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A-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative

A-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative
Date: 1937
This is a photograph of an a-frame pole setting truck owned by DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative in Solomon, Kansas. DS&O Electric Cooperative was established during the Great Depression as part of the federal recovery effort to bring the advantages and economic stimulus of electric power to rural Kansas. In 1991, Smoky Valley Electric Cooperative in Lindsborg, Kansas merged with DS&O, adding to the Cooperative's coverage area and member base.


ATSF 3460, Blue Goose steam engine

ATSF 3460, Blue Goose steam engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1937
This photo shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway "Blue Goose" steam engine No. 3460.


Address to be delivered at Versailles, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France

Address to be delivered at Versailles, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France
Creator: Colmery, Harry W., 1890-1979
Date: October 6, 1937
This speech was written and delivered by Harry W. Colmery at Versailles, France, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France. Harry Colmery was serving as the National Commander of the American Legion and represented that organization on this trip. He was a resident of Topeka, Kansas.


Adolph Roenigk to Kirk Mecham

Adolph Roenigk to Kirk Mecham
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: October 25, 1937
A letter from Adolph Roenigk to Kirk Mecham, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Roenigk recounts the Mulberry Scrap, a skirmish between Indians and Lincoln County settlers and soldiers on February 2, 1869.


Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium,  Topeka, Kansas, 1937

Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium, Topeka, Kansas, 1937
Date: 1937
This aerial view of the early Menninger Clinic in Topeka looks north west with the junction of Gage Blvd and Sixth Avenue in the upper left corner. This black and white aerial view is of the original Menninger Sanitarium. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. 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..


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: September 9, 1937
This photograph shows Kansas Governor Alf Landon standing on a wood bridge in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: September 9, 1937
A photograph showing Kansas Governor Alf Landon standing by a wooden walkway in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: September 9, 1937
This photograph shows Kansas Governor Alf Landon outside in Colorado.


Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor

Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor
Creator: International News Photos, Inc
Date: February 12, 1937
This photograph shows Alfred Mossman Landon speaking at an event honoring the 128th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. The event was held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York on February 12, 1937 when he was Kansas Governor.


Anna Freud correspondence

Anna Freud correspondence
Creator: Freud, Anna, 1895-1982
Date: 1936-1971
These are handwritten and typed letters, mostly outgoing, from Anna Freud to Karl Menninger, Rudolph Ekstein, May D. Lee, and other Menninger Foundation staff. Anna Freud was the youngest child of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Topics include publishing and requesting reprints, visits (or apologizing for not visiting), professional organizations and conferences, comments and critiques on writings, family deaths, and greeting cards. Anna Freud came to the Menninger Clinic in Topeka on multiple occasions during the 1960s. These papers are part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives.


Atchison, Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey building, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Atchison, Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey building, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Creator: Kemp, Edward
Date: May 27, 1937
This photograph shows Native American woman selling their pottery in front of the Fred Harvey Indian building in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout
Date: 1937
This black and white photograph shows a passenger enjoying a low cost meal on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief
Date: 1937
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's eight car passenger train the" Super Chief" traveling along its transcontinental journey.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's boxcar no. 137099

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's boxcar no. 137099
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1937
A view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway box car BX-27, number 137099.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between May 14, 1937 and May 15, 1937
This black and white photograph shows actor and radio personality Edgar Bergen with his ventriloquist figures aboard a 6,000HP Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company diesel electric engine.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between May 17, 1937 and May 18, 1937
This black and white photograph shows actor and radio personality Edgar Bergen with his ventriloquist Mortimer Snerd in the cab of a 6,000 horsepower Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel electric engine.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between May 17, 1937 and May 18, 1937
This black and white photographs shows actor and radio personality Edgar Bergen with his ventriloquist Charlie McCarthy inside the cab of a 6,000 horsepower Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel-electric engine.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's observation car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's observation car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1937
This black and white photograph show an interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's observation car on the "Super Chief."


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's observation car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's observation car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1937
This black and white photograph shows an interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's observation car on the "Super Chief."


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway diesel unit number 1 class 1

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway diesel unit number 1 class 1
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1935 and 1938
Leading unit of the first 3600 HP diesel locomotive operated by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in the streamlined passenger service. It was built in 1935 and rebuilt in 1938.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Switch Engine # 2301.

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Switch Engine # 2301.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 1937
This photograph of AT&SF switch engine #2301 was taken by the American Locomotive Company when the building of this engine was completed. It is an HH or high hood model with 600 horsepower oil (diesel) engine. The second image contains the information on the back of the photograph that provides details about the engine. These images are called builders cards or builders photos.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Campo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Campo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 05, 1937
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Campo, Colorado. In the background freight cars are visible.


A tribute to Dr. John R. Brinkley

A tribute to Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Parmer, David
Date: Between 1936 and 1937
As the title indicates, David Parmer wrote this item about Dr. John R. Brinkley. Mr. Parmer lived in Columbus, Georgia. In 1933, Parmer had traveled to Villa Acuna, Doahuilla, Mexico, to introduce some entertainers on Brinkley's radio station XERA. Shortly after he returned to Georgia, Parmer's mother died. Mr. Parmer wites that he composed the tribute to Dr. Brinkley because this man whom he had just met sent condolences and flowers to Mr. Parmer. Parmer refers to Brinkley as a "noble man." The contents of this booklet were delivered on XERA by Mr. Parmer on February 2, 1936.


Bethel College, Newton, Kansas

Bethel College, Newton, Kansas
Date: 1937
This is a panoramic photo of the entire body of students and teachers sitting in front of several buildings at Bethel College, Newton, Kans.


Better farm homes train

Better farm homes train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 10--22, 1937
This is a checklist for the Better Farm Homes train traveling through Kansas. Demonstration trains like this represented an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists, and manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. A typical train had room for lectures, display modern farm machinery, livestock, sleeping quarters, and a dining area. These trains were advertised through posters and newspaper articles. Many people would gather at the local train station waiting for the train to stop. The public was invited to board and then stay for the next half hour or so for demonstrations.


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