed the Sherman House Hotel, which occupied the upstairs or 2nd floor and a meat market on the first floor. Kings Shoe Shop now occupies this building. The building on the right was the O.C. Bricker Clothing Store and is now the Don Kellers Men's Store.


G.M. Rathbun to Governor Henry Allen

G.M. Rathbun to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Rathbun, G.M.
Date: October 29, 1919
G.M. Rathburn of Sedan, Kansas, writes to Governor Henry Allen at Topeka in opposition to a pro-business speech he delivered on "Direct Action" that was reported in the Kansas City Post. In his speech, the governor strongly opposed labor strikes and admonished both labor and capital's inability to settle disputes by negotiations.


George Rathbun to Governor Henry Allen

George Rathbun to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Rathbun, G.M.
Date: January 14, 1920
In this letter, George Rathbun of Sedan, Kansas, tells Governor Allen that after being much older than Allen, he knows striking is not the fault of laborers but belongs to the owners and managers of businesses which seem to be more interested in profit than the interest of the people they employ.


H.H. Lindell Hotel, Sedan Kansas

H.H. Lindell Hotel, Sedan Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This photograph shows the H. H. Lindell Hotel in Sedan, Kansas.


Handbook of Elk and Chautauqua Counties, Kansas

Handbook of Elk and Chautauqua Counties, Kansas
Date: 1886
The C.S. Burch handbooks, written for the immigrant and land looker, contain the 'most complete and varied information as to soil, climate, water, timber, schools, churches, highways, with reliable data regarding the advantages and drawbacks of the section treated.'


J.K. Tulloss Building and Implement Depot

J.K. Tulloss Building and Implement Depot
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a view of the J.K. Tulloss Building and J.K. Tulloss Implement Depot, Sedan, Kansas. The small, wood frame building at the left was occupied by a Ladies Millinery Store. The J.K. Tulloss Building was a drug-store and hardware store. Tulloss Hardware and Drugs and Implements is now Farm Bureau Offices. The adjoining building was a part of the same Tulloss Store and old timers, in reminiscing, like to quote the owners slogan "nails, pails, tooth-picks and ploughs." The location to the left is now occupied by the A.S.C. (The Agriculture Stabilization Conservation West Main).


J. T. Bradley to Governor John St. John

J. T. Bradley to Governor John St. John
Creator: Bradley, J. T.
Date: June 12, 1880
In this letter, school superintendent J. T. Bradley of Sedan, Kansas, requests a definitive answer from Kansas Governor St. John, whether he will be attending their rally on June 24.


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 stadiums - trains

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains
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 in this part of the collection include stadiums, stockyards, studios, theaters, and trains.


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.


Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals

Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1898-1911
This collection consists of 7 volumes of records from the Kansas State Temperance Union. The first volume lists the members and the dues they paid by local organization. The index lists the communities that have members listed and these communities have been included in the categories. Note: other communities are listed elsewhere in the records, particularly the speaker expenses volume. The second volume is the cash book (expense journal) for the years 1901-1904. Volumes three through five are the cash books for 1907-1910, 1909-1910, and 1910-1911. Volume 6 contains speaker expenses and contribution from the communities where they spoke, listed by name of speaker. Several speakers are listed. Volume 7 is an expense journal for 1907-1911. There are also some loose papers inserted into the volumes, mostly correspondence and form letters.


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.


Kansas suffrage mass meetings for June

Kansas suffrage mass meetings for June
Creator: The Farmer's Wife
Date: May 1894
This article lists the upcoming suffrage meetings for June and their locations. The first section's meetings will have Carrie Chapman-Catt, Annie Diggs, and Theresa Jenkins as the speakers; the second section's meetings will be addressed by Susan B. Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, Helen Kimber and Rachel Child.


Livery Feed & Sale Stable

Livery Feed & Sale Stable
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a view of the Livery Feed & Sale Stable in Sedan, Kansas. The early day residents referred to the Old Stage (that was Sedan's Taxi) as the "Bus". This served as transportation to and from the depot.


Main Street, Sedan, Kansas

Main Street, Sedan, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a view of businesses in Sedan, Kansas shows the Heimbaugh Hardware and Clothing. This is now the Sedan Seed House. The Wait Brothers building is now occupied by Stocks Department Store. The Crouse and Webb building is now occupied by Hughes and Hendrix Drilling Company. The Western Auto Store is now located on the far right side.


Main Street, Sedan, Kansas

Main Street, Sedan, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a view of the O.C. Bricker Building, Sedan, Kansas. It housed the East Side Shoe Shop. The opposite side of the building was occupied by a dry goods store. On the right was Heimbaughs and Inglefields Store, which was a clothing store. George Helphingstine's Shoe Shop now occupies the Bricker Building, with Hardie's Key Shop on the west. The Heimbaugh Building is now the Sedan Seed House.


Main Street, Sedan, Kansas

Main Street, Sedan, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This photograph shows a drug store on Main Street in Sedan, Kansas. Other business buildings are visible along the street including the J. J. Crouse Emporium and the Hall and ___ Grocery. Horse-drawn carriages are visible along the street.


Motel with a C-46 airplane

Motel with a C-46 airplane
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
This is a view of an unknown motel with a C-46 airplane in Sedan, Kansas. Carl Walters of Sedan trained his students in this C-46 during the G.I. Training Days.


Occidental Hotel

Occidental Hotel
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is an exterior view of the Occidental Hotel in Sedan, Kansas.


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