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Albert G. Patrick

Albert G. Patrick
Date: Between 1865 and 1869
This is an engraving of Albert G. Patrick, who came to Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, on February 12, 1856. He became involved in the free-state party. Patrick joined Captain Wright's Stranger Creek company and participated in the Hickory Point engagement on September 14, 1856. He was captured by United States troops and sent to Lecompton where he was held by Governor Geary under indictment for murder. He was later acquitted. In the summer of 1857, he was elected clerk of the Supreme Court and, in the fall of that year, was elected to the Council of the first Free-state Legislature, serving two years. Although a free-state man, he was elected to the Senate under the Lecompton constitution. In 1867 he was elected to the legislature from Marshall County. Patrick moved to Jefferson County in 1868 and, in 1869, he was elected clerk of the county, serving two years. He owned and published the Valley Falls New Era newspaper.


All industrial disputes affect the public

All industrial disputes affect the public
Date: June 11, 1921
This bulletin issued by the publicity committee of the printing crafts is part of a series of publications issued during the Topeka printers strike. The strike centered around a dispute over the forty-four hour week between trade union printers, employers, and a newly formed association of employed printers. Trade union printers and employers agreed that a newly proposed forty-four hour week would take effect on May 1, 1921. The new printers association did not agree to the forty-four hour week. This resulted in a dispute between the two groups of printers.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: Between 1915 and 1929
A portrait of Arthur Capper who served as the twentieth Governor of Kansas 1915-1919, and as a Kansas senator in the U.S. Senate 1919-1949. Capper was the owner and publisher of "Capper's Weekly" and "The Topeka Daily Capital".


Bits of history, Topeka Typographical Union No. 121

Bits of history, Topeka Typographical Union No. 121
Creator: Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 (Kan.)
Date: January 1901
This document presents a brief history of the Topeka Typographical Union. Established in 1869, the Topeka Union gave up its charter in the 1870s (possibly 1876) but reorganized in 1882. This document summarizes some of the history and provides a list of members in 1874, 1886, delegates from 1870-1901 and a list of members in 1901.


Caldwell Weekly Advance

Caldwell Weekly Advance
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Interior view of the Caldwell Weekly Advance newspaper shop showing men using a printing press and one man holding a copy of the newspaper. The Caldwell Weekly Advance newspaper was published in Caldwell, Kansas.


Clyde Martin Reed

Clyde Martin Reed
Date: Between 1929 and 1949
Clyde Martin Reed was elected the twenty-fourth Governor of Kansas from 1929 to 1931, and later served in the U.S. Senate from 1939 to 1949. He was the editor and publisher of the "Parson Sun" newspaper.


Constitution, bylaws and rules of order of Topeka Typographical Union No. 121

Constitution, bylaws and rules of order of Topeka Typographical Union No. 121
Creator: Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 (Kan.)
Date: October 5, 1884
The typographical union in Topeka chartered December 29, 1869 was re-chartered May 19, 1892. This document includes the constitution of the local charter and rules of business.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
Date: Between 1859 and 1860
Portrait of Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, 1826-1900, a founder of Topeka, Kansas, served as Adjutant General, State Senator and Representative, owner of the "Topeka Tribune", member of the Board of Regents, and president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


Cyrus Kurtz and Mary Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz and Mary Holliday
Date: Between 1855 and 1860
This is a daguerreotype portrait of Cyrus Kurtz and Mary Holliday. Cyrus was one of the original founders of Topeka, Kansas, served Kansas as Adjutant General during the Civil War, and later as a State Senator. He owned the "Topeka Tribune" and was also a member of the Board of Regents. Holliday was the first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and served on its board of directors for thirty-seven years.


Daniel Read Anthony

Daniel Read Anthony
Date: Between 1840 and 1860
This engraving shows Daniel Read Anthony, (1824-1904), brother of suffragist Susan B. Anthony. He migrated to the Kansas territory in 1854 as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and settled in Leavenworth, Kansas; where he established a long and successful career as a newspaper editor and publisher. Anthony owned and operated the Leavenworth Conservative, the Bulletin, and later, in 1871, the Leavenworth Times. With the outbreak of the Civil War he left the newspaper business and enlisted in the U.S. army as a lieutenant colonel of the First Kansas Cavalry, later reassigned as the Seventh Kansas Regiment. Anthony was involved in several skirmishes and battles during the Civil War but led troops to victory at the Battle of the Little Blue. In 1862, his military career was marked with controversy for not following orders issued under General Robert Mitchell's command. On September 3, 1862, he resigned from his post and returned to Leavenworth, Kansas. Anthony became actively involved in the community serving several terms on the city council and two terms as mayor of Leavenworth. He was also elected, in 1868, President of the Republican State Convention and served as President of the Kansas Historical Society from 1885 to 1886. For nearly a century Anthony was associated with the issues and concerns of Leavenworth, Kansas. On November 12, 1904, he passed away at the age of eighty in Leavenworth.


