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Abstract of census returns

Abstract of census returns
Creator: Undersigned Citizens of Kansas Territory, John Stroup (first signature),
Date: 1859
This 1859 abstract of census returns shows information at the township level for most Kansas counties. Some counties are listed without data. The census lists the number of voters in three different ways--the number of votes cast June 7, 1859; number of voters on June 7, 1859 who were under 6 month provision; and number of voters under 3 month provision. It also lists the number of inhabitants. The election on June 7, 1859, was to elect delegates to the Wyandotte constitutional convention.


Allen Easum video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Allen Easum video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Easum, Allen C., Jr.
Date: September 26, 2007
Allen C. Easum was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1945 and served until 1946 in the 40th Infantry Division, 160th Infantry. He was drafted in 1944 and went to bacis train at Fort Robinson, Arkansas. He was sent to Fort Dix, New Jersey, but the war in Europe ended. He was sent to the Philippines and later Korea. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Sep 26, 2007, Easum talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Yates Center, Kansas on October 20, 1926. He attended school in Quincy, Kansas, but graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence, 1944. After his service, he returned to Lawrence. He worked as a mechanic for Pickens and a Ford dealership before opening his own business A. C. E. Steering and Brakes. He operated that from 1963 through 1993. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Eureka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Eureka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: August 1916
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Eureka, Kansas. The one-story "prairie and craftsman" style station, designed by ATSF architect E.A. Harrison and chief engineer C.F.W. Felt features a title roof with a brick and stucco structure trimmed with decorative wooden corbels. The structure built in 1917 served for a number of years as a hub for transportation until passenger service ended in the mid 1950s. The depot later refurbished and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 2013.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Eureka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Eureka, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: Between 1964 and 1967
This set of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Eureka, Kansas. The one-story "prairie and craftsman" style station, designed by ATSF architect E. A. Harrison and chief engineer C.F.W. Felt, features a tile roof with a brick and stucco structure trimmed with decorative wooden corbels. The structure built in 1917 served for a number of years as a hub for transportation until passenger service ended in the mid 1950s. The depot has been refurbished and added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 2013.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hamilton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hamilton, Kansas
Date: July 04, 1896
This photograph shows a group of people gathered in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Hamilton, Kansas for a Fourth of July celebration.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hamilton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hamilton, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 14, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Hamilton, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District along mp32.1.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Madison, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Madison, Kansas
Date: Unknown
These five photographs show groups of people standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Madison, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding and a gable roof was completed in 1879. The depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Madison, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Madison, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Madison, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure completed in 1879 was part of the Eastern, Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District along milepost 19.4. In 1991 the depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Madison, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Madison, Kansas
Creator: Bohi, Charles W., 1940-
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This photographs shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Madison, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure completed in 1879 was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District along milepost 19.4. In 1991 the depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Small, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Small, Kansas
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board at milepost 50.1 in Small, Kansas. The sign is visible to the left-hand side of the tracks, which were part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Utopia, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Utopia, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 17, 1964
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board in Utopia, Kansas. The sign and tracks were part of Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Howard District at milepost 39.1.


A. Venard to Thaddeus Hyatt

A. Venard to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Venard, A.
Date: October 3, 1860
This letter is from A. Venard, a medical doctor from Pleasant Grove, Kansas Territory, who wrote to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. The letter described the sickness and disease that plagued the settlers along the Verdigris River in southeast Kansas. Dr. Venard had worked diligently to aid the settlers, even using funds from his own pocket to purchase medicine, but he requested that the committee give him 100 dollars worth of drugs. Attached to this letter is an itemized list of the drugs he wished purchased with the requested funds.


Avis Atkinson and Governor Andrew Schoeppel correspondence

Avis Atkinson and Governor Andrew Schoeppel correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1943-1947 : Schoeppel)
Date: February 12-16, 1943
This correspondence deals with the possibility of moving Japanese Americans to Kansas to serve as laborers during World War II. In the letter to Governor Schoeppel, Avis Atkinson of Fall River, Kansas, urges the Governor to do everything in his power to keep the U.S. government from allowing Japanese Americans to work in Kansas because "Once a Jap Always a Jap." Governor Schoeppel's reply is cordial but reinforces the fact that, if the federal government so desires, he will comply with their wishes and house Japanese Americans and/or Japanese prisoners of war.


