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1933 Champion Women's Basketball team, Lecompton High School, Lecompton, Kansas

1933 Champion Women's Basketball team, Lecompton High School, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1933
Photograph of the Lecompton High School Women's Basketball Team of 1933. The team was the champions of the East Central League. The team is standing outside of the Lecompton Rural High School and are attired in their basketball uniforms. One girl in the front row is holding a basketball which has "Champions" written across the front. The team is identified from left to right: Front Row: Henrietta Slavens, Esther Michael, Mae Norwood (captain), Pearl Slusser, Edna Anderson; Back Row: Hazel Wingfield, Theopolis Holmes, Jessie Norwoood, Dorothy Armstrong, Ruth Morris. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1933 Lecompton High School Basketball Team Members, Lecompton, Kansas

1933 Lecompton High School Basketball Team Members, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1933
Photograph of four male students kneeling in front of the Lecompton High School holding a trophy and a basketball, which has "Champs" written on it. The team were the champions of the East Central League. The students are all dressed in dark sweaters and pants. The identities of the team members are undocumented with the exception of Bill Anderson, who is second from the left. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1933 Senior Class of Lecompton Rural High School, Lecompton, Kansas

1933 Senior Class of Lecompton Rural High School, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1933
Photograph of the 1933 Senior Class of Lecompton Rural High School. Two rows of students are posed at the entrance of the high school. The students have been identified as:; Front Row: Wilma Schaffer, Mae Norwood, Eunice Brass, Lorene Hildenband, Mildred Goodrich; Back Row: Elmer Robinson, Billy Anderson, Norman Lasswell. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium in Topeka, Kansas, 1932

Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium in Topeka, Kansas, 1932
Date: 1933
This black and white aerial view is of the original Menninger Sanitarium. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. Their philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients. The Dr. Menningers did not believe that the fate of mentally ill people was to be warehoused; they believed mental illness could be treated. The Menningers brought hope for troubled persons everywhere.


Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule in Chicago, Illinois

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule in Chicago, Illinois
Date: August 1933
This is a panoramic photograph showing members at Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule held in Chicago, Illinois. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.


Amelia Earhart Christmas card

Amelia Earhart Christmas card
Date: 1933
Christmas card from Amelia Earhart and George Putnam. Printed in black on off-white colored paper. The donor's family knew Earhart and Putnam, and the couple stayed with the family when they visited the British Isles. Putnam and Earhart met in 1928 when the publisher contacted the aviatrix to ask her to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger. They were married in 1931. Earhart disappeared over the Pacific during an attempted around-the-world flight on July 2, 1937.


Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 10, 1933
These African American adults and children are assembled outside of the Apex Theater at 122 E. 4th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are the brick street with trolley tracks, a Meadow Gold ice cream truck, and a street light.


Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1936
These series of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel in Syracuse, Kansas. The facility designed by Louis Curtis opened in 1908 and provided service until closing in 1936. The building was razed in 1972.


Brinkman's Bakery delivery trucks in Lawrence, Kansas

Brinkman's Bakery delivery trucks in Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence, Alfred, 1880-1948
Date: 1933
Here are two photographs showing Brinkman's Bakery delivery trucks in front of the bakery at 816 Massachusetts in Lawrence, Kansas.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: King, Ernest V., 1874-1964
Date: 1933
This sepia colored photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was competed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Case work procedure requirement

Case work procedure requirement
Creator: Stutz, John G
Date: December 28, 1933
This brief letter from John G. Stutz, executive director of the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC), was addressed to county commissioners, poor commissioners, case supervisors, and county relief committees across the state of Kansas. In the letter, Stutz outlines the essential elements of the relief program, including an admonishment that there were many families in need of relief funds and that the federal government wanted to ensure that adequate relief was distributed. Stutz also points out that these programs were the responsibility of the county commissioners and poor commissioners.


Chief of the Iowas drawing

Chief of the Iowas drawing
Creator: McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859
Date: 1933
This is a drawing of Mahaskah, Chief of the Iowas, and son of Chief Mahaska and Rantchewaime. On the death of his father, Mahaskah was unanimously elected chief of the Iowas. The bear claws worn around his neck in this drawing belonged to his father. The drawing was copied from "The Indian Tribes Of North America with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs" by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall, new edition, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge.


Cimarron High School, Cimarron, Kanas

Cimarron High School, Cimarron, Kanas
Creator: Stovall Studio
Date: 1933
This is a composite photograph of the 1933 senior class at Cimarron High School, Cimarron, Kansas. The individuals are identified.


Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1709

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1709
Creator: Arganbright
Date: 1933
This is a photograph showing Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1709 at Pittsburg, Kansas. They worked on mined land reclamation in Crawford County, Kansas, and lake construction in Woodson County, Kansas. Apparently the camp chefs are on each end of the front row.


Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Dunlap, Kansas

Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Dunlap, Kansas
Date: 1933
This is a photograph of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Dunlap, Kansas. The church has a bell tower.


