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1939 Downtown flood

1939 Downtown flood
Date: 1939
A photograph of flood waters in downtown Atchison, Kansas, at Fourth and Main Street. The second Union Depot tower is just visible above some trees on the right. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1952 Missouri River Flood

1952 Missouri River Flood
Date: 1952
A series of Atchison Globe photographs showing the 1952 Missouri River flood in Atchison, Kansas. The first photograph shows an aerial view of the flood, while other photographs show the residents preparing for the effects of the flood. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


3/4-Grooved Axe from 14AT444

3/4-Grooved Axe from 14AT444
Date: 1-1000 CE
This axe was collected from a possible Early Ceramic period site in Atchison County and donated in 2018 to the Kansas Historical Society. While 3/4-grooved axes are frequently recovered from late Archaic sites, their use is not restricted to that time period. They get their name from the hafting groove that encircles 3/4 of the body of the axe. Axes like these are made by pecking a hard stone into a rough shape and then grinding and polishing it into its final state.


3/4 Grooved Axes from the Dickerson Site, 14AT346

3/4 Grooved Axes from the Dickerson Site, 14AT346
Date: Unknown
These 3/4 grooved axes were recovered from the Dickerson site in Atchison County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1878. While 3/4 grooved axes are frequently recovered from late Archaic sites, their use is not restricted to that time period. Axes like these are made by pecking a hard stone, in this case igneous rock, into a rough shape and then grinding and polishing it into its final state. These axes get their name from the hafting groove the encircles 3/4 of its body.


3/4 Grooved Axes from the Dickerson Site, 14AT346

3/4 Grooved Axes from the Dickerson Site, 14AT346
Date: Unknown
Little is known regarding these 3/4 grooved axes from the Dickerson site in Atchison County. They were donated in 1878 to the Kansas Historical Society. While 3/4 grooved axes are frequently recovered from late Archaic sites, their use is not restricted to that time period. Axes like these are made by pecking a hard stone into a rough shape and then grinding and polishing it into its final state. They get their name from the hafting groove the encircles 3/4 of the body.


4th and Utah intersection

4th and Utah intersection
Date: 1920-1930
An image taken sometime before 1936 at the intersection of 4th and Utah in Atchison, Kansas. This intersection would become the four way stop at the foot of the Mo-Kan free bridge. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


5th and Commercial Atchison, Kansas

5th and Commercial Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Fogler, Frank
Date: 1958-1963
Two photographs taken from the southeast corner of 5th and Commercial street in Atchison, Kansas, showing before and after comparisons of the intersection. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule

8,000 students affected, state officials see no trouble adjusting schools to new rule
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: May 17, 1954
This article discusses how the state of Kansas will work to conform to the ruling made in the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 17, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the segregation of schools based on race was unconstitutional. Many cities in Kansas, including Topeka, Atchison, Salina, Wichita, and Pittsburg were already working to integrate their schools. Topeka had an estimated 625 African American students who would be affected by the court's ruling, and the article lists the numbers for other cities and towns in the state.


Abbot Thomas Hartman

Abbot Thomas Hartman
Creator: Fogler, Frank
Date: 1950-1960
A photograph of Abbot Thomas Hartman in front of the new Abbey church in Atchison, Kansas. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Abbot Thomas Hartman

Abbot Thomas Hartman
Creator: Fogler, Frank
Date: 1966
A portrait of Abbot Thomas Hartman in his clerical dress. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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.


A.C. Ferrell

A.C. Ferrell
Date: 1954
A photograph of former Atchison Chamber of Commerce president A.C. Ferrell. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Ada Smith-Fullerton

Ada Smith-Fullerton
Date: Between 1880 and 1920
An advertisement for Ada Smith-Fullerton who was a local opera singer in Atchison, Kansas. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Addison Mize

Addison Mize
Creator: Fogler, Frank
Date: Between 1960 and 1980
Portrait of Addison Mize of Atchison, Kansas. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Address to the Voters of Kansas

