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105 Kansas County Quilt

105 Kansas County Quilt
Creator: Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop
Date: between 2010 and 2013
Commemorative quilt made by the Woman's Kansas Day Club, with a separate block for every one of Kansas's 105 counties. Each block was made by a representative from that county. The quilt was then constructed, bordered, and bound by staff at Topeka's Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop and custom machine quilted by Topeka's A Touch of Class Quilting.


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.


14th annual 4-H club roundup in Manhattan, Kansas

14th annual 4-H club roundup in Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Hanna, F. J.
Date: June 01, 1936-June 06, 1936
This is a photograph of the 14th annual 4-H club roundup in Manhattan, Kansas. The attendees form the shape of a sunflower.


$190,235,814 For Dairy Products

$190,235,814 For Dairy Products
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure was designed as a talk to encourage the construction of good roads in the state of Kansas. It described comparable rural roads in Wisconsin that promote crop and dairy production.


19th Annual Convention of the National Association of Colored Women

19th Annual Convention of the National Association of Colored Women
Creator: Dandridge, Deborah L., 1946-
Date: July 21-26, 1935
This panorama shows attendees of the convention of the National Association of Colored Women held July 21 to July 26, 1935. The signs on the building read "Mount Zion Temple" and "Mt. Zion Settlement School of Music, Kathleen Forbes." This appears to be Mt. Zion Congregational Church on E. 55th Street and Central Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, where the organization held its 19th annual convention in 1935. Two women to the left side of the photo wear nursing uniforms. Three other women hold signs reading "Con" (presumably Connecticut), "Illinois," and "Ohio."


20th Century Mothers Club

20th Century Mothers Club
Creator: Dandridge, Deborah L., 1946-
Date: around 1950
These photographs show two group portraits of members of the 20th Century Mothers Club in Wichita, Kansas.


27th Annual 4-H Club Roundup, Manhattan, Kansas

27th Annual 4-H Club Roundup, Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Hanna, F. J.
Date: May 29, 1951-June 02, 1951
This is a photograph of the 27th Annual 4-H Club Round-Up in Manhattan, Kansas.


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.


4-H Livestock show, Salina, Kansas

4-H Livestock show, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Marsh, C. W.
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows the 4-H Club Mid-America Livestock Show in the Agricultural Hall at Kenwood Park, Salina, Kansas.


4-H parade, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

4-H parade, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1936
Two views of the 4-H parade through downtown Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas about 1936.


40th Annual GAR Encampment, Manhattan, Kansas

40th Annual GAR Encampment, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 1921
This panorimic photograph shows the Civil War veterans and others who attended the 40th Annual Encampment of the Kansas Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). It was held at Community Hall, Manhattan, Kansas, May 18, 19, and 20, 1921. The GAR was the veterans organization for Civil War soldiers. This image shows the veterans, some members of the women's auxiliary, and some young boys in the front row. There is also a drum near the center of the image for the Civil War Veterans Drum Corps, No 25, Garfiled Post, Wichita, Kansas. There are several other drums and musical instruments in the photograph.


4th of July parade in Alta Vista, Kansas

4th of July parade in Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: 1905
Photograph of the parade held on July 4, 1905 in Alta Vista, Kansas. William F. Kahle is seen hauling a large log behind the Royal Neighbors and Modern Woodmen of America float.


50th-63rd Annual Kansas Day Meetings

50th-63rd Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1941-1954
This document represents the 50th - 63rd Annual Kansas Day Meeting Participant Lists, Speeches and Addresses, and Correspondence. This document is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman.


A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1920
This photograph shows a boat-shaped float created by the A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado, Kansas. Two small African-American boys are looking on from the foreground. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Adaline Beedle Sorace

Adaline Beedle Sorace
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
These fifteen photographs show Adaline Beedle Sorace, author of Addie of the Flint Hills, at various periods in her life. The first photograph is Addie at age sixteen. While the next four images have her attending nursing school at Bell Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Images six through ten show Addie with her friends from Matfield Green, Kansas, and a view of the high school in Matfield Green. Images eleven and twelve show Addie with unidentified friends. The last three images have her with members from the Jr. Century Club in Matfield Green.


Aerial view of 10th and Van Buren Streets in Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of 10th and Van Buren Streets in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is an aerial view showing 10th and Van Buren Streets located south of the Kansas capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The building on the southeast corner is the Masonic Lodge.


Afro-American Club Women group and individual portraits

Afro-American Club Women group and individual portraits
Creator: Dandridge, Deborah L., 1946-
Date: Between 1960 and 1979
These photographs show the members of the Afro-American Club Women in Wichita and Topeka, Kansas.


After the great war is over

After the great war is over
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.


Albe Burge Whiting

Albe Burge Whiting
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting, (1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory in 1856 and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and the Topeka Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, in June of 1930, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Albe Burge Whiting

Albe Burge Whiting
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting,(1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory, in 1856, and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, and the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House in June of 1930. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Alexander Soule Johnson

Alexander Soule Johnson
Creator: Uhl, S. Jerome
Date: 1906
Oil portrait of Alexander Soule Johnson by artist Jerome S. Uhl. The subject was the son of Rev. Thomas Johnson who operated the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Johnson County, Kansas. He worked as a land surveyor in Johnson County and oversaw settlement of the region as land and tax commissioner of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway land grant. During the Civil War, Johnson served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Kansas State Militia and participated in the Price Raid. He was a lawyer and member of the first territorial legislature. Johnson took an active role in, and served as president of, the Topeka Club. This social group consisted primarily of prominent Topekans. Johnson's portrait hung in the organization's clubhouse until it disbanded in the early 1920s. The artist was a painter from Cincinnati, Ohio, who studied in Paris, exhibited in Europe, and painted portraits of a number of prominent Americans.


Alma Ladies Birthday Club

Alma Ladies Birthday Club
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
Photograph of several women belonging to the birthday club having a conversation in Alma, Kansas. Those identified are Laura Schmidt, Dora Meyer, Katie Haller, and Lena Diepenbrock.


Almeda Harrison

Almeda Harrison
Creator: Marquise, Enid Oklahoma
Date: 1938
This photograph shows Almeda Harrison's graduation from Riley Rural High School in Riley County, Kansas. Almeda was involved through her high school in the Girl Reserves of the YWCA. She attended the YMCA's Camp Wood near Elmdale, Kansas where the organization sought to enrich the lives of young girls through "healthy living and social responsibilities."


Alpha Kappa Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi

Alpha Kappa Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi
Date: October 12, 1940
This is a panoramic photograph showing members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi at regional meetings in Topeka, Kansas. Kappa Alpha Psi is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and was founded on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University at Bloomington. Alpha Kappa Alpha was 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.


Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet

Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet
Date: 1953
Silver metal charm bracelet of the shield and symbols of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Kappa Alpha is a traditional black sorority. This bracelet was a souvenir of 1953 National Convention of the AKA Sorority and was worn by Mamie Williams at local meetings and at Boule 1953-1956.


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