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William Allen White, Emporia, Kansas

An informal view of newspaper editor William Allen White (1868-1944) standing next to a car parked in front of "The Emporia Gazette" office in Emporia, Kansas. White gained national fame with his editorial "What's the Matter with Kansas?" during the Populist era in the 1890s. A supporter of the Progressive movement, he wrote countless editorials as well as articles for national magazines and books. In 1924, he ran for governor of Kansas to highlight his campaign against the Ku Klux Klan.

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Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission

This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.

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Pioneer school teacher, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows Miss Downey at her back door. Maude Elliott's uncle's Model T is in front of the house.

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Farm and automobile

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

This is a view of an unidentified farmhouse and buildings presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible are a windmill, barn, and two people seated in an automobile.

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F. E. (Gene) Murphy and Merton Elliott, Sublette, Kansas

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

This is a view of Francis Eugene (Gene) Murphy and Eugene Merton Elliott seated in an automobile in front of a house and barn at 105 Carson, Sublette, Kansas. In 1983, the house was owned by Leonard Obenhaus.

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L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.

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Gus Meier photograph collection

Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941

Photographs taken by Gus Meier. Several of the photographs were taken in his studio in Alma, Kansas.

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