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1st Kansas Colored Infantry flag

1st Kansas Colored Infantry flag
Date: between 1862 and 1864
Blue silk regimental flag of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry, the first African American regiment from a northern state in the Civil War. Recruitment began August 1862, although they weren't mustered into Federal service until January 13, 1863. They saw their first action at Island Mound, Mo., October 29, 1862. The flag bears the names of eight battle honors. In 1864 the regiment was redesignated the 79th United States Colored Regiment.


Affidavits of colored men, in report and testimony of the select committee to investigate the causes of the removal of the Negroes from the southern states to the northern states, in three parts

Affidavits of colored men, in report and testimony of the select committee to investigate the causes of the removal of the Negroes from the southern states to the northern states, in three parts
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Negro Exodus
Date: 1880
The Senate select committee charged with investigating the causes of the Exodus included this list of sworn affidavits in their report. The affidavits are given by ten black men and one black woman who outlined their treatment while living in Louisiana. Each affidavit includes their full name and parish (county) of residence. Although this source does not directly refer to Kansas, many Exodusters who came to Kansas during the post-Civil War period came from Louisiana.


Airport dedication, Manhattan, Kansas

Airport dedication, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: April 19, 1953
A photograph of Mayor Richard Dean Rogers with United States Senator Frank Carlson and other dignitaries at the Manhattan Municipal Airport dedication, Manhattan, Kansas.


Alexander Caldwell home in Leavenworth, Kansas

Alexander Caldwell home in Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: Between 1885 and 1890
This is a tintype showing Alexander Caldwell's home in Leavenworth, Kansas. Born at Drakes Ferry, Pennsylvania, in 1830, Alexander Caldwell came to Leavenworth in 1861 and worked in the freighting business. Later, he was involved in manufacturing and banking. Caldwell, a Republican, served in the U.S. Senate from March 4, 1871 to March 24, 1873. He resigned from office under a cloud of corruption in 1873 and pursued his business interests in Leavenworth and Kansas City until his death on May 19, 1917.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter Nancy Jo and son John Cobb riding a carousel at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas Free Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
This photograph shows Alfred Mossman Landon with his daughter, Nancy, and son, John, on a carousel at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
This photograph shows Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon with his daughter, Nancy Jo, at the Kansas Free Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
This photograph shows Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas. Landon served as tthe 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: c. 1936
Alfred Mossman Landon with daughter, Nancy Jo, and son, John Cobb, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor, with wife Theo and children

Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor, with wife Theo and children
Creator: International News Photos, Inc
Date: December 2, 1935
This photograph represents Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon outside the governor's mansion with his wife Theo, and three children, Peggy, Nancy and John, during his campaign for Republican Presidential nomination in 1936.


Alfred Mossman Landon and family

Alfred Mossman Landon and family
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: c. 1936
This photograph represents Alfred Mossman Landon and his family, Theo, Nancy and Joe. The family along with others are standing in front of steam locomotive at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas while he was governor.


Alfred Mossman Landon and family

Alfred Mossman Landon and family
Creator: International News Photos, Inc
Date: 1935
This photograph portrays Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon with his family at the governor's mansion in Topeka, Kansas. The photograph may have been taken during his unsuccessful run as Republican nominee in the 1936 President race against President Franklin Roosevelt.


Alfred Mossman Landon and his children

Alfred Mossman Landon and his children
Date: c. 1936
This photograph represents Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon holding his daughter, Nancy, and son John's hands at the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas.


Alphabetical agencies created under the Roosevelt New Deal Party

Alphabetical agencies created under the Roosevelt New Deal Party
Creator: Biggers, E.M.
Date: 1932
This item, printed and issued by Biggers Printing Company of Houston, Texas, lists the many different agencies created under President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. In addition to well-known programs such as the WPA, the list contains many lesser-known agencies, providing an interesting glimpse into the expansion of the U.S. Government under the New Deal.


Andrew F. Schoeppel and Frank Carlson

Andrew F. Schoeppel and Frank Carlson
Date: August 19, 1959
Three photographs of United States Senators Andrew F. Schoeppel and Frank Carlson at Senate Interior Committee hearings. In the first photograph, Senator Schoeppel is on the left. Senator Carlson is second from the left. In the third image, Senator Schoeppel is in the front row, seated, on the right. Senator Carlson is seated next to him, front row, second from the right.


Andrew Frank Schoeppel

Andrew Frank Schoeppel
Date: Between 1953 and 1961
Andrew Schoeppel, United States Senator from Kansas, with Richard Milhous Nixon, Vice President of the United States, and Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States.


Andrieus A. Jones to Edmund G. Ross

Andrieus A. Jones to Edmund G. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: June 26, 1896
Jones acknowledges receipt of copies of Ross's history of the presidential impeachment trial and will share it with leading Democrats in Chicago during the campaign convention.


A party of patches

A party of patches
Creator: Judge Magazine
Date: June 6, 1891
This political cartoon drawn by Bernard Gilliam was copied from the satirical magazine Judge presents the Republican perception of the People's (Populist) Party. The artist depicts the People's Party as a hot air balloon made up of a patchwork of pieces, with each piece labeled with the name of the political organization or party that has been subsumed under the banner of the Populists. Some of the more recognizable "patches" include the Prohibition Party, the Greenback Party, the Farmer's Alliance, and the Knights of Labor Party. Inside the balloon's basket are two leading Populists from Kansas, William Peffer and "Sockless" Jerry Simpson.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: 1918
Portrait of Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, shown here at the age of fifty-three. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and as U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: Between 1890 and 1895
This is a portrait of Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, as a young man. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor, 1915-1919, and as U. S. Senator, 1919-1949.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: 1945-1950
This photograph shows U.S. Senator Arthur Capper in front of a microphone with a script on the table near the end of his term as Senator which he held from 1919 to 1949 after being Kansas Governor from 1915 to 1919.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: February 23, 1917
An informal portrait of Kansas Governor Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, signing the "Bone Dry Law" passed by the Kansas Legislature. The law prohibited possession of liquor within the state and ended direct shipments of liquor to Kansas from out-of-state vendors. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and as a U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: Between 1930s and 1940s
This black and white photograph shows U.S. Senator Arthur Capper holding the hand of a young girl with crutches and leg braces. As an advocate for children's welfare, in 1934 Capper used his resources to create the "Capper Foundation for Crippled Children" in Topeka, Kansas.


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