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April 1885

April 1885
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: April 1885
These letters, dated April 1885, are from various individuals regarding the railroad to Kansas Governor John Martin. The correspondence include topics on railroad charges, cattle inspector and transportation, horse thieves, and regulations. Kansas Governor John Martin succeeded G. W. Glick in 1885. In 1885, the state of affairs was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But all that boom and extravagance changed in Martin's last year of office, 1889, when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


April 1888

April 1888
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: April 1888
These letters, dated April 1888, are from various individuals regarding Kansas issues to Kansas Governor John Martin. The issues include railroads, iron, immigration, pardons, soldiers, cases, pensions, natural resources, farming, meetings for various societies and boards, and invitations. Kansas Governor John Martin succeeded G. W. Glick in 1885. In 1885, the state of affairs was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But all that boom and extravagance changed in Martin's last year of office, 1889, when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Archery class, Topeka, Kansas

Archery class, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Division of Economic Development
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
These two black and white photographs show a group of children with bows and arrows during an archery class in Topeka, Kansas.


Capitol (interior), Topeka, Kansas

Capitol (interior), Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Division of Economic Development
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows the ornate doorway and mahogany double doors in the Kansas Senate in Topeka, Kansas.


Coal miner

Coal miner
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1940s or 1950s
View of a coal miner at work with a pick and lantern. The location of the mine is unknown.


Edward Ferdinand Arn

Edward Ferdinand Arn
Creator: Kansas Division of Economic Development
Date: Between 1951 and 1955
This formal portrait shows Edward Ferdinand Arn ,1906-1998, a lawyer and World War II veteran, Arn begins his career in politics when he is elected on the Republican ticket as Attorney General of Kansas from 1947 to 1949. The following year he is appointed justice of the Kansas State Supreme Court from 1949 to 1950. In November of 1950, Arn is elected the thirty-second Governor of Kansas and serves two terms from 1951to 1955. During his administration several government agencies are established including the Kansas Turnpike Authority, the State Grain Commission, and the Kansas Veteran's Commission.


February 1888

February 1888
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: February 1888
These letters, spanning February 1888, are from individuals, companies, and state offices regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including legislation, newspaper/publication articles, finances, soldiers, criminal cases, the appointment of officials, personal opinions/complaints, and the Board of Trade. Governor Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But all that boom and extravagance changed in his last year of office when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Building and Loan Supervisory Board applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Building and Loan Supervisory Board applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment for the Building and Loan Supervisory Board. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Immigration

Immigration
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A letter on November 4, 1876, from Joseph T. Morton, asks to be appointed Agent for the sale of Kansas Lands and to solicit emigration from New England. A letter on June 9, 1874, from George de Pardonet, Land and Immigration Department of Paris, France, concerning French immigration to Kansas. A letter on September 15, 1874, from Hamilton Fish of Washington D.C., regarding the revocation of the commission of George de Pardonet as Special Emigration Agent in Europe for Kansas. A letter on February 8, 1876, from Arkansas Governor A. H. Garland, advises Governor Osborn of the convention being held in New Orleans to discuss immigration and requests Osborn have someone there to represent the State of Kansas. The following documents relate to matters of immigration in the State of Kansas.


January 1887

January 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: January 1887
These letters, spanning January 1887, are from individuals, companies, organizations, and state offices regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including reports, legislation, personal matters/opinions, complaints, aid/endorsement, newspaper/publication articles, insurance, Board of Trade, and land. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But, all that boom and extravagance changed in his last year of office, 1888, when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


January 1888

January 1888
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: January 1888
These letters, spanning January 1888, are from individuals, companies, organizations, and state offices regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including personal matters/opinions, aid/endorsement, legislation, newspaper/publication articles, financial matters, Kansas counties, and soldiers. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But, all that boom and extravagance changed in his last year of office, 1888, when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


July 1885

July 1885
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: July 1885
These letters, spanning July 1885, are from individuals, organizations, companies, and state officials regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including aid/endorsement, the appointment to positions, personal matters/opinions, legislation, newspaper/publication articles, and railroads. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion.


