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Buttons from the Iowa and Sac and Fox Mission, 14DP384

Buttons from the Iowa and Sac and Fox Mission, 14DP384
Date: 1845-1905
These five buttons were among the many that were recovered from an excavation at the Iowa Sac and Fox Mission in Doniphan County by Kansas Historical Society archeologists and Kansas Anthropological Association volunteers. The Presbyterian Mission was built in 1845 and closed in 1863. After that part of the building was razed, the rest was used as a residence until 1905. The State of Kansas acquired to property in 1941. Shown are three four-hole sew through buttons, one each of wood, china, and shell. Also shown is a brown china two-hole sew through button and a shell and brass loop or shank style button.


Interview with Mrs. Gus (Olive) Kramer

Interview with Mrs. Gus (Olive) Kramer
Creator: Kramer, Olive
Date: 1979
This oral history interview with Olive Kramer of Hugoton, Stevens County, describes her experiences during the dust bowl of the 1930s. She devotes much of her interview to reminiscing about how these dust storms interrupted the daily routines of those living in western Kansas. She also mentions government programs -- such as the cattle purchase program -- that provided relief for citizens suffering from unemployment. During a particularly bad spell, her husband (who also gave an interview) sent her and their children east to Kansas City (it is not clear for how long). Kramer talks also about the emergency hospital set up in the basement of the Methodist Church to care for the residents dealing with dust pneumonia. Copied from Dust Storms as Remembered by Hugoton Citizens.


James Griffing to J. Augusta Goodrich Griffing

James Griffing to J. Augusta Goodrich Griffing
Creator: Griffing, James S. (James Sayre), 1822-1882
Date: July 28, 1859
James Griffing wrote from Topeka, Kansas Territory, to his wife J. Augusta (Goodrich) Griffing. Mrs. Griffing was visiting her family in New York for the first time since her arrival in the Kansas Territory in 1855. Griffing described his efforts to perform household chores in his wife's absence, including cooking, milking the cow, churning butter, doing the laundry, butchering chickens, and gardening.


Kansas Girls Industrial School. Graduating into society

Kansas Girls Industrial School. Graduating into society
Date: 1938
This silent film documents the State Industrial School for Girls in Beloit, Kansas, and depicts every aspect of the school's educational, vocational, and boarding programs. The Women's Christian Temperance Union established the school in 1889 and it was later acquired by the state. The purpose of the school was to reform economically or socially disadvantaged girls between twelve and sixteen years old. The school taught sewing, weaving, cooking, gardening and horticulture, wood carving, clay modeling, and the general duties of the household. The film showcases the following programs and activities: healthcare and hospital, housework, laundry, sewing, bakery, cooking, religious instruction, student government, dancing, table tennis, roller skating, Independence Day parade, flag drill, folk dance, track and field, and patriotic instruction. At the time the film was made the school included seven housing units (or cottages), a schoolhouse and farm buildings on 200 acres. Directed by Grace A. Miles. Photographed by Joseph A. Thompson.


Laundry workers at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Laundry workers at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1960-1979
Two unidentified men are shown loading a basket of laundry. In 1925, the Menninger Sanitarium Corporation purchased a farmhouse on the west edge of Topeka, Kansas. The farmhouse became the inpatient clinic and the surrounding 20 acres were developed with buildings and gardens to become the "East Campus" of the Menninger Foundation.


"Little Mexico", Topeka, Kansas

"Little Mexico", Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: September 01, 1917
This newspaper illustration from the Topeka Journal shows a family gathered around their boxcar home in "Little Mexico" near the East Sixth Street viaduct in Topeka, Kansas.


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.


Mabel Holmes diary entries

Mabel Holmes diary entries
Creator: Holmes, Mabel
Date: March 15, 1935-March 22, 1935
Mabel Holmes, a resident of Topeka during the Dust Bowl years, kept this diary of her daily activities. During the week of March 15-22, 1935, Holmes mentions two dust storms and complains about the layers of dust deposited in and around her house. The storm of March 20th was so intense that, even during the day, she needed a light to see her way around the house. The diary, which covers the period from 1935 to 1939, includes entries from several years on a single page and describes church activities, health problems, housework, and world events.


Mexican Relief Camp in Lane County, Kansas

Mexican Relief Camp in Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1900s
This black and white photograph shows a group of men and women washing clothes at a Mexican Relief Camp in Lane County, Kansas.


New Frigidaire thrifty pair

New Frigidaire thrifty pair
Date: 1955
New Frigidaire Thrifty Pair : Washer and Electric Dryer; Better Homes and Gardens, February 1955, pg.22


The laundry at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

The laundry at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1962
Three black and white photographs show the busy laundry department.


Washing clothes

Washing clothes
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
A photograph showing two women washing clothes in tubs at an unidentified location.


Washing laundry, Kansas City, Kansas

Washing laundry, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Housekeeping aides washing clothes using a wringer washer in Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration's domestic science and foods program.


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