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Alfred M. Landon and Dan Lykins

Alfred M. Landon and Dan Lykins
Date: December 13, 1966
This is a photograph of Governor Alfred M. Landon and Dan Lykins taken at Kansas State University. Governor Landon was at the University to speak at the first Landon Lecture Series. Following his speech, Dan Lykins interviewed him for the school radio station.


Anna Bayha

Anna Bayha
Creator: Le Clear Studio
Date: 1932
This is a photograph of Anna Bayha who taught domestic economy at Kansas State University. A note on the photograph indicates she was from Wheeling, West Virginia. The photo was taken by a Michigan photography studio.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part twelve of twelve. Views of the Cottonwood River dam in Emporia, Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Haskell Institute in Lawrence, the rail yards in Atchison, and the Bourbon County courthouse in Fort Scott are some of the featured photographs.


Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: Between 1942 and 1944
This group photograph shows members of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Richard Dean Rogers was a member of this fraternity. Later, Rogers was a U.S. District Court Judge.


Bluemont Central College (later Kansas State University) founders and early professors, Manhattan, Kansas

Bluemont Central College (later Kansas State University) founders and early professors, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 1863
This is a photograph of Robert L. Harford, J. G. Schnebly, Washington Marlatt, Joseph Denison, and Isaac T. Goodnow, the first five professors at Bluemont Central College, which later became Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.


Calvin Hall, Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas

Calvin Hall, Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: Between 1918 and 1920
This is a photograph of Calvin Hall, the Domestic Science and Arts building at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.


Dan Lykins and Jon Wefald at the Martin Luther King statue dedication at Kansas State University

Dan Lykins and Jon Wefald at the Martin Luther King statue dedication at Kansas State University
Date: January 19, 2007
This is a photograph of Dan Lykins, left, a Topeka attorney and member of the Kansas Board of Regents, and Kansas State University President Jon Wefald at the dedication of a statue commemorating Martin Luther King's speech at the university.


Day by day Kansas is rapidly washing away

Day by day Kansas is rapidly washing away
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: December 4, 1932
This brief article discusses the importance of decreasing water erosion, which has washed away approximately ninety percent of the productive soil in eastern Kansas. Two remedies which are suggested are terracing and the planting of blue grass sod (which will bind the soil together). Scientists at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) were experimenting with these two techniques.


Dedication of the Council Grove reservoir

Dedication of the Council Grove reservoir
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: May 15, 1966
These photographs show several views of the dedication ceremony of the Council Grove reservoir.


Dedication of the flour and feed mill at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas

Dedication of the flour and feed mill at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: May 18, 1961
This photograph shows (left to right in the front row) State Senator Glee S. Smith, Jr., Larned, Kansas; Leon N. Roulier, Board of Regents, Colby, Kansas; Whitley Austin, Chairman of the Board of Regents, Salina, Kansas; Orville Freeman, United States Secretary of Agriculture; and James McCain, President of Kansas State University, at the dedication of the flour and feed mill at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.


Dryden vase

Dryden vase
Creator: Dryden Pottery
Date: between 1946 and 1956
This rose-colored vase was made by Dryden Pottery in Ellsworth, Kansas between 1946 and 1956. Founded by A. James (Jim) Dryden in 1946, the pottery made ceramics that were considered art pottery, as well as advertising materials and souvenirs. Dryden remained in Ellsworth until 1956, at which time the company moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, due to a lack of tourism in Ellsworth.


Elden Auker and Dan Lykins

Elden Auker and Dan Lykins
Creator: Lykins, Judy
Date: 1997
This is a photograph of Elden Auker and Dan Lykins at a Kansas State University function. Auker, from Norcatur, Kansas, was an outstanding athlete at Kansas State University lettering nine times. After leaving college, he played baseball with the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Browns. While with Detroit, Auker went to two consecutive World Series in 1934 and 1935. Dan Lykins, is a Topeka attorney and a member of the Kansas Board of Regents.


Electrical engineers at Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kansas

Electrical engineers at Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 1944
This is a photograph of the electrical engineers at Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kansas.


Farm machinery class at Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas

Farm machinery class at Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Orr, S. C.
Date: 1910?
This is a photograph showing students studying agricultural implements at Kansas State Agricultural College (Kansas State University), Manhattan, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are two barns.


