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Anthony Tire Hospital, Anthony, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows three children standing in front of the Anthony Tire Hospital in Anthony, Kansas. The store sold Goodrich tires and Silvertowns tubes.

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Letters to Mrs. E. F. Stanley

This three-ring notebook, given to Mrs. E. F. Stanley, contains letters and photographs in honor and appreciation for her work with the Altruist Club of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas.

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Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Dunlap, Kansas

This is a photograph of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Dunlap, Kansas. The church has a bell tower.

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Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson

These three letters are from Lawson Wilson in Lincoln County, North Carolina, to his friend, Lewis Allen Alderson, a student at the University of Ohio in Athens. In his letters, Wilson reminisces about time spent in Athens and seeks news about his old acquaintances. Wilson states that "Nullification has been making a great noise in the South," regarding the ability of individual states to abolish federal laws, particularly relating to tariffs and slave laws in South Carolina. He also mentions that the gold mines in the region are making "a great bustle" and congratulates Alderson on his recent marriage. Alderson moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.

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Kansas Relief Committee storehouse at Atchison, Kansas

New York Illustrated News

This illustration was copied from the New York Illustrated News showing destitute settlers waiting for supplies at the Kansas Relief Committee storehouse in Atchison, Kansas. The territory experienced a long period of drought from June 1859 through November 1860. As a result, settlers in rural areas suffered the most. With failed crops and limited supplies, thousands of people left the territory and returned to the East. S. C. Pomeroy was the agent for the relief committee.

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Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Zveza convention held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

National Photo Studio

This is a panoramic photograph showing Slovenska Svobodomiselna Podporna Zveza convention members in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank Strukel, who lived in Breezy Hill, Kansas and Arma, Kansas, is in the back row, third from the right.

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Shawnee Indian Mission, Fairway, Kansas

This photograph represents the Daughters of 1812 room after the room's remodeling in the Summer of 1939. The room is located in the East Building of the West Room at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. In the photograph a rug, fireplace, United States of America flag and decorative porcelin dishes on the mantel of the fire adorn the room. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.

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Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 307

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee

The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin contains a report on county poor farms and examines their social and economic cost. In 1934, 77 out of the 105 Kansas counties had a county poor farm for the aged and ill. John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.

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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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Grave marker for David Taylor

Desmuke, Christine E. (Christine Elaine)

This is a photograph of David Taylor's grave in Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, Kansas. He was born in 1786 and died at age 117 in 1903.

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