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Alfred Larzelere

Alfred Larzelere
Date: 1854-1860
Alfred Larzelere of Doniphan County was active in free state politics. He served as speaker of the Kansas House in 1859 and as a delegate to the Leavenworth constitutional convention. He was also a member of the Free State Central committee.


Brick school house, Wathena, Kansas

Brick school house, Wathena, Kansas
Date: Between 1930s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows the first brick school house used as a colored school in Wathena, Kansas. The one-story structure was built in 1870 by Alfred Larzelere at the cost of $10,000.


Clayton Herr video interview on experiences in World War II

Clayton Herr video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Herr, Clayton Christopher
Clayton Herr enlisted in the Navy on June 12, 1942, and served until November 13, 1945, aboard the U. S. S. SANTEE, a converted escort carrier (CVE-29). He was trained to be an airplane mechanic and worked on planes on the ship. The ship was part of a convoy to Africa and later Scotland. It also spent time off the coast of South America, with the plane looking for German submarines. The SANTEE went through the Panama Canal and became part of the battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship was damaged during this battle. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. He was born in Craig, Missouri, on May 11, 1921 and the family moved to a farm near Oregon, Missouri, when he was young. After the war he used the G. I. Bill of Rights to attend agricultural agent school in Kansas City. However, he did not farm and moved to Wathena, Kansas in 1947. He worked in a packing house for a number of years. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II

Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Derrick, Doyle Earl
Date: 1 February 2008
Technical Sergeant Derrick enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939 and served until 1943. He was 29 years old when he enlisted. After basic training, he served as an instructor in Norman, Oklahoma and was then assigned to a bomber squadron in the Pacific as a technical sergeant. The were involved in the fighting at Guadacanal and the Philippines. He used the G. I. Bill for farming training at Highland Community College. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb 1, 2008. Derrick was born in Rogersville, Tennessee, on January 29, 1910. His family moved to Kansas when he was 7 or 8 years old. His father had a brother in Kansas who encouraged them to move here to go into farming. Derrick graduated from Highland High School and completed 2 years at Emporia State Teachers College. After two year of college, Derrick and a friend Vern Frisky "hoboed" for a year, ending up on the West Coast. He spent most of the 1930s in Alaska working on an oil pipeline. At some point after the war, he returned to Alaska. He was living in Wathena, Kansas at the time of this interview. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Dr. Nathaniel C. Clark

Dr. Nathaniel C. Clark
Creator: Stevenson, R. & Co.
Date: Between 1861 and 1862
This is a carte de visite of Dr. Nathaniel C. Clark, a physician from Wathena, Kansas, who served in the headquarters of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. The carte de visite was originally in an album belonging to Lt. Charles H. Slawson, who served in Company I of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. The photographer R. Stevenson & Co. was located at 48 Delaware Street in Leavenworth, Kansas.


Evan Peterson video interview on experiences in World War II

Evan Peterson video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Peterson, Dr. Evan Adolph
Date: 1 January 2007
Dr. Evan Adolph Peterson enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) 432. He was stationed in New Guinea, Leyte Bay, and the Philippines. He describes details of his service in the Pacific. He joined the Kansas Air National Guard in 1963. He used the G. I. Bill to attend medical school and he practiced his whole career in Wathena, Kansas. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 25, 1924. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan 1, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Everett Shelton video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Everett Shelton video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Shelton, Everett
Date: 1 January 2007
Corporal/Specialist Everett Edward Shelton was drafted into the Army in 1942 and served until October 1945 in the 592nd Amphibious Engineers-- Boat & Shore Regiment (EBSR). They built bridges and docks. He was assigned to the motor pool. He did his basic training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served in Australia and New Guinea. Eleanor Roosevelt visited the troops while Shelton was in New Guinea. Shelton was born October 4, 1912 in the country at the Burr Oaks Bottoms Baptist Church, Doniphan County. He did not graduate from high school and was working for Swift meat packing when he was drafted. He worked for Swift after the war, also. He lived in the areas of Troy and Wathena. He was interviewed by Peggy Stanton on Jan 1, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Historical plat book of Doniphan County, Kansas

Historical plat book of Doniphan County, Kansas
Creator: J. S. Bird (Firm)
Date: 1882
This atlas contains a state and Indian history, county history, accounts of organizations in Doniphan county and lithographic views of residences, farms, and businesses in the county.


