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Paul Robeson in concert, Topeka Municipal Auditorium

This program describes a concert by Paul Robeson at the municipal auditorium in Topeka, Kansas. Robeson was assisted by pianists William Schatzkamer and Lawrence Brown. Robeson was a well-known civil rights activist and musician who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He sang primarily classical music but closed the program with Negro folk songs.

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Actor Karl Malden and Roy Menninger, M.D.

Actor Karl Malden was a member of the Board of Directors of the Menninger Foundation. He is shown here with Roy Menninger, M.D., in 1993 at a gathering in Los Angeles, California.

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Reb Russell's jacket

Man's double-breasted jacket produced by Hispanic weavers in Chimayo, a New Mexican village north of Santa Fe. Wool jacket with six silver-plated disk buttons down the front. It was a gift to Reb Russell from silent film star Tom Mix. The two appeared together in the film "The All American" in 1932. Russell was a native of Coffeyville, Kansas. He was a football player and, after his gridiron career, a star of Hollywood "B" Westerns.

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Fred Stone

This is a photograph of Fred Stone as the Scarecrow in the Broadway show 'The Wizard of Oz', which is always associated with Kansas. He gained notoriety with this role and went on to become a popular actor on Broadway and in feature films. This photograph was copied from Fred Stone's autobiography Rolling Stone.

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Georgia Neese Clark Gray

A formal portrait of Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995, of Richland, Kansas. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964, and was appointed by President Harry S. Truman on June 9, 1949 as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer, 1949-1953.

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Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance, 1909-1979, was a well-known actress born Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale in Montgomery County, Kansas. As a young child, Vance moved to Independence, Kansas where she found her love of acting under the tutelage of playwright William Inge. Her most famous role was as Ethel Mertz on the television show "I Love Lucy" with Lucille Ball.

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Senator Arthur Capper and Charles "Buddy" Rogers

An informal portrait of Kansas Senator Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, a native of Garnett, Kansas, and actor Charles "Buddy" Rogers, 1904-1999, a native of Olathe, Kansas, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Capper, 1865-1951, served Kansas as Governor, 1915-1919, and U. S. Senator, 1919-1949.

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Willard, Jess

A portrait of Jess Willard, (1888-1968), native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, who became the world heavyweight boxing champion, on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was know in the boxing world, had a career of twenty-five wins but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the lost, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard passed away at the age of eighty-six in Los Angeles, California.

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Jess Willard

This black and white photograph shows Jess Willard (1888-1968). Willard a native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, became the world heavyweight boxing champion on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was called, had a career of twenty-five wins but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles, California.

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Jess Willard

This photograph shows Jess Willard,(1888-1968). Willard a native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, became the world heavyweight boxing champion on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was known in the boxing world, had a career of twenty-five wins, but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard passed away at the age of eighty-six in Los Angeles, California.

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