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Soldiers working on a map project, Camp Funston

A photograph showing soldiers learning to do mapping using a silk screen process at Camp Funston, Kansas. This project was part of the Works Progress Administration's Museum projects.

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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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Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission applications

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Public Service Commission. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.

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Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Pharmacy Board

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Pharmacy Board in Kansas. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to pharmacist certification and examination, classification and registration for druggists. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.

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State Industrial School for Boys, Topeka, Kansas

This silent film documents the State Industrial School for Boys of Topeka, Kansas, in 1935 and depicts all aspects of the institution's educational, health, recreational, vocational and boarding programs. A segment of the film shows Governor Alfred M. Landon visiting the school and making a speech. The school opened in 1881 and sought to reform boys under the age of sixteen who had committed criminal acts. The school taught boys to be farmers, dairymen, tailors, carpenters, linemen, cobblers, barbers, cooks, waiters, machinists, and engineers.

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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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Vice President Charles Curtis

Acme News Pictures, Inc

This black and white photograph shows Vice President Charles Curtis throwing out the first baseball to start the game between Democratic and Republican members of the House of Representatives, Washington D. C. Curtis, the 31st Vice President of the United States (1929-1933), was the first Native American to be elected to that office.

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