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Allen Easum video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Allen Easum video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Easum, Allen C., Jr.
Date: September 26, 2007
Allen C. Easum was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1945 and served until 1946 in the 40th Infantry Division, 160th Infantry. He was drafted in 1944 and went to bacis train at Fort Robinson, Arkansas. He was sent to Fort Dix, New Jersey, but the war in Europe ended. He was sent to the Philippines and later Korea. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Sep 26, 2007, Easum talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Yates Center, Kansas on October 20, 1926. He attended school in Quincy, Kansas, but graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence, 1944. After his service, he returned to Lawrence. He worked as a mechanic for Pickens and a Ford dealership before opening his own business A. C. E. Steering and Brakes. He operated that from 1963 through 1993. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


ATSF operation of steam and diesel locomotives

ATSF operation of steam and diesel locomotives
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
Video clips of an ATSF engineer demonstrating the operation of steam and diesel locomotives. The video contains some captions.


Big government

Big government
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin for the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. Directed by Jim O'Neil. Virgil Harper, director of photography. Produced by Evans & Bartholomew. The ad was paid for by Kansans for John Carlin.


Boating safety film

Boating safety film
Date: Unknown
A short film about boating safety.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is a video recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Carmencita interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by Brian Baggett. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208647. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is a video recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Sebastopol interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by Brian Baggett. Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208654. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Donna Whiteman

Donna Whiteman
Creator: Kansas Oral History Project, Inc.
Date: January 11, 2018
An interview with Donna Whiteman, a former majority leader of the Kansas House of Representatives. She was appointed to a vacant seat in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1983, first elected to the House in 1984 and reelected to three additional terms, serving from 1983 through 1991. She served as assistant minority leader in the House in the 1989 and 1990 legislative sessions and as majority leader in the 1991 legislative session. She resigned from the legislature in August of 1991 to accept an appointment as secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and served in that position through early 1995. The interview was conducted by Professor Ed. Flentje and this interview is one in a series completed in partnership with the Kansas Oral History Project, Inc., and funding from the Kansas Humanities Council. The goal of the project is collecting, transcribing, and making available to researchers and the public, oral histories of various aspects of life in Kansas, particularly public policymaking.


Don Otto video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Don Otto video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Otto, Don
Date: July 25, 2007
Don Otto enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 576th Signal Company, 35th Quartermaster Truck Company. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Jul 25, 2007, Otto talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was in Iceland, Ireland, and England. His unit was in Normandy shortly after the invasion delivering supplies. His unit provided support for the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he returned to Lawrence and used to G. I. Bill to attend a school that taught farming, but he was not sure of the name. He was born January 20, 1920, and lived in Lawrence, Eudora, and Clearfield before the war. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Ed Schwerdt Echoes from the Steel Rails interview

Ed Schwerdt Echoes from the Steel Rails interview
Creator: Railroad Memories Video Productions
Date: 2018
In this video interview Ed Schwerdt describes his family leaving Russia to work for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, growing up in the "Little Russia" community in North Topeka, Kansas, and following his parent's and grandparent's footsteps by working for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. While working for the railroad in Topeka, he served as the Secretary to the General Superintendent of Transportation and as Personal Secretary to the President of the Railroad, Fred Gurley. This is one interview from the Echoes from The Steel Rails series produced by Railroad Memories Video Productions of Topeka, Kansas.


Elton Margheim video interview on experiences in World War II

Elton Margheim video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Margheim, Elton
Date: November 26, 2006
Elton Margheim was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served in the Twelfth Armored Infantry. Interviewed by Lynette Stenzel on Nov 26, 2006, Margheim talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Frank Stull American Legion #152 (Ness City) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Fred Kerr

Fred Kerr
Creator: Kansas Oral History Project, Inc.
Date: April 13, 2018
An interview with Fred Kerr, a former majority leader of the Kansas Senate. He is from Pratt, Kansas, and farms in Pratt County. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University in 1963. The interview was conducted by Professor Ed. Flentje and this interview is one in a series completed in partnership with the Kansas Oral History Project, Inc., and funding from the Kansas Humanities Council. The goal of the project is collecting, transcribing, and making available to researchers and the public, oral histories of various aspects of life in Kansas, particularly public policymaking.


Governor Mike Hayden interview

Governor Mike Hayden interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: November 24, 2003
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor Mike Hayden discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 12, 1987 - January 14, 1991. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. A complete transcript of the interview, which was conducted at Cedar Crest on November 24, 2003, is available by clicking Text Version below. It and a subsequent interview conducted in 2008 are the basis for Beatty's article "'Being close to the People': A Conversation with Former Governor Mike Hayden," Kansas History, v32 n1 (Spring 2009). The 2008 interview is available on Kansas Memory as item 215796.


