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$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.


A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1880-1889
Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.


Comparative Cost of Travel

Comparative Cost of Travel
Date: 1919
Promotional brochure exhorting the virtues of automobiles and trucks over team drive carriages in the hauling of agricultural products over good roads.


Cow milking contest, Topeka, Kansas

Cow milking contest, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Alan Sells Studio; Topeka, KS
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Cow milking contest at the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas.


Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers

Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers
Date: Between 1888 and 1892
Photograph of Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers carrying milk cans at their farm near Topeka, Kansas.


"Dorothy Stories": growing up in Butler County, Kansas

"Dorothy Stories": growing up in Butler County, Kansas
Creator: Holt, Dorothy Bogue
Date: 1994-2000
In this photograph Dorothy "Dottye" Bogue Holt, born in 1925, stands in front of the Bodarc General Store building, which closed in 1951. Bodarc, also known as Bois d'Arc, was unofficially founded in 1875 in Butler County, and is now considered one of Kansas' "lost communities." Dorothy Holt moved from Douglass to a farm near Bodarc in 1931. Her four stories about growing up there in the 1930s are titled "One Fourth Of July (1933)"; "The Farewell Party (1930)"; "Riding The Bay (1933)"; and "A New School Start [1931]." Holt died in 2014 in Topeka, Kansas.


Henry L. Denison to Joseph Denison

Henry L. Denison to Joseph Denison
Creator: Denison, Henry
Date: May 11, 1859
Henry Denison wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to his uncle, Joseph Denison, who was traveling away from home. Henry reported that the cornerstone of Bluemont College had been laid the day before, and described the festivities, including speeches and the planting of a kind of time capsule behind the cornerstone. He added that crops had sprouted and were growing beautifully; emigrants continued to pass through on their way to Pikes Peak.


Kansas.  A complete and comprehensive description of the agricultural, horticultural, stock raising and mineral resources of Kansas

Kansas. A complete and comprehensive description of the agricultural, horticultural, stock raising and mineral resources of Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1903
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet promotes Kansas as an abundant and ideal place to settlement.


Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate

Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1909
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet highlights the natural and human resources found in Kansas at the time of publication.


Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie
Creator: Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission
Date: 1936
This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.


Man milking a cow, Greeley County, Kansas

Man milking a cow, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
An unidentified man milks a Holstein cow in a pasture near a barbed wire fence, Greeley County, Kansas.


Milk bottles

Milk bottles
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster issued by the Kansas State Board of Health shows important factors for ensuring safe milk for children.


Milking cows on a farm in Riley County, Kansas

Milking cows on a farm in Riley County, Kansas
Date: 1903
A photograph showing Nellie Zimmerman White milking a cow while her daughter, Flora White, watches. The dairy farm was located east of the Kaw River bridge across from Manhattan.


Ninth annual exposition and fair, Manhattan, Kansas

Ninth annual exposition and fair, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: September 24 - 27, 1878
This poster advertises the ninth annual exposition and fair at Manhattan, Kansas. Highlights include livestock, agricultural crops, horse racing, baby judging contest, musical and other entertainment events.


Southern Kansas.  Letter in the march number of "camp's emigrants' guide to Kansas," from a New York farmer

Southern Kansas. Letter in the march number of "camp's emigrants' guide to Kansas," from a New York farmer
Creator: Worden, Allen M.
Date: March 8, 1880
This railroad advertisement features a published letter from a New York farm emigrant, lauding the agricultural bountifulness of Kansas to prospective settlers. It was written in Iola, Allen County.


The dairy herd of the Security Benefit Association farms in Topeka, Kansas

The dairy herd of the Security Benefit Association farms in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1930
The Security Benefit Association, a fraternal organization that evolved into an insurance organization, charged the members a nickel a month for hospital care, an orphanage for their children if the member died, and an old folks home all centered around a model farm in the western portion of Topeka, Kansas. This was part of the model farm, a herd of registered Holsteins.


Transactions of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1903-1904

Transactions of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1903-1904
Date: 1905
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on general Kansas agriculture, potato production, dairying, railroads, live stock, sugar beets, and homemaking. It also covers Kansas at the World's Fair, road building, and the proceedings of the State Board of Agriculture. County statistics include population, acreages, productions, live stock, and assessed valuation of property. State statistics and crop and livestock statistics are also included.


Tuberculosis Test for Milk Cows

Tuberculosis Test for Milk Cows
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence and responses to and by Governor Capper's office regarding testing milch cows, also known as dairy cattle, for tuberculosis. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Union Pacific Railroad Company, Livestock Bulletin No. 108

Union Pacific Railroad Company, Livestock Bulletin No. 108
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: August 14, 1913
This bulletin is a promotional advertisement providing aggregate valuations for livestock contained in the areas west of the Mississippi River ("on farms in the states on and tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad") for the time period between 1910 and 1913.


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