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State Industrial School for Boys, Topeka, Kansas

This silent film documents the State Industrial School for Boys of Topeka, Kansas, in 1935 and depicts all aspects of the institution's educational, health, recreational, vocational and boarding programs. A segment of the film shows Governor Alfred M. Landon visiting the school and making a speech. The school opened in 1881 and sought to reform boys under the age of sixteen who had committed criminal acts. The school taught boys to be farmers, dairymen, tailors, carpenters, linemen, cobblers, barbers, cooks, waiters, machinists, and engineers.


Bits of history, Topeka Typographical Union No. 121

Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 (Kan.)

This document presents a brief history of the Topeka Typographical Union. Established in 1869, the Topeka Union gave up its charter in the 1870s (possibly 1876) but reorganized in 1882. This document summarizes some of the history and provides a list of members in 1874, 1886, delegates from 1870-1901 and a list of members in 1901.


Semi-annual circular of the Topeka Typographical Union No. 121

Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 (Kan.)

This semi-annual circular of the Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 includes a list of officers and members in good standing . The recording and correspondence secretary, John Maloy, forwarded the list. The logo of the charter is displayed on the circular. Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 was chartered on December 29, 1869.


Memorial services of Topeka Typographical Union

This bulletin includes the printed program for the 100th anniversary of the international typographical union, the 60th anniversary of the Union Printers Home, and the 70th anniversary of the Topeka Typographical Union No. 121. In 1888, several years after the Topeka Typographical Union was re-chartered, a burial plat was deeded to the union at a cost of $171.38 for its departed members. At that time the union had grown from 8 members to 112 members.


Third semi-annual circular, Topeka Typographical Union No. 121

Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 (Kan.)

This Topeka Typographical Union report was submitted in 1871 by recording secretary L.H. Hascal. John Maloy was listed as president. The Typographical Union was chartered in Topeka in 1869. The report discusses continuing concerns related to a recent strike of the union printers and lists the names of "rats" who continued employment following the strike.


Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 scale of prices

Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 (Kan.)

This document includes the scale of prices and agreements with publishers and employers for work completed on newspapers, books, and other jobs entered into by the Topeka Typographical Union.


What the fight for the non-union or "open shop" is now leading to

This is one of a series of bulletins published by the Publicity Committee of the Allied Printing Trades during a printers strike in Topeka, Kansas. The publication proposes establishing a large print shop, owned and operated by the printers, if the local employers insist on maintaining their non-union shop policy.


Constitution, bylaws and rules of order of Topeka Typographical Union No. 121

Topeka Typographical Union No. 121 (Kan.)

The typographical union in Topeka chartered December 29, 1869 was re-chartered May 19, 1892. This document includes the constitution of the local charter and rules of business.


All industrial disputes affect the public

This bulletin issued by the publicity committee of the printing crafts is part of a series of publications issued during the Topeka printers strike. The strike centered around a dispute over the forty-four hour week between trade union printers, employers, and a newly formed association of employed printers. Trade union printers and employers agreed that a newly proposed forty-four hour week would take effect on May 1, 1921. The new printers association did not agree to the forty-four hour week. This resulted in a dispute between the two groups of printers.


L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.

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