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353rd Infantry Band at Camp Funston, Kansas

353rd Infantry Band at Camp Funston, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This is a photograph of the members of the 353rd Infantry, 89th Division, All Kansas Band posed in the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium building at Camp Funston, Kansas.


35th Division marching on Topeka Avenue in Topeka, Kansas

35th Division marching on Topeka Avenue in Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 1919
Here are four photographs showing the 35th Division marching on Topeka Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The photographs were taken after the 35th Division returned from France.


35th Division parade, Topeka, Kansas

35th Division parade, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May, 1919
This is a photograph of the 35th Division Band, marching in a parade across the Kansas State Capitol grounds, celebrating the return of the 35th Division after World War I.


35th Division parade, Topeka, Kansas

35th Division parade, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May, 1919
This photograph shows the 35th Division Band and soldiers parading through the Kansas State Capitol grounds in celebration of their return after World War I.


89th Division, 353th Infantry Medical Detachment and staff

89th Division, 353th Infantry Medical Detachment and staff
Date: May 23, 1919
This is a panoramic photograph showing members of the 89th Division, 353th Infantry Medical Detachment and staff. The photograph was taken when the detachment returned from France following World War I.


A. 4th F. A. Gettysburg

A. 4th F. A. Gettysburg
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes photographed this scene with cannons at Gettysburg National Military Park in 1919. He labeled the photo A. 4th F.A. Gettysburg. He would probably have still been stationed at Camp Holabird, Maryland, Motor Transport School at this time. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


A.A. Graham to Governor Henry J. Allen

A.A. Graham to Governor Henry J. Allen
Creator: Graham, A. A. (Albert Adams), 1848-
Date: December 11, 1919
Attorney A.A. Graham writes Governor Henry Allen with a model for the proposed industrial court that expands the authority of the Public Utilities Commission. The governor has called a special session of the Kansas Legislature to end labor strikes and resolve industrial disputes.


A. E. Gillett to Governor Henry J. Allen

A. E. Gillett to Governor Henry J. Allen
Creator: Gillett, A.E.
Date: December 19, 1919
In this letter, Mayor A. E. Gillett of Bartlett, Kansas, writes to Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen, of Topeka, asking his assistance in getting a car load of coal for the schools. Following a series of coal strikes in southeast Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state securing and operating the coal mines for a period of time. Coal operations were delayed following seizure of the minefields. Volunteers were called in to complete mine operations after miners refused to return to work. The court appointed "receivers" to oversee all coal deliveries and payments during this period.


A. H. Gufler to Governor Henry Allen

A. H. Gufler to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Gufler, A. H
Date: December 22, 1919
In this letter, grocer A. H. Gufler writes the governor about the dangers of "anti-profiteering." The governor has called for a special legislative session to address labor disputes and had received many letters on the matter. In this correspondence, Gufler includes an article published in Collier's Weekly that compares the working family in 1880 and 1921.


A. M. Fury to Governor Henry J. Allen

A. M. Fury to Governor Henry J. Allen
Creator: Fury, A.M.
Date: December 18, 1919
A. M. Fury of the Robinson Grain Company in Palco, Kansas, writes to Governor Henry Allen, of Topeka, requesting a car of threshing coal. At the time of this writing, Kansas communities had already been without coal for a number of weeks following a series of coal strikes. In November, 1919, the Kansas Supreme Court gave the state control of the coal fields. Governor Allen set up office in Pittsburg during this period. Volunteers were called in from surrounding areas to begin coal mining operations when the striking mine workers refused to return to work following the takeover.


A.M. Meyers to Governor Henry Allen

A.M. Meyers to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Meyers, A.M.
Date: December 31, 1919
In this letter, Meyers outlines ten items that he suggests would "fix" the proposed industrial court legislation. The legislation would have a tribunal decide on labor problems between employers and their employees.


A.S. Wilson to Henry J. Allen

A.S. Wilson to Henry J. Allen
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1919-1923 : Allen)
Date: January 24, 1919
A.S. Wilson, an attorney in Galena, Kansas, writes to Governor Henry J. Allen to indicate his interest in a law that would allow second class cities to separate the schools based on "white and colored children." He included a petition with signatures with the letter.


