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A dance concert

This photo shows a dance band playing a concert as part of a Works Project Administration recreation program.

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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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Robert Laushman video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Laushman, Robert

Robert Laushman enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the 39th Air Depot Group Dance Band, 11th Air Force. He spent most of his time in the service at Elmendorf Field, Anchoarge, Alaska. Interviewed by Nancy L. Porter on Nov 9, 2007, Laushman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 6, 1923, and graduated from Omaha South High School in June l942. He enlisted in the Air Force and was called up in April 1943. He attended Hastings College in Nebraska until he was called up. After the war, he attended Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, on the G. I. Bill. He worked a number of years as a high school band director. It is not clear when he and his wife moved to Lawrence, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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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.

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Library, Topeka, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

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

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General Dwight David Eisenhower

This photograph shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower making the double V for Victory sign as he rides in a homecoming procession in Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.

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Eva Jessye and Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt shaking hands with Eva Jessye.

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Margaret Schnoebelen interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Schnoebelen, Margaret E. (Lemke)

This transcript of an interview with Margaret Schnoebelen is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Schnoebelen talks of her family, education, and her memories of the Edwards County community.

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Sally Frame interview, Kinsley, Kansas

Frame, Sally Josena (Wilson)

This transcript of an interview with Sally Frame is part of an oral history project entitled "Patterns of Change, Edwards County, Kansas 1950-1970" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Frame talks of her family, education, and her memories of the Edwards County community.

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Beatrice Coats interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Coats, Beatrice Josephine (Basgall)

This is an interview with Beatrice Coats, part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Beatrice talks of her family, education, and the home front during WWII.

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