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Kansas Highway Patrol, Topeka, Kansas

This colored transparency shows Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Dan Baily standing beside his car in front of the state offices, which was the headquarters of the Kansas Highway Patrol, in Topeka, Kansas.

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Harry Walter Colmery with his wife Minerva and children

Harry W. Colmery, his wife Minerva (Mina), and their children Harry Jr., Mary, and Sarah are standing by a car.

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Rural Free Delivery carriers, Delphos, Kansas

Ballou, Don D.

This black and white photograph shows a group of Rural Free Delivery, (R.F.D.) carriers delivering the Christmas mail in Delphos, Kansas. The men have been identified from left to right as the following: L.C. Talcott, Aristotle Black, ___ Hardy, and Albert E. Fitch on a Thor motorcycle.

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75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

Illustrated Current News, Inc.

These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.

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William Henry Avery campaigning, Clay Center, Kansas

A photograph of Governor William Henry Avery riding in a convertible car with campaign signs on the door in Clay Center, Kansas. He was possibly participating in the Piotique Festival parade which began in 1936 to celebrate the opening of Highway 24 west of Clay Center. Avery was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966.

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Weskan post office, Wallace, Kansas

Steele

This black and white photograph shows a couple standing before the Weskan Post Office in Wallace County, Kansas. In the foreground two Rural Free Delivery (R.F.D.) mail carriers pose with their mud covered vehicles.

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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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300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail

Moore Studio

This black and white photograph shows one of the three Buick cars used during the 300-mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail in front of the Kansas City Star newspaper office. The three automobiles left the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m., arriving at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m. proving a 300-mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia, Kansas. Seated in the Buick are the following individuals from left to right: M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, in the middle, Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, and Fred Trigg.

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Arthur Capper in his new 1934 Chevrolet

Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, U. S. Senator from Kansas, seated in his new 1934 Chevrolet parked at the base of the steps at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. Capper, a Garnett, Kansas, native, served Kansas as Governor, 1915-1919, and as U. S. Senator, 1919-1949.

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Comparative Cost of Travel

Promotional brochure exhorting the virtues of automobiles and trucks over team drive carriages in the hauling of agricultural products over good roads.

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