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Betty McCann-Thomas reminiscences

Betty McCann-Thomas reminiscences
Creator: McCann-Thomas, Betty
Date: 2004 - 2012
This is a reminiscence recorded by Betty McCann-Thomas describing her work at North American Aviation during World War II. After leaving Kansas State University, she attended training school and was hired by North American located in the Fairfax District of Kansas City, Kansas. McCann-Thomas was involved in making B-25 airplanes. Women working in the defense factories were often called Rosie the Riveter. She describes in detail the tools she used and the work she performed on the airplane skins and tank doors. The collection contains two photographs of Betty McCann-Thomas.


Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: The case of the century

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: The case of the century
Creator: Kansas Bar Association
Date: 2004
Produced by the Kansas Bar Association, this 70-minute video features a reenactment of the 1952 and 1953 oral arguments presented to the United States Supreme Court in the landmark school segregation case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.


Governor John Carlin interview

Governor John Carlin interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: February 12, 2004
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor John Carlin discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 8, 1979 to January 12, 1987. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. Carlin was serving as Archivist of the United State at the time, and the interview was recorded at his Washington, D.C. office. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below. The interview is the basis for Beatty's article "'Be Willing to Take Some Risks to Make Things Happen': A Conversation with Former Governor John Carlin." Kansas History, v31 n2 (Summer 2007/2008).


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Leatherwood, Leo W.
Date: 17 October 2004
Seaman Leatherwood served in the Navy during World War II. Interviewed by Joyce Suellentrop on Oct 17, 2004, Leatherwood talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Gray County Veterans Memorial & Archives and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


St. Francis Church, St. Paul, Kansas

St. Francis Church, St. Paul, Kansas
Date: May 5, 2004 - July 2, 2005
These six photographs represent St. Francis Church in St. Paul Kansas. The photographs portray the church before and after the storm in June 30, 2005.


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