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A. J. Jutkins to Governor John St. John

A. J. Jutkins to Governor John St. John
Creator: Jutkins, A. J.
Date: August 02, 1880
A letter from A.J. Jutkins to Kansas Governor St. John inviting him to speak at the Knights Templars Encampment convention in Lake Bluff, Illinois. All state governors have been invited to attend.


A.L. Foster to the manager of Kelly's Hotel in Iola, Kansas

A.L. Foster to the manager of Kelly's Hotel in Iola, Kansas
Creator: Foster, A.L.
Date: March 09, 1945
In this letter, from A.L. Foster of the Chicago Urban League to the manager of Kelly's Hotel in Iola, Kansas, details Foster's experiences at the hotel in the winter of 1945. Foster, a passenger on a bus from Ft. Scott to Wichita, was asked to sit in the rear section of the restaurant solely because he was an African American.


AT&SF's Railway Exchange Building, Chicago, Illinois

AT&SF's Railway Exchange Building, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1973
View of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's headquarters in the Railway Exchange Building on the parkway along the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois.


AT&SF's Railway Exchange Building, Chicago, Illinois

AT&SF's Railway Exchange Building, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1978
View of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's headquarters in the Railway Exchange Building on the parkway along the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois.


Admission ticket, World's Fair, Chicago

Admission ticket, World's Fair, Chicago
Date: 1893
Louis and Emma Palenske attended the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago. The event honored the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company

Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company
Creator: Bull, Niels
Date: May 17, 1893
This is an exclusive contract between Niels Bull, his wife Margarita Bull, their six year old son Morten Bull of Singsaas, Herred, Norway, and the Lapland Exhibit Company of Chicago, Illinois, by P. H. Coney, President and Superintendent, and Emil Arner, Vice-President and Manager. The Bull family agrees to work, exhibit, and perform in native costume at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinois or elsewhere in the United States of American for the Lapland Exhibit Company. Their family pay rate was 12 kroners per day. The contract was canceled October 31, 1893. Patrick H. Coney, a Topeka native, was the Exposition's manager. Emil Arner may have been from Salina, Kansas. See also Kansas Memory item 227115.


Albert D. Searl to Thaddeus Hyatt

Albert D. Searl to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Searl, Albert D
Date: August 21, 1856
The author wrote from Tabor, Iowa to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. He began the letter by mentioning a skirmish between pro-slavery and free state forces somewhere between Lawrence and Topeka. This correspondence also deals with emigrant settlements within the territory, the shipment of weapons and provisions, and the morale among the emigrants as they struggled to make ends meet. Furthermore, Searl mentioned a great deal about James Lane and his activities within Kansas Territory.


Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule in Chicago, Illinois

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule in Chicago, Illinois
Date: August 1933
This is a panoramic photograph showing members at Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule held in Chicago, Illinois. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.


An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas

An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas
Creator: Rust, Horatio Nelson, 1828-1906
Date: January 22, 1881
This flyer, distributed by the Southern Refugee Relief Association of Chicago, Illinois, describes the dire situation of the African-American refugees relocated in Kansas. The secretary of this association, Horatio N. Rust, had taken this opportunity to pass along information relayed to him by Elizabeth Comstock, an aid worker in Topeka. Comstock was thankful for the donations of food and other goods, but asked for more assistance in feeding, clothing, and sheltering these refugees. The flyer also includes short excerpts of letters by agents of the refugee association who had direct knowledge of the emigrants' situation.


Andrew Horatio Reeder

Andrew Horatio Reeder
Date: 1856
A photograph of a painting depicting Andrew Horatio Reeder as he escaped from Kansas Territory disguised as a woodchopper. The artist probably painted this from a photograph taken upon Reeder's arrival in Chicago, Illinois. Reeder was appointed to serve as territorial governor of Kansas on June 29, 1854, took the oath of office on July 7, 1854, and arrived in Kansas Territory on October 7, 1854. He served to April 17, 1855, and then again from June 23 to August 16, 1855. In 1854, Reeder called for an election to choose a delegate to Congress. On election day, Missourians came in great numbers and, voting illegally, elected a proslavery candidate. This same situation occurred in March, 1855, when an election was called to form a legislature. Early in 1856, Lecompton was designated the territorial capital of Kansas. Sheriff Samuel Jones, a strong proslavery supporter, arrested several free-staters in Lawrence. Several people for whom Jones was looking escaped, including Reeder, who left Kansas dressed as a woodchopper.


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.


Anton T. Boisen papers

Anton T. Boisen papers
Creator: Boisen, Anton T. (Anton Theophilus), 1876-1965
Date: 1915 - 1965 (bulk 1930s-1940s)
These papers include correspondence with Professor Seward Hiltner of Princeton Theological School, hand-illustrated poetry written by various individuals, newsletters from the Elgin State Hospital, manuscripts, and course lectures. Boisen spent time in Wabaunsee, Kansas while surveying rural churches, including the Congregational Church. Boisen was secretary of the Wabaunsee Neighborhood Association and wrote about the "Health Conditions in the Wabaunsee Community." Also included are annual reports (1933-1935) to the directors of the Chicago Council for the Clinical Training of Theological Students which include several photographs of students at the Elgin State Hospital, where Boisen was the chaplain from 1932-1954.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Piggyback Travellift

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Piggyback Travellift
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 1969
A slide of an ATSF Piggyback Travelift which was also known as a PiggyPacker.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's San Francisco Chief at Dearborn station in Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's San Francisco Chief at Dearborn station in Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
This is a photograph showing the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's San Francisco Chief arriving at Dearborn station in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1968
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train the" Chief" at Dearborn Station in Chicago, Illinois. Introduced on November 14, 1926 the streamline passenger train provided cross country service from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California until it ended operations on May 15, 1968.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employee securing a piggy-back trailer at the Corwith Yards in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: November 1967
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: July 1964
These two photographs show a westbound Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's diesel engine leaving the Corwith Yards in Chicago, Illinois


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: November 1967
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards in Chicago, Illinois


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: November 1967
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back loading facilities at Corwith Yards in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows engine #335 from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company pulling freight on flat cars from Corwith Yards in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan, Super Chief ,streamlined Chief, Dearborn station, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan, Super Chief ,streamlined Chief, Dearborn station, Chicago, Illinois
Date: 1938
This black and white photographs shows the first El Capitan, the 2nd Super Chief and the streamlined Chief at the Dearborn Station in Chicago, Illinois


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between January 16, 1968 and January 17, 1968
This black and white photograph shows signage for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train at Corwith Yards. The high speed intermodal freight train ran from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, from 1968 to 1976, and was considered the "World's Fastest Train". There are some Santa Fe tractor/trailers in the background.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: January 16, 1968
This black and white photograph was taken during the first run of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train at Corwith Yards, Chicago, Illinois. The high speed intermodal freight train ran from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, from 1968 to 1976. It was considered the "World's Fastest Train".


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between January 16, 1968 and January 17, 1968
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train at Corwith Yards. The high speed intermodal freight train ran from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, from 1968 to 1976, and was considered the "World's Fastest Train". A number of Santa Fe tractor/trailers are loaded on flatcars.


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