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A Statement by Mrs. E.L. Comstock, Correspondent of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association

A Statement by Mrs. E.L. Comstock, Correspondent of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association
Creator: Comstock, Elizabeth L
Date: 1880
This pamphlet written by Elizabeth L. Comstock in 1880, is a statement about the work of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association and list of donors.


A Story of Real Life on The Plains

A Story of Real Life on The Plains
Creator: Van Sickle, S.S.
Date: 1875
A story written by Captain S.S. Van Sickel, in which he recounts his time on the Plains, his experiences with the Indians, and his narrow escape from death during the winter of 1874-75. He was a citizen of Bull City, Kansas (now known as Alton) for several years and also spent time in Dodge City, Great Bend, and Russell.


A farm out west.  Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route

A farm out west. Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route
Date: 1897
This Chicago & Rock Island railroad pamphlet promotes agricultural production and settlement in the southwestern states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.


Agriculture booklet

Agriculture booklet
Creator: Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute (U.S.)
Date: 1971
This booklet by the president, Lyle E. Yost, of the Hesston Corporation discusses the agriculture industry in the United States of American. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


A history of trade unions in Kansas

A history of trade unions in Kansas
Creator: Karson, Marc
Date: March 1956
Marc Karson, Associate Professor of Political Science at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, wrote this history of trade unions in Kansas for the Kansas State Federation of Labor in March 1956.


American Red Cross

American Red Cross
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1912-1915
This file includes a printed booklet by The American National Red Cross about the regulations for State Boards and Chapters. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Anna Hittle souvenirs

Anna Hittle souvenirs
Date: 1900-1903
This series of high school souvenirs are from Jackson County, Kansas. Included with the souvenirs is a program and a merit certificate.


Annual souvenir Kansas City, Kansas, Police Relief Association

Annual souvenir Kansas City, Kansas, Police Relief Association
Creator: Kansas City (Kan.) Police Dept
Date: 1914
This annual souvenir created by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, introduces its members and provides a brief history of the department. The department created the annual as a fundraising effort for its Relief Association. The primary relief activity was the distribution of Chirstmas baskets. This is the first annual issued by the department. The annual also includes photos of city officials, prominent citizens, patrons, and buildings and street scenes. The annual includes advertisements from several hundred local businesses and can serve as a business directory for Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.


Articles of Corporation and By-Laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association

Articles of Corporation and By-Laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association
Creator: Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: 1879
This pocket-sized booklet contains the articles of incorporation and by-laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association that assisted Southern blacks emigrating to Kansas influencing the Exoduster Movement of 1879. In addition, the booklet includes a listing of the Board of Directors and officers where Governor John P. St. John served as its president.


A staff correspondent of the Chicago Inter Ocean, visits Kansas

A staff correspondent of the Chicago Inter Ocean, visits Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 06, 1882
One of a weekly series of booklets titled "The Inter Ocean" published by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to promote the settling of Kansas. The topics in this eight page booklet include A Sweet Subject (sugar cane), The Land O'Mutton, Silk Culture in Kansas, Stockman's Paradise and About Ditch Farming. A farm of one thousand acres could be purchased from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad for $6,000 on eleven years time.


A study of the present trades union system

A study of the present trades union system
Creator: Britton, Wiley
Date: 1909; copyright 1909
A booklet written by Wiley Britton that focuses on the trades union system. The author asks for equal rights, justice and moderation in the dealings of men with each other, and that special privileges should be given to no one.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's theatrical directory

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's theatrical directory
Date: June 1, 1907
This theatrical directory published by the Santa Fe Railroad Company provides a list of theaters and opera houses with their locations along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company system. At the back of the book, a map illustrates the locations of the theatrical facilities along the Santa Fe lines. The directory was a useful guide in determining routes and bookings for the season's theatrical tour.


A tribute to Dr. John R. Brinkley

A tribute to Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Parmer, David
Date: Between 1936 and 1937
As the title indicates, David Parmer wrote this item about Dr. John R. Brinkley. Mr. Parmer lived in Columbus, Georgia. In 1933, Parmer had traveled to Villa Acuna, Doahuilla, Mexico, to introduce some entertainers on Brinkley's radio station XERA. Shortly after he returned to Georgia, Parmer's mother died. Mr. Parmer wites that he composed the tribute to Dr. Brinkley because this man whom he had just met sent condolences and flowers to Mr. Parmer. Parmer refers to Brinkley as a "noble man." The contents of this booklet were delivered on XERA by Mr. Parmer on February 2, 1936.


Cantonment life Camp Funston illustrated

Cantonment life Camp Funston illustrated
Creator: Baird Company Engravers
Date: 1918
A pamphlet containing Camp Funston photographs. Included is a brief list of all the amenities Camp Funston has, including a Zone of Camp Activities. This Zone was "financed and built by private capital without cost to the Government". It contains an arcade, stores, theatres, pool halls, picture shows, barber shops, bowling alleys, and more. Camp Funston also has it's own fire department, police force, and hospitals, and claims "at no time in the world's history has the soldier been so well cared for as he is today in Cantonments and Army Posts of the United States." It was on the Fort Riley military reservation.


