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Chinese vase

Chinese vase
Date: between 1920 and 1986
Made in the 20th century, this ceramic vase resembles an amphora of the Tang Dynasty and has a glaze similar to Jun ware of the Song Dynasty. The Vice Governor of the Henan Province in China presented it to Governor John Carlin during a 1986 visit. A sister state/province relationship was established in 1979.


Dust Bowl soil is now same as Chinese desert

Dust Bowl soil is now same as Chinese desert
Creator: Hubbard, J. R.
Date: August 9, 1936
This article in the Topeka Capital discusses some of the causes of soil erosion and diminished soil moisture, as well as ways to counteract these forces. Both WPA engineers and scientists at the Hays Engineering Station have been measuring soil moisture and developing techniques to counteract the negative effects of the farming trends in use since World War I.


Governor Carlin notes on 1979 China trip

Governor Carlin notes on 1979 China trip
Creator: Carlin, John, 1940-
Date: August 1979
Governor Carlin's observations about the 1979 Kansas trade mission to China. He describes trip logistics (hotels, flights, food, etc.), identifies the major challenges facing China, and lists the highlights and benefits of the trip. Governor Carlin led this and two other trips to China (in 1984 and 1986) to explore potential economic, educational, scientific, and cultural exchanges between Kansas and the Peoples Republic of China.


Governor John Carlin shaking hands with Governor He

Governor John Carlin shaking hands with Governor He
Date: 1986
This is a photo of Governor John Carlin shaking hands with Governor He of the Henan Province, while on his 1986 trip to China. Governor Carlin led this and two other trips to China, one in 1979 and 1984 to explore potential economic, educational, scientific, and cultural exchanges between Kansas and the Peoples Republic of China. Henan Province and Kansas established a sister state relationship in 1981.


Handmade cap

Handmade cap
Date: 1945
Blue flannel cap with two buttons sewn to the front. Colonel James C. Hughes made the cap in 1945 while being held as a prisoner of war in Cheng Chia Tun Camp, Manchuria. In an attempt to find some relief from the cold Manchurian weather, Hughes made the cap from the lining of a storage bag and used the pattern for a British Royal Air Force cap. Born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, Hughes served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. In 1942, he was captured by the Japanese on the Bataan peninsula and spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Jehu Lewis Shuck to Lewis Allen Alderson

Jehu Lewis Shuck to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 28, 1834
Letter addressed to Lewis Allen Alderson from Jehu Lewis Shuck, who later became the first American Baptist missionary in China. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Office of the Governor to John Watson

Office of the Governor to John Watson
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1979-1987 : Carlin)
Date: May 31, 1979
Governor John Carlin's office sent a draft telegram to John Watson of the Kansas Department of Economic Development for his review. The telegram describes a proposed August 1979 Kansas trade mission to China. In the message, the governor's office accepts China's invitation to visit the country, lists the members of the mission delegation, and proposes an itinerary. Governor Carlin led this and two other trips to China (in 1984 and 1986) to explore potential economic, educational, scientific, and cultural exchanges between Kansas and the Peoples Republic of China.


Prisoner of War identification tag

Prisoner of War identification tag
Date: between 1942 and 1945
Small, rectangular metal identification tag. Safety pins at top to attach tag to clothing. Colonel James C. Hughes wore this identification tag while being held as a Japanese Prisoner of War during World War II. The Japanese assigned him this tag at Cheng Chia Tun POW Camp in Manchuria, China, on November 14, 1944. Born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, Hughes served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


The key to culture

The key to culture
Creator: Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951
Date: 1928
Book edited by Emmanuel Haldeman-Julius of Girard, Kansas, describing the cultural distinctiveness of Buddhism and Confusionism found in Indian and Chinese society. Due to copyright restrictions, only the cover of the book is available in Kansas Memory at this time.


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