Harold Lee Zimmerman video Interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Harold Lee Zimmerman video Interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Zimmerman, Harold Lee
Date: November 2, 2007
Harold Zimmerman enlisted in the Merchant Marine in 1943 and served on the Joseph Simon, Alcoa Pennant, Scagway Victory , Marin Hills. Interviewed by Nancy L. Porter on Nov 2, 2007, Zimmerman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Zimmerman, usually called Lee, was born in Eudora Kansas on November 30, 1925. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1943. He provides good descriptions of life on his various ships. He also served during the Korean War. He is involved in the Zimmerman Steel Company, Lawrence. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Bartels, H. James
Date: 29 June 2006
First Lieutenant H. James Bartels enlisted in the military in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Chemical Warfare Service, 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion. Interviewed by Judy Walker on Jun 29, 2006, Bartels talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Bartels was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. His parents were Adolph and Clara Heim Bartels. He attended school in Inman, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Shepherd, Dale
Date: May 31, 2006
Dale Shepherd enlisted in the Merchant Marine in 1942 and served until 1946. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 31, 2006, Shepherd talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Raymond, Kansas, in 1923 and attended school in Alden, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Smith, David L.
Date: January 3, 2007
David Lee Smith was inducted into the United States Army in 1940 and served until 1962 in the Signal Corps. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jan. 3, 2007, Smith talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born April 28, 1917, on a farm north of Lyons, Kansas. His father was Edward Smith. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Stockstill, William Stanley
Date: July 10, 2006
William S. Stockstill enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1946 in the 13th Air Group, 489th Squadron. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jul 10, 2006, Stockstill talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born February 3, 1921, in Gore, Oklahoma. The family moved to Geneseo, Kansas, in 1934. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Vincent, Walter P.
Date: May 13, 2006
Walter P. Vincent was inducted into the Marine Corps in 1944 and served until 1945 in the 3rd Division, 21st Regiment, E Company. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 13, 2006, Vincent talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in the Sterling, Kansas, Hospital on June 10, 1919, and grew up in Sterling. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Welch, Earl L.
Date: March 27, 2007
Earl Lee Welch was inducted into the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 6th Bomb Group. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Mar. 27, 2007, Welch talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born September 25, 1920, in Turon, Kansas, where his parent operated a grocery store. His wife Wilma and his daughter Karen Wingfield were present during the interview, which took place in Hutchinson, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Wellman, Richard G.
Date: May 24, 2006
Richard "Dick" G. Wellman enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 on the USS Macomb & USS Hampton. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 24, 2006, Wellman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He grew up in Sterling, Kansas, and was a senior at Kansas State when Peal Harbor was attacked. The interview took place in Alden, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Wiens, Loren E.
Date: January 3, 2007
Loren Wiens enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served until 1946. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jan 3, 2007, Wiens talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born on a farm in Rice County in 1927. He married Phyllis Shardean, also from Rice County, who served in the Navy also. An interview with her is part of this project (item number 213583). The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Wiens, Phyllis Marie
Date: November 1, 2006
Phyllis M. Shardean Wiens enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Nov 1, 2006, Wiens talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Wiens was born November 17, 1922, on a farm near Nickerson, Kansas. She worked for Cessna before she volunteered for the Navy. The interview of her husband, Loren Wiens, about his World War II experiences is available as Kansas Memory item number 213582. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Banker, Dean Chase
Date: 19 June 2006
Corporal/Specialist Dean Chase Banker was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1945 in the G Company, 274 Regiment, Combat Infantry 70th Division. Interviewed by Judy Walker on Jun 19, 2006, Banker talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Banker was born in Hays, Kansas but was raised in Russell, Kansas, where his father, Lewis Waldo Banker, owned the L. W. Banker Mercantile Store. Dean ran the store for a number of years after his father died. Dean was a German prisoner of war. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Bird, John Elijah
Date: 25 January 2007
Staff Sergeant John Elijah Bird enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1940 and served until 1945 in the 6th Engineers and 14th Air Force. Interviewed by Janet Johannes on Jan 25, 2007, Bird talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was attended grade school in Lincoln, Kansas, and five different high schools because his father was in the oil business. His parents were Henry and Lillian Howard Bird. His wife was Norma Jean Hornbeck. The interview took place in Plainville, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Arwood, Arnold
Date: December 29, 2006
Arwood enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served until 1944. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Dec 29, 2006, Arwood talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Lakin, Kansas, on September 10, 1916. The interview took place in Sterling, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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