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34th Western District Mennonite Conference

34th Western District Mennonite Conference
Date: October 20 - October 23, 1925
This is a panoramic photo of the delegates to the 34th Western District Mennonite Conference in Buhler, Kansas, standing outside a tent and a church.


34th Western District Mennonite Conference

34th Western District Mennonite Conference
Creator: Harden, Homer Thomas, 1882-1939
Date: October 20, 1925-October 23, 1925
This is a panoramic photo of the attendees of the 34th Western District Mennonite Conference in Buhler, Kansas, standing outside a tent and a church building.


A. J. Dyck to Arthur Capper

A. J. Dyck to Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: April 23, 1918
Reverend A. J. Dyck of the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, Kansas, wrote this letter to Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka, Kansas, concerning the Third Liberty Loan drive and its impact on the German American community. Dyck explains that the members of his church have bought more than the amount of Liberty Loans required by the established quota in order to prove their loyalty and avoid harassment by "mobs." In addition, Dyck asks Capper if it would be acceptable for members of his church to donate to the Red Cross rather than providing money to support the war effort.


AHEPA Assembly and Greek Independence Day, Annunciation Church, Kansas City, Missouri

AHEPA Assembly and Greek Independence Day, Annunciation Church, Kansas City, Missouri
Date: March 25, 1938
This photograph of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association assembly is during the Greek Independence Day celebration at the Annunciation Church in Kansas City, Missouri.


Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas

Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1904
This is a photograph of the Abraham Eitzen farm located 2 miles east and 2 1/2 miles south of Hillsboro, Kansas. It shows the home, farm buildings and a windmill. It is a snow scene and there is a horse drawn sled in the image.


Abraham Still

Abraham Still
Date: Between 1851 and 1854
Portrait of Dr. Abraham Still, physician, minister, and missionary at the Shawnee Methodist Indian Mission on the Wakarusa, 1851-1854. The mission was located in Section 8, T. 13, R. 21 E, a mile south of Eudora in northeastern Douglas County, Kansas.


Administration Bulding, Bethel College, Newton, Kansas

Administration Bulding, Bethel College, Newton, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photo shows the exterior of the Administration Bulding, Bethel College, Newton, Kans.


Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission

Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1928-1939
This set of photographs represents the Main Building of the Mission that was used as the Administration Hall and the first Territorial Legislature of Kansas in 1855. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission

Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission
Date: 1921-1939
This set of photographs represent different views of the East Building of the Mission. The East Buildling was used as the main and administrative building for the Mission as well as the first Territorial Legislature of Kansas in 1855. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Adobe house on the Barkman farm, Marion County, Kansas

Adobe house on the Barkman farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1899
Mary Barkman, Agnes Barkman, Edward Dewald, Mrs. Peter Barkman, William Dewald, Peter M. Barkman, and Dietrich Barkman are standing in front of their adobe house, Marion County, Kansas.


Aeolian Choir, St. John AME Church, Topeka, Kansas

Aeolian Choir, St. John AME Church, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1959
This photograph shows the Aeolian Choir from the St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Topeka, Kansas. Identified are: Marcella Gilbert, Juanita Moss, Julia Etta Parks, Alberta Parks, Sam Wilson, Josephine Lee, A. R. McDaniel, Lois Abbott, David Beard, Sheridan Parks, Pearl Bower, Russlynn or Marylyn Meadows, Ethel Woodson, and Joy Williams.


Aeolian Choir, St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Topeka, Kansas

Aeolian Choir, St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 08, 1960
This photograph is a representation of the Aeolian Choir from the St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Topeka, Kansas. This was the 6th annual musical for the choir. Identified are: Alberta Parks, Pernice Tyler, Sherman Parks, Delores Collins, William Scott, Judy Brown, Juanita Marshall, Hubert Wright, Pearl Bowser, Thesa Riley, Toian Bowser, Julia Etta Parks, Dale Taylor, Bonnie Jean Williams, Clara Bryant, James H. Chase, Joy Williams, Blanche Naughen, and Bert Parks.


