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Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission

This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.


Utility rates

Carlin, John William, 1940-

A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. The ad argues that rising utility bills in Kansas are due to Governor Robert Bennett's ownership of utility stock. Produced by Stan Emerson for the Emerson ad agency and WTSB-TV Productions. The ad was sponsored by Kansans for Carlin.



Carlin, John William, 1940-

A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. The ad argues that it is a conflict of interest for a governor to own stock in a state regulated utility. Produced by Stan Emerson for the Emerson ad agency and WTSB-TV Productions. The ad was sponsored by Kansans for Carlin.


The Kansas story

Rosing, Vladimir, 1890-1963

A selection from a sound recording of the theatrical production The Kansas Story. This play was produced by the Kansas Centennial Commission for the Kansas centennial celebration in 1961. It was written and directed by Vladimir Rosing with music by Meredith Willson and Frank Allen Hubbell. This ten minute selection addressed Cyrus K. Holliday; the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad an railroad expansion; the rise of the cow towns and the cattle industry; Abilene; the death of Ed Masterson; Dance Halls; immigration; the conflict between cattlemen and farmers; and ends with the song "My state, my Kansas."


Governor John Carlin interview

Beatty, Bob, 1966-

Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor John Carlin discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 8, 1979 to January 12, 1987. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. Carlin was serving as Archivist of the United State at the time, and the interview was recorded at his Washington, D.C. office. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below. The interview is the basis for Beatty's article "'Be Willing to Take Some Risks to Make Things Happen': A Conversation with Former Governor John Carlin." Kansas History, v31 n2 (Summer 2007/2008).


Medicine Lodge pageant

Howes, Charles C.

This is a motion picture film of the Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant which commemorates the great Peace Council of 1867 between the U.S. Government and the Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians. The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty re-enactment is staged in a natural amphitheater, near the actual site of the council where the Medicine River and Elm Creek converge near Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas. The film also discusses early explorers, the extermination of the buffalo, the beginning of the cattle industry, and Carry Nation and the temperance movement.


You asked about Topeka

Topeka Chamber of Commerce

This film promotes Topeka, Kansas, as a prosperous government, business, and cultural center, and encourages viewers to move to Topeka. The film highlights many aspects of the community including government and public services, business and industry, agriculture, education, hospitals, churches and entertainment. It showcases the Westboro neighborhood; Kansas Avenue; Gage Park; the State Capitol and the legislature; Cyrus Holiday and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad; Goodyear Tire Co.; Dupont; Forbes Air Force base; Lake Shawnee; Washburn University; the Topeka Public Library; the Kansas History Museum; Topeka and Topeka West high schools; the Veterans Hospital; Karl Menninger and the Menninger Foundation; and the State Hospital among other aspects of the city.


Kansas State Lion's Club convention

This silent film documents the Kansas State Lions Club convention in Independence, Kansas. The film includes club members; scenes from Independence; a brass band and fife and drum corps; a swimming and diving pool; a beauty contest; a Boy Scouts of America band from El Dorado, Kansas; a fashion show; and footage of actress Vivian Vance.


Kansas centennial ceremony

This silent film includes footage of Kansas centennial festivities from across the state. The footage includes Kansas Governor John Anderson, Jr. at a flag raising ceremony; a marching band in a football stadium; Dodge City and Santa Fe Trail reenactors; the first Territorial capitol at Pawnee; a parade; airplanes; and Fort Larned.


Topeka is a people place

Topeka Chamber of Commerce

Produced by the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, this film promotes Topeka, Kansas, as a commercial and culture center of the Midwest. It features many local businesses, manufacturers, and public and private institutions including the Gage Park train and the Topeka Zoo; Washburn University and the Washburn art fair; Forbes Air Force Base; Karl Menninger and the Menninger Psychiatric Clinic; the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad shops; Shawnee Lake; the Topeka Symphony; and various industries such as Dupont, Hallmark and Goodyear.

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