John Shuster video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

John Shuster video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Shuster, John Edward
Date: 1 January 2007
Petty Officer First Class John Shuster was drafted into the Navy in 1943 and served until 1946 in the Landing Craft Repair Unit. Most of his service in WWII was in Shoemaker, California. He served two years in the Marines after WWII and served in the Navy in Japan from 1949 through 1953 during the Korean War. He was born in Wathena, Kansas, September 8, 1924. He graduated from Wathena High School. His father was a farmer, growing corn and grapes. After the war, he drove 18-wheeler trucks. He used the G.I. Bill to take flying lessons and to buy his home. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan. 1, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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, towns Talmage - Zurich

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Talmage - Zurich
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1990-1992
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Talmage and ending with Zurich. 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: Talmage, Talmo, Tasco, Tescott, Topeka, Toronto, Tribune, Troy, Tyro, Ulysses, Uniontown, Utica, Valley Falls, Vassar, Vinland, Virgil, Volland, Wakarusa, Walnut, Wamego, Washington, Waterville, Wathena, Waverly, Weir, Weskan, Westfall, West Mineral, Westmoreland, Westphalia, Wheaton, Wheeler, White Cloud, Whitewater, Whiting, Wichita, Williamsburg, Winchester, Windthorst, Winoa, Worden, Yates Center, Yoder, and Zurich. 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 Valley Falls and interior photographs of the Columbian Theater in Wamego. There is a folder for Weston, Missouri, in this group of materials.


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.


Lawrence Vertin video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Lawrence Vertin video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Vertin, Lawrence H.
Date: 24 February 2007
Lawrence H. Vertin was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in September 1942 and served in the 96th Infantry Division until December 1946. He did his basic training at Camp Adair, Oregon and then did mountain maneuvers at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He did desert maneuvers in Ben, Oregon, and amphibious maneuvers in San Diego, California. He was sent Oahu, Hawaii and was part of the American invasion forces at Leyte, Philippines in November of 1944. They landed on Okinawa on April 1, 1945, with numerous casualties during the 80 day battle. Vertin was wounded and sent to hospitals in Guam, Oahu, Hawaii, and various places in the U.S. for his recovery. After the war, he returned to his parents' orchard and fruit farm near Wathena, Kansas. He used the G. I. Bill for a farm training education program. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb 24, 2007. He was born near Palermo, Kansas on March 13, 1922. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Plat book of Doniphan County, Kansas

Plat book of Doniphan County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1904
This atlas includes plats of the townships and largest towns of Doniphan County with the names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.


Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory

Territory of Kansas and Indian Territory
Creator: Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871
Date: 1857
This map, drawn by Henry Rogers and Alexander Keith Johnston in 1857, details Kansas Territory and Indian Territory. Kansas Territory included portions of what would become eastern Colorado. Indian Territory later became Oklahoma. The map traces the route of the Santa Fe Trail, proposed routes for the Pacific Railway, and identifies military forts. The maps also provides information on geographical features.


Union League of America history collection

Union League of America history collection
Date: 1862 - 1865
Materials from and about the Union League of America, for the Kansas state office and for some of the local councils. It includes letters, a list of rejected candidates for the League, meeting minutes for an 1863 meeting of the Humboldt Council in Allen County and related reports, and a record book for 1863 for the Wathena, Doniphan County chapter. There is also a history of the League in Kansas, written by D. W. Houston of Garnett, Anderson County, for the Kansas State Historical Society. Two charters are also included for the local councils of DeSoto and Junction City. The purpose of the organization was to promote loyalty to the "Union" during the Civil War.


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