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Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission

Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission
Date: 1921-1939
This set of photographs represent different views of the East Building of the Mission. The East Buildling was used as the main and administrative building for the Mission as well as the first Territorial Legislature of Kansas in 1855. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission

Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1928-1939
This set of photographs represents the Main Building of the Mission that was used as the Administration Hall and the first Territorial Legislature of Kansas in 1855. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Bedroom for Johnson children, Shawnee Indian Mission

Bedroom for Johnson children, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1942
This photograph represents the bedroom belonging to the Johnson children in the North Building of the Shawnee Indian Mission after reconstruction in 1942. The furniture represented in the photograph is made of walnut. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Colonial Dames room, Shawnee Indian Mission

Colonial Dames room, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1954-1956
This photograph represents the Colonial Dame room at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Colonial Dames room, Shawnee Indian Mission

Colonial Dames room, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1954-1956
This photograph represents the Colonial Dames room at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Dofflemyer correspondence

Dofflemyer correspondence
Creator: Dofflemyer, Lewis
Date: January 26, 1940-February 05, 1940
This correspondence centers on Lewis E. Dofflemyer's knowledge of the work of his father, Daniel Dofflemyer, who taught at the Shawnee Methodist Mission beginning around 1850.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Date: around 1942
This photograph represents the East Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Date: 1958
This photograph represents the East Building and the historical marker labeling the building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1954-1956
This set of photographs represents different exterior views of the East Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. The East Building was used as the Administrative Hall when the Mission was in use. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Date: 1966
This set of photographs represent the East Building of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1977
This set of photographs represent different rooms in the East Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas.In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1977
This set of photographs represent different rooms inside the East Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. Rooms included in the photographs is a bedroom, attic, church and living room with a vareity of fireplaces. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1977
This set of photographs represent interior rooms of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1977
This set of photographs represent interior rooms, including the attic, of the East Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1977
This pair of photographs represents the exterior of the East Building of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. Photographed by staff of the Kansas Historical Society, captured in the photographs is the historical marker and lawns of the building.In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: about 1958
These two photographs represent the East Building of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. Both photographs capture the historic marker labeling the building as the East Building, but one photograph also includes the historic marker for the West Building of the Mission. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Garden Pool, West Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

Garden Pool, West Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1977
This photograph represents the garden pool at the back of the West Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


German Silver Earring from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362

German Silver Earring from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362
Date: 1840-1869
German Silver, which was a popular material for trade items in the 19th century, is actually a copper alloy with nickel included. This earring was found at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. Some documentation indicates that it may have belong at one time to an Otoe woman named Wenowna. The earring's hinged attachment fits into a hole in the diamond shaped knob. The circular earring is decorated with scallops along the edge, a border of crescents and a circle of triangles in the center with their apex pointing toward the center.


Guest bedroom, Shawnee Indian Mission

Guest bedroom, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1942
This photograph represents the bedroom used for guests of the Mission or older Indian girls after the Mission's reconstruction in 1942. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Jerome Causin Berryman

Jerome Causin Berryman
Creator: Strauss, J. C.
Date: Between 1875 and 1880
A photograph of Reverend Jerome Causin Berryman who was born in 1810 in Kentucky. He came to Kansas in 1833 to establish the Kickapoo Indian Mission near Leavenworth. In 1841, he became superintendent of the manual labor school at the Shawnee Methodist Mission. He later moved to Missouri and established a high school in Arcadia. Berryman died on May 8, 1906, at Caledonia, Missouri.


Joab Spencer Letters

Joab Spencer Letters
Creator: Spencer, Joab
Date: February 17, 1906-August 01, 1907
This correspondence from Joab Spencer to George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, deals with numerous issues related to Spencer's time as a missionary to the Shawnee Indians, including details of many of the people he worked with.


Johnson family dining room, Shawnee Indian Mission

Johnson family dining room, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1942
This photograph represents the private dining room of the Johnson family in the North Building of the Mission after the Mission's reconstruction in 1942. The chairs represented in the photograph are Hitchcock style with original stenciling and the soup plates were made in England between 1828 and 1842. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


North Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

North Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Date: 1954
This photograph represents the North Building of the Mission that was originally used as the Executive office of the Kansas Territory in 1855 and then later as the dormitory for the Mission. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


North Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

North Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Date: 1942-1954
This photograph represents the North Building of the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


North Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

North Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1977
This set of photographs taken by staff of the Kansas Historical Society represents the exterior of the North Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kanss.In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


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