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11th - 17th Annual Kansas Day Meetings

11th - 17th Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1902-1908
This series of documents represents officer and program listings for the 11th through 17th Annual Kansas Day banquets. This is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman.


2nd Regiment Bugle Corps, Topeka, Kansas

2nd Regiment Bugle Corps, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This is a view of the two adult leaders and the eighteen boy members of the 2nd Regiment Bugle Corps standing in formation on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol building in Topeka, Kansas.


Address and Platform of the Allied and True People's Party of Kansas.

Address and Platform of the Allied and True People's Party of Kansas.
Creator: Allied People's Party of Kansas
Date: 1902
This pamphlet probably represents that last formal activity of Populists in Kansas. By 1902, a number of Populists had aligned with the Democratic Party, leaving the "Allied and True People's Party of Kansas" as the political party still using that name. The address states the general political position of the party. It includes the names of those running for various offices on the Populist ticket, the party platform signed by the executive committee members (most of whom were from Topeka), a short biography of Maxwell Thorp, their candidate for attorney general, and a speech by D. W. Boutwell who was secretary and treasurer of the party. The candidate for governor, James H. Lathrop, received just over 600 votes in the general election.


Advertisements for W. W. Gavitt Medical Company, Topeka, Kansas

Advertisements for W. W. Gavitt Medical Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1902
These images show advertisements for the W. W. Gavitt Medical Company located at 5th and Madison Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The first image is an advertisement for Gavitt's System Regulator, advertised to cure "all blood, stomach, kidney, and liver troubles." The second image is a group of advertisements for three different businesses owned by W. W. Gavitt: a business of investment bankers and brokers, a medical company, and a mercantile company. The W. W. Gavitt Medical Company manufactured "standard and proprietary remedies."


Anna Hittle souvenirs

Anna Hittle souvenirs
Date: 1900-1903
This series of high school souvenirs are from Jackson County, Kansas. Included with the souvenirs is a program and a merit certificate.


An open letter

An open letter
Date: July 16, 1902
A letter on the upcoming election of law enforcement officials in Shawnee County, Kansas. One of the primary concerns is the enforcement of prohibition.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway coal chute in Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway coal chute in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1902
A photograph of an ATSF Railway coal chute in Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey House, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1902
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fred Harvey House and the Harvey Hotel Alvarado at Albuquerque, New Mexico. The California Mission style hotel and depot were designed by architect Charles F. Whittlesey. The structure was razed in 1970.


Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1902

Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1902
Creator: Kansas. State Charitable Institutions
Date: 1902
The Kansas State Reform School, also known as the Industrial School for Boys, was established in 1879 by a legislative act that appropriated $35,000 for the erection of buildings, etc., in Topeka, Kansas. Control and supervision of the school was placed in the hands of the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. The school was located 3 miles north of the capitol building on an original tract of 170 acres that was given by the city of Topeka. The west wing of the main building was opened on June 1, 1881. The school taught boys the rudiments of useful employment as a means of supporting themselves after being discharged from the facility. The boys learned, among other things, tailoring, shoe and harness making, woodworking of various kinds, baking, and printing. Information included in this item is the superintendent's report along with statistical tables on the school.


Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen traveling card

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen traveling card
Date: 1902
This is a Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Traveling Card for Edward Brown. It includes his location (Osawatomie, Kansas) Lodge No. 65, names of the master and secretary, and a general description of Edward Brown's size, height, and hair color. Founded in 1883, by the time of its merger with three other railroad labor unions to form the United Transportation Union in 1969, it had the greatest membership of any of the operating railroad brotherhoods.


Brown County-township boundary changes

Brown County-township boundary changes
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: 1902
Brown County was one of the original counties included when Kansas was created. Therefore, it does not have the same organization records that were required to create a county at a later date. organize a county changed to 1500 and later to 2500 residents. However, included with the Secretary of State County Organization series is this letter regarding boundary changes between Mission and Hiawatha townships in Brown County. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


C.E. Cless' Ford Demonstrator

C.E. Cless' Ford Demonstrator
Date: 1902
Archie Cless, Carl Parr, and Irene Howard are pictured here with possibly the first automobile seen in Rossville, Kansas. From the March 14, 1902, issue of the Rossville News, Mr. U. G. Stewart wrote, "Mr. George Burghart of the Burghart Cigar Company of Topeka was in our city Tuesday with the automobile. Several of our citizens took a ride in the vehicle, and we expect to see automobiles a common luxury among our people in the near future." This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Carl Engel Drug, Grocery, and Hardware Store; Manhattan, Kansas

Carl Engel Drug, Grocery, and Hardware Store; Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 1902-1903
These photographs show the Carl Engel Drug, Grocery, and Hardware Store located in the 200 block of Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan, Kansas. The first photograph shows an interior view of the drug and grocery store. There are several men and women standing in the store, and display cases and shelves full of items for sale are also visible. The second photograph shows an interior view of the Engel Hardware Store. There are three men standing in the store, and visible hardware items include metal pots, kettles, cans, a display case full of scissors, brooms, and many other items. The third photograph shows an interior view of the drug and grocery store. There are three men and a woman standing in the store, and display cases and shelves full of items for sale are also visible. There is also a large potted plant visible on the left side of the picture. The fourth photograph is an exterior view of the Carl Engel Drug Store during the 1903 flood. Several men are visible standing on what appear to be rafts on the water in front of the store. One man is seen standing in the water with the water nearly up to his waist. The top of the building shows a construction date of 1885.


