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Freshman nurse's cap

Kay's Caps Inc.

This nurse's cap of heavily starched linen belonged to Helen Marie Turner. Mrs. Turner graduated from the Newman School of Nursing, a partnership program between Newman Hospital and Emporia College, in 1959. She purchased this cap as a freshman student. During her 45-year career, Mrs. Turner worked at a number of institutions, including Newman Hospital in Emporia, Jefferson County Memorial in Fairbury, Nebraska, Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a cancer center in California.

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The Prairie Castle

Birger Sandzen

Woodblock print on white paper, depicting a towering rock formation. This print is the work of Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), a Swedish immigrant who came to Lindsborg, Kansas in 1894 to teach at Bethany College. While best known for working in oil, Sandzen also was a member of the Prairie Print Makers and successful at producing art prints.The print was done between 1916 and 1952.

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Corn Pulling

Clare Leighton

Black and white woodcut print by Clare Leighton, depicting two workers harvesting corn by hand. Prairie Printmakers gift print for 1952. This print?s owner, Virginia McArthur, was most likely an associate member of the Prairie Printmakers. Paying a five-dollar annual membership entitled members to receive the Prairie Printmaker?s yearly "gift print," produced during the period from 1931 through 1965.

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Swallowtail Butterflies

Howe, William H.

Preliminary scientific butterfly illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies. Howe?s interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this sketch depicts the Swallowtail butterfly of North America.

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Moth illustration

Howe, William H.

Preliminary scientific moth illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies and winged insects. Howe?s interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this color-pencil sketch was completed during his last year at Ottawa University, in Ottawa, Kansas.

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Tropical Butterflies

Howe, William H.

Preliminary scientific butterfly illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies. Howe?s interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this sketch depicts 12 varieties of tropical butterflies from North and South America.

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Bison, Central Plains

Shipshee, Louis

Oil painting of bison by Louis ShipShee, a Potawatomi Indian chief and artist. ShipShee was born August 11, 1896, on the Potawatomi Reservation near Mayetta, Jackson County, Kansas. He was a self-taught artist, know throughout the United States and Europe. He was an instructor at Haskell Indian College from 1932 to 1938, and lived in Topeka from 1952 until his death on June 17, 1975. Provenance of the painting suggests that it was given to Alf Landon by the artist.

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Autographed baseball

Wyeth Hardware & Manufacturing Company

The donor purchased this baseball as a child to have autographed at a Topeka Owls game, possibly in 1951. The Owls won the Western Association pennant in 1951, the same year their field was severely damaged by flood. The white leather baseball has red stitching and five signatures in blue ink. The Topeka Owls were a minor league professional baseball team in Class C of the Western Association. The autographed names are not completely legible, but seem to represent the following men: Elmer Le Roy "Butch" Nieman (1918-1993), born in Herkimer, Kansas, played for the Owls from 1947 to 1951, acting as manager from 1948 to 1951. He played for Kansas State University from 1938 to 1939 and was an outfielder for the Boston Braves from 1943 to 1945. John Robert "Jack" Dean (1923-2004), born in Marion, Kansas, played for the Topeka Owls from 1949 to 1953, serving as co-manager in 1952. He previously served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from KSU where he played basketball and baseball. He taught and coached at Topeka High School and at Salina South and Salina Central, retiring in 1985. Harry "Handsome Harry" Richard Suter (1887-1971) broke into the big leagues in 1909, with the Chicago White Sox. In 1932, he married Miriam Hanson in Assaria, Kansas, and, in 1933, while living in Salina, Kansas, was granted permission to form the Ban Johnson League of Kansas. He managed the Leslie Kreps Post American Legion baseball team in Salina, winning several state championships. In 1947 he moved to Topeka where he became a plumbing and heating engineer for the state architect's office, retiring in 1963. Tony Lucadello (1912-1989) worked as a scout for the Chicago Cubs from 1943 to 1957. The Topeka Owls were affiliated with the Cubs from 1951 to 1952. He worked as a scout with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1957 to 1989. During his career, he signed over 50 players to the major leagues. William J Prince (b. 1909) was a pitcher in the minor leagues from 1929 to 1942. He was a co-manager and manager of the Cedar Rapids Indians in 1953 and 1954. The team was affiliated with the Chicago Cubs at the time.

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