Daniel Read Anthony

Daniel Read Anthony
Creator: Dudensing, R.
Date: Between 1870s and 1890s
This engraving shows Daniel Read, Anthony, (1824-1904), brother of suffragist Susan B. Anthony. He migrated to the Kansas territory in 1854 as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and later settled in Leavenworth, Kansas; where he established a long and successfully career as a newspaper editor and publisher. Anthony owned and operated the Leavenworth Conservative, the Bulletin, and later, in 1871, the Leavenworth Times. With the outbreak of the Civil War he left the newspaper business to enlist in the Union army as a lieutenant colonel of the First Kansas Cavalry later reassigned as the Seventh Kansas Regiment. Anthony was involved in several skirmishes and battles during the Civil War but led troops to victory at the Battle of the Little Blue. In 1862, Anthony's military career was marked with controversy for not following orders issued under General Robert Mitchell's command. On September 3, 1862, he resigned from his post and returned to Leavenworth, Kansas. Anthony became actively involved in the community serving several terms on the city council and two terms as mayor of Leavenworth. He was also elected, in 1868, President of the Republican State Convention and served as President of the Kansas Historical Society from 1885 to 1886. For nearly a century Anthony was associated with the issues and concerns of Leavenworth, Kansas. On November 12, 1904, he passed away at the age of eighty in Leavenworth, Kansas.


Daniel Read Anthony

Daniel Read Anthony
Date: Between 1880 and 1904
This black and white photograph shows Daniel Read Anthony, (1824-1904), brother of suffragist Susan B. Anthony. He migrated to the Kansas territory in 1854 as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and settled in Leavenworth, Kansas; where he established a long and successfully career as a newspaper editor and publisher. Anthony owned and operated the Leavenworth Conservative, the Bulletin, and later, in 1871, the Leavenworth Times. With the outbreak of the Civil War he left the newspaper business to enlist in the Union army as a lieutenant colonel of the First Kansas Cavalry, later reassigned as the Seventh Kansas Regiment. Anthony was involved in several skirmishes and battles during the Civil War but led troops to victory at the Battle of the Little Blue. In 1862, his military career was marked with controversy for not following orders issued under General Robert Mitchell's command. On September 3, 1862, he resigned from his post and returned to Leavenworth, Kansas. Anthony became actively involved in the community serving several terms on the city council and two terms as mayor of Leavenworth. He was also elected, in 1868, President of the Republican State Convention and served as President of the Kansas Historical Society from 1885 to 1886. For nearly a century Anthony was associated with the issues and concerns of Leavenworth, Kansas. On November 12, 1904, he passed away at the age of eighty in Leavenworth, Kansas.


Daniel Read Anthony

Daniel Read Anthony
Date: Between 1854 and 1874
This carte de visite shows Daniel Read Anthony, (1824-1904), brother of suffragist Susan B. Anthony. He migrated to the Kansas territory, in 1854, as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and settled in Leavenworth, Kansas; where he established a long and successfully career as a newspaper editor and publisher. Anthony owned and operated the Leavenworth Conservative, the Bulletin, and later, in 1871, the Leavenworth Times. With the outbreak of the Civil War he left the newspaper business and enlisted in the Union army as a lieutenant colonel of the First Kansas Cavalry, later reassigned as the Seventh Kansas Regiment. Anthony was involved in several skirmishes and battles during the Civil War but successfully led troops to victory at the Battle of the Little Blue. In 1862, his military career was marked with controversy for not following orders issued under General Robert Mitchell's command. On September 3, 1862, he resigned from his post and returned to Leavenworth, Kansas. Anthony became actively involved in the community serving several terms on the city council and two terms as mayor of Leavenworth. He was also elected, in 1868, President of the Republican State Convention and served as President of the Kansas Historical Society from 1885 to 1886. For nearly a century Anthony was associated with the issues and concerns of Leavenworth, Kansas. On November 12, 1904, he passed away at the age of eighty in Leavenworth.


Edgar Watson Howe

Edgar Watson Howe
Date: Between 1915 and 1925
Portrait of Edgar Watson Howe, 1853-1937, author and founder of the Atchison Globe newspaper, Atchison, Kansas.


Edgar Watson Howe

Edgar Watson Howe
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
A portrait of Edgar Watson Howe a novelist and newspaper editor. Howe founded the Atchison Daily Globe newspaper in Atchison, Kansas and was known as "The Philosopher of Potato Hill."


