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Anne G. Cravens to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Anne G. Cravens to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Cravens, Anne G.
Date: August 15, 1944
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Anne G. Cravens of Santa Monica, California, tells Schoeppel that he should work to establish a "Veterans City" in Kansas where returning soliders could live following the war.


E. E. Baird and Governor Andrew Schoeppel Correspondence

E. E. Baird and Governor Andrew Schoeppel Correspondence
Creator: Baird, E.E.
Date: August 20, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, E.E. Baird of Wichita Kansas, asks the governor to use his "good offices and influence on Washington" to speed-up the return of Kansas soldiers who served in World War II. Like many Americans, Baird was anxious to have the troops home following the official end of World War II. However, as Schoeppel's reply indicates, immediate demobilization for all military members was impossible.


Edward McMaster to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Edward McMaster to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: McMaster, Edward
Date: April 15, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Lieutenant Edward McMaster, Information and Education Officer for the Headquarters, 8th Fighter Group, at San Fransico, California, asks Schoeppel for information concerning various fields of employment in Kansas.


Eisenhower homecoming, Topeka, Kansas

Eisenhower homecoming, Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 21, 1945
These four black and white photographs show scenes from General Dwight D. Eisenhower's homecoming celebration in Topeka, Kansas. His wife Mamie is standing beside him in two of the images. They are on a Union Pacific train. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Garold Schneider to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Garold Schneider to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Schneider, Garnold
Date: August 19, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, PfC Garnold Scheider asks Schoeppel to help facilitate his return to civilian life. Arguing that his experience as a teacher is needed in Goodland, Kansas, Schneider ponders why the school systems in the U.S. have not "banded together and requested the release of men as the railroad and mining industries have?"


Ira Howard to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Ira Howard to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Howard, Ira
Date: April 30, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Ira Howard of Gaylord, Kansas, argues that returning veterans from World War II must be given a fair chance at employment after the war. In fact, Howard contends that "thousands of veterans are returning home each month now and I wonder if we are going to sit back and see them pushed around the way they were in this case."


Michael Destasio to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Michael Destasio to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Destasio, Michael
Date: November 07, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Michael Destasio asks Schoeppel for his assistance in helping bring the U.S. Army's 37th Infantry Division home. Made up primarily of men from the Ohio National Guard, the 37th fought in numerous campaigns during World War II. Althought not directly linked to Kansas, DeStasio's letter was sent to all state Governors, U.S. Senator and Representatives, and leading newspapers with the hope that widespread recognition of their plight might speed up their demobilization.


Mrs. Clarence Hall to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Mrs. Clarence Hall to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Hall, Clarence A.
Date: September 25, 1944
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Mrs. Clarence A. Hall of Alton, Kansas offers to give up her home and farm to a returning soldier in order to facilitate his transition back to civilian life.


Mrs. Will Schemling to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Mrs. Will Schemling to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Schmeling, Mrs. Will
Date: August 25, 1945
In this letter, Mrs. Will Schmeling of Atchinson, Kansas, asks Governor Schoeppel to "do something" to keep veterans of the European theater of war from being sent to Pacific as part of the occupation force. Like many other Americans, Schmeling is concerned that "such an injustice might seriously affect their [the soldiers] attitude toward a government they now respect.


Opal Lobb to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

Opal Lobb to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Lobb, Opal
Date: August 24, 1945
In this letter to Governor Schoeppel, Opal Lobb of McLouth, Kansas, asks the governor to intervene on behalf of Kansas soldiers who have served in Europe. Arguing that "these boys have done their share and deserve to remain in America," Lobb contends that they should be not be sent to Japan as part of the American occupation force.


W.F. Turrentine to Frank J. McClure

W.F. Turrentine to Frank J. McClure
Creator: Turrentine, W.F., Jr.
Date: June 20, 1945
In this letter to Frank J. McClure, Director of the Veterans Information Center in Kansas City, Missouri, W.F. Turrentine, Jr., Secretary to the Governor of Kansas, informs McClure that "returning service men whose jobs with the state will exist under the original appointing agency will find these positions available upon their return home."


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