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Souvenir folder of Camp Funston, Kansas, and the workman who built it

Bloom, Moses

This souvenir folder on Camp Funston includes a color photo of home of Major General Woods; a panoramic view of the camp on the Ft. Riley military reservation near Junction City, Kansas; a view of some of the troops, the first territorial capitol of Kansas; troops on a pontoon bridge; mounted troops; a panoramic photograph of the the civilian workers who built the camp; and the Union Pacific railroad station at Camp Funston. There is also a listing of the accomplishments of the first six months of the war. The facility, named after Brigadier General Frederick Funston, was one of sixteen divisional cantonment training camps built during World War I to house and train soldiers for military duty. Construction began in July of 1917 as approximately 15,000 carpenters built buildings in city block squares. The number of buildings estimated to have been erected at the camp were from 2,800 to 4,000 to accommodate the over 40,000 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 89 Division that were stationed at the facility. After the war, Camp Funston became a "mustering-out" center as soldiers prepared to return to civilian life. In 1924, the military decommissioned the 2,000 acre site and dismantled the buildings.

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Kustom Electronics, Inc., Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Kustom Electronics, originally named Ross, Inc., was a manufacturer of PA systems and amplifiers. It incorporated in Kansas in February 1965, and operated until the late 1980s, in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas. These nineteen photographs are exterior and interior views of the plant in operation. There is one aerial view of the facility. Many of the photos show employees operating machinery and performing other jobs inside the factory. Number 3 is a portrait of Charles A. "Bud" Ross, the founder of Kustom Electronics, sitting at his desk.

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Kansas State Postal Conference Convention in Topeka, Kansas

Willard

This is a panoramic photograph of the people attending the Kansas State Postal Conference-Convention held November 10, 1922, in Topeka, Kansas. They are posed on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol. There are a few women scattered throughout the crowd. There is a banner on the front row that says "Kansas RLCA Over 300% Gain 1922." RLCA stands for Rural Letter Carriers Association.

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Mamie Luella Williams

This is a photograph of Mamie Luella Williams, 1894-1986, with her students in front of a school, possibly Topeka, Kansas. In 1965 she was appointed to the Kansas Commission on the Status of Women, served as a delegate to the 1971 White House Conference on Aging, and was active on the Senior Citizens Advisory Council for the Republican Party for Kansas, 1974-1976. She received the Washburn University Distinguished Service Award in 1973, and an honorary doctorate in mathematics from Washburn in 1982. Williams Science and Fine Arts Elementary Magnet School at 1301 S.E. Monroe, Topeka, Kansas, was named in honor of Ms. Williams.

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