Jump to Navigation

Facet Browse

Thematic Time Period -- World War II, 1939 - 1945 (Remove)
Places (Remove)
Business and Industry -- Occupations/Professions (Remove)
Type of Material (Remove)
People (Remove)
Page 1 of 3, showing 10 records out of 23 total, starting on record 1, ending on 10

<< previous| 1 | 2 | 3|

Title | Creator | Date Made Visible | None

Governor Andrew Shoeppel doctor shortage correspondence

Kansas. Governor (1943-1947 : Schoeppel)

This correspondence between Governor Schoeppel and various individuals, including Senator Arthur Capper, addresses the serious shortage of medical doctors in Kansas in the later summer of 1945. Because of the urgent need for trained medical personnel during World War II, thousands of doctors either joined the military or worked in military-run facilities. As a result, many states found themselves lacking the medical personnel that they needed to take care of the civilians not directly involved in fighting the war.

previewthumb

Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows soldiers eating at the Fred Harvey dining room inside the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. More than 73,000 meals were served to military personnel.

previewthumb

Eula Gentzler papers

Gentzler, Eula (Eula A.), 1910-1992

This collection consists of letters written by Eula Gentzler to her parents in Topeka, Kansas, and official military correspondence as a U.S. Army nurse. Miss Gentzler referred to hospital ship activities, places she visited, and family references. Occasionally Eula expressed her thoughts on the war. Eula A. Gentzler was born November 10, 1910, in Belleville, Kansas. Her father Ernest T. Gentzler was a fireman for the Union Pacific Railroad. The family moved to Topeka when Eula was, approximately, thirteen years old. She graduated from Topeka High School and, later, the Asbury Hospital School of Nursing in Salina, Kansas, in 1937. She enlisted in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps in October, 1942. She was discharged in Octorber, 1945, but was recalled during the Korean conflict serving from 1951 to 1957. Miss Gentzler was sent to Europe in the fall of 1943. She was assigned to duty on the hospital ships Shamrock and Arcadia, working in surgery as well as the wards. Both carried approximately 800 patients. The ships carried injured servicemen from North Africa and Europe to the U. S., requiring six weeks to make a trip across, pick up a load of patients, and return. When in the war zone, they would get patients during battles and would then work extended shifts. Miss Gentzler recalled that during the battle at Enzio, they started surgery at 1 p.m. and operated until 5 a.m. the next morning. On another occasion, they picked up a load of British sailors whose mine sweeper had been bombed and the hospital crew worked all night until they ran out of supplies. Eula Gentzler died on April 13, 1992.

previewthumb

Birger Sandzen

This is an informal portrait of artist Birger Sandzen, 1871-1954, seated in his Lindsborg, Kansas, study with samples of his artwork and art collection.

previewthumb

William Lindsay White

This is a photo of William Lindsay White, son of William Allen White, when publisher of the Emporia Gazette, Emporia, Kansas.

previewthumb

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.

previewthumb

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.

previewthumb

Graves Drug Store, Garnett, Kansas

Interior view of Graves Drug Store. Shown is the soda fountain, employees, and a customer.

previewthumb

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room, Los Angeles, CA

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This photograph shows soldiers who were returning from the South Pacific and en route to separation centers eating at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey dining room at the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, Los Angeles, CA.

previewthumb

Fred Harvey military dining room, Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This is the Fred Harvey military dining room, Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, California. This facility was used to feed returning soldiers from the South Pacific who were en route to separation centers. More than 73,000 meals were served to military personnel in December, 1945.

previewthumb
<< previous| 1 | 2 | 3|

Places

Business and Industry -- Occupations/Professions

Type of Material

People

Agriculture

Built Environment

Business and Industry

Collections

Community Life

Curriculum

Date

Education

Government and Politics

Home and Family

Military

Objects and Artifacts

Thematic Time Period

Transportation