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Alice Steele Graham

Alice Steele Graham
Date: Between 1923 and 1925
These are two photographs of Alice Steele Graham, who graduated from Goodland High School in 1925. After graduation, she taught in four rural schools in Wallace and Sherman counties.


An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity

An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity
Creator: Johns, Laura M
Date: 1889
This pamphlet on prohibition was mailed to each Kansas school superintendent and to 11,500 school teachers. It was to be used by the teachers and passed along to the pupils and their parents.


Anna Freud lecturing at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Anna Freud lecturing at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: April 1966
Anna Freud lectures at the Menninger School of Psychiatry 20th reunion. Karl Menninger, MD, is joining her in laughter. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. Once located in Topeka, Kansas, they relocated in 2003 to Houston, Texas.


Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas

Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1922
An informal portrait of the members of the girl's basketball team at De Soto High School in De Soto, Kansas. One girl holds a basketball labeled "D.H.S."


Beatrice Coats interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Beatrice Coats interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Coats, Beatrice Josephine (Basgall)
Date: December 29, 2009
This is an interview with Beatrice Coats, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Beatrice talks of her family, education, and the home front during WWII.


Bernice Boyles

Bernice Boyles
Creator: Downings Gallery, Topeka
Date: Between 1890 and 1955
Here are twelve photographs of Bernice Boyles, the daughter of James and Julia Boyles. Bernice graduated from the University of Kansas and later taught math at Topeka High School for forty-three years. Six of the photographs show Bernice Boyles with students at unidentified schools.


Bethel College

Bethel College
Date: 1919-1920
This is a photograph of the students, faculty, and graduates of Bethel College, Newton, Kans. They appear to be at the back or a side of the Administration Building.


Center Hill School, Hamilton County, Kansas

Center Hill School, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This photograph shows students and teacher Myrtle Matchett posed in front of Center Hill school, School District #57, Hamilton County, Kansas. The frame school building was erected in 1889.


Class portrait, Mount Olive School, Greeley County, Kansas

Class portrait, Mount Olive School, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: around 1914
A teacher, surrounded by students, sits at her desk in the Mount Olive School in Greeley, Kansas. A United States flag, a sign urging students to "Do right" and a portrait, possibly of Woodrow Wilson, are visible in the background.


Consolidated school in Minneola, Kansas

Consolidated school in Minneola, Kansas
Date: October 23, 1924
This is a panoramic photo showing students and teachers standing outside the Consolidated School in Minneola, Clark County, Kansas. The students appear to be both primary and secondary students.


Council Grove High School

Council Grove High School
Date: 1909
The exterior of the Council Grove High School building and its students and teachers are pictured in this photograph.


Dean Collins, M.D., teaching at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Dean Collins, M.D., teaching at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1980 and 1989
Dr. Collins, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, teaching a group of psychiatric residents at the Menninger Clinic. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. Once located in Topeka, Kansas, they relocated in 2003 to Houston, Texas.


Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award
Creator: Medallic Art Company
Date: 1973
Washburn Alumni Association Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Mamie Williams, an African American woman who taught in Topeka, Kansas, schools from 1918 to 1960. Born in South Carolina, Williams moved with her family to Topeka in 1899. She studied mathematics at Washburn College, where she was the only African-American in her class. Williams began teaching in the Topeka area in 1918 and remained there for 42 years. In 1973, she was awarded the Washburn University Distinguished Service Award. The Washburn Alumni Association awarded this medal to Williams in recognition of her contributions to education. The Medallic Art Company of New York manufactured the medal. Founded in 1903, the company was well known for minting prestigious awards such as the Pulitzer Prize, the Peabody Award, and the Newberry Medal.


District 22 schoolhouse and students, Hamilton County, Kansas

District 22 schoolhouse and students, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
A view of the schoolhouse and pupils in school district 22, Hamilton County, Kansas.


Dunlap Academy and Mission School, Dunlap, Kansas

Dunlap Academy and Mission School, Dunlap, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1899
This photograph portrays the students and teachers of the African American school in Dunlap, Morris County, Kansas. Dunlap was located in eastern Morris County and was established in May 1878. The colony was founded by Benjamin Singleton and the Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association. This was the last colony Singleton founded in Kansas.


