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William Inge

A portrait of playwright William Motter Inge, 1913-1973. Born in Independence, Kansas, Inge graduated from the University of Kansas, worked for a Wichita radio station, and taught in both high school and college. His play "Come Back, Little Sheba" brought him fame in 1949. In 1953, the play "Picnic" won a Pulitzer Prize and in 1955, "Bus Stop" received rave reviews. Inge drew