Aeolian Choir, St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Topeka, Kansas

Aeolian Choir, St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1958
A photograph of the Aeolian Choir from the St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Topeka, Kansas. Identified are: Lois Abbott, Ermine Frey, Mary Blackwell, Joy Williams, Thesa Riley, Sam Wilson, Ablerta Parks, Mr. Mongomery, William Smith, Blanche Vaughn, Marcella Gilbert, Pearl Bowser, Juanita Moss, and Julia Etta Parks.


Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas

Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas
Creator: Hannaford, Ed
Date: 1901
This is an album containing photographs of Marion, Kansas, and the Coble family. Included in the album are photographs of Governor Edward Hoch's house, a picnic in Central Park, Mr. and Mrs. Trenner and their house, L. F. Keller's house, the Frazier family, the Marion Presbyterian Church and parsonage, Bessie Thompson's children, William and Aline Frazier in a lilly pond, and an outing to Chingawasa Springs on the Marion Belt and Chingawasa Springs Railroad .


Alexander Braun oral history

Alexander Braun oral history
Creator: Keckeisen, Sara J. (Sara Ellen Judge)
Date: 2006
An oral interview with Alexander Braun conducted by Sara Keckeisen. He was born July 10, 1923 in Wernersdorf the Ukraine the son of Peter and Katharina (Braeul) Braun. After World War II, Mr. Braun fled west from the former Soviet Union. Eventually he immigrated to Canada (1949) on contract with the Canadian Government to work as a miner in Northern Quebec. After years of persistent attempts, in 1953 he was able to come to the United States from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to join his wife and her parents in Kansas. Alexander worked in auto body repair. He later was employed by the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) and the State of Kansas as a Master Electrician before his retirement in 1991. These are long clips. The first clip is sixty-three minutes, the second is seventy-three minutes. A searchable transcription of the interview is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Angel and Mary Ramirez Valdivia at their wedding meal held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas

Angel and Mary Ramirez Valdivia at their wedding meal held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas
Date: September 13, 1958
This is a photograph showing Angel and Mary Ramirez Valdivia's wedding meal at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas. People in the photograph are (left to right) Rito Valdivia, Marcelina Aguiano, Carman Valdivia, Mary Valdivia, Victoria Ramirez, Josephine Carmone, Mary Ramirez Valdivia, Angel Valdivia, Edmund Carmona, Father Krutkramer, Father Roman, Raymond Valdivia, Ygnacio Ramirez, and Leonila Valdivia. The wedding was held September 13, 1958.


Anna M. Hogsett to Governor Payne Ratner

Anna M. Hogsett to Governor Payne Ratner
Creator: Hogsett, Anna
Date: October 22, 1942
This letter from Mrs. Anna Hogsett of Brownell, Kansas, to Governor Payne Ratner, details her efforts to help her son Luther who refused to join the U.S. military because he objected to war of any kind. In addition, Mrs. Hogsett's letter is important because it details the stance of many Jehovah's Witnesses toward armed conflict and violence.


Anna Margaret Watson Randolph, diary

Anna Margaret Watson Randolph, diary
Creator: Randolph, Anna Margaret Watson, 1838-1917
Date: August 17, 1858 - August 22, 1858
This brief diary, kept by Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph, begins with her move to Kansas in an entry dated August 17, 1858. These six entries at the beginning of her diary provide details about her family's journey from Ohio to Kansas Territory, included a number of interesting accounts of their journey on a riverboat. Their boat ran aground several times and, interspersed among her descriptions of these difficulties, Anna wrote about her sister Mary Jane, the weather, and her personal observances of other passengers. She also filled her diary with her frustrations and concerns during their arduous journey west.


