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Dorothea Dix correspondence

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887

Dorothea Dix's papers consist of correspondence from Miss Dix to various people, as well as some correspondence in which Miss Dix was concerned, but not directly involved. Dix was an advocate for social welfare, particularly supporting the establishment and maintenance of mental hospitals for the mentally ill, disabled, or poor. She was instrumental in the proposed legislation of the "Bill for the Benefit of the Indigent Insane." During the Civil War, Dix was appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses. Much of the correspondence concerns Dix's efforts to bring lifeboats and other help to Sable Island in Nova Scotia, an area known for shipwrecks and where many with mental illnesses were sent, sometimes against their will. These papers are part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives.

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Wichita, Kansas

Frenzeny & Tavernier

This engraving copied from Harper's Weekly magazine is looking north on main street where it crosses Douglas Avenue in Wichita, Kansas. The illustration is credited to both Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier.

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The way we welcomed Taft in Kansas

Martin, William H., 1865-1940

This photomontage or exaggerated postcard shows U.S. President William Howard Taft surrounded by giant onions, potatoes, ears of corn and heads of cabbage during a whistle stop visit to Kansas.

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United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 9, Correspondence

United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency

This volume contains correspondence sent by the Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri from 1847-1855. The correspondence was sent by the Superintendents of Indian Affairs to the Commissioners of Indian Affairs. During this period the superintendents included Thomas H. Harvey, David D. Mitchell, and Alfred Cumming; the commissioners included William Medill, Orlando Brown, Luke Lea, and George Washington Manypenny. Topics of discussion focused on the appropriation of federal funds for treaties, the hiring and firing of Indian agents, and the transportation and storage of goods and supplies. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service. A searchable, full-text (PDF) transcription is available under "External Links" below.

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United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 27, Accounts

United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency

This volume contains the records of current accounts of Seneca Indian agents, including Henry C. Brish, Augustin Kennerly and Lieutenant J. Van Horne. They participated in the removal of Seneca Indians from Sandusky County, Ohio to St. Louis and further west and similar emigration of Delaware Indians from Muncie, Indiana to the west. The records show cash amounts received for services and expenditures such as the purchase of wagons and horses. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service.

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Fairview, Kansas

Hopkins, B. M.

This silent film shows street and farm scenes of Fairview, Kansas.

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Young cowboy, Mount Hope, Kansas

A black and white photograph of a young boy dressed as a cowboy with his pony in Mount Hope, Kansas.

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Kansas Adjutant General miscellaneous correspondence

Kansas. Adjutant General's Office

Correspondence sent and received by Kansas Adjutant General Samuel H. Kelsey. Correspondents include Major Frank W. Butler, Captain Frank G. Babcock, Perry M. Hoisington, Captain Albert J. Jones, Captain J.F. Lawson, Captain Thomas A. Mayhew, Major E.W. Wellington, Captain Wilton D. Snodgrass, General Wilder S. Metcalf, and Brigadier General Henry Blanchard Freeman. Adjutant General Kelsey requested information relating to appropriation from other state militia and received responses from Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Illinois. Also included in this correspondence are several bills and receipts for services from Ottawa Gas and Heating Company, Franklin County Hardware Company, Topeka Transfer and Storage Company, and the Missouri Pacific Railway Company, among others.

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A.E. Hunt's 'aeroplane' that never flew used principles involved in today's whirlies

Wichita Eagle

This article published in the the Wichita Eagle deals with the accomplishments of early aviation enthusiast A.E. Hunt. Hunt, of Jetmore, Kansas, built a flying machine in 1910 containing design elements that would later be refined and used in some of the world's first helicopters. In fact, the article compares the features found on Hunt's rotary aircraft to a Cessna CH-1 helicopter in order to demonstrate the similarities between the basic elements of each craft's design.

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United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Surveys of Indian Reservations

United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency

Series of maps and surveys of reservations from the United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, in St. Louis, Missouri. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service.

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