Baker's Medicine sales truck, Greenwood County, Kansas

Baker's Medicine sales truck, Greenwood County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a medical sales truck with a sign reading, "Baker's Medicine, Extracts, and Spices" in Greenwood County, Kansas. Boxes on the truck are labeled, "Baker's Condition Powder." Also visible is a man standing to the left of the truck, a woman seated on the truck's running board, and a girl standing to the right of the truck. An unidentified building is visible in the background.


Birds Eye (view) of Main Street From South, Eureka, Kansas

Birds Eye (view) of Main Street From South, Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Main Street in Eureka, Kansas.


Bisque Doll from 14GR301

Bisque Doll from 14GR301
Date: Unknown
This bisque doll head and body was recovered from the Curry site in Greenwood County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1984. The Curry site was a multicomponent (multiple occupations) site occupied periodically during the Archaic, Early Ceramic and Middle Ceramic Periods. However, this doll shows that there was also modern material recovered at the site. The doll had jointed arms and legs and may have once had a painted face and hair, though, if so, no trace remains.


Buttons from the Martindale Cabin, 14GR332

Buttons from the Martindale Cabin, 14GR332
Date: 1857-1930
These six buttons were recovered from the Martindale Cabin in Greenwood County. Shown are china, bone, plastic, and bakelite buttons decorated with faceted surfaces, rays, and in a black calico daisy pattern. The Martindale Cabin was built of stone for William Martindale in 1857 and was occupied by the Martindale family until 1869. Later the cabin was used for both living and storage purposes.


Buttons from the Martindale Cabin, 14GR332

Buttons from the Martindale Cabin, 14GR332
Date: 1857-1930
These four buttons were recovered from the Martindale Cabin in Greenwood County. Shown are two 2-hole sew through buttons, a small 4-hole sew through button, and a brown spat button used for closing a gaiter. The Martindale Cabin was built of stone for William Martindale in 1857 and was occupied by the Martindale family until 1869. Later the cabin was used for both living and storage purposes.


Charles M. Gullikson, World War I soldier

Charles M. Gullikson, World War I soldier
Date: November 1918
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Charles M. Gullikson, Headquarters Troop, 35th Division. He was born in Eureka, Kansas, January 22, 1894. He also attended school in Eureka.


Cherry pitter

Cherry pitter
Creator: Enterprise Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1883 and 1900
Cast iron cherry pitter. Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Philiadelphia, Model No. 1. Patent April 24, 1883. Hand crank. Clamp for mounting to countertop. From the household of Timon Covert (1883-1960). Covert, born near Madison, Kansas, was an educator in both Greenwood and Lyon Counties.


Coins and Coin Purse from the Martindale Cabin, 14GR332

Coins and Coin Purse from the Martindale Cabin, 14GR332
Date: 1859-1942
This copper chain-link coin purse and clasp along with four coins were recovered separately from excavations at the Martindale Cabin site in Greenwood County. The earliest coin was an 1859 Indian Head penny with a perforation on top allowing it to be worn on a necklace or bracelet. The other coins were an 1865 two-cent piece, an 1873 Indian Head penny, and a 1942 Mercury dime. The cabin, home to William and Sallie Martindale, was built in 1857.


Collins Block and Hotel Greenwood in Eureka, Kansas

Collins Block and Hotel Greenwood in Eureka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Collins Block and the Hotel Greenwood in Eureka, Kansas.


Confiscated beer, Eureka, Kansas

Confiscated beer, Eureka, Kansas
Date: 1929
This black and white photograph shows a group of gentlemen standing inside a courtroom with confiscated bottles of beer at the Greenwood County Courthouse in Eureka, Kansas.


Confiscated liquor, Eureka, Kansas

Confiscated liquor, Eureka, Kansas
Creator: Mozingo Studio
Date: July 26, 1923
This black and white photograph shows a group of men standing with confiscated liquor on the steps of the Greenwood County Courthouse in Eureka, Kansas.


Council of National Defense Woman's Committee correspondence

Council of National Defense Woman's Committee correspondence
Date: 1918
This collection consists of correspondence between individuals and committee members to the state chair of the Woman's Committee of the Kansas Council of National Defense. The Council of National Defense was established at the federal level in 1916 as an emergency agency under the Army Appropriation Act and abolished in 1921. It was created in reaction to World War I to coordinate resources and industries for national defense and improve civilian morale. The Woman's Committee of the Kansas Council of National Defense performed the same functions at the state and local levels, coordinating women's activities for national defense. The materials are organized alphabetically by county. The digitization of this collection was paid for through the Margot R. Swovelan Endowment Fund.


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