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Here ten photographs document the post-war years of professional photographer Donald (Don) P. Richards. The son of James C. and Virginia Kindig Richards, Don was born on November 25, 1922 in St. Joseph, Missouri. After serving in World War II, Don worked as a photographer for the Parsons Sun, then later attended the Fred Archer School of Photography in Los Angeles, where his wife Donna was employed by the FBI. He returned to the Midwest in 1949 to direct public relations and teach photography at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. In June 1951, Don joined the staff of the Kansas Industrial Development Commission as a writer and photographer for the state magazine, To the Stars. Promoted to editor soon afterward, Don was instrumental in rebranding the magazine as KANSAS!, which is published today by the Kansas Department of Commerce. In 1964, Don joined the Menninger Foundation where he was director of the information office from 1965 to 1978.

Date: Between 1945 and 1950

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Item Number: 306845
Call Number: B Richards, Donald P. *2-11
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 306845

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