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American Legion Auxiliary, Cimarron, Kansas

American Legion Auxiliary, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: 1925
This photograph shows members of the American Legion Auxiliary in Cimarron, Kansas. They are displaying a trophy.


American Legion Auxiliary, Woodson County

American Legion Auxiliary, Woodson County
Date: 1921
An account of the formation of the Woodson Post of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #13. Also listed are officers elected, meeting happenings, and members.


American Legion Auxiliary ladies, Rossville, Kansas

American Legion Auxiliary ladies, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1958 and 1970
Pictured left to right at an American Legion Auxiliary banquet are Thresa Trahoon, Fern Rogers, Ruby Rezac, Ruth Hesse, Velda O'Donnell, Nora Mitchell, Mary Decker, Hope Meade, Amy Meade, Jenny Coleman, Roxie Banta, Anna Lemon, and Melba Gentry. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


American Legion Rosedale Post 346 photo album

American Legion Rosedale Post 346 photo album
Date: 1940-1969
Photographs of events held by Rosedale Post #346 of American Legion Post. Many of the people pictured are identified on the backs of the photographs. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


American Legion members, Rossville, Kansas

American Legion members, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1961
The Rossville American Legion Jimmie Lillard Unit 31 color guard and firing squad give their respects to fallen veterans on Memorial Day of May 1961. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Certificate of appreciation for Harry Colmery

Certificate of appreciation for Harry Colmery
Date: 1934
This large, hand-crafted certificate was presented to Harry Colmery in appreciation for his efforts as executive director of the 1934 Western Sectional Tournament sponsored by the national American Legion organization and hosted by Topeka's Capitol Post 1. In the tournament held August 23-25, 1934, six American Legion Junior Baseball teams from the western half of the country competed to determine which of them would vie against the Eastern Sectional winner for the national championship. It was the second straight year that Topeka hosted the tournament. Teams from the following cities participated in the Western Sectional in 1934: New Orleans, LA; Milwaukee, WI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Wichita, KS; and, Neligh, NE. New Orleans defeated Seattle in the tournament final by a score of 10-6, but the team ultimately lost to Cumberland, MD in the national title series played in Chicago. The certificate of appreciation was signed by members of all six Western Sectional teams, plus the following officials: Senator Arthur Capper; Governor Alf Landon; Topeka Mayor Omar Ketchum; Frank Ripley, President of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce; and, Russell Cook, National Director of the American Legion's Americanism Commission. Topekan Harry Colmery was a long-time local, state, and national leader in the American Legion, as well as a prominent national advocate for veterans' rights. He is widely credited for his role in drafting the G.I. Bill of Rights legislation, and for his advocacy in securing the bill's passage in 1944.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, American Legion

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, American Legion
Creator: Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949
Date: 1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the American Legion which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Harry H. Woodring, Correspondence Files, Box 16

Governor Harry H. Woodring, Correspondence Files, Box 16
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1931-1933 : Woodring)
Date: 1931
These folders contain correspondence state agency files and subject files from the Governor Woodring collection. Some subjects included are the American Legion, American Red Cross, American-War Mothers, Betsy Ross Corps, Boy Scouts, Child Welfare, and Coal.


Governor Harry Hines Woodring to F.J. Aufdemberge

Governor Harry Hines Woodring to F.J. Aufdemberge
Creator: Woodring, Harry Hines, 1887-1967
Date: March 23, 1932
Governor Harry Woodring of Topeka, Kansas, replies to a letter from the mayor of Lincoln (Lincoln County), F. J. Aufdemberge. The mayor's letter posses a solution to the high number of unemployed men in the state. He suggests that women whose husbands are employed should be required to resign and let unemployed men have their jobs, especially in the case of women teachers employed in high schools. The Governor generally agrees but declines the involvement of state government, favoring instead control by each institution or community. The Governor concurs that the American Legion may be able to sway public opinion in favor of such resignations. Kansas experienced a dramatic increase in unemployment between 1930-1933. Local work programs failed to address the problem. In July 1932, Governor Woodring applied for federal aid and created the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee to administer the federal programs. See F. J. Aufdemberge to Governor Harry Woodring, March 10 1932.


Harry W. Colmery

Harry W. Colmery
Creator: American
Date: 1936
This is a campaign poster for Harry W. Colmery, who ran for National Commander of the American Legion. He was elected to that office and served 1936-1937. Throughout his life, Colmery was active in the American Legion serving as commander of his local post, Judge Advocate of Kansas Department, and Department Commander of Kansas.


Military tank in Perry, Kansas

Military tank in Perry, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This photograph shows a military tank donated by the American Legion in Perry, Kansas. The American Legion building is visible to the right. Bert Seyler (right ) and an unidentified man are on the tank.


Santa Fe Trail centennial parade, Council Grove, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail centennial parade, Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Claiborne, Photo, Osawatomie, KS
Date: 1925
This sepia colored photograph shows a group of people standing in front of parade floats from the American Legion in Council Grove, Kansas. The event celebrated the centennial of the Santa Fe Trail.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Velda O'Donnell and Bud Lillard, Rossville, Kansas

Velda O'Donnell and Bud Lillard, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1961
A photograph of Velda O'Donnell and Henry Lillard taken in March 1961. Rossville's American Legion Auxiliary Unit was organized October 14, 1958, as the Jimmie Lillard Unit 31. Velda O'Donnell was elected vice president on October 22, 1958. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Wichita Police Chief George Shepherd with confiscated gambling equipment

Wichita Police Chief George Shepherd with confiscated gambling equipment
Date: 1947
In these photographs, Wichita Police Chief George Shepherd poses with slot machines and punch boards seized in a raid on the American Legion Club. The confiscated gambling equipment was stored in the city police vault.


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