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1951 Flood motion picture film

1951 Flood motion picture film
Creator: Weir, Alexander
Date: 1951
This is an 8mm motion picture film showing the 1951 flood in northeast Kansas. Locations in northeast Kansas include Topeka, Lecompton, Lawrence, and Kansas City. Alexander Weir, the cinematographer, took footage during the flood and after the water receded.


A century restored, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

A century restored, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video describes the history and importance of the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and banker and entrepreneur J. C. Rogers' efforts to preserve art and artifacts from the fair. Rogers lived in Wamego, Kansas, and purchased architectural artifacts and art created for the fair and brought them back to Wamego to decorate a new music hall and theater he built there. The film recounts the history of the theater, its closing and eventual restoration and the restoration of numerous paintings from the fair. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Alois (Bud) Madl video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Alois (Bud) Madl video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Madl, Alois "Bud"
Date: June 12, 2007
Alois (Bud) Madl was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1946. He was stationed in Belgium and Czechoslovakia. Interviewed by Brian Grubbs on Jun 12, 2007, Madl talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born near Baldwin City on Februrary 6, 1926. He attended Prospect School and one year of Baldwin High School. After that he work on the family dairy farm with his father. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Archie Hawkins video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Archie Hawkins video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Hawkins, Archie
Date: August 14, 2006
Archie Hawkins was drafted into the Army (Air Corps) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 83rd Squadron. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Aug 14, 2006, Hawkins talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He provides descriptions of his training and combat missions as a crew member on a B-25 bomber in the Army Air Corps. He was born April 24, 1919, in South Dakota. He was a Sioux Indian and he and both of his parents attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Arthur Lamb video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Arthur Lamb video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Lamb, Arthur W.
Date: September 27, 2007
Arthur Lamb enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Amphibians. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on September 27, 2007, Lamb talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Assembling a freight train

Assembling a freight train
Creator: Bisbee-Downer Production
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
This motion picture film titled "Assembling A Freight Train" was part of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company film series. It shows the procedures for assembling a freight train. The film is color with sound and is 10:35 minutes in length.


A trip with the camera man

A trip with the camera man
Date: 1940
This silent film by an unknown photographer features various businesses and industries in Lawrence, Kansas. The film begins with children playing on a playground followed by an airplane landing at an airport. The photographer visits an airplane factory, the Wister Chevrolet Co. car dealer and repair shop, a roller skating rink, the L. T. Harris Co. Oil-O-Matic appliance dealer, a shooting range, a machine shop, an ice plant, the Hall Brothers truck lines, the Cadwell chick hatchery, and a restaurant. The film ends with a plane taking off from the airport.


Austin E. "Bud" Albright video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Austin E. "Bud" Albright video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Albright, Austin E.
Date: Oct. 1, 1999
Staff Sergeant Austin E. "Bud" Albright was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the Co B 35th Reg 25th Div. Interviewed by James Johnston on Oct 1, 1999, Albright talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


B roll Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

B roll Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This rough cut video of the Columbian Theater renovation in Wamego, Kansas, proposes a funding model for restoring the theater. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: The case of the century

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: The case of the century
Creator: Kansas Bar Association
Date: 2004
Produced by the Kansas Bar Association, this 70-minute video features a reenactment of the 1952 and 1953 oral arguments presented to the United States Supreme Court in the landmark school segregation case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.


Canton, Kansas

Canton, Kansas
Creator: Lomax, Hugh
Date: 1929
This film presents silent footage of Canton, Kansas. Beginning with a steam engine pulling into a railroad depot, the film features many street scenes, people, schools and other small town scenes. It shows many people entering and leaving the post office or general store. It also shows many school children playing games on the playground and mothers with infants.


Cecil Stecher video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Cecil Stecher video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Stecher, Cecil L.
Date: June 12, 2007
Cecil Stecher enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served until 1946. He was a Navy Air cadet and trained as a torpedo bomber. He was born June 14, 1925, near Baldwin, Kansas. He attended grade school at Spring Creek and Prairie City and graduated from Baldwin High School. He worked at the Sunflower Ordinance Works in DeSoto before joining the Navy. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Jun 12, 2007, Stecher talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Chicago World's Fair paintings, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

Chicago World's Fair paintings, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: November 14, 1991
This video documents the restoration of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair paintings at the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater Rogers Building, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater Rogers Building, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video footage shows the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas, at the early stages of its renovation in the early 1990s accompanied by instrumental piano music. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater fundrasing proposal, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater fundrasing proposal, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
In this video Clark Balderson of Wamego, Kansas, proposes the renovation of the historic Columbian Theater in Wamego and suggests a financial model for funding the renovation. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater raw girder restoration, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater raw girder restoration, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video documents the raw girder restoration at the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater restoration, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater restoration, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video includes interviews with five investors in the renovation of the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. It also shows school children at a musical theater interpretive skit about Harriet Tubman at the theater. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater restoration project, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater restoration project, Wamego, Kansas
Date: March 1990
This video documents the initial stages of renovation of the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas, in the early 1990s. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. the theater includes many original paintings from the fair. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Construction of Topeka High School

Construction of Topeka High School
Creator: Rinner, George
Date: 1930
A silent motion picture showing the construction of Topeka High School located at 800 SW 10th, Topeka, Kansas.


Cyrus K. Holliday steam locomotive and passenger train

Cyrus K. Holliday steam locomotive and passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
This is black & white, silent footage from an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway film titled Steam and Diesel, Argentine. The footage shows interior and exterior views of the the Cyrus K. Holliday steam locomotive and passenger train cars.


Dale F. Hunter video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Dale F. Hunter video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Hunter, Dale F.
Date: February 16, 2007
Dale F. Hunter was inducted into the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 329th Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group. Interviewed by Brian Grubbs on February 16, 2007, Hunter talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He grew up in Bigelow, Marshall County, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Experiences in World War II interview

Experiences in World War II interview
Creator: Gilmore, Byron H.
Date: December 12, 2006
Gilmore enlisted in the United States Army in 1941 and served until 1966 in the 23rd Fighter Group; Sixth Allied Topical Air Force. Interviewed by Brian Grubbs on December 12, 2006, Gilmore talked about military experiences in World War II. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Fairview, Kansas

Fairview, Kansas
Creator: Hopkins, B. M.
Date: 1929
This silent film shows street and farm scenes of Fairview, Kansas.


Football games

Football games
Date: Between 1940 and 1944
A silent motion picture showing football games at Kansas State University, Emporia State University and University of Kansas during the 1940s.


George Yost video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

George Yost video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Yost, George
Date: September 8, 2007
George Yost was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1946 in Patton's Third Army, Fourth Armored Division. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Sep 8, 2007, Yost talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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