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Letters to Mrs. E. F. Stanley

This three-ring notebook, given to Mrs. E. F. Stanley, contains letters and photographs in honor and appreciation for her work with the Altruist Club of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas.


Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Dunlap, Kansas

This is a photograph of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Dunlap, Kansas. The church has a bell tower.


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.


Shawnee Indian Mission, Fairway, Kansas

This photograph represents the Daughters of 1812 room after the room's remodeling in the Summer of 1939. The room is located in the East Building of the West Room at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In the photograph a rug, fireplace, United States of America flag and decorative porcelin dishes on the mantel of the fire adorn the room. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Alexander Braun oral history

Keckeisen, Sara J. (Sara Ellen Judge)

An oral interview with Alexander Braun conducted by Sara Keckeisen. He was born July 10, 1923 in Wernersdorf the Ukraine the son of Peter and Katharina (Braeul) Braun. After World War II, Mr. Braun fled west from the former Soviet Union. Eventually he immigrated to Canada (1949) on contract with the Canadian Government to work as a miner in Northern Quebec. After years of persistent attempts, in 1953 he was able to come to the United States from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to join his wife and her parents in Kansas. Alexander worked in auto body repair. He later was employed by the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) and the State of Kansas as a Master Electrician before his retirement in 1991. These are long clips. The first clip is sixty-three minutes, the second is seventy-three minutes. A searchable transcription of the interview is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Iowa, Sac and Fox Presbyterian Mission in Doniphan County, Kansas

This is an exterior view of the Iowa, Sac and Fox Presbyterian Mission erected in 1846. It was three stories high with a belfry that made the total height 52 feet, and it was 107 feet long by 37 feet wide. The mission closed in 1863. From 1863 to 1866, the mission functioned as the Indian Orphanage Institute, but this new role was limited by a proliferation of similar institutions in the Midwest. After the institute closed in 1866, the mission sat empty until 1868 when the west portion of the building was razed, leaving about 40 percent of the original structure. The razed portion was to be used in the construction of a building at Highland University. Since 1963, the Kansas Historical Society has administered this property as a state historic site. Recently it has been rehabilitated as a museum to showcase the arts and history of the emigrant tribes of Native Americans in northeastern Kansas.


Resolution of the Kansas and Nebraska Annual Conference

This copy of a resolution, drafted by the Kansas and Nebraska Annual Conference of Omaha City, Nebraska Territory, resolved to approve the efforts of the Trustees of Bluemont Cental College in Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to "erect a noble college edifice" and to support Isaac Goodnow's continuation as Agent.


Martha Farnsworth diary

Farnsworth, Martha 1867-1924

Martha Van Orsdol Shaw Farnsworth kept a personal diary from 1882 through 1922 with only a few gaps. The diary starts when she is a teenager. It describes her daily activities as she was growing up in Winfield and later Silver Lake and Topeka. She marries John W. Shaw , a postal worker, on September 4, 1889 but he dies from consumption in 1893. Many of Martha's diary entries are very emotional. After Johnny's death in 1893, Martha soon marries another post man Fred Farnsworth on May 2, 1894. Martha agonizes about her decision to marry Fred but eventually becomes content in the marriage. During the time period covered by this volume Martha lives in Topeka. She becomes involved in various community organizations and participates in various community activities. It is possible that this diary was rewritten from an earlier version because some entries are underlined in red.


Willing Duty Seekers of Central Congregational Church

These two yearbooks were for for a bible class called "Willing Duty Seekers" at the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. Each yearbook includes meeting times, the names and addresses of members, as well as the names of officers, committee members.and hostesses for social meetings.


Nancy Landon Kassebaum

United States Senate

A photograph of Nancy Landon Kassebaum, United States Senator from Kansas, placing an ornament on a Christmas tree.

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