Edmund Gibson Ross

Edmund Gibson Ross
Date: Between 1856 and 1865
Portait of Edmund Gibson Ross, U.S. Senator from Kansas. Ross helped raise and then served in the Eleventh Kansas during the Civil War. After James H. Lane's death by suicide in 1866, Ross was appointed and subsequently elected to the Lane seat in the U.S. Senate. While serving as senator from Kansas in 1868, Ross won fame as the senator who cast the deciding vote for acquittal in the impeachment trial of President Johnson.


Edward C. K. Garvey

Edward C. K. Garvey
Date: Between 1855 and 1859
A photograph of Edward C. K. Garvey, who came to Topeka in the spring of 1855. He was an ardent Free-State man and editor of the Kansas Freeman newspaper, which was the first Shawnee County newspaper. During the Topeka constitutional convention in October and November, 1855, it became, briefly, the first daily in Topeka, the Daily Kansas Freeman, with emphasis on convention proceedings and territorial difficulties. Garvey was the owner of the first hotel in Topeka, the Garvey House. He died in Topeka on November 12, 1884 at the age of 71 years.


Edwin F. Abels

Edwin F. Abels
Date: Between 1940 and 1947
This black and white photograph shows Edwin F. Abels, (1892-1985). Abels born in Eudora, Kansas and a graduate of the University of Kansas began his newspaper career by joining the staff of the Parsons Sun in Chanute, Kansas. In 1923, he moved back to Lawrence, Kansas to became the editor and publisher of the Douglas County Republican, renamed the Lawrence Outlook. Actively involved in his community, Abels made a political bid in 1936 for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. He successfully served six regular sessions and one special session as a Republican from the Twelve District. In 1948, Abels chose not to seek re-election, but continued to serve the Lawrence community through a number of social appointments. On April 22, 1985, Abels passed away at the age of ninety-three in Lawrence, Kansas.


Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius

Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius
Date: 1925
A postcard showing Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius with Clarence Darrow in Girard, Kansas. The photograph was taken after the Scopes trial.


Emporia Gazette newspaper office in Emporia, Kansas

Emporia Gazette newspaper office in Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1924-1976
Photographs of the Emporia Gazette newspaper office in Emporia, Kansas.


Etta Semple and Laura Knox

Etta Semple and Laura Knox
Creator: Martin's Art Studio
Date: 1899
This is a cabinet card showing Etta Semple and Laura Knox, editors of The Free-Thought Ideal published in Ottawa, Kansas.


Eugene Fitch Ware

Eugene Fitch Ware
Date: 1898
Portrait of Eugene Fitch Ware, "Ironquill", a noted Kansas newspaperman, lawyer and poet. He is well known for his poem "Dewey Was the Morning".


Everett Ray Call interviews

Everett Ray Call interviews
Creator: Call, Everett Ray, 1932 -
Date: 2007
Three interviews with former Emporia Gazette editor Everett Ray Call conducted by Emporia State University professor Loren E. Pennington. The first interview addresses Call's boyhood days in Sedan, Kansas, his early days as a newspaper photographer, and his commentary on William Allen White. The second interview continues Call's comments on William Allen White and follows with his commentary and analysis of the Emporia Gazette under William Lindsay White as editor and publisher. The third interview covers events of his own career with the Gazette, including famous murder cases, local, state, and national politics, and the newspaper's relations with Emporia State University and its presidents and with the Emporia Chamber of Commerce.


Floyd Perry Baker

Floyd Perry Baker
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1875 and 1880
This is a cabinet card showing Floyd Perry Baker, editor of the Topeka Commonwealth. Floyd helped organize the Kansas State Historical Society and served as its first secretary. Baker held that office for less than two months when Franklin G. Adams became the first full-time secretary.


Frank Pitts MacLennan

Frank Pitts MacLennan
Creator: Parkinson, New York
Date: Between 1880 and 1933
These four photographs show newspaper editor and publisher Frank Pitts MacLennan, 1855-1933, a native of Springfield, Ohio. Frank moved with his family to Emporia, Kansas in 1870 and began his newspaper career by working for the Emporia Daily News in 1877. He worked in the "mechanical, reportorial, business, and editorial" departments before becoming an equal partner in the Emporia Daily News in 1880. He later sold his interest in the paper in 1885. On October 30,1885, MacLennan purchased the Topeka State Journal, the official state paper of Kansas and the city of Topeka, Kansas. He served as the editor and publisher until he passed away at the age of seventy-eight on November 18, 1933. In 1955 MacLennan's widow Margaret "Madge" Overstreet MacLennan bequeathed their home, Cedar Crest, and the surrounding land to the state of Kansas to be used as the executive residence for the governor of Kansas.


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