Address to the Voters of Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 25, 1867
The numerous authors of this pamphlet (Republicans) support the constitutional amendments to approve voting rights for blacks, for women, and to restrict voting rights to "loyal persons." They offer arguments for their position as well as criticizing the Democratic Party in Kansas for their opposition to these amendments. Forty five men signed the document, which was the result of a meeting in Lawrence. The following signed the document S. C. Pomeroy, Atchison; E. G. Ross, Lawrence; S. J. Crawford, Topeka; N. Green, Manhattan; Chas. Robinson, Lawrence; Geo T. Anthony, Leavenworth; Lewis Bodwell, Topeka; R. B. Taylor, editor Wyandotte Gazette; J. P. Root, Whandotte; James Rogers, Burlingame; S. Weaver, Editor Lecompton New Era; L. R. Elliott, Editor Atchison Daily Free Press; W. A. Starrett, Lawrence; Wm. Larimer, Jr., Leavenworth; John Ritchie, Topeka; John Ekin, Topeka; Sol. Miller, Editor White Cloud Chief; A. H. Foote, Lawrence; C. B. Lines, Wabaunsee; R. G. Elliott, Jefferson county; G. A. Crawford, Bourbon county; John Speer, Kansas Tribune; A. Low, Doniphan; R. W. Jenkins, Pottawatomie county; Ed. Russell, Leavenworth; J. H. Pillsbury, Editor Manhattan Independent; S. D. Houston, Manhattan; W. K. Marshall, Atchison; F. G. Adams, Kennekuk; P. L. Hubbard, Atchison; A. Hunting, Manhattan; J. B. Abbott, De Soto; Joseph Denison, Manhattan; T. H. Baker, Manhattan, H. W. Farnsworth, Topeka; I. H. Smith, Topeka; D. R. Anthony, Leavenworth; G. W. Higginbotham, Manhattan; John Pipher, Manhattan, R. L. Harford, Manhattan; Jas. Humphrey, Manhattan; Wm McKay, Manhattan; R. P. Duvall, Manhattan; Pardee Butler, Pardee; and L. F. Green, Baldwin City. Only the language restricting voting to "loyal" persons was passed in the election on November 5, 1867. Blacks and women were not given voting rights as a result of the 1867 election.


Administrative building at the State Orphans Home in Atchison, Kansas

Administrative building at the State Orphans Home in Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Lotus Engraving Company
Date: 1936
A photograph of the administration building at the State Orphans Home in Atchison, Kansas. In 1887 Kansas opened the Soldiers' Orphans' Home in Atchison for children of Union soldiers and sailors. This was the first such facility in the state for children who had lost their parents. At first limited to veterans' children aged five and under, regulations were altered in 1889 to admit all "dependent, neglected or abused children" between the ages of two and 14. The name was changed to the State Orphans' Home in 1909.


Adolph Axelson

Adolph Axelson
Date: 1898-1920
A series of photographs of Adolph Axelson of Atchison, Kansas, showing him at different stages of him during his life. The back of all the photographs label him as a cousin. Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Aerial photograph of Atchison, Kansas

Aerial photograph of Atchison, Kansas
Creator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Date: June 16, 1981
This is an aerial view of Atchison, Kansas taken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A portion of the Missouri River is visible.


Aerial view of the Kansas State Children's Receiving Home in Atchison, Kansas

Aerial view of the Kansas State Children's Receiving Home in Atchison, Kansas
Date: 1962
An aerial view of the Kansas State Children's Receiving Home in Atchison, Kansas. In 1887, Kansas opened the Soldiers' Orphan's Home in Atchison for children of Union soldiers and sailors. This was the first such facility in the state for children who had lost their parents. At first limited to veterans' children aged five and under, regulations were altered in 1889 to admit all "dependent, neglected or abused children" between the ages of two and 14. The name was changed to the State Orphans' Home in 1909 and in 1953 to the Kansas Children's Home, and in 1955 to the Kansas Children's Receiving Home.


Aerial view of the Kansas State Children's Receiving Home in Atchison, Kansas

Aerial view of the Kansas State Children's Receiving Home in Atchison, Kansas
Date: 1960
An aerial view of the Kansas State Children's Receiving Home in Atchison, Kansas. In 1887, Kansas opened the Soldiers' Orphan's Home in Atchison for children of Union soldiers and sailors. This was the first such facility in the state for children who had lost their parents. At first limited to veterans' children aged five and under, regulations were altered in 1889 to admit all "dependent, neglected or abused children" between the ages of two and 14. The name was changed to the State Orphans' Home in 1909 and in 1953 to the Kansas Children's Home, and in 1955 to the Kansas Children's Receiving Home.


Albert Howell Horton

Albert Howell Horton
Date: Between January 01, 1870 and December 31, 1880
In 1874 Albert Howell Horton was elected to a term in the Kansas House of Representatives and in 1876 was elected to a term in the Kansas Senate. In 1876 he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court.


Albert Howell Horton & wife

Albert Howell Horton & wife
Date: Between January 01, 1860 and December 31, 1880
In 1874, Albert Horton was elected to a term in the Kansas House of Representatives and in 1876 was elected to a term in the Kansas Senate. In 1876 he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court.


Albert Rasmussen

Albert Rasmussen
Creator: Fogler Studio
Date: 1956
A photograph of former Atchison Chamber of Commerce president Albert Rasmussen Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Albert R. Greene to Franklin G. Adams

Albert R. Greene to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: Greene, A.R.
Date: August 18, 1897
In this letter to Franklin G. Adams, Albert R. Greene explains that he recently met with Charles C. Haynes, with whom he discussed the waning days of the Overland Stage. Greene explains that Haynes was old but that his eye was as "keen as when he ran the gauntlet of hostile Indians and brought his coach into the home station bristling with arrows."


Al Bindewald

Al Bindewald
Creator: Cross, G. W.
Date: Between 1880 and 1920
A portrait of Al Bindewald of Atchison, Kansas. The photograph was taken by G. W. Cross Digitization funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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