Clason's Kansas green guide with road and railway maps

Clason's Kansas green guide with road and railway maps
Date: [between 1925 and 1929?]
Clason's Kansas Green Guide lists town and county populations, state colleges, railroads, and other basic information about the state.


Colorado, and its relations to Kansas

Colorado, and its relations to Kansas
Creator: Copley, Josiah, 1803-1885
Date: 1873
A small booklet that focuses on the relationship between Colorado and Kansas. From the agriculture of the territory, the limitations of irrigation, to the fruit supply, both states had an interest in the other's activities.


Combine attachements flyer

Combine attachements flyer
Creator: Hesston Manufacturing Company
Date: Undated
This flyer from the Hesston Manufacturing Company uses illustrations and text to represent different attachments designed to work with multiple combines. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Dangers of self-drugging with proprietary medicines, by Edward Bumgardner, Lawrence, Kansas

Dangers of self-drugging with proprietary medicines, by Edward Bumgardner, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: June 24, 1902
These images show the essay titled "Dangers of Self-Drugging With Proprietary Medicines," by Edward Bumgardner of Lawrence, Kansas. The essay was part of a prize contest on topics for the public good, published under the Latin heading, "Pro Bono Publico." The essay expresses criticism of the advertising, sale, and use of so-called "patent medicines," and reports on the high levels of alcoholic and narcotic ingredients that often made up such remedies. The essay concludes by calling upon newspaper publishers to stop printing advertisements for such medicines, for legislation requiring the ingredients of medicines to be listed on the labels, and for physicians to lead a crusade against such dangerous drugs.


Die Indianer der Vereinigten Staaten

Die Indianer der Vereinigten Staaten
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1870-1900
This item contains an article on the Indians of the United States written by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius. Known as Ado to his friends and colleagues, Hunnius was a Civil War veteran, Indian Wars veteran, artist, writer, and long time resident of Kansas. The article, printed entirely in German, contains information compiled by Hunnius on the Native American tribes in the United States. Details include the branch of the tribe (Stamm), place of residence (Wohnsitz), county, and the total number of men, women and children (Manner, Weiber, und Kinder) for each tribe. The information provided in the article was taken from the offical reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The article also mentions that there were a total of 100,000 civilized Indians, 135,000 half-civilized Indians, and 81,000 "Wild" Indians.


Dr. Brinkley's doctor book

Dr. Brinkley's doctor book
Creator: Brinkley Hospitals
Date: 1936
This booklet was published by the Brinkley Hospitals of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brinkley moved his hospital operations to Little Rock from Milford, Kansas, after his Kansas medical license was revoked. The cover of the booklet indicated that the Brinkley Hospitals are "for the treatment of enlarged and infected prostate glands, rectal and colonic diseases, varicose veins, hernia, or rupture." He changed the name of his radio station to XERA and it was located in Villa Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas, where the Brinkley's had a home. This volume claims that XERA is the most powerful radio station in the world. The pamphlet is a revised version of an earlier Brinkley hospital publication titled Your Health (Kansas Memory item 210693). It includes illustrations to accompany the medical information. There are some editing marks so this copy may have been used to plan a revision. It is an expansion of the information contained in "After Twenty One Years" (Kansas Memory item 213226).


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.


Farm Equipment Division booklet

Farm Equipment Division booklet
Creator: Hesston Corporation
Date: December 18, 1974
This booklet from the Farm Equipment Division for the Hesston Corporation includes articles with black and white photographs and a map. Article topics include: development, production and marketing of products. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


FiatAgri Hesston booklet

FiatAgri Hesston booklet
Creator: Hesston Corporation
Date: April 2, 1986
This booklet of the annual meeting and proxy statement took place on May 6, 1986 focusing on stockholders. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Handbook of Morris County, Kansas

Handbook of Morris County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This handbook was published by the "Modern Argo" of Kansas City, to encourage settlement in Morris County, Kansas. This pamphlet has extensive descriptions of the land and resources in the county intended to encourage agricultural settlement by extolling the virtues of this 'famous and beautiful Neosho valley'. The text describes the natural resources available. It also describes a number of established farms such as Rock Creek Valley Farm, Spring Valley Farm, Diamond Spring farm and many others. Descriptions of several towns, their businesses, and other amenities are provided for Council Grove, Dunlap, Kelso, Parkerville, and White City. The booklet includes sketches of the Morris County Courthouse, Council Grove businesses, and homes and farms.


Handbook of Scott County, Kansas

Handbook of Scott County, Kansas
Creator: C. S. Burch Publishing Company
Date: 1887
This handbook was published by the C.S. Burch Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, to encourage settlement in Scott County, Kansas, and the Upper Arkansas River Valley. The publication has extensive descriptions of the land and natural resources. Given that this is western Kansas, the amount of rain fall is a topic of interest in the booklet. It includes a short history of the area. Descriptions of the various businesses in Scott City are provided. Information about several local organizations, such as churches and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, is included. There are also a number of illustrations of businesses, homes, and farms.


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