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Andrieus A. Jones to Edmund G. Ross

Andrieus A. Jones to Edmund G. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: June 26, 1896
Jones acknowledges receipt of copies of Ross's history of the presidential impeachment trial and will share it with leading Democrats in Chicago during the campaign convention.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
An interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan passenger train shows a woman reading a magazine.


Atchison city directory and business mirror for 1859-60

Atchison city directory and business mirror for 1859-60
Creator: Sutherland & McEvoy
Date: 1859
This was the first city directory published for Atchison, Kansas. In addition to advertisements, a street directory, and information about various civic institutions in Atchison, it also contained an historical sketch of the city written by Dr. J. H. Stringfellow, one of Atchison's "earliest pioneers." Some women are listed in the directory if they operated a business such as a boarding house, if they had a job, or, apparently, if they were widowed or unmarried. The "business mirror" section listed individual businesses grouped by the type of business or profession. The appendix included a listing of city and county officials.


Bennie Horak and Emily Dodge, Delia, Kansas

Bennie Horak and Emily Dodge, Delia, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1970
Siblings Bennie Horak and Emily (Horak) Dodge are looking at a book, Delia, Kansas. 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.


Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas

Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A view of men and women in a library for workers at the Boeing Airplane Company in Wichita, Kansas. The library was created as part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas

Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
View of a woman and man looking at a book in the Boeing Airplane Company library in Wichita, Kansas. The library was created as part of the Works Progress Administration's library service program.


Bookmobile

Bookmobile
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A man and four women reading books at a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Bookmobile

Bookmobile
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A rear view of a bookmobile showing the books inside, part of the Work Progress Administration, library services program.


Bookmobile

Bookmobile
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Military and civilians at a United States Naval base looking at books from a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Bookmobile, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas

Bookmobile, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Sailors and civilians looking at books from a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration, library services program, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas.


Bookmobile, Kansas City, Kansas

Bookmobile, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Civilians and members of the military at a bookmobile, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The bookmobile was part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


F. J. Birdsall's parlor in Custer, Oklahoma Territory

F. J. Birdsall's parlor in Custer, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
View of an unidentified man and woman seated in the parlor of F. J. Birdsall's sod house in Custer, Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory. This photograph was taken using a flash light.


Flo Menninger and her son, Dr. William Menninger

Flo Menninger and her son, Dr. William Menninger
Date: February 14, 1937
A photograph of Dr. Will and his mother Flo Menninger reading a letter in the southwest room of Oakwood, the family home north of Topeka, Kansas.


Joseph Calvin Bradley in the grain office, Rossville, Kansas

Joseph Calvin Bradley in the grain office, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1915
Joseph Calvin (J.C.) Bradley was born September 12, 1862, in Decatur, Indiana. He came to Rossville, Kansas, in 1882. He married Ida Magill of Silver Lake on November 24, 1886. He became the manager of the grain elevator, served as mayor, played in the town band, was a founder of the Presbyterian Church, and was the first in the oil business as he delivered kerosene of the Standard Oil Company. He died August 22, 1940. 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.


Kansas Tribune, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas Tribune, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Speer & Ross
Date: January 1, 1856
This circular is an advertisement for the "Kansas Tribune," a newspaper published in Topeka, Kansas Territory, whose "sole and entire object has been the promotion of the Freedom of Kansas." The circular invited support from beyond Kansas Territory, and listed several reasons why such support was necessary. The newspaper's publishers were, apparently, Speer and Ross of Topeka, Kansas, and the circular included a statement of the subscription prices for individuals and clubs.


Kansas Weekly Herald

Kansas Weekly Herald
Date: January 1, 1855
Carriers Address to the patrons of the Kansas Weekly Herald.


L.C. Walbridge Ranch, Russell County, Kansas

L.C. Walbridge Ranch, Russell County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870s and 1890s
This black and white photograph shows two girls reading in front of a Christmas tree, adorned with dolls and popcorn, at the L.C. Walbridge Ranch in Russell County, Kansas.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Leavenworth City Directory, and Business Mirror for 1859-60

Leavenworth City Directory, and Business Mirror for 1859-60
Creator: Sutherland & McEvoy
Date: 1859
In addition to advertisements, and information about various civic institutions in Leavenworth, this city directory also contained an historical sketch of the city attributed to H. Miles Moore, one of Leavenworth's early settlers. Some women are listed in the directory if they operated a business such as a boarding house, if they had a job, or, apparently, if they were widowed or unmarried. The "business mirror" section listed individual businesses grouped by the type of business or profession. The appendix included a listing of city and county officials and community institutions. The volume contained a number of ads for businesses in St. Louis, Missouri. The item referenced a map that was supposed to serve as a street guide but it was not contained in the KSHS copy of this item.


Library, Topeka, Kansas

Library, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Library employees working in Topeka, Kansas. Some of the workers were trained by the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Library, Topeka, Kansas

Library, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Library employees working in a library,Topeka, Kansas. Some of the workers were trained by the Works Progress Administration's library service program.


Library, Wichita, Kansas

Library, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men and women in a library for workers and adult education teachers, Wichita, Kansas. The library was part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Lida Ann Beaty Pearce with her two daughters

Lida Ann Beaty Pearce with her two daughters
Date: Between 1909 and 1910
This is a photograph showing Lida Ann Beaty Pearce with her two daughters Margaret and Josephine Ruth. In 1882, Lida's family came to Kansas from Indiana and settled in Linn County and then Stafford County. In 1885, the family eventually settled in Hodgeman County, where they lived for seven years until drought forced them to leave. After moving from Hodgeman County, she lived in Osawatomie where she met and married Herbert Pearce, a newspaperman, in 1904. When he died in 1907, Lida moved to Irvington, Indiana. She met and married Ed Jackson in 1920. He was an attorney and, beginning in 1924, he served for four years as Indiana governor. This photograph was probably taken in Indiana.


Man seated at a desk

Man seated at a desk
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A man seated in a chair and reading at a desk made by workers in the Works Progress Administration's furniture finishing and manufacturing program.


Map of United States

Map of United States
Creator: Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel, 1802-1887
Date: 1835
Map of the United States in 1835 contained in T.G. Bradford's "A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical and Commercial"


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