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Allen M. Coville collection

Allen M. Coville collection
Date: 1898-1913
This is a small collection of papers relating to Allen M. Coville's childhood years spent on a farm west of Topeka, and to his service in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. Coville's family moved from Ohio to Kansas in 1855, when Coville was seven years old. Colville grew up during the Border Wars and wrote down his memories of the time period. He recalls conflicts between abolitionists and pro-slavery groups, skirmishes that occurred between Native American tribes, and encounters with neighbors, including a Kaw chief he refers to as "White Plume". His account of his experiences with the Rough Riders, and his discharge, signed by Roosevelt, are also in the collection. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant. A typed transcript of his time with the Rough Riders begins on page 62 of Folder 3. However Coville's account stops before he gets to Cuba. The typed transcript for his description of his experiences during the Border Wars begins on page 51 of Folder 4.


Are these noble statesmen and lawmakers fighting for the interests of the workers? Oh, dear, NO

Are these noble statesmen and lawmakers fighting for the interests of the workers? Oh, dear, NO
Creator: Walker, Ryan, 1870-1932
Date: June 1, 1912
Political cartoon drawn by Ryan Walker for the socialist newspaper, Appeal to Reason, which was published in Girard, Kansas. The cartoon depicts a concerned worker watching Republican presidential candidate William Taft and Progressive presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt brawl and curse. Socialist candidate Eugene Debs and his running mate Emil Seidel received 6% of the popular vote in the 1912 election.


Citizens of Manhattan and students of the Agricultural College welcoming President Roosevelt

Citizens of Manhattan and students of the Agricultural College welcoming President Roosevelt
Creator: Underwood & Underwood
Date: Around 1903
This is a stereographic photo of President Theodore Roosevelt on the back of a train speaking to a crowd of citizens and Agricultural College students, Manhattan, Kansas.


John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas

John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas
Date: Between August 1910 and September 1910
This sepia colored postcard shows the John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie, Kansas. The 22 1/2 acre land is the site of the "Battle of Osawatomie" where John Brown and thirty free-state defenders fought in 1856 against 250 pro-slavery militia. On August 31, 1910 former President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the park.


President Theodore Roosevelt at Manhattan, Kansas

President Theodore Roosevelt at Manhattan, Kansas
Date: May 2, 1903
This is a view of President Theodore Roosevelt addressing a crowd from the Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, Manhattan, Kansas. He is speaking from the back of a train at the Manhattan, Kansas, depot.


President Theodore Roosevelt at Osawatomie, Kansas

President Theodore Roosevelt at Osawatomie, Kansas
Date: August 30, 1910
This is a postcard showing President Theodore Roosevelt addressing a crowd from a train car at the John Brown monument dedication, Osawatomie, Kansas.


President Theodore Roosevelt in Ellis, Kansas

President Theodore Roosevelt in Ellis, Kansas
Date: June 18, 1903
This is a photograph of President Theodore Roosevelt speaking to a group of people in Ellis, Kansas.


President Theodore Roosevelt in Sharon Springs, Kansas

President Theodore Roosevelt in Sharon Springs, Kansas
Date: May 3, 1903
This photograph shows a crowd of people with President Theodore Roosevelt in Sharon Springs, Kansas, on May 3, 1903. Roosevelt was on a whistle stop tour.


President Theodore Roosevelt with William Allen White

President Theodore Roosevelt with William Allen White
Date: Unknown
President Theodore Roosevelt sitting on a porch with William Allen White, owner and editor of "The Emporia Gazette," in Emporia, Kansas.


Swollen fortunes and the problem of the unemployed

Swollen fortunes and the problem of the unemployed
Creator: Daniels, Percy, 1840-1916
Date: 1908
Percy Daniels published this pamphlet supporting the Populist Party view that the wealthiest in the United States need to pay a greater share in taxes for the betterment of the general populace. Taxes proposed include property, income and inheritance. Daniels speculates that the problem with unemployment in the country could be solved with taxes directed at the most wealthy in the nation.


Theodore Roosevelt, Anthony, Kansas

Theodore Roosevelt, Anthony, Kansas
Date: July 04, 1900
This black and white photograph shows the Governor of New York Theodore Roosevelt campaigning as the Republican candidate for the U.S. vice-presidency in Anthony, Kansas. Roosevelt and his running mate President William McKinley defeated Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan and running mate Adlai Stevenson I, in the November general election.


Theodore Roosevelt, Newton, Kansas

Theodore Roosevelt, Newton, Kansas
Date: July 02, 1900
These two black and white photographs show the Governor of New York, Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning as the Republican candidate for the U.S. vice-presidency in Newton, Kansas. In the first photograph Roosevelt is standing on the rear platform of a train with Kansas Governor William Stanley, and an unidentified gentleman. The second photograph shows Roosevelt speaking before a crowd in Newton Hall. Roosevelt and President William McKinney defeated the Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan and running mate Adlai Stevenson I in the November general election.


Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States

Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States
Date: April 19, 1904
Portrait of Teddy Roosevelt, inscribed with autograph to Honorable Charles Curtis on April 19, 1904.


Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States

Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States
Date: 1900
Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt.


Theodore Roosevelt at Baldwin, Kansas

Theodore Roosevelt at Baldwin, Kansas
Creator: Bridwell, Arthur
Date: August 31, 1910
This is a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, William Allen White, Henry J. Allen, Joseph Bristow, and Osmon Grant Markham standing on the back of a passenger car at the Baldwin, Kansas railroad station.


William Allen White and President Theodore Roosevelt

William Allen White and President Theodore Roosevelt
Date: Between 1910 and 1912
This is a photograph of William Allen White and President Theodore Roosevelt at White's home in Emporia, Kansas. White was the long time editor of the Emporia Gazette.


William Allen White and President Theodore Roosevelt

William Allen White and President Theodore Roosevelt
Date: Between 1910 and 1912
This is a photograph of William Allen White with President Theodore Roosevelt, William Lindsay White, on far right, and two unidentified men at White's home in Emporia, Kansas.


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