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1904 University of Kansas Paleontology Expedition Camp

1904 University of Kansas Paleontology Expedition Camp
Date: 1904
Little is known about this view of a camp being set up by University of Kansas paleontologists other than it may have been printed in 1904 in a Chicago newspaper. Early paleontologists sometimes served an archeological role in addition to paleontological.


1906 Kansas University basketball team

1906 Kansas University basketball team
Creator: Squires, C. F.
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of the 1905-06 Kansas University basketball team. The player on the floor is Phog Allen and the player in the second row, second from left is Chester Alexander Smith. The photograph was taken in 1906.


50th reunion of the 1933 McPherson College graduating class in McPherson, Kansas

50th reunion of the 1933 McPherson College graduating class in McPherson, Kansas
Date: 1983
This is a photograph showing the 50th reunion of the 1933 McPherson College graduating class in McPherson, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as Eber Tice, Harvey Shank, Pauline Dell Bell, George Zinn, Ellen Steinberg Truhlar, Vernon Rhoades, Grace Heckman Gottman, Esther Brown Enberg, Dorothy Dresher Richards, Donard Dresher, Florence Dresher Wachholtz, Ruth Harms Nigh, Pearl Walker Kelly, Raymond Buskirk, Delbert Kelly, Ward Williams, and Lloyd Larsen.


Administration Building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas

Administration Building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: 1908
This is a postcard showing the Administration Building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas.


Administration Building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas

Administration Building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas
Creator: Sprunger, Keith L.
Date: Between 1887 and 1893
This is a photograph of the administration building at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. It was copied from a souvenir china plate, c. 1910.


Administration Bulding, Bethel College, Newton, Kansas

Administration Bulding, Bethel College, Newton, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photo shows the exterior of the Administration Bulding, Bethel College, Newton, Kans.


Administration building at Ottawa University

Administration building at Ottawa University
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
Three views of the Administration building at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. Two of the photographs were donated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.


Administrative building at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas

Administrative building at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas
Creator: Sprunger, Keith L.
Date: Between 2010 and 2015
This is a photograph of the Administration Building at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. It was built in 1920.


Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman

Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
This is a photo of Agnes Quapaw-Hoffman, a member of the Quapaw Indian tribe.


Agricultural College - $2.50 Activity Fee

Agricultural College - $2.50 Activity Fee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 6, 1915
This letter from Manhattan, Kansas to Governor Capper addresses a proposed compulsory student activity fee at Kansas State Agricultural College. Support and opposition for the bill is divided at the school between athletes, fraternity and sorority members, and "well-to-do students"; and those who are working their way through college. The student asks Governor Capper to give them an opportunity to address their opposition to the compulsory fee. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Agricultural College - New Physical Schience Hall

Agricultural College - New Physical Schience Hall
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: Februrary 11, 1915
This letter from H.J. Waters of the Agricultural School provides reasons for a new building. Because the student and staff population has grown over the past fourteen years; the School needs a bigger building to accommodate them and the services they provide to the community. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Agricultural College Investigation in 1899 - Witness Fee

Agricultural College Investigation in 1899 - Witness Fee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 15, 1915
This file includes a letter from Allen Davis, Principal of the Washington Business High School in Washington, D. C. Topics discussed in the letter is congratulations to Governor Capper's new role as Governor of Kansas and a financial claim against the Agricultural College from an investigation in 1899. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Agricultural classes, Haskell Institute

Agricultural classes, Haskell Institute
Date: Between 1916 and 1940
The two photographs show students in Haskell Institute's agricultural classes. One photograph has a student sitting on a Cleveland tractor, the other photograph has a student driving a hauling truck. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University.


Albe Burge Whiting

Albe Burge Whiting
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting,(1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory, in 1856, and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, and the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House in June of 1930. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Albe Burge Whiting

Albe Burge Whiting
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting, (1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory in 1856 and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and the Topeka Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, in June of 1930, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Albert Ellis Birch, World War I soldier

Albert Ellis Birch, World War I soldier
Date: 1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Albert Ellis Birch, Company A, 342nd Machine Gun Battalion. Albert was killed in action on November 11, 1918, the day cease fire was called.


Alfred M. Landon and Dan Lykins

Alfred M. Landon and Dan Lykins
Date: December 13, 1966
This is a photograph of Governor Alfred M. Landon and Dan Lykins taken at Kansas State University. Governor Landon was at the University to speak at the first Landon Lecture Series. Following his speech, Dan Lykins interviewed him for the school radio station.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: 1908
Portrait of Alfred Mossman Landon, 1887-1987, at the time he graduated from the University of Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor

Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This portrait represents Kansas Governor, Alfred Mossman Landon when he was a student at the University of Kansas. He was governor from 1933 to 1937 and ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1936 against President Franklin Roosevelt.


Alice Beaver-Hallam

Alice Beaver-Hallam
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
This is a photo of Alice Beaver-Hallam, a member of Quapaw Indian tribe.


A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas

A local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas
Creator: Baker, Fred
Date: 1918
This is a local history of Jerome Township, Gove County, Kansas, as recollected by Fred Baker, Gove City, Kansas. Baker wrote this sketch and submitted it in March 1918 to the Golden Belt Educational Association at Hays, Kansas, and was awarded a prize. Also included is a letter from Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, Russell, Kansas, to William Connelly, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, who received the sketch from Baker and wished for it to be donated into the Society's holdings.


Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet

Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet
Date: 1953
Silver metal charm bracelet of the shield and symbols of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Kappa Alpha is a traditional black sorority. This bracelet was a souvenir of 1953 National Convention of the AKA Sorority and was worn by Mamie Williams at local meetings and at Boule 1953-1956.


Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule in Chicago, Illinois

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule in Chicago, Illinois
Date: August 1933
This is a panoramic photograph showing members at Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 25th anniversary and 16th annual Boule held in Chicago, Illinois. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.


Anna Bayha

Anna Bayha
Creator: Le Clear Studio
Date: 1932
This is a photograph of Anna Bayha who taught domestic economy at Kansas State University. A note on the photograph indicates she was from Wheeling, West Virginia. The photo was taken by a Michigan photography studio.


Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas

Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows a crowd of people at an anti-war rally on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The peaceful demonstration attended by about 1,200 college students, was held to protest the United States involvement in Cambodia and to ask Kansas Governor Robert Docking to call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


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