Dust storm's sweep awe-inspiring, fearful, yet beautiful, says Mrs. Doane

Dust storm's sweep awe-inspiring, fearful, yet beautiful, says Mrs. Doane
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: February 28, 1935
This brief article includes excerpts from a letter written by Gertrude Fay Doane, a grade-school teacher in Winona, Kansas. She vividly describes a dust storm that hit her schoolhouse, writing that "clouds, rolling like smoke from the horizon high into the heavens, interspersed by sheets of dark blue, were being driven by some horrible force onward toward us." Doane also recounts the next day's rabbit drive and applauds the optimism of western Kansans in the midst of the Dust Bowl.


Edgar G. Griswold

Edgar G. Griswold
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
Edgar G. Griswold was born in Santa Rosa, California, on May 23, 1870. He moved to Rossville in 1902. He was a teacher and farmer as well as served as the Rossville, Kansas, mayor for six years. He died June 27, 1963, in Rossville. 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.


Elam Bartholomew

Elam Bartholomew
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and returned to Illinois to marry her in June 1877. They returned to Kansas in September of 1877. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays. Elam Bartholomew was a well know botanist specializing in rust flora and he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934. A diary for the years 1877 and 1878 is contained in Kansas Memory.


Elam Bartholomew

Elam Bartholomew
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and returned to Illinois to marry her in June 1877. They returned to Kansas in September of 1877. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays. Elam Bartholomew was a well know botanist specializing in rust flora and he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934. A diary for the years 1877 and 1878 is contained in Kansas Memory.


Elam Bartholomew diary

Elam Bartholomew diary
Creator: Bartholomew, Elam
Date: January 1, 1881-December 31, 1881
Elam Bartholomew was a resident of Rooks County and Hays, Kansas. He was a horticulturalist, internationally known for his work with fungi. His diary reflects his active participation in Republican Party politics, local government, the United Presbyterian Church, farm organizations, and experimental farming. Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and returned to Illinois to marry her in June 1876. They returned to Kansas in September of 1876. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays, where he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934.


Elam Bartholomew diary

Elam Bartholomew diary
Creator: Bartholomew, Elam
Date: 1879
Elam Bartholomew was a resident of Rooks County and Hays, Kansas. He was a horticulturalist internationally known for his work with fungi. His diary reflects his active participation in Republican Party politics, local government, the United Presbyterian Church, farm organizations, and experimental farming. Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and returned to Illinois to marry her in June 1876. They returned to Kansas in September of 1876. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays where he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934.


Elam Bartholomew diary

Elam Bartholomew diary
Creator: Bartholomew, Elam
Date: From January, 1877 to December, 1878
Elam Bartholomew was a resident of Rooks County and Hays, Kansas. He was a horticulturalist, internationally known for his work with fungi. His diary reflects his active participation in Republican Party politics, local government, the United Presbyterian Church, farm organizations, and experimental farming. Elam Bartholomew was born in Pennsylvania, and his family moved first to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873, he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery. Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874, and returned to Illinois to marry Montgomery in June, 1876. The Bartholomews returned to Kansas in September, 1876, and lived on their farm on Bow Creek in Rooks County until 1929. They then moved south to Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County, where he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College until his death in 1934.


Elam Bartholomew diary

Elam Bartholomew diary
Creator: Bartholomew, Elam
Date: January 1, 1880-December 31, 1880
Elam Bartholomew was a resident of Rooks County and Hays, Kansas. He was a horticulturalist, internationally known for his work with fungi. His diary reflects his active participation in Republican Party politics, local government, the United Presbyterian Church, farm organizations, and experimental farming. Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and returned to Illinois to marry her in June 1876. They returned to Kansas in September of 1876. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays, where he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934.


Elam Bartholomew in an experimental corn field

Elam Bartholomew in an experimental corn field
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and returned to Illinois to marry her in June 1877. They returned to Kansas in September of 1877. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays. Elam Bartholomew was a well know botanist specializing in rust flora and he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934. A diary for the years 1877 and 1878 is contained in Kansas Memory.


Elam Bartholomew residence, Rooks County, Kansas

Elam Bartholomew residence, Rooks County, Kansas
Date: Between 1899 and 1905
This is an interior view of the Bartholomew's sod house. Elam and his wife Rachel are in the photograph. Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and in June 1877 traveled to Illinois for the wedding. They returned to Kansas in September of 1877. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays. Elam Bartholomew was a well known botanist specializing in rust flora and he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934. A diary for the years 1877 and 1878 is contained in Kansas Memory.


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