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John Alexander Martin, governor of Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the tenth Governor of Kansas John Alexander Martin on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas with state office employees.


Governor Andrew Shoeppel doctor shortage correspondence

Kansas. Governor (1943-1947 : Schoeppel)

This correspondence between Governor Schoeppel and various individuals, including Senator Arthur Capper, addresses the serious shortage of medical doctors in Kansas in the later summer of 1945. Because of the urgent need for trained medical personnel during World War II, thousands of doctors either joined the military or worked in military-run facilities. As a result, many states found themselves lacking the medical personnel that they needed to take care of the civilians not directly involved in fighting the war.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 7, Correspondence

United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency

Correspondence sent from the Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri. The Superintendents of Indian Affairs during this period were Joshua Pilcher, David D. Mitchell, and Thomas H. Harvey. Their correspondence with Indian agents and sub-agencies concerned the disbursement of allotments and annuities, the settling of expenses and treaty stipulations, and the nominations of blacksmiths, interpreters, and farmers for several tribes. A searchable, full-text (PDF) transcription is available under "External Links" below.


Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson

These three letters are from Lawson Wilson in Lincoln County, North Carolina, to his friend, Lewis Allen Alderson, a student at the University of Ohio in Athens. In his letters, Wilson reminisces about time spent in Athens and seeks news about his old acquaintances. Wilson states that "Nullification has been making a great noise in the South," regarding the ability of individual states to abolish federal laws, particularly relating to tariffs and slave laws in South Carolina. He also mentions that the gold mines in the region are making "a great bustle" and congratulates Alderson on his recent marriage. Alderson moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


C. G. Taylor to Lewis Allen Alderson

These two letters were written to Lewis Allen Alderson by his friend C. G. Taylor. In one of the letters, Taylor addresses Alderson's sister, Belinda C. Miles. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Dorothea Dix correspondence

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887

Dorothea Dix's papers consist of correspondence from Miss Dix to various people, as well as some correspondence in which Miss Dix was concerned, but not directly involved. Dix was an advocate for social welfare, particularly supporting the establishment and maintenance of mental hospitals for the mentally ill, disabled, or poor. She was instrumental in the proposed legislation of the "Bill for the Benefit of the Indigent Insane." During the Civil War, Dix was appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses. Much of the correspondence concerns Dix's efforts to bring lifeboats and other help to Sable Island in Nova Scotia, an area known for shipwrecks and where many with mental illnesses were sent, sometimes against their will. These papers are part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives.


Roland Boynton

A photograph of Roland Boynton, who was Kansas Attorney General from December 1, 1930 to January 14, 1935. Roland was a Republican from Emporia, Kansas. Roland Elmer Boynton was born May 29, 1891 in Manitou, Colorado. He attended the University of Kansas, receiving Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees. He served in World War I and after the war he served two terms as Lyon County Attorney. From 1928 to 1930 he served as Assistant Attorney General. When William A. Smith resigned to become a Kansas Supreme Court Justice in 1930, Mr. Boynton became the 27th Attorney General. After his term ended, Roland Boynton became the attorney for the Cities Service Gas Company. He died February 7, 1942 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


Frank's Pharmacy, Valley Falls, Kansas

A photograph of John Carlin, former Governor of Kansas, and Frank Shrimplin, inside Frank's Pharmacy standing in front of a "History of Pharmacy" display. Frank Shrimplin owned the pharmacy at 324 Broadway. The photograph is signed by John Carlin.


License plate

Rectangular aluminum license plate issued for trucks in Kansas. Includes wheat graphics. This plate was used on a 1955 Ford grain truck owned by the Geffert Family of Allen County. The truck was used to haul corn, milo, soybeans, and wheat, and is now in the collections of the Society.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 24, Accounts

United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency

This volume contains the accounts of Thomas Forsyth (1822-1830), Felix St. Vrain (1830-1831), Joshua Pilcher (1832), and M.S. Davenport (1832-1834), Indian agents for the Sac and Fox at the Rock Island, Illinois sub-agency. During this time, the accounts were recorded by William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) who was the Superintendent of Indian Affairs at the Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the expenditures included salaries for interpreters, blacksmiths, and agents, transportation costs, blankets, tobacco, whiskey, flour, and salt. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service.

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