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19th Annual Kansas Day Club Banquet

19th Annual Kansas Day Club Banquet
Creator: Kansas Day Club
Date: 1910
These records contain the program and addresses for the 19th Annual Kansas Day Club Banquet.


5 big days chautauqua Redpath Vawter

5 big days chautauqua Redpath Vawter
Creator: Redpath Vawter Chautauqua
Date: July 08, 1923-July 12, 1923
This is a program for Redpath Vawter Chautauqua held in Laurens, Iowa. The program includes information on artists and acts including Phillips Sisters Orchestra, John G. Abraham, Edna Means, Black and White Minstrels Filipino Jackies, Governor George A. Carlson, Robert Burlen, Colonial Players and Singers, and Pattison Kline. The program also contains a performance schedule. Chautauquas brought entertainment and culture to communities featuring speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day. Chautauquas expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s.


Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman

Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
This is a photo of Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman, a member of the Quapaw Indian tribe.


Alice Beaver-Hallam

Alice Beaver-Hallam
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
This is a photo of Alice Beaver-Hallam, a member of Quapaw Indian tribe.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company offices, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company offices, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 18, 1925
This souvenir program published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company is announcing the formal opening for the new general office building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The program gives a brief history of the Santa Fe Company and the history of the four general office buildings in Topeka.


A tribute to Kansas

A tribute to Kansas
Creator: General Motors
Date: September 19, 1932
A program for the musical production "The Parade of the States" presented by General Motors. The show featured both an orchestra and choir, playing popular songs of Kansas, state and college songs, and a tribute to the Indians of Kansas.


Bailes Mestizos program

Bailes Mestizos program
Date: 1970s
This is a program for the traditional Mexican dance group, Bailes Mestizos, under the direction of Emilio Rivas. The group was from Topeka, Kansas.


Bailes Mestizos program for a performance at White Concert Hall, Topeka, Kansas

Bailes Mestizos program for a performance at White Concert Hall, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980s
This is a Bailes Mestizos program for their performance at White Concert Hall in Topeka, Kansas. Bailes Mestizos was a group who performed traditional Mexican dance.


Basket picnic and Marshall's band concert

Basket picnic and Marshall's band concert
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is a program for a basket picnic and Marshall's Band concert at Garfield Park on May 1. The events of the day included an address by Reverend Charles Sheldon, music by Marshall's Band, some children's activities, and a basket dinner.


Birthday programs for Benjamin "Pap" Singleton

Birthday programs for Benjamin "Pap" Singleton
Date: August 1882-August 1883
Here are two announcements for the programs held on Benjamin "Pap" Singleton's birthday. For his 73rd birthday in 1882, the city of Topeka hosted a celebration at Hartzell Park with music, prayer, and speeches. For his 74th birthday in 1883, the city again hosted a celebration which included barbeque, skating, boating, and croquet.


Central Congregational Church bulletins

Central Congregational Church bulletins
Date: 1890-1981
These are bulletins from the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, include hymns, prayers, church notes, activities, and order of services.


Central Congregational Church play programs

Central Congregational Church play programs
Date: 1910-1947
These are programs for plays presented by the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, including In His Steps, The High Calling, Betty Lee's Adventure, Fifty-Fifty, Today and Tomorrow, The Silent Harp, and Investments in Men.


Citizens Alliance No. 41

Citizens Alliance No. 41
Creator: Zercher, Daniel C.,
Date: 1890s
A People's Party Citizens Alliance publication enumerating their political platform, resolution and by-laws.


Community "sing"

Community "sing"
Date: March 18, 1919
A program for a community "sing" in Topeka, Kansas. The group consists of choir members from almost every African American church in Topeka and students and teachers from the Industrial Institute.


"Echoes of yesterday" program, Council Grove, Kansas

"Echoes of yesterday" program, Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Council Grove Centennial Inc.
Date: 1954
A program from the Council Grove Centennial Incorporated, presenting the historical spectacle "Echoes of Yesterday", noting the centennial of Council Grove, Kansas.


