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Edwin F. Abels

This black and white photograph shows Edwin F. Abels, (1892-1985). Abels born in Eudora, Kansas and a graduate of the University of Kansas began his newspaper career by joining the staff of the Parsons Sun in Chanute, Kansas. In 1923, he moved back to Lawrence, Kansas to became the editor and publisher of the Douglas County Republican, renamed the Lawrence Outlook. Actively involved in his community, Abels made a political bid in 1936 for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. He successfully served six regular sessions and one special session as a Republican from the Twelve District. In 1948, Abels chose not to seek re-election, but continued to serve the Lawrence community through a number of social appointments. On April 22, 1985, Abels passed away at the age of ninety-three in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Automobile repair class

United States. Works Progress Administration

Men learning to repair automobiles, part of the Works Progress Administration's adult and worker education.

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Dental care, Kansas City, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

A young boy getting his teeth cleaned by a dentist in Kansas City, Kansas. This service was provided by the Works Progress Administration's domestic science and food project.

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Six gun to 61

Kansas. Centennial Commission

This film by the Kansas Centennial Commission commemorates 100 years of Kansas statehood with an overview of Kansas history. The twenty-five minute film begins with the Louisiana Purchase and ends with President Eisenhower's speech in Abilene, Kansas, in 1959. The film was produced by the University of Kansas Television-Film Center with assistance from the Kansas Historical Society, and it was written and directed by Robert D. Brooks and J. William Walker.

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Typing class, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

These soldiers are seated at typewriters learning to type, in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as part of the Works Progress Administration's adult education program.

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Kansas House of Representatives

Wichers Studio

This is a photo of individual portraits of members of the Kansas House of Representatives, Governor Payne Ratner and Lt. Governor Carl E. Friend, Topeka, Kansas.

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Library, Topeka, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

Library employees working in a library,Topeka, Kansas. Some of the workers were trained by the Works Progress Administration's library service program.

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Kansas House of Representatives

Hodge

This is a photo of individual portraits of the members of the Kansas House of Representatives, Governor Payne Ratner and Lt. Governor Carl E. Friend, Topeka, Kansas.

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Memoirs of Charles Homer Dewey

Dewey, Charles Homer, 1885-1976

This item is a memoir of Charles Homer Dewey's life to 1943 and a postscript to 1944. Included are recollections of his life on the farm near Piedmont, Kansas; studies at the Kansas State Normal School (now Emporia State University); work as a teacher and school superintendent, the latter at Randolph and Grenola, Kansas; college and medical school at the University of Kansas; medical practice in Buffalo and Elk city, Kansas, during the Great Depression; and military service as a physician at Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Kansas, Missouri, and the western United States and a prisoner of war camp at Little Rock, Arkansas. The memoirs also describe farm life and the agricultural economy in the late 1880s and the political debate over the Spanish-American War.

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Sewing room, Kansas City, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

A large group of African American women learning to sew in Kansas City, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration's, domestic science and food project.

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