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Claud Rankin Drug Store, Wakefield, Kansas

Claud Rankin Drug Store, Wakefield, Kansas
Date: 1910
This photograph shows an exterior view of the Claud Rankin Drug Store in Wakefield, Kansas. The sign on the top of the building reads, "C. W. Rankin, Druggist."


Ernest E. Carpenter, World War I soldier

Ernest E. Carpenter, World War I soldier
Creator: Carpenter, Ernest E.
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 Edward E. Carpenter, Headquarters Company, 356th Infantry, 89th Division.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Standard atlas of Clay County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Clay County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1918
Historical Plat Book of Clay County, Kansas, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county.


Standard atlas of Clay County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Clay County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1900
This atlas contains a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. It also has a map of the state, United States, and world. It has a Patron's Directory and a Reference Business Directory.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Wakefield, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Wakefield, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: October 19, 1961
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Wakefield, Kansas. The wooden structure was a part of the Kansas Division, Junction City Branch and located at milepost 19.4.


Wakefield Band Wagon

Wakefield Band Wagon
Date: July 22, 1899
Photo of the Wakefield Band consisting of both men and women sitting in their band wagon.


William Avery

William Avery
Date: 1964
A 1964 campaign card designed as a "DO NOT DISTURB!" sign. The sign claims that Bill Avery is the best qualified candidate to be Governor of Kansas. The slogan "Kansas' No. 1 Salesman" and Avery's image is featured in the lower portion of the card.


William Avery for Governor

William Avery for Governor
Date: 1964
A 1964 campaign brochure that features William Avery's image and the slogan "AHEAD WITH AVERY- REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR". Additional information is provided about Avery's family life, voting record in Congress, and the real issues that concerned Kansans in the 1960s.


William H. Setser, World War I soldier

William H. Setser, World War I soldier
Creator: Setser, William H.
Date: 1918-1919
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 William H. Setser, Battery F, 15th Field Artillery. William was killed in France on October 15, 1918.


William Henry Avery

William Henry Avery
Date: May 2005
Nine photographs of William Henry Avery riding a motorcycle driven by Doug Horner in Wakefield, Kansas. Horner gave William Avery a ride home from the post office.


William Henry Avery

William Henry Avery
Creator: Harris & Ewing
Date: 1965
A portrait of William Henry Avery, born August 11, 1911, near Wakefield, Kansas. He graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.


Wm. H. "Bill" Avery

Wm. H. "Bill" Avery
Date: Between 1951 and 1965
An elephant shape campaign card promoting the re-election of William Henry "Bill" Avery to Congress. As a congressman, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1951 to 1955 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955 to 1965. In 1964, he was elected the thirty- seventh Governor of Kansas 1965-1967.


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