Elizabeth Miller Watkins legacy collection

Elizabeth Miller Watkins legacy collection
Creator: Kitchen 8 (Alumnae organization : University of Kansas)
Date: 1935-1971
This collection includes material relating to Elizabeth Miller Watkins & Frank C. Miller scholarship halls at the University of Kansas (Lawrence) and Elizabeth Miller Watkins & her husband. Only selected materials from the collection have been digitized and are available here. A scrapbook compiled by Philomene Bourassa Hood for the years she attended the University of Kansas (1935-1939) is one example of the legacy materials on the scholarship halls. One of the early items in the scrapbook is a copy of the booklet The Mythical Jayhawk written by Kirke Mechem and published by the Kansas State Historical Society. The scrapbook contains photographs of women living in Watkins scholarship hall and the people and buildings in the photographs are usually identified. There are invitations for various Watkins Hall social events. The scrapbook also contains photos of numerous building and scenes on campus. The scrapbook contains some newspaper clippings with some of them about Philomene. One clipping states that she made Phi Beta Kappa and the initiation program for December 5, 1938, is included as well. There are three multiple paged printed items related to the 1939 commencement--the announcement, the program, and a special commencement issue of the Jayhawker. The scrapbook contains a wine list and another printed document for the Bavarian Rathskeller, Armour Blvd. and Forest, Kansas City, Missouri. The rest of the digitized material relates directly to Elizabeth Watkins (January 21, 1861-June 1, 1939) including biographical clippings and obituaries, her last will and testament with a large number of bequests and the endowment for the scholarship halls, and a list of her contributions to the University of Kansas. A description of the entire collection is available through the link in the "External Links" box below.


Ester Bighorse-Jefferson and Mose Jefferson family

Ester Bighorse-Jefferson and Mose Jefferson family
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
This is a portrait of Ester Bighorse-Jefferson, her husband, Mose Jefferson, and their two young daughters. Bighorse-Jefferson was a member of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma.


First Annual Fair of the Lykins County Agricultural Society

First Annual Fair of the Lykins County Agricultural Society
Creator: Lykins County Agricultural Society
Date: September 26, 1860-September 27, 1860
This poster provides the information about First Annual Fair of the Lykins County Agricultural Society, which was held at Paola on September 26th and 27th, 1860. It lists the fair officers, the rules under which the competition will occur, and the various classes in which items may be entered.


Frankwood E. Williams Papers

Frankwood E. Williams Papers
Creator: Williams, Frankwood E. (Frankwood Earl), b. 1883
Date: 1905 - 1942, undated
This collection of materials consists of biographical sketches, correspondence (both personal and professional), lecture notes, bibliographies, and tributes for Frankwood E. Williams, director of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene. Much of the correspondence is between Marion Kenworthy and Norman Fenton regarding Fenton potentially writing a biography of Williams after his death (this never came to pass). A photograph of Williams is included in folder 12. This correspondence is part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives. A searchable, full-text transcription is forthcoming.


Goddard Woman's Club press book

Goddard Woman's Club press book
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1952-1953
This press book was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to the community. It contains a calendar for May 1964, programs, annual reports, newspaper clippings, and club ephemera. Topics include club events, functions, and community service work in Goddard, Kansas, arranged chronologically from 1952 to 1953.


Goddard Woman's Club pressbook

Goddard Woman's Club pressbook
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1949-1950
This pressbook was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas, which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to the community. The pressbook was a blue ribbon winner at the annual meeting. It contains programs, blue ribbon, and newspaper clippings arranged chronologically by month from 1949 to 1950. The final pages of the pressbook are empty. Topics covered include club events, functions, and community service work in Goddard, Kansas.


Goddard Woman's Club pressbook

Goddard Woman's Club pressbook
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1958-1959
This pressbook was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas, which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to the community. Compiled by club member Mrs. Paul R. Brown of Goddard, Kansas. It contains the club's yearbook, club activities and newspaper clippings arranged chronologically by month for the years 1958 and 1959.


Goddard Woman's Club project book

Goddard Woman's Club project book
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1968-1969
This project book was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to it's community. The program covered in the project book is the club's efforts to create and provide educational programs about the Shell Oil Company held at the Goddard Public Library. At the time of the programs, the Shell Oil Company had approximately forty-five producing wells and sixty thousand acres of land in and around Wichita, Kansas. It contains correspondence, program outlines, applications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and educational programming ephemera focusing on educating children of their community.


Goddard Woman's Club project book

Goddard Woman's Club project book
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1969-1970
This scrapbook was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to it's community. The first program covered in the project book is the club's efforts to create and provide educational programs about the Shell Oil Company which had approximately forty-five producing wells and sixty thousand acres of land in and around Wichita, Kansas. The second program covered is the Winnie the Pooh Summer Reading Fun at the Goddard Public Library. Items include programs, correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings.


Goddard Woman's Club project book

Goddard Woman's Club project book
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1967-1968
This project book was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to it's community. The program covered in the project book is the Club's efforts to create and provide educational programs about the Shell Oil Company held at the Goddard Public Library. At the time of the programs, the Shell Oil Company had approximately forty-five producing wells and sixty thousand acres of land in and around Wichita, Kansas. It contains correspondence, program outlines, applications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and educational programming ephemera.


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