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Clearing snow near the Service Building at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

This photograph shows Neil Pursum (on tractor), Bob Leonard (standing), and Don Peterson (in the cab) clearing snow near the Service Building at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.


Clearing snow at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

This photograph shows a Menninger Clinic maintenance crew clearing snow near the north office. People in the photograph are (left to right) Wallace Tibbits, Rufus Turner, Earl Chandler, Otto Reicherter, and Roy Smith.


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


Storm damage on Menninger Clinic East Campus, Topeka

A wind storm hit Topeka, Kansas in July 1958. These three black and white photographs show the damage to the Menninger East Campus and Roy Leonard of the maintenance crew clearing up the debris.


Farmer shoveling heavy dust

This photograph shows a farmer shoveling dust from implements and uncovering food for livestock. The dust began to blow in 1933 and for four years western Kansas was part of the "Dust Bowl".


Farmer shoveling heavy dust

Farmers had to shovel dust from implements and uncover food for livestock. The dust began to blow in 1933 and for four years western Kansas was a part of the "dust bowl". On March 15, 1935, referred to as "black Friday," a tremendous dust storm hit western Kansas.


William Henry Avery and family

A photograph of Governor William Henry Avery and his family on the snow covered lawn in front of the Governor's mansion, Cedar Crest. The photograph was used on the Governor's Christmas card. Avery was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.


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.


Rexall Drug Store and Post Office, Alta Vista, Kansas

Two photographs showing the exterior view of the Rexall Drug Store and the Post Office in Alta Vista, Kansas. The first photograph shows damage from the 1912 tornado that struck Alta Vista. In the second photograph, two men are visible standing in front of the drug store, and another man is visible standing in front of the Post Office. The photograph identifies R. W. Hull as the proprietor. The sign above the corner door visible on the left side of the picture reads, "Drugs," and the sign above the windows reads, "Ice cream, candies, and cigars." Some advertising signs are partially visible in the window of the drug store. A small sign reading "Post Office" is partially visible in front of the windows of the building on the right.


Charles Herman photograph collection

Herman, Charles L., 1922-2010

Photographs taken by Charles Herman, a long-time resident of Alma, Kansas. He was born on May 19, 1922 in Alma, Kansas and lived at 222 West 1st Street. He was a charter member of the Wabaunsee County Historical Society. His photographs were trademarked with blue sky and puffy white clouds. Herman died on December 19, 2010.

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