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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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Fire Station no. 4, Topeka, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a horse drawn fire wagon in front of Fire Station No., 4 located near 8th and Clay in Topeka, Kansas. The men gathered around the wagon have been identified from left to right as: Will Hall, C. McCabe, Captain A.M. Robinson and E.L. Robinson.

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The Plumb Plan of Government Ownership of Railroads

Howe, Frederic Clemson, 1867-1940

Trade union broadside announcement advertising the meeting place of a talk to discuss a proposed plan of government and employee ownership over the railroad industry. Mr. Frederick C.Howe delivered the talk at the City Auditorium, Wednesday Evening, August 13 at 8 O'clock. The exact date and city is unknown, though it may have taken place in Topeka.

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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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Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas

Post Office Department

These are appointment papers for William H. Bush from the Post Office Department. He was named the Post Master at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas.

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Jonathan Crews to Thomas Nesbit Stinson

Crews, Jonathan

Jonathan Crews, writing from LaPorte, Indiana, expressed strong proslavery views on the situation in Kansas. Crews described his trip home to Indiana from Kansas and discussed several Indiana court cases involving his business interests.

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Circular letter no.1 from the Kansas State Board of Health

This letter explains the duty of the health officers and physicians of the state to report deaths to the State Board of Health or be fined $10.

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Glee S. Smith, Jr.

Cliff's Studio

This photograph shows Glee S. Smith, Jr., second from left, at a hospital drive, possibly in Larned, Kansas.

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Hugh A. Cook

Mounted tintype portrait of Hugh A. Cook taken during the Civil War. He was the second Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas.

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After the great war is over

This promotional brochure argues that the construction of good roads in the United States will enhance agricultural productivity and economic development in the aftermath of World War I.

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