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Alfred Larzelere

Alfred Larzelere of Doniphan County was active in free state politics. He served as speaker of the Kansas House in 1859 and as a delegate to the Leavenworth constitutional convention. He was also a member of the Free State Central committee.


John Wilbur Ripley

A photograph of John Wilbur Ripley, a successful Topeka businessman and author, standing with a collage of Shawnee County Historical Society Bulletin covers. He was the editor of the Bulletin from 1968-1989. In addition to editing the Bulletin and writing, Ripley's interests included photography, early 20th century music, and collecting lantern slides. At one point in his life, Ripley was believed to have one of the largest collection of lantern slides. During his career, he was a contributor to Business Week. In 1942, he accepted a two-week assignment as a news editor. His temporary employment lasted more than a year, until pressing business matters forced him to return to Topeka. Combining his interest in lantern slides and a flare for writing, John published several articles in American Heritage and Smithsonian.


American Association for Child Psychoanalysis first annual meeting in Topeka, Kansas

The first annual meeting of the American Association for Child Psychoanalysis was held in Topeka at the Menninger Clinic on April 8 - 10, 1966.


Karl Menninger, M.D. receiving the Distinguished Service Award

The American Psychiatric Association presented Dr. Karl with their Distinguished Service Award at the 1965 meeting. Dr. Karl is known in many circles as a founding father of psychiatry; he produced 15 books that influenced psychiatry over the years.


Albe Burge Whiting

This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting,(1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory, in 1856, and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, and the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House in June of 1930. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Modern Woodmen of America Band, Nortonville, Kansas

View of the Modern Woodmen of America band and spectators at the Nortonville, Kansas, railroad depot.


Modern Woodmen of America Band, Hamilton, Kansas

View of members of the Hamilton Military Band of Hamilton, Kansas. The group is also identified as Camp 1817 of the Modern Woodmen of America.


Newton Rotary Club Boys Band, Newton, Kansas

A view of the members of the Newton Rotary Club Boys Band of Newton, Kansas.


Red Cross nurse, Iola, Kansas

Gibson, Arthur

This formal portrait shows a woman dressed as a Red Cross nurse from Iola, Kansas. According to the back of the photograph, she was a member of a theatrical group in Iola.


Mary Bailey Sweet

This black and white photograph shows Mary Bailey Sweet benefactress of Washburn University in Topeka Kansas. The daughter of Timothy Bailey Sweet and Annie Brown Sweet she graduated from the College of Sisters of Bethany in Topeka and was valedictorian of the class of 1898. Mary attended Washburn College from 1900-1901, as a music student before graduating from the University of Kansas in 1903. After graduation, she taught at the Methodist Deaconess Training School in Chicago from 1903 to 1910 and later at the Methodist School for Girls in Rome, Italy from 1912 to 1914. During her stay in Italy Mary also worked with the Red Cross assisting with World War I efforts. At the close of the war, Mary returned to the United States to teach at the Methodist Deaconess school in Seattle, Washington where she taught for several years before returning to Topeka, Kansas. Mary became an active member of the community and to Washburn College. In 1952, Mary and her sisters Susie and Annie established the Sweet Foundation in memory of their brother Paul. The endowment provides scholarships to young men and women who attend Washburn. In 1955 Mary established the Sweet Summer Sabbatical Fund. With this endowment faculty at the university are given the opportunity to broaden their teaching experiences during the summer months through travel and research. Mary's commitment to education also extended into the community. She taught adult Sunday School classes at the First Methodist Church and was a member of numerous organizations including the Kansas Authors Club, and the Topeka Art Guild. Mary died on April 3, 1964 at the age of eighty-five.

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