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Acknowledgment of Appointment Endorsement

Acknowledgment of Appointment Endorsement
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 25, 1915
This file includes general correspondence acknowledging the appointment and endorsement of William E. Thompson as janitor of the Memorial Building in Topeka, Kansas. To see his endorsement sent two days earlier on January 23, see UID 451646. The Memorial Building is also known as the G. A. R. Memorial Hall which is a historic hall for the Grand Army of the Republic. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Construction of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall

Construction of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall
Date: April 1, 1912
This is a photo of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall under construction at 10th and Jackson in Topeka, Kansas.


Endorsement & Application for Appointment

Endorsement & Application for Appointment
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 23, 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the endorsement and application of William E. Thompson and A. B. Dadd by Honor J. T. Botkin, Secretary of State, as janitor at the Memorial Building in Topeka, Kansas. The Memorial Building is also known as the G. A. R. Memorial Hall which is a historic hall for the Grand Army of the Republic. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Grand Army of the Republic, Memorial Hall, Topeka, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Memorial Hall, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1914
This is a photograph of a crowd watching a parade during the dedication ceremonies of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall in Topeka, Kansas.


Memorial Building, Topeka, Kansas

Memorial Building, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1914
A photograph showing people gathered at the corner of Jackson and Tenth Streets for the dedication ceremony of the Memorial Building in Topeka, Kansas. The building housed the Kansas State Historical Society and later the Attorney General and Secretary of State.


Pittsburg State College group in Topeka, Kansas

Pittsburg State College group in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
A photograph of a Pittsburg State College group visiting the Memorial Building in Topeka, Kansas. Pittsburg State College is now known as Pittsburg State University, located in Pittsburg, Kansas.


President William Howad Taft, Topeka, Kansas

President William Howad Taft, Topeka, Kansas
Date: September 27, 1911
This sepia colored postcard shows the twenty-seventh President of the United States William Howard Taft on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The president spoke to the crowd of citizens and civil war veterans, who were attending the Semi-Centennial State Wide Reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic. Prior to the speech, President Taft dedicated the cornerstone of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Hall building at Tenth and Jackson Streets, east of the capitol.


Souvenir to the dedication of the Grand Army Memorial Hall, Topeka, Kansas

Souvenir to the dedication of the Grand Army Memorial Hall, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Kansas
Date: 1914
This small booklet was presented to the ex-Union soldiers and sailors of the Civil War who attended the dedication of the Grand Army Memorial Hall, May 27, 1914, in Topeka, Kansas. The booklet contains photos and information on Union officers, the Grand Army of the Republic, and Union cemeteries and memorials in the United States.


Walter White addressing audience at Memorial Hall

Walter White addressing audience at Memorial Hall
Creator: Lockhart, Monroe
Date: April 26, 1949
This photograph taken in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Hall of Topeka's Memorial Building, shows NAACP executive secretary Walter White addressing a crowd that included former Kansas Governor and Senator Arthur Capper, who was a member of the NAACP board of directors. During his presentation, which was part of his 10-day tour of five mid-Western states, White predicted the eventual end of segregation in the U.S.


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