Annie (Le Porte) Diggs

Annie (Le Porte) Diggs
Creator: Snyder
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
A portrait of Annie (Le Porte) Diggs, who was born in 1848 in Canada to an American mother and French father. Two years later the family moved to New Jersey, where she attended school. Diggs moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1873 and married Alvin S. Diggs shortly thereafter. While in Kansas, Diggs began to attend the local Unitarian Church and developed a strong sense of moral responsibility that prompted her to work for temperance and women's suffrage. During 1882, Diggs and her husband published the newspaper Kansas Liberal, and beginning in 1890 she was the associate editor of the Alliance Advocate. As a radical reformer seeking to wipe out injustice, Diggs also allied herself with the Farmer's Alliance, aiding in the creation of the People's (Populist) Party, serving on the Populist National Committee, and supporting the fusion of the Populist and Democratic parties in the 1898 election. Throughout this time she continued to work actively for women's voting rights and served in the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association. In 1898, she was appointed the state librarian of Kansas, and she was also elected president of Kansas Press Women in 1905. Diggs moved to New York City in 1906, where she worked on two publications: The Story of Jerry Simpson (1908) and Bedrock (1912). She relocated to Detroit, Michigan, in 1912 and died there on September 7, 1916.


Annual Report to the American Missionary Association

Annual Report to the American Missionary Association
Creator: Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898
Date: 1858
This draft report, written by Samuel L. Adair, covers the year 1857 and also describes the organization of the Congregational Church in Osawatomie, Kansas Territory. Samuel L. Adair was preaching at a number of rural churches in the area. It reports on membership, attendance, and other religious activities. He also mentions the activities of other denominations in the area.


Annunciation Catholic Church and parish house in Frankfort, Kansas

Annunciation Catholic Church and parish house in Frankfort, Kansas
Creator: H. G. Zimmerman & Co.
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
These are two postcard views of the Annunciation Catholic Church and parish house, located at 213 East 5th Street, in Frankfort, Kansas.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1917
These materials relate to the Kansas Department of the Anti-Saloon League of America. Correspondence is primarily between State Superintendent W.J. Herwig and Reverend Milo G. Kelser, field manager at the Anti-Saloon League of America headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. Correspondence is also exchanged with Reverend Julius Smith and Professor O. G. Markham of Baldwin City. Travel itineraries, legislation, and the effects of World War I are frequent topics of conversation. The group sought to organize prohibition meetings in conjunction with Sunday church services around the state. Monthly financial reports are also included.


Anton T. Boisen papers

Anton T. Boisen papers
Creator: Boisen, Anton T. (Anton Theophilus), 1876-1965
Date: 1915 - 1965 (bulk 1930s-1940s)
These papers include correspondence with Professor Seward Hiltner of Princeton Theological School, hand-illustrated poetry written by various individuals, newsletters from the Elgin State Hospital, manuscripts, and course lectures. Boisen spent time in Wabaunsee, Kansas while surveying rural churches, including the Congregational Church. Boisen was secretary of the Wabaunsee Neighborhood Association and wrote about the "Health Conditions in the Wabaunsee Community." Also included are annual reports (1933-1935) to the directors of the Chicago Council for the Clinical Training of Theological Students which include several photographs of students at the Elgin State Hospital, where Boisen was the chaplain from 1932-1954.


Arcadia mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Arcadia mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1914-1969
A photograph of the Arcadia mining camp. Arcadia was originally founded as Hathaway in 1857 a half mile north of the current town. The post office was later moved to the site of a railroad siding in approximately 1876. Arcadia is located on the Kansas and Missouri state line, in Crawford County, and is roughly twenty miles northeast of Pittsburg, Kansas. Photographs include images of a school, churches, street scenes, school basketball team, and mining operations.


Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905-1943
Photographs and postcards of the mining camp, businesses, community interests, residents, and buildings in Arma, Kansas. The city of Arma was incorporated in 1909 and is located in Crawford County about nine miles north of Pittsburg. Previously the area was known as Rust, a small coal camp laid out in 1886. The town was inhabited by miners from many of the surrounding mines. Arma continues today and is home to a few businesses, a grade school and a high school.


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