ACME mine volunteer personnel

ACME mine volunteer personnel
Date: December 5, 1919
In this document, the names of 31 volunteers assigned to the Acme Mine are listed. Included is the date they arrived for work in Pittsburg, Kansas, and the date they reported to the mine for work. These volunteers were recruited from surrounding areas to replace mine workers who refused to return to work following state takeover. In November 1919, the Kansas supreme court granted authority to the state of Kansas to operate the mines. This followed a series of strikes in the area. Court appointed receivers were put in place to operate the mines during this period. The state takeover lasted until mid- December when labor leaders in the area agreed to return mine workers to their jobs.


Aaron A. Platner, World War I soldier

Aaron A. Platner, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1921
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 Aaron A. Platner. Aaron died in late 1918 from wounds he received in the Battle of the Argonne.


Abner Daniel Stippich

Abner Daniel Stippich
Date: Between 1917 and 1919
A photograph of Abner Daniel Stippich in uniform during World War 1.


A child on horseback

A child on horseback
This is a photograph of an undentified Pottawatomie Indian child on horseback.


Ad Lindsey with fellow World War I soldiers

Ad Lindsey with fellow World War I soldiers
Date: 1919
Here is a photograph showing three World War I soldiers. The soldier on the right is Adrian "Ad" Hobart Lindsey (1895-1980), who was born in Vienna, Illinois and spent his childhood in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Lindsey graduated from the University of Kansas where he was quarterback and captain of the football team and named to the All-Missouri Valley conference twice. When the United States entered World War I, Lindsey joined and was stationed at Camp Funston where he played on the baseball team with Hall of Fame great Grover Cleveland Alexander. He served in the 89th Division during World War I and played on the divisional football team which won the American Expeditionary Forces football championship. After the war, Lindsey was an assistant football coach at the University of Kansas from 1919 to 1921. From 1922 to 1926, Lindsey was the head coach at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. Later he coached at the University of Oklahoma from 1927 to 1931 and at the University of Kansas from 1932 to 1938. Also, Lindsey was also the head baseball coach at the University of Kansas for one season in 1921. During World War II, Lindsey served in the Pacific as part of the occupation forces in Japan and was presented the Silver Star for bravery under fire at Okinawa and was promoted to Colonel. He was named Commander of the 89th Infantry division in 1949. Ad Lindsey was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. He died on October 2, 1980.


Adelbert R. Treadway, World War I soldier

Adelbert R. Treadway, World War I soldier
Creator: Treadway, Adelbert R.
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 Adelbert R. Treadway, Company A, 314th Field Signal Battalion, 89th Division.


Adrian H. Lindsey and an unidentified soldier at Camp Funston, Kansas

Adrian H. Lindsey and an unidentified soldier at Camp Funston, Kansas
Date: Between 1917 and 1919
This is a photograph showing Adrian H. Lindsey and an unidentified soldier at Camp Funston in Kansas.


Adrian Hobart Lindsey

Adrian Hobart Lindsey
Date: Between 1917 and 1919
This is a photograph showing Adrian H. Lindsey dressed in his World War I uniform and military papers including his discharge paper and military record. He was a First Lieutenant in Battery B, 342nd Field Artillery.


Adrian Hobert Lindsey with a group of World War I soldiers

Adrian Hobert Lindsey with a group of World War I soldiers
Date: Between 1917 and 1919
This is a photograph showing Adrian Hobert Lindsey, second from right, with a group of unidentified World War I soldiers. Lindsey was a First Lieutenant in Battery B, 342nd Field Artillery.


Aeroplane stabilizing mechanism

Aeroplane stabilizing mechanism
Date: November 11, 1919
This patent drawing and description depicts and describes Frank Dove's Aeroplance Stabilizing Mechanism. Dove, a resident of Topeka, Kansas, who worked with Albin Longren, applied for the patent on February 6, 1918, and the patent itself was issued on November 11, 1919. Dove's mechanism provided increased control and helped stabilize airplanes in flight.


Albert Edward Bodmer, World War I soldier

Albert Edward Bodmer, World War I soldier
Date: Between 1918 and 1921
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 Albert Edward Bodmer, 353rd Infantry. Albert was wounded in France on November 6, 1918 and died on November 10 from those injuries.


Albert Ellis Birch, World War I soldier

Albert Ellis Birch, World War I soldier
Date: 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 Albert Ellis Birch, Company A, 342nd Machine Gun Battalion. Albert was killed in action on November 11, 1918, the day cease fire was called.


Albert Nelson, World War I soldier

Albert Nelson, World War I soldier
Creator: Nelson, Albert
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 Albert Nelson, 353rd Infantry, Machine Gun Company, 89th Division.


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