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Eisenhower political button

this large red, white, and blue button promoted the presidential campaign of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Originally from Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and later the 34th President of the United States. The phrase "I like Ike" was a clever play on Eisenhower's name and proved popular during his 1952 campaign. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Alexander Braun oral history

Keckeisen, Sara J. (Sara Ellen Judge)

An oral interview with Alexander Braun conducted by Sara Keckeisen. He was born July 10, 1923 in Wernersdorf the Ukraine the son of Peter and Katharina (Braeul) Braun. After World War II, Mr. Braun fled west from the former Soviet Union. Eventually he immigrated to Canada (1949) on contract with the Canadian Government to work as a miner in Northern Quebec. After years of persistent attempts, in 1953 he was able to come to the United States from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to join his wife and her parents in Kansas. Alexander worked in auto body repair. He later was employed by the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) and the State of Kansas as a Master Electrician before his retirement in 1991. These are long clips. The first clip is sixty-three minutes, the second is seventy-three minutes. A searchable transcription of the interview is available by clicking on Text Version below.


University of Kansas dormitory, Lawrence, Kansas

A black and white photograph of two female students studying in their dorm room at the University of Kansas.


Mexican "Bracero", Blythe, California

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This colored slide shows a Mexican "Bracero" holding a head of lettuce in the fields near Blythe, California. The "bracero" was a farm laborer from Mexico contracted on a temporary basis during World War II, between the Mexican and the United States governments to assist with the labor shortage in the United States. After the war the "Bracero Program", as it was commonly referred to, continued among the two countries until formally ending in 1964.


Alvin and Lucinda Todd family in Topeka, Kansas

A photograph of the Todd family (left to right) Alvin, Nancy and Lucinda, taken in Topeka, Kansas. Lucinda Todd was a participant in the Brown vs Topeka Board of Education landmark U.S. Supreme Court case to desegregate schools. She was also the secretary of the Topeka NAACP which brought the Legal Defense Fund to Topeka.


Frederick Lee Hall

Hetzel Photo Lab, Dodge City, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Lieutenant Governor Fred Lee Hall (1916-1970), campaigning for governor in Dodge City, Kansas. Hall's platform was calling for reform to clean up Topeka, Kansas, similarly to President Eisenhower's efforts to clean up Washington, D. C. In the November general election he defeated his Democratic challenger George Docking to become the thirty-third governor of Kansas, serving from 1955 to 1957. Hall served one term as governor and was unsuccessful in his attempt for a second term. He resigned in the final days of his administration on January 11, 1957 accepting the appointment as justice of the Kansas Supreme Court from 1957 to 1958 before stepping down to run for the governor?s office again. After being unsuccessful, he retired from his political career.


Windom Rural High School football team, Windom, Kansas

Members of the Windom Rural High School 8-man football team. They were McPherson County League Champions in 1957 and 1958. In 1956, Windom Rural High School was the first school to experiment with eight-man football. Official play of eight-man football did not begin until 1957.


William Boyd and Shawnee County Mounted Posse

This series of photographs shows William Boyd, an actor known for playing Hopalong Cassidy, with the Shawnee County Mounted Posse in Shawnee County, Kansas.


John R. Brinkley correspondence and political material

Correspondence pertaining to John R. Brinkley. These letters contain information on Brinkley's political, medical, and business affairs. There are a number of letters dealing with his two radio stations, KFKB in Kansas and XERA in Mexico.


Wallace Gray to Governor William Avery

Gray, Wallace

Wallace Gray, Kirk Chair of Philosophy, Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas writes Governor William Avery of Topeka concerning civil rights legislation. Mr. Gray expresses his support for legislation that would reduce discrimination of minorities at the local level. The letter describes an effort by college students to integrate the downtown barbershops of Winfield and includes a one page report on that subject. A letter from the Pre-Ministerial Club, Southwestern College, advocating civil rights legislation and the integration of the barbershops of Kansas is also included. An effort to strengthen the Kansas Act Against Discrimination in the form of a "Fair Housing Bill" (Senate Bill No. 166) was currently being considered by the legislature. Local concerns such as these reflected a national debate on civil rights reform that resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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