July 1886

July 1886
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: July 1886
These letters, spanning July 1886, are from individuals, organizations, companies, and state officials regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including soldiers, personal matters/opinions, legislation, newspaper/publication articles, congratulations on Martin's renomination, aid/endorsement, and the appointment to positions. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion.


June 1886

June 1886
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: June 1886
These letters, spanning June 1886, are from individuals, companies, organizations, and state officials regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including the appointment to positions, newspaper/publication articles, personal matters/opinions, legislation, aid/endorsement, prohibition, finances, and requests for information. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion.


June 1887

June 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: June 1887
These letters, spanning June 1887, are from individuals, companies, organizations, and state officials regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including requests for information, personal matters/opinions, aid/endorsement, finances, prohibition, railroads, the appointment to positions, legislation, newspaper/publication articles, and ex-Confederate voting. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But, all that boom and extravagance changed in his last year of office, 1888, when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


June 1888

June 1888
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: June 1888
These letters, spanning June 1888, are from individuals, companies, organizations, and state officials regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including military affairs, railroads, personal matters/opinions, legislation, the appointment to positions, newspaper/publication articles, aid/endorsement, soldiers, agriculture, and requests for information. Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But, all that boom and extravagance changed in his last year of office, 1888, when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce

Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1968
This twenty minute, 16mm film was written and produced by the Kansas Department of Economic Development and promotes the variety and quality of Kansas-made goods and services. Jack Lacy, director of the Kansas Department of Economic Development, narrates the film. The film features transportation, agricultural products (turkey, cattle, wheat, alfalfa), agricultural machinery, work clothes, oil, coal, helium, gypsum, boots, model railroads and carnival rides, classroom furniture, printing and publishing, golf equipment, fiberglass, guns, heavy metals, cellophane, tires, and airplanes.


Loading apples on a truck

Loading apples on a truck
Creator: Kansas Division of Economic Development
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This photograph shows men loading baskets of apples on a truck.


Mining scene in Treece, Kansas

Mining scene in Treece, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
Here are three photographs showing chat piles near Treece, Kansas. One of the photographs shows coal and gondola railroad cars used to transport zinc and lead from the mine.


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.


Pomona Tile Company

Pomona Tile Company
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the drying room at the Pomona Tile Company in Arkansas City, Kansas. The company, a branch of the Pomona Tile Company of Pomona, California, was one of the largest manufactures of ceramic-glazed tiles in the United States. The facility was located at Strother Field between the towns of Arkansas City and Winfield.


Pomona Tile Company, Arkansas City, Kansas

Pomona Tile Company, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a worker examining tiles at the Pomona Tile Company in Arkansas City, Kansas. The company, a branch of the Pomona Tile Manufacturing Company of Pomona, California, was one of the largest manufactures of ceramic-glazed tiles in the United States. The facility was located at Strother Field between the towns of Arkansas City and Winfield.


Pomona Tile Company, Arkansas City, Kansas

Pomona Tile Company, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
These two black and white photographs show the Pomona Tile Company in Arkansas City, Kansas. The company, a branch of the Pomona Tile Manufacturing Company of Pomona, California, was one of the largest manufacturers of ceramic-glazed tiles in the United States. The facility was located at Strother Field between the towns of Arkansas City and Winfield.


Pomona Tile Company, Arkansas City, Kansas

Pomona Tile Company, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
These three black and white photographs show the Pomona Tile Company in Arkansas City, Kansas. The company, a branch of the Pomona Tile Manufacturing Company of Pomona, California, was one of the largest manufactures of ceramic-glazed tiles in the United States. The facility was located at Strother Field between the towns of Arkansas City and Winfield.


Pomona Tile Company, Arkansas City, Kansas

Pomona Tile Company, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950s and 1950s
These two black and white photographs show the Pomona Tile Company in Arkansas City, Kansas. The company, a branch of the Pomona Tile Manufacturing Company of Pomona, California, was one of the largest manufactures of ceramic-glazed tiles in the United States. The facility was located at Strother Field between the towns of Arkansas City and Winfield.


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