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Governor John Carlin on his farm

This is a photo of Governor John Carlin working on his farm near Smolan, Kansas.


Krause and Governor Mike Hayden correspondence

Krause, Edith E.

Educators Edith and Ada Krause of Marysville, Kansas, write Kansas Governor Mike Hayden, of Topeka, concerning abortion legislation before the Kansas Legislature. The letter argues that legal abortions reduce fatalities of women seeking illegal abortions. The letter also argues for the use of contraception to reduce the need for abortions. Governor Hayden's response is also included. The state legislature was considering two bills: the Post Viable Child Act (S.B. 343) and the Parental Consent Bill (S.B. 225) that would place restrictions on abortion services. The 1973 U. S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade confirmed a woman's constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy and limited the restrictions states can impose on abortion. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Opening activities at the new museum, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Historical Society

These twelve photographs show a large pit being created to roast a pig as part of the opening activates for the new museum in Topeka, Kansas. The museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Ave.


Kansas State Seal

Cultural Heritage and Arts Center

The State Seal of Kansas. The Seal of Kansas and the state motto, Ad astra per aspera (to the stars through difficulties), were adopted through a joint resolution during the first Kansas legislative session on May 25, 1861.


Cedar Crest, Topeka, Kansas

These five black and white photographs show Cedar Crest, the official residence for the governor of Kansas. The home designed by the architect firm of Wight and Wight was built in 1928 for the newspaper owner and publisher of the Topeka State Journal Frank P. MacLennan. The three-story structure was designed as a French chateau and was built on 244 acres of land northwest of downtown Topeka, Kansas. The mansion was occupied, briefly, by MacLennan before his death in 1933. In 1955, his widow Made Overstreet MacLennan left Cedar Crest and the surrounding land to the state of Kansas upon her death, to be used as the executive residence for the governor of Kansas. After her death in 1955, the home remained unoccupied until the state of Kansas officially accepted the residence in 1961. In 1962, after remodeling of the interior was completed, Governor John Anderson became the first governor to occupy Cedar Crest. In 1998, Cedar Crest under went an eighteenth month renovation at a cost of $4.4 million dollars. When completed in 2000, extensive restoration repairs had been conducted from top to bottom, and inside and out. Today, Cedar Crest still serves as the home for governors and their families.


Sherman A. Parks, Jr.

This series of photographs are representations of Sherman A. Parks Jr. as he grows up from adolescence to a young adult. Some of the images of Sherman include him playing in the Sunflower Games, shaking hands with George Brett, attending significant events such as the 1984 Kansas Black legislative Conference, graduation from Washburn University and family photos. Also included is candidate information when Sherman ran for State Representative 59th District, and a newspaper clipping of Sherman being elected executive director of the Kansas Chiropractic Association.

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