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Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas

Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas
Creator: Post Office Department
Date: February 02, 1869
These are appointment papers for William H. Bush from the Post Office Department. He was named the Post Master at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employees

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employees
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company sorting mail at an unidentified facility.


Ernest "Ernie" Douglas collection

Ernest "Ernie" Douglas collection
Creator: Douglas, Ernie
Date: bulk 1950s-1980s
This collection contains photographs of Topeka musician Ernie (Ernest) Douglas, his band, and his restaurant and jazz club, Ernie's Catfish Hollow. Douglas was born November 30, 1932, in Topeka. During the 1950s, Douglas worked as a radio DJ and musician, playing the piano and vibraphone. After a time in Denver, Douglas returned to Topeka where he opened Ernie's Catfish Hollow in 1978 at 1201 E. 6th Street. The restaurant and jazz club closed in 1983. Later Douglas worked for the Postal Service in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a performer on the Dandy Dinner Boat in Alexandria, Virginia. Douglas died in Ellicott City, Maryland on February 15, 2016.


F.J. Henderson stands with the model "T" Ford he used to deliver the mail, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas

F.J. Henderson stands with the model "T" Ford he used to deliver the mail, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: 1916
F.J. Henderson had a contract to deliver the United States mail on the Syracuse-Johnson-Elkhart mail route from 1913-1920. In this photograph, Henderson stands next to the model "T" Ford he used to deliver the mail in 1916.


Federation of the World

Federation of the World
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence and printed pamphlet about the World Postal League and its efficiency and its reliability. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Female post office employee, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas, about 1914

Female post office employee, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas, about 1914
Date: 1914
A female post office employee stands by the post office boxes at the Tribune, Kansas post office.


George Edwards, Alta Vista, Kansas

George Edwards, Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
Portrait of George Edwards, a school teacher and postmaster in Alta Vista, Kansas. He also built the Alta Vista High School and built the first underpass for the Rock Island Railroad in Alta Vista, Kansas.


Interior of the post office in Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

Interior of the post office in Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1930
A female employee stands by the post office boxes in the Tribune, Kansas post office.


Isaac Hastings with mail carrier buggy in Alma, Kansas

Isaac Hastings with mail carrier buggy in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1907-1910
Photograph of Isaac Hastings standing beside his mail carrier buggy at the Paul Dallas home in Alma, Kansas. Hastings was a mail carrier on Alma Route 2 from the spring of 1907 to about 1924. His buggy is now displayed at the Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum in Alma.


Kansas State Postal Conference Convention in Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Postal Conference Convention in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Willard
Date: November 10, 1922
This is a panoramic photograph of the people attending the Kansas State Postal Conference-Convention held November 10, 1922, in Topeka, Kansas. They are posed on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol. There are a few women scattered throughout the crowd. There is a banner on the front row that says "Kansas RLCA Over 300% Gain 1922." RLCA stands for Rural Letter Carriers Association.


Kansas post offices and routes supplied by a railroad

Kansas post offices and routes supplied by a railroad
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This is a listing of the major towns (post offices) along the Neosho and Cherokee Divisions of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. Some of the towns included are Council Grove, Emporia, Neosho Rapids, Hartford, Strawn, Burlington, Neosho Falls, Bramlett, Humboldt, New Chicago, Parsons, Oswego and Chetopa. The routes related to each of these cities are also listed.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Letter carriers in Salina, Kansas

Letter carriers in Salina, Kansas
Date: 1886
This is a photograph of the first three letter carriers in Salina Kansas: George H. Rising [possibly F. S. Rising], Hartman Berg, and D. G. Stack.


Mail room at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Mail room at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: December 1976
Randy Ripple and Mike Munoz are shown sorting mail at the Menninger Clinic. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. The philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients.


Men [and women] of Kansas

Men [and women] of Kansas
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: 1905
This volume is a collection of portraits of Kansas business owners, professionals, public officials, and politicians in 1905. Despite its title, this volume does include women also. The women included are physicians, osteopaths, and educators. The professions covered include: educators, clergy, lawyers, bankers, real estate, life insurance, lodge officials, architects, postmasters, physicians, dentists, artists, telephones, utilities, merchants, manufacturers, osteopathy, U.S. marshals, government officials, editors and publishers, railroads, military, and photographers. A name index begins on page 633 and it is also reproduced under Text Version below.


Motorcycle used to deliver the mail from the Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas post office

Motorcycle used to deliver the mail from the Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas post office
Date: Between 1925 and 1935
In this photograph, a mail carrier poses with the motorcycle he uses to deliver the mail to rural homes served by the Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas post office.


Mrs. Stout delivering mail in Studley, Kansas

Mrs. Stout delivering mail in Studley, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a photograph of Mrs. Stout delivering mail at Studley, Kansas. Mrs. Stout's horse-drawn wagon is parked by an open corn crib.


Postal mail carriers, Webber, Kansas

Postal mail carriers, Webber, Kansas
Date: 1911
This black and white photograph shows two mail carriers from Webber, Kansas, standing beside their delivery motorcycles. The gentleman have been identified from left to right: George Graham, RFD carrier for Route 2, and Mort Harding RFD carrier for Route 1.


Post office, Manhattan, Kansas

Post office, Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Orr, S. C.
Date: Between 1908 and 1912
This photograph shows a mail carrier standing next to a horse-drawn Rural Free Delivery wagon in Manhattan, Kansas. In the background three men are visible standing in front of the United States post office. Signage for The Nationalist Job Printing and Post Office are also visible.


Railway Express Agency employees, Wichita, Kansas

Railway Express Agency employees, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows a group of employees from the Railway Express Agency in Wichita, Kansas.


Rural Free Delivery Carrier, Nemaha County, Kansas

Rural Free Delivery Carrier, Nemaha County, Kansas
Date: April 12, 1910
This sepia-colored postcard shows a Rural Free Delivery (R.F.D.) carrier with his horse-drawn wagon delivering mail in Nemaha County.


Rural Free Delivery carriers, Delphos, Kansas

Rural Free Delivery carriers, Delphos, Kansas
Creator: Ballou, Don D.
Date: 1915
This black and white photograph shows a group of Rural Free Delivery, (R.F.D.) carriers delivering the Christmas mail in Delphos, Kansas. The men have been identified from left to right as the following: L.C. Talcott, Aristotle Black, ___ Hardy, and Albert E. Fitch on a Thor motorcycle.


Rural Free Delivery wagon, Maple Hill, Kansas

Rural Free Delivery wagon, Maple Hill, Kansas
Date: between 1890 and 1899
These two black and white photographs show the first Rural Free Delivery wagon for the U.S. mail in Maple Hill, Kansas. In the first image Mr. Joe Boyd, is seated behind the horse-drawn wagon as a unidentified girl stands in the cab of the vehicle The second image show two women and three children informally posing with Mr. Boyd and his wagon at a unidentified location. The wagon is label R.F.D. No. 1, U.S. Mail, Maple Hill Kan.


Rural mail carrier, Webber, Kansas

Rural mail carrier, Webber, Kansas
Date: 1915
This black and white photograph shows George Graham, RFD carrier for Route 2, standing beside his automobile on the streets of Webber, Kansas. In the foreground the mail has been visible piled along the fender of the car.


Rural mail carriers, Oakley, Kansas

Rural mail carriers, Oakley, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1910s
This black and white photograph shows three rural mail carriers standing beside their motorcycles in front of the post office at Oakley, Kansas. Two of the motorcycles have Thor IV written across the tank.


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