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Fern Gayden

This is a photograph of Fern Gayden possibly taken in Dunlap, Kansas. Fern Gayden was born September 29, 1904, in Dunlap, Kansas, where she attended elementary and secondary schools. She went on to attend Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia and taught school for one year. Fern Gayden moved to Chicago at the age of 23. She had a 50-year career as a social worker but became best known as a literary, fine arts, and political activist. A founding member of the South Side Writers Group in the 1930s, Fern Gayden's long and diverse career included leadership roles in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the South Side Community Art Center. During World War II, she co-published Negro Story magazine with Alice Browning.


William Inge's childhood home, Independence, Kansas

William Inge's childhood home, located at 514 N. 4th Street in Independence, Kansas.


William Inge at the typewriter

Pippin, Wilbur

Portrait of William Inge, 1913-1973, born in Independence, Kan., graduated from the University of Kansas, worked for a Wichita radio station, and taught in both high school and college before his play Come Back, Little Sheba brought him fame in 1949. In 1953, the play Picnic won him a Pulitzer Prize and in 1955, Bus Stop received rave reviews. Inge drew upon his Kansas background for the characters and storylines in his plays. This photograph shows Inge at the typewriter.


Eugene Fitch Ware

Portrait of Eugene Fitch Ware, "Ironquill", a noted Kansas newspaperman, lawyer and poet. He is well known for his poem "Dewey Was the Morning".


William Addison Phillips

Portrait of William Addison Phillips, an author, lawyer, journalist and politician. In 1857, Phillips attended the Constitution Convention at Topeka and the Free State Conventions at Centropolis, Lawrence, and Grasshopper Falls. He founded the town of Salina in April, 1858. In that same month and year, Phillips was nominated at the Topeka Free-State Convention under the Leavenworth Constitution to serve as a supreme court judge. He attended the Convention at Osawatomie and the Republican State Convention at Lawrence in 1859. Phillips served in the Kansas Volunteer Regiments and rose to the rank of colonel. From March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875 Phillips was an at large representative to the United States Congress and from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879 he represented the First District.


Topeka Daily Capital, Topeka, Kansas

A photograph showing Topeka Daily Capital newspaper employees at their desks. Some of the employees are using manual typewriters.


Rolla Anderson Clymer

Rolla Anderson Clymer, editor of the El Dorado Times for 59 years, wrote numerous articles and poems about the Flint Hills region. His best known poem "Majesty of the Hills" earned him the designation as Poet Laureate of the Flint Hills. He took an active role in Republican party politics and served on Alf Landon's presidential campaign in 1936.


Sara Tappan Lawrence Robinson

This portrait represents the free-state activist and author, Sara Tappan Lawrence Robinson. She was the wife of Kansas first Governor Charles Robinson. The portrait presented here is a digital reproduction from an ambrotype taken in 1857.


Karl Menninger, M.D. and Ann Landers sharing a cookie, Topeka, Kansas

Photograph of Dr. Karl Menninger and Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer) sharing a cookie. A signed letter is attached to the back of the photograph. Eppie Lederer was on the Board of Trustees of the Menninger Foundation and a firm supporter of mental health work. One of the buildings on the Menninger West Campus was named for her in honor of her work.


Adaline Beedle Sorace

These fifteen photographs show Adaline Beedle Sorace, author of Addie of the Flint Hills, at various periods in her life. The first photograph is Addie at age sixteen. While the next four images have her attending nursing school at Bell Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Images six through ten show Addie with her friends from Matfield Green, Kansas, and a view of the high school in Matfield Green. Images eleven and twelve show Addie with unidentified friends. The last three images have her with members from the Jr. Century Club in Matfield Green.

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