Carry Nation poster

Carry Nation poster
Creator: Gillin Print Company
Date: between 1901 and 1902
Large, rectangular color poster advertising an appearance by Carry Nation, a temperance advocate who gained notoriety by attacking saloons. Her activities began in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, in 1899. A hatchet was her symbol because she often used the tool to smash saloon fixtures. In Nation's autobiography, The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation, she explained the genesis of this poster. While jailed in Topeka for smashing saloon fixtures in July 1901, Nation received a letter from James Furlong, manager of the Lyceum Theater in Rochester, New York. According to Nation, Furlong offered to bail her out of jail if she granted him some lecture dates. She agreed, was pardoned, and left almost immediately for a Chautauqua in Clarksburg, Ohio. Her lecture series continued across upstate New York.


Charles Harvey and Melissa Way with family and friends in McPherson County, Kansas

Charles Harvey and Melissa Way with family and friends in McPherson County, Kansas
Creator: Dresher, G. C.
Date: 1902
A photograph showing family and friends at Charles Harvey and Melissa Way's home in rural Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as: standing (l to r) Grace Powers, related to John Powers; Dottie Wheeler, McPherson College student; Irene A. Rena Martin, future wife of Charles Albertis "Bert" Way; Hannah Leota "Maggie" Way, daughter of Charles Harvey and Melissa Way; Melissa Paxson Way; Rena Maude Way, daughter of Charles Harvey and Melissa Way and the furture wife of Golden Charles "Golie" Dresher; seated (l to r) James Clement, McPherson College student; Charles Harvey "C. H." Way; John Powers, son of a neighbor; Charles Albertis "Bert", son of Charles Harvey and Melissa Way; and seated on the porch floor Purl Benjamin "P. B." Way and Lillie Lois Way, the two youngest children of Charles Harvey and Melissa Way.


Charter of the Brown County Kansas University Students' Association

Charter of the Brown County Kansas University Students' Association
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: January 14, 1902
This is a charter for "The Brown County Kansas University Students' Association" filed in the office of the Kansas Secretary of State. The purpose of the organization was to maintain a scholarship at Kansas University for the benefit of students from Brown County. The charter includes the names of members Sara E. Greenfield, A. J. Eicholtz, Grant W. Harrington, Ida McKnight, Mabel McLaughlin, Edith Johnson, Stella W. Aten, Adele Baker, Scott Hopkins, and T. D. Smith.


Chief Washungah and Wah-Moh-O-E-Ke

Chief Washungah and Wah-Moh-O-E-Ke
Date: February 1902
A studio portrait of Chief Washungah and Wah-Moh-O-E-Ke, also known as Shot Arm, Kansa Indians, taken in Washington, D.C.


Children riding donkeys, Lane County, Kansas

Children riding donkeys, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1902
A group of children pose astride two donkeys, Lane County, Kansas.


Class group at Lane University, Lecompton, Kansas

Class group at Lane University, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1902
This photograph shows a class from Lane University in Lecompton, Kansas. The man in the top row, center, is John W. Burkett. The woman sitting on the far right is Bertha Blinn. This school was founded in 1865 by Reverend Solomon Weaver, the first president of the university, and was named after U.S. Senator James H. Lane. In 1902 Lane University was united with Campbell University to form Campbell College. The parents of former president Dwight D. Eisenhower met at Lane as students. Today the building is a museum known as Lane University & Territorial Capital Museum. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Class photo, Bell School, rural school no. 70, Wilson County, Kansas

Class photo, Bell School, rural school no. 70, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1902
This is a photograph of a group of students standing in front of the one-room Bell School, taken around 1902. Bell School was school no. 70, in Wilson County, Kansas, built in 1896. The students are not identified, but range widely in age. There is a well in front of the school.


Construction of the Willard bridge, Willard, Kansas

Construction of the Willard bridge, Willard, Kansas
Date: 1902
The Willard bridge is located between Willard and Rossville, Kansas. The Rossville News of September 27, 1901, reports, "A force of men with teams and scrapers are putting the Rossville-Willard boulevard in fine shape. When complete this will be the 'boulest' road in the country." The April 11, 1902 issue reports that the Willard bridge is completed except for final work on the approaches but it can be used. The 1903 flood of the Kaw River washed out the bridge and did considerable damage to the road. It was several years before the road was again usable. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Cora Thomas, prisoner 1128

Cora Thomas, prisoner 1128
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: May 9, 1902
This glass plate negative shows inmate, Cora Thomas, prisoner number 1128. She was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on May 9, 1902 for Grand Larceny. The top negative shows a women in lingerie.


D. S. Logan family

D. S. Logan family
Date: December 23, 1902
This is a photograph of the D. S. Logan family which lived in Allison Township, Decatur County, Kansas. Several of the family members are identified on the photograph.


Dangers of self-drugging with proprietary medicines, by Edward Bumgardner, Lawrence, Kansas

Dangers of self-drugging with proprietary medicines, by Edward Bumgardner, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: June 24, 1902
These images show the essay titled "Dangers of Self-Drugging With Proprietary Medicines," by Edward Bumgardner of Lawrence, Kansas. The essay was part of a prize contest on topics for the public good, published under the Latin heading, "Pro Bono Publico." The essay expresses criticism of the advertising, sale, and use of so-called "patent medicines," and reports on the high levels of alcoholic and narcotic ingredients that often made up such remedies. The essay concludes by calling upon newspaper publishers to stop printing advertisements for such medicines, for legislation requiring the ingredients of medicines to be listed on the labels, and for physicians to lead a crusade against such dangerous drugs.


Dedication of Quivira Monument

Dedication of Quivira Monument
Date: 1902-1904
Three photographs of Quivira monument dedications. On October 29, 1901, the Quivira Historical Society was organized in Alma, Kansas in an effort to erect monuments marking certain historical sites. The first of these monuments was unveiled on August 12, 1902 at Logan Grove, near Junction City.


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