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Black Friday meets its master

Black Friday meets its master
Creator: Garden City Daily Telegram
Date: April 10, 1935
Several articles about life in the Dust Bowl can be found on the front page of this newspaper from Garden City. Articles of particular interest include two articles on "raging dusters," one on the winter wheat crop, and a brief article discussing the postponement of community meetings to distribute aid under the soil erosion program. The newspaper also includes articles about other newsworthy events occurring in Garden City and around the state of Kansas.


Boy Scouts, Cheney, Kansas

Boy Scouts, Cheney, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows members of an African American Boy Scout troop during a camp out in Cheney, Kansas.


Boy Scouts, Marysville, Kansas

Boy Scouts, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: July 3, 1928
This is a view of the members of Boy Scouts Troop 2, from Marysville, Kansas, posed by a Union Pacific train at Marysville's Union Pacific depot. Also visible are a small crowd of spectators (perhaps the troop members' families), a portion of the depot building, utility poles and power lines, and an unidentified building in the background.


Boy Scout troop, Topeka, Kansas

Boy Scout troop, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1938
This black and white photograph shows a Boy Scout troop standing on the steps of the First Baptist Church at 120 West Ninth Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.


Boy Scout troop in Mount Hope, Kansas

Boy Scout troop in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a postcard view showing a Boy Scout troop in front the post office in Mount Hope, Kansas. The sign above the troop says "we sell Anchor Buggies."


Frederick Lee Hall

Frederick Lee Hall
Creator: Reeves, Hal
Date: Between 1955 and 1957
These three black and white photographs show scenes from Kansas Governor Fred Hall's administration including photographs of Hall with Boy Scouts. He began his political career in 1950 when he was elected under the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Hall was re-elected in 1952 serving until his term expired in 1955. He campaigned for governor in 1954 on a platform calling for reform to clean up Topeka, Kansas, similarly to President Eisenhower's efforts to clean up Washington, D. C. Hall defeated his Democratic challenger George Docking becoming the thirty-third governor of Kansas from 1955 to 1957.


General Lewis Walt at the opening of the General Walt Boy Scout Trail

General Lewis Walt at the opening of the General Walt Boy Scout Trail
Date: 1974
Photograph of General Lewis William Walt speaking to a group of Boy Scouts and adults at the opening of the General's Boy Scout Trail across Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Lew Walt was born in 1913 near Harveyville, Kansas. He had served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Publicity Director D.O. McCray

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Publicity Director D.O. McCray
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the publicity director, D.O. McCray. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to Boy Scouts, Jewish populations in Kansas, holidays, motion pictures, Salvation Army, Women's Suffrage Movement, and taxation. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Kansas State Lion's Club convention

Kansas State Lion's Club convention
Date: 1927
This silent film documents the Kansas State Lions Club convention in Independence, Kansas. The film includes club members; scenes from Independence; a brass band and fife and drum corps; a swimming and diving pool; a beauty contest; a Boy Scouts of America band from El Dorado, Kansas; a fashion show; and footage of actress Vivian Vance.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at Canon City, Colorado

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at Canon City, Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 19, 1922
This is a view of Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, at the top of Sky Line Drive near Canon City, Colorado.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at Pikes Peak's Glen Cove Inn in Colorado

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at Pikes Peak's Glen Cove Inn in Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 20, 1922
This is a view of the Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, at Glen Cove Inn (altitude 11,425 feet), on the Pikes Peak auto highway, Colorado Springs, Colorado. A log structure is in the background as well as a mountain.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at the top of Pikes Peak

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at the top of Pikes Peak
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 20, 1922
This is a view of Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, at the top of Pikes Peak (altitude 14, 109 feet) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also visible are the three open buses used to transport the troop members.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts breaking camp at Pueblo, Colorado

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts breaking camp at Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 19, 1922
This is a view of Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, breaking camp at Pueblo, Colorado. Visible in the background are pup tents and three open buses.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts camped near Colorado Springs, Colorado

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts camped near Colorado Springs, Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 20, 1922
These Boy Scouts of Liberal, Kansas, are preparing to go over the top of Pikes Peak at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also visible are two rows of pup tents, a utility pole and power lines, several open buses, and a mountain range in the background (with an indication of Pikes Peak itself).


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 19, 1922
This is a view of the Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, at their camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also visible are a building, three open buses, pup tents, and an open field.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts preparing to leave Colorado Springs for Denver

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts preparing to leave Colorado Springs for Denver
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 21, 1922
This is a view of the Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts troops, from Liberal, Kansas, preparing to depart from Colorado Springs for Denver, Colorado. Visible in the background are utility poles and power cables, buildings, and three open buses.


National Guard - Disposition of Stored Uniforms

National Guard - Disposition of Stored Uniforms
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the disposition of stored uniforms for the National Guard. The exchange of correspondence between George Crawford, Governor Capper's office, and the Adjutant General discusses the possibility of Boy Scout Troop No. 13 to use the National Guard uniforms that are in the basement of the State House. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Rusty Hilderman photograph album

Rusty Hilderman photograph album
Creator: Hilderman, Marilyn
Date: 1946-1965
Here photographs selected from Rusty Hilderman's photo album show Hilderman from birth to enlistment in the military. The Hilderman family lived in Hutchinson, Kansas where Rusty attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Belvoir School, and Liberty Middle School. Hilderman was active in Cub and Boy Scouts and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Included are photographs of Rusty, family, and friends involved in daily activities including fishing, camping, driving vehicles and school activities. One photograph shows Rusty seated on a lion statue at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas.


Sam Clark

Sam Clark
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This photograph from a glass plate negative shows a portrait of a young girl by the name of Sam Clark, dressed in a Boy Scout uniform.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

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


Scrapbook for Boy Scout Troop #18 in Topeka, Kansas

Scrapbook for Boy Scout Troop #18 in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Hogue, Charles
Date: October 21, 1935-July 13, 1939
This is a scrapbook for Boy Scout Troop No. 18 sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Association of Gage School in Topeka, Kansas. The first scout master was Charles H. Hogue. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, meetings notes, membership, and activities. Also, there are certificates given to Houston Hogue on the completion of merit badges and first place ribbons for a Boy Scout swim meet.


The Kansas Star, volume 52, number 2

The Kansas Star, volume 52, number 2
Creator: Kansas. School for the Deaf
Date: October 1937
This is an issue of The Kansas Star, a publication written and printed by the students of the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas. This issue includes news from the athletic department, personal activities, as well as an issue of The Scout News, a newsletter reporting on local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. The school opened in 1861 and has been known as the School for the Deaf since 1896.


The Kansas Star, volume 52, number 4

The Kansas Star, volume 52, number 4
Creator: Kansas. School for the Deaf
Date: December 1937
This is an issue of The Kansas Star, a publication written and printed by the students of the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas. This issue includes news from the alumni, the athletic department, and news on the local Boy Scout troops. The school opened in 1861 and has been known as the School for the Deaf since 1896.


The Kansas Star, volume 52, number 6

The Kansas Star, volume 52, number 6
Creator: Kansas. School for the Deaf
Date: February 1938
This is an issue of The Kansas Star, a publication written and printed by the students of the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas. This issue includes news from the alumni, vocational department, athletic department, as well as Boy Scout news. The school opened in 1861 and has been known as the School for the Deaf since 1896.


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