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25th Neewollah

25th Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 26-29, 1983
This program describes events at the 1983 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Believe in the Magic Neewollah

Believe in the Magic Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 22-30, 1994
This program describes events at the 1994 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cartoon drawing

Cartoon drawing
Creator: Maguire, Gregory
Date: 2010
Drawing of the character Elphaba (a.k.a., The Wicked Witch of the West) rendered by Gregory Maguire. Elphaba appears in the novel entitled "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West," which was written by Maguire. He created this drawing in September 2010. That year, a member of the Library/Archives staff contacted the author to see if he would donate materials from the book or musical to the Kansas Historical Society. Maguire believed he had nothing of interest to donate, so he created this drawing of Elphaba, the main character of his novel, specifically for the society.


Community Spirit: The Heart of Neewollah

Community Spirit: The Heart of Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 20-October 28, 1989
This program describes events at the 1989 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Fifth Annual Neewollah Festival: Taming of Halloween

Fifth Annual Neewollah Festival: Taming of Halloween
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 31, 1923
This program describes events at the 1923 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


"Fifty Grand" follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

"Fifty Grand" follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1975
Walter Menninger, M.D., and Chaplain Ken Mitchell are shown performing in the follies celebrating the Menninger Foundation's 50th anniversary.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1965 and 1968
Jerome Katz, PhD, is shown acting in the Freudian Follies. The background set is of Karl Menninger, M.D. After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents wrote, directed, and acted in a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory and the whole world.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1981 and 1982
Vic Bilalas is shown singing with the chorus in the Freudian Follies. After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents wrote, directed, and acted in a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory and the whole world.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1969
A chorus is shown onstage and in costume in the Freudian Follies. This shows an act "Con Frontation: A man from Topeka". After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents wrote, directed, and acted in a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory and the whole world.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1951-1991
After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents put on a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory and the whole world. These black and white photographs show some of the silly fun over the years.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1954
Dr. Jerome Katz is acting in the annual Freudian Follies. After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents wrote, directed, and acted in a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, and psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory. Also in the photograph are Drs. Johnson, Eckart, McMahon, Bouona, Morin, and P. Voth.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1976
Glen Gabbard, M.D., is shown directing the Freudian Follies of 1976. The annual Freudian Follies was written, produced, directed and starred the psychiatry and psychology residents. It spoofed the entire psychodynamic culture in general, but especially the Menninger Clinic and staff.


Get Eggcited! Neewollah

Get Eggcited! Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 24-November 1, 2014
This program describes events at the 2014 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Hooked On Neewollah

Hooked On Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 23-31, 1998
This program describes events at the 1998 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


How Sweet It Is! Neewollah

How Sweet It Is! Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 21-29, 2011
This program describes events at the 2011 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


"I Think You're Gonna Like It Here!" Neewollah 2001

"I Think You're Gonna Like It Here!" Neewollah 2001
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 17-27, 2001
This program describes events at the 2001 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This set of photographs show various rooms inside the Jayhawk Theater in Topeka, Kansas. The 1,500 seat theater located at 720 SW Jackson Street opened to the public on August 16, 1926. For a number of years the facility hosted movies, live performances, concerts and pageants. In 1974 the theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, due to changing times in the entertainment industry the Jayhawk Theater closed its doors in May of 1976. In 1993 the Kansas Legislature recognized the Jayhawk Theater as the state theater of Kansas.


Kansas' Largest Celebration Neewollah

Kansas' Largest Celebration Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 29-31, 1959
This program describes events at the 1959 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Letter from S.S. Prouty to Crawford

Letter from S.S. Prouty to Crawford
Creator: S.S. Prouty
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
A letter from S.S. Prouty, Junction City, Kansas, of the "Junction City Union", to his friend, Crawford. Prouty writes that he has seen and liked the "Ideal Colored Musical Combination" in Topeka, Kansas.


Meet Me At Neewollah

Meet Me At Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 20-30, 2004
This program describes events at the 2004 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Neeewollah 2003: In The Spirit of Fun For Everyone!

Neeewollah 2003: In The Spirit of Fun For Everyone!
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 15-25, 2003
This program describes events at the 2003 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theater productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Neeewollah: Practically Perfect in every Way

Neeewollah: Practically Perfect in every Way
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 20-28, 2017
This program describes events at the 2017 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Neeewollah: The Diamond Jubilee

Neeewollah: The Diamond Jubilee
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 19-27, 2018
This program describes events at the 2018 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Neewollah

Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 27-31, 1970
This program describes events at the 1970 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Neewollah

Neewollah
Creator: Neewollah, Inc.
Date: October 27-30, 1965
This program describes events at the 1965 Neewollah festival in Independence, Kansas. Neewollah is a celebration that began in 1919 with alternative activities for kids. Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is the oldest and largest annual festival in Kansas. For 100 years, Independence has been celebrating with parades, queen's pageant, musical theatre productions, carnival, street acts, food vendors, and much, much more. It started out small, centered around parades held on October 31. Except for years of interruption in the mid-20th century, due to the Great Depression, World War II and lack of financial support, the festival has grown from a one-day celebration to a now nine-day festival. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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