Construction workers, Marysville, Kansas

Construction workers, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: August 10, 1933
This is an informal portrait of two construction workers on a steam shovel at the Big Blue River bridge construction site near Marysville, Kansas.


Crushing rock near Lawrence, Kansas

Crushing rock near Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1933
This is a photograph showing workers with equipment crushing rock near Lawrence, Kansas. The project was probably part of the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee.


Curbing the wind

Curbing the wind
Creator: Aicher, L. C.
Date: 1935
The twenty-ninth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes this short article by L. C. Aicher, superintendent of the Fort Hays Experiment Station in Hays, Kansas. In the article ("Curbing the Wind" in Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture for the Years 1933 to 1934"), Aicher describes the most effective techniques for preventing wind erosion, stating that "the secret in preventing soil from blowing is to keep the surface in a roughened condition." He also gives directions about the best methods for listing land and caring for fallow fields.


Dust storm, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

Dust storm, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: April 1933
A dust storm rolls toward Tribune, Kansas. Several onlookers wait and watch in the yard. In 1933 Greeley county farmers abandoned 80 percent of the cropland they had already sown, according to the Kansas May Crop Report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Greeley County Republican newspaper blamed a year of dry weather, strong winds, a damaging freeze, the army cutworm, and the Hessian fly as causes of abandonment. Only 17,000 acres or twenty percent of the average wheat crop would be harvested that year.


Esther Anna Brown Murtha Hulse

Esther Anna Brown Murtha Hulse
Date: 1933
A black and white photograph of Esther Anna Brown Murtha Hulse(1844-1938), a survivor of Quantrill's Raid, taken from the book "Illustriana Kansas". Esther, the daughter of Mathew R. Brown and Nancy Jane Fuller Brown, was born November 4, 1844 in Richmond, Indiana. She later moved with her family to Lawrence, Kansas where her father Mathew Brown was killed in 1861 by Missouri bushwhackers. Within a month of Esther's marriage to Thomas Eugene Murtha on July 4, 1863, he and nearly 200 people were killed on August 22, 1863 during Quantrill's raid on Lawrence. Now a young widow, Esther worked as a dress marker at the Crane General Store in Lawrence until she moved to Chanute, Kansas. There, she met and married her second husband, Civil War veteran Richard James Hulse, on March 4, 1875. The couple remained in Chanute for a few years before moving to Cherryvale, Kansas, where Esther became an active member in the community. For three years she managed the New York Drygoods Store and was instrumental in organizing a Red Cross chapter. When her second husband died on March 15, 1901, Esther continued to serve her community as a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.


F.A. Winfrey to Governor Alfred Mossman Landon

F.A. Winfrey to Governor Alfred Mossman Landon
Creator: Winfrey, F. A.
Date: June 17, 1933
F. A. Winfrey, Director of the Red Cross office in St. Louis, Missouri, responds to a request by Governor Alfred Landon of Topeka, Kansas, for assistance with drought conditions in Southwest Kansas. A survey of conditions in drought stricken areas had revealed desperate conditions in at least four Kansas counties with assistance needed, in some cases, as soon as twenty-four hours. The Governor had already negotiated emergency freight rates with railroad companies operating within the state. The area seriously effected by the drought involved at least three states including Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas.


Ferries at Lawrence

Ferries at Lawrence
Creator: Bumgardner, Edward
Date: 1933
A history of ferries that were used along the Kansas River near Lawrence, Kansas. Accompanying the history is a letter from the author to his friend, George Root.


Field crop statistics, 1933-1934

Field crop statistics, 1933-1934
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1935
This printed report (""Field Crop Statistics" in Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, to the Legislature of the State for the Years 1933 and 1934") includes a summary of the total acreage of field crops and their production value for each county in Kansas during the years 1934 and 1935.


Fiesta Bells, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Bells, Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 17, 1933
This black and white photograph shows the Fiesta Bells, a group of Mexican American women dressed in traditional clothing, during the first Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas. The members have been identified as the following: FIRST ROW: Nina Valadez, Lisa Valadez, Josefine Gomez Moreno, Victoria Lerma Morales, Antanacio Corona. SECOND ROW: Lalita Valadez, Enriqueta Martinez Flowers, Socorro Llamas Ramirez, Felipa Del Hierro Granado, Nettie Del Hierro Serna, Antonia Mosqueda, Jennie Cornejpo, Hermelenda Vargas, Teresa Cruz, Jovita Cruz. THIRD ROW: Mary Vargas, Piedad Cornejo, Alex Gomez Alcala, Agnes Vargas, Romana P. Balandran, Carmen Gomez Perez, Sabina Martinez Terry. FOURTH ROW: Augustina Lopez Gomez, Tillie Martinez Gonzalez, Mary Lopez Oliva and Josefine Llamas.


First annual Kansas all state chorus and orchestra in Wichita, Kansas

First annual Kansas all state chorus and orchestra in Wichita, Kansas
Date: March 11, 1933
This is a panoramic photograph showing the first annual Kansas all state chorus and orchestra at the Municipal University of Wichita in Wichita, Kansas.


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