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Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are in regards to the Adjutant General's department. They discuss the procurement of supplies from Indianapolis as well as the death of Edward D. Barnes. These matters have a corresponding letter from the Adjutant General, Thomas Moonlight, to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Additional letters discuss the appointment of Ketner, Insley, and Stadden to different positions within the department including Major General, Paymaster General, and Brigade General.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Creator: Paramount Photo
Date: Between 1939 and 1940
This black and white photograph shows Gertrude the Cow who co-starred in the Paramount movie "Remember the Night," boarding an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's railcar to her home in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the

Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867
This letter, dated September 6, 1867, is from G. M. Ballard regarding the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. G. M. Ballard is the warden for the Institution of the Blind in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ballard wrote asking for the names and addresses of the commissioners for the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind, which was located in Wyandotte County Kansas.


Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company stock certificate

Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company stock certificate
Date: February 13, 1875
This stock certificate entitles H. B. Cullum, receiver for the First National Bank in Topeka, Kansas, to 165 shares in capital stock of Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.


E. B. Porter to Honorable J. M. Brown

E. B. Porter to Honorable J. M. Brown
Date: April 25, 1881
Letter written to Honorable J. M. Brown from E. B. Porter, Indianapolis, April 25, 1881, offering to lease his land in Wabaunsee County to establish an Exoduster colony. E. B. Porter was the son of Albert Gallatin Porter, Governor of Indiana from 1881-1885. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Garrad Riley descendents

Garrad Riley descendents
Creator: Riley, C. W.
Date: September 04, 1893
This photograph represents sixty descendants of the Garrad Riley family taken at their reunion in North Indianapolis, Indiana. The individuals have been identified on the backside of the image.


H. W. Harrington to Governor John St. John

H. W. Harrington to Governor John St. John
Creator: Harrington, H. W.
Date: November 30, 1880
A letter from H.W. Harrington, President of the Indiana State Christian Temperance Union, comes to Kansas Governor St. John, requesting a copy of the recently passed Kansas Prohibition Amendment.


Indianapolis Clowns

Indianapolis Clowns
Date: 1944
This black and white photograph shows members of the Indianapolis Clowns. The franchised was organized between 1935 and 1936 in Miami, Florida. The team moved in 1943 to Cincinnati, Ohio and later in 1946 to Indianapolis, Indiana. In the later years the team became a kind of the "Harlem Globetrotters" of baseball before disbanding in the late 1980s. Some of the players in this photograph have been identified. Back row: l to r; Hoss Walker, unknown, Johnny Williams, Fred Wilson, Roosevelt Davis, Alec Radcliff and McKinley "Bunny" Downs. Middle row: Sam Hairston, unknown, Buster Haywood, unknown, unknown. Front row: unknown, unknown, Richard "King Tut" King, unknown.


Indianapolis Indians baseball team

Indianapolis Indians baseball team
Date: 1964
This photograph from 1964 shows the Indianapolis Indians, a Chicago White Sox affiliate in the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. Three of the team's players had Kansas connections, including: Rudy May, who was born in Coffeyville; pitcher Jim Golden of rural Topeka; and, outfielder Ken Berry of Topeka. Rudy May and Ken Berry were both in the early stages of their professional baseball careers, while Jim Golden was nearing the end of his. Golden's record with the 1964 Indianapolis team included 29 game appearances, a 6-7 win/loss record, and a 3.16 ERA. Berry appeared in 159 games, had a batting average of .255, hit 20 home runs, and drove in 83 runs. He led the team in both home runs and RBIs. May participated in 10 games, had a 4-2 win/loss record, and a 2.77 ERA. In 1964, the Indians finished second in the East Division of the Pacific Coast League with an 89-69-1 record. Seated on the ground in the photo are Dennis Poynter (bat boy) and Tommy Hutchings (clubhouse boy). Pictured in the front row are (l to r): Max Schumacher (general manager); Les Moss (manager); Ken Berry (of); Jim Hicks (of); Jim Koronda (of); Len Johnson (of); Ted Beard (coach); and Robert Weimer (trainer). In the middle row are (l to r): Jim Golden (p); Ed Hobaugh (p); Carl Bouldin (p); Rudy May (p); Dave DeBusschere (p); Bob Locker (p); Bruce Howard (p); Warren Hacker (p); and Ed Drapcho (p). Standing in the back are (l to r): Estel Freeman (promotion/publicity); Ramon Conde (3b-of); Bob Cotton (c); George Williams (3b-2b); Gary Johnson (1b); Larry Himes (c); Minnie Minoso (of-3b); Marv Staehle (2b-ss); and, Charley Saad, trainer.


U.S. 40. The main street of America

U.S. 40. The main street of America
Creator: U.S. 40 Highway Association, Inc.
Date: 1920s
This pamphlet by the U.S. 40 Highway Association promotes U.S. Route 40 as the trans-continental highway from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California. At the pamphlet's creation, the highway had not yet been completed and reached to eight miles west of Topeka, Kansas. Raymond M. Sawhill of Glasco, Kansas, was the secretary of the local organization. The pamphlet contains a map of the route and there are charts listing the distance between all the cities through which the highway would pass. The charts also list the population of each of the cities. This pamphlet proposes a northern and southern route through the middle and western portions between Manhattan, Kansas, and Limon, Colorado.


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