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All-State team semi-pro baseball certificate

All-State team semi-pro baseball certificate
Date: 1948
This certificate was presented to Charles (Chick) Gordon in recognition of his selection to the 1948 All-State Baseball Team at the state semi-pro baseball tournament in Wichita, Kansas. Gordon participated in the tournament as the starting right-fielder for the Topeka Decker Oilers, the team that won the state championship that year. He was one of 16 players named to the All-State team by the National Baseball Congress of America, the tournament sponsor. Digital reproduction of the certificate was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Anna Hittle correspondence

Anna Hittle correspondence
Date: August 27, 1948
This correspondence is from W.H. Imes to Anna Hittle Rings asking her to be his housekeeper.


Arbor Day at the Menninger Clinic

Arbor Day at the Menninger Clinic
Date: March 31, 1948
This photograph shows Dr. C.F. Menninger planting a larch tree which resembles the Cedar of Lebanon. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, founded the Menninger Clinic for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention in Topeka. Arbor Day was always celebrated at the Menninger Clinic because of the deep interest in the environment.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Vista Cavern passenger car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Vista Cavern passenger car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
An end view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Vista Cavern passenger car. It was built by Pullman for service on the Super Chief and Texas Chief passenger trains.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe  Railway's Vista Club car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Vista Club car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
The back view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Vista Club car. It was built for servicing the Super Chief passenger train.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Vista Club car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Vista Club car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
A side view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Vista Club car. It was built by Pullman for service on the Super Chief passenger train.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Regal Court car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Regal Court car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
This black and white photograph shows a side view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Regal Court passenger car. It was built by the American Car and Foundry Company for service on the Super Chief and Kansas City Chief passenger trains.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe  Railway Company's Regal Court passenger car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Regal Court passenger car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
An end view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Regal Court passenger car. It was built for service on the Super Chief and Texas Chief passenger trains.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's advertisement

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's advertisement
Creator: Villa, Hernando Gonzallo, 1881-1952
Date: Between 1948 and 1949
This photograph shows a Native American greeting a steam locomotive. The illustration is a preliminary sketch created by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company for an advertisement poster called "The Meeting of the Chiefs". In the 1949 poster a diesel locomotive is featured instead of a steam locomotive.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's coach club #1535

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's coach club #1535
Date: Between 1936 and 1948
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's coach club #1535. The car served as a buffet lounge on the Santa Fe's passenger train the Scout.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1960
This photograph shows a side view of highway equipment used in the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company piggy-back service. This type of combined transportation service is generally referred to as TOFC, or trailer-on-flat-car, in the railroad industry. It is also known as intermodal transport--involving more than one form of transportation.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3775, Cajon Pass, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3775, Cajon Pass, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3775 traveling through the Cajon Pass in California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #961

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #961
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: 1948
This black and white photograph shows steam locomotive #961 of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company at San Bernardino, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe diesel shop in Barstow, California.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe diesel shop in Barstow, California.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
A photograph of the ATSF diesel shops in Barstow, California. Locomotives 206, 210C, 2389, 2405, 712 and 16 are in view. These shops were the western service point for the railroad.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Chief in San Bernardino, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Chief in San Bernardino, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
A photograph of The Chief in San Bernardino, California. Also visible is a water column and baggage cart.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited, Canyon Diablo bridge, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited, Canyon Diablo bridge, Arizona
Date: September 11, 1947
This photograph shows the distal left side view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's eastbound locomotive the "California Limited" crossing the new Canyon Diablo bridge in Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Iola, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gibson, Arthur E.
Date: 1948
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and tracks at Iola, Kansas.


Beatrice Ramos and Vincente Escobar in Topeka, Kansas

Beatrice Ramos and Vincente Escobar in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1948
This is a wedding photograph of Beatrice Ramos and Vincente Escobar in Topeka, Kansas, taken on October 30, 1948.


Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1948

Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1948
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Social Welfare
Date: 1948
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 are reports from various departments as well as general school statistics.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: February 28, 1948
This black and white photograph shows a night view of the west wing of 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, a reflection of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capper Picnic, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Picnic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 14, 1948
These two photographs show scenes from U.S. Senator Arthur Capper's birthday party at Ripley Park in Topeka, Kansas. The event held in Topeka, Kansas from 1908 to 1951 celebrated the senator's July 14th birthday with a community picnic.


Cecil Howe residence, Topeka, Kansas

Cecil Howe residence, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Jasperson, Harold G
Date: 1948
A photograph of Cecil Howe's residence, 535 Danbury Lane, Topeka, Kansas. It was the second house built in Prospect Hills residential subdivision.


Citizens Committee on Civil Rights: The People, Fight Back

Citizens Committee on Civil Rights: The People, Fight Back
Date: 1948
This 1948 leaflet was created by the Citizens Committee on Civil Rights and used in conjunction with a citywide petition later rejected by the Topeka Board of Education. The Citizens Committee on Civil Rights was a group headquartered at the home of Lucinda Todd. The leaflet, circulated around Topeka's black community, requested funds to support the effort. Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Dan Sawyer walked the streets of Topeka to get the petition signed by almost every black household.


Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas

Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1948-1949
This photograph shows a view of businesses along Commercial Street looking north in Emporia, Kansas. A sign for the Morris Drug Store is partially visible behind a street lamp on the left side of the picture. A sign for another drug store is partially visible far in the background on the left side. Businesses visible in the picture include Jones Hardware, Foodtown Super Market, Western Auto Associate Store, Pabst Billiards, The Palace Clothing Company, Winter Furniture, Newman's Department Store, Citizens National Bank, J. C. Penney, the Mitway Hotel, Ireland's Shoe Shop, V. D. Milner Insurance, Diltz Service, Towner Home and Auto Supply, Roberts Luggage and Shoe Repairing, and the Good Eats Café. Many automobiles are visible along the street.


Cooper Elevator, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Cooper Elevator, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1948
The Cooper grain elevator in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas on October 4, 1948.


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