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Art and craft shop, Wichita, Kansas

Art and craft shop, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1942
Arts and craft shop at a recreation center for servicemen and factory personnel, Wichita, Kansas. The shop was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Band concert, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Band concert, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These soldiers are seated in the audience at a Works Progress Administration band concert, Recreation Hall, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Concert band, Kansas City, Kansas

Concert band, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A view of a Works Progress Administration concert band entertaining a group of soldiers in Kansas City, Kansas.


Cowboy band, Kansas City, Kansas

Cowboy band, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Cowboy band performing at a recreation center in Kansas City, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration.


Dancing, Kansas City, Kansas

Dancing, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
People dancing at a recreation center in Kansas City, Kansas. This dance was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Dancing, Leavenworth, Kansas

Dancing, Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These soldiers and civilians are dancing at a recreation center for servicemen and factory workers, Leavenworth, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration projects.


Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas

Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These people are dancing at a recreation center for servicemen and factory workers, Leavenworth, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration projects.


Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas

Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These couples are dancing at an African American recreation center in Leavenworth, Kansas. This recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration projects.


Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas

Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
This boy and girl are dancing at an African American recreation center in Leavenworth, Kansas. It was part of the Works Progress Administration activities.


Dancing at a recreation center, Wichita, Kansas

Dancing at a recreation center, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Dancers and musicians at a recreation center for servicemen and factory personnel, Wichita, Kansas. The musicians are playing violin, guitar and piano. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration.


First aid class, Wichita, Kansas

First aid class, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men and women learning first aid at a recreation center for servicemen and factory personnel, Minisa Park, Wichita, Kansas. This class was part of the Works Progress Administration


First aid class, Wichita, Kansas

First aid class, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
First aid class at Minisa Park recreation center, Wichita, Kansas. This class was part of the Works Progress Administration.


First aid class, Wichita, Kansas

First aid class, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men and women attending a first aid class at Minisa Park recreation center, Wichita, Kansas. This class was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Hopkins gymnasium, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Hopkins gymnasium, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1952
This photograph shows the newly constructed Hopkins Gymnasium on the East Campus of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. James "Red" Pratt, Director of Adjunctives Therapies is shooting baskets while an unidentified staff member is lifting weights. In 1925, the Menninger Sanitarium Corporation purchased a farmhouse on the west edge of Topeka, Kansas. The farmhouse became the inpatient clinic and the surrounding 20 acres were developed with buildings and gardens to become the "East Campus" of the Menninger Foundation. This photograph documents the construction of an important building in the Menninger philosophy of treatment. In 1982, the "West Campus", a much larger area, was developed west of Topeka, a residential scale community of 28 structures on a 350 acre hilltop campus. In 2003, the Menninger Foundation was moved to Houston, Texas.


Joe Louis at Junction City, Kansas

Joe Louis at Junction City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
This photograph shows Joe Louis speaking to a group of servicemen at an African American recreation center for servicemen and factory personnel, Junction City, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration. His full name was Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914-April 12, 1981). He was better known as Joe Lewis. He was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject convention centers - courthouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject convention centers - courthouses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subjects included in this part of the collection are convention centers (including livestock arenas), courthouses, and courtrooms.


Men playing chess and cards

Men playing chess and cards
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men playing chess and cards at a recreation center in either Kansas City or Emporia, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Men playing dominoes

Men playing dominoes
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men playing dominoes at a recreation center for soldiers and factory personnel, Kansas City, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Music instruction, Kansas City, Kansas

Music instruction, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Music instruction at a recreation center in Kansas City, Kansas. This project was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Music instruction, Lawrence, Kansas

Music instruction, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
African-American children receiving music instruction at a Lawrence, Kansas, recreation center, part of the Works Progress Administration.


Party, Junction City, Kansas

Party, Junction City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
African American soldiers and their dates at a party organized by a recreation center for servicemen, Junction City, Kansas, as part of the Works Progress Administration.


Party, Junction City, Kansas

Party, Junction City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A party for soldiers at a recreational center for service men and factory personnel, Junction City, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Performance at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Performance at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These soldiers are seated in the audience and applauding a performance at Recreation Hall, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration.


Playing checkers

Playing checkers
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Soldiers and civilians playing checkers at a recreation center in Kansas City, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Playing horseshoes, Lawrence, Kansas

Playing horseshoes, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Soldiers and civilians playing horseshoes at a recreation center for servicemen and factory workers, Lawrence, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration.


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