Football games

Football games
Date: Between 1940 and 1944
A silent motion picture showing football games at Kansas State University, Emporia State University and University of Kansas during the 1940s.


Governor Lorenzo Lewelling, Correspondence, Box 1

Governor Lorenzo Lewelling, Correspondence, Box 1
Creator: Lewelling, Lorenzo Dow, 1846-1900
Date: 1893-1895
These folders contain correspondence subject files with Governor Lewelling, twelfth governor of the State of Kansas, 1893-1895, and the first Populist governor of the state. Correspondence received includes general letters, official response letters and letters concerning State agencies and subject files. Some proclamations are also included. Subject files include applications, endorsements, and remonstrances relating to candidates for appointments to the Kansas State Normal School (Emporia) (present Emporia State University), the Kansas State Penitentiary (present Lansing Correctional Facility), judicial, & other positions; county organizational documents; and letters relating to counties, crime and criminals, justices of the peace, lands, military affairs, relief aid, Prohibition law, and other topics.


Harry Umberger to Governor Alf Landon

Harry Umberger to Governor Alf Landon
Creator: Umberger, Harry
Date: July 18, 1934
This letter from Harry Umberger, the Director of Extension at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University), accompanied a map designating the drought relief counties as of July 1934. The map indicates the primary and secondary drought relief counties suffering the most through the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The map includes a key to explain the highlighted portions.


Harry Umberger to Willard Mayberry

Harry Umberger to Willard Mayberry
Creator: Umberger, Harry
Date: December 23, 1933
This letter from Harry Umberger, the Director of Extension at Kansas State College (now Kansas State University), was addressed to Willard Mayberry, secretary to Gov. Alf Landon. The letter discusses the reduction of railroad transportation rates for livestock feed, because the depression, combined with the droughts of the 1930s, had made it difficult for farmers to feed their livestock. Umberger recommended that the rates be reduced for at least thirty days (preferably sixty days) in order to keep stock alive during the winter. The letter is accompanied by a state map labeling the counties who needed these rates, with the red shaded section indicating which counties were in the greatest need.


Henry Justin Allen, Kansas Governor with college students

Henry Justin Allen, Kansas Governor with college students
Creator: Capper Photo Service
Date: November, 1919
Governor Henry J. Allen posed with Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science students. The students were on their way to work in the coal mines in southeast Kansas. From November 1 to December 10, 1919 Kansas coal miners totaling 10,000 miners went on strike leading the state to take over the operation of the coal mines using college students and ex-servicemen. These students represented in the photograph were part of the volunteer miners.


I. F. Collins to Isaac Tichenor Goodnow

I. F. Collins to Isaac Tichenor Goodnow
Creator: Colletta, John Philip, 1949-
Date: June 30, 1858
I.F. Collins wrote from Atchison, Kansas Territory, to Isaac Goodnow, informing him that his appointment as Agent for Bluemont Central College had been approved. The College was the predecessor to the Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, now Kansas State University.


Indenture, purchase of town lots by Bluemont College Trustees

Indenture, purchase of town lots by Bluemont College Trustees
Date: December 21, 1858
This indenture outlines the terms of a sale of thirteen acres of land, sold by Thomas and Eleanor Wells to the Trustees of the Bluemont Central College Association, which included as its members Joseph Denison, Isaac Goodnow, Samuel D. Houston, Washington Marlott, C.E. Blood, and William A. McCullow.


Judge Richard Dean Rogers

Judge Richard Dean Rogers
Date: Between 1990 and 1999
This is a photograph of United States District Court Judge Richard Dean Rogers and Kenneth Eugene Conklin, III, his step son. The photograph was taken at Conklin's graduation from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.


Judge Richard Dean Rogers with a flag

Judge Richard Dean Rogers with a flag
Date: Between 2005 and 2010
This is a photograph of Judge Richard Dean Rogers displaying his Kansas State Wildcat flag on his garage.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject crops

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject crops
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 included in this part of the collection is crops.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject schools

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject schools
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. Schools, arranged by city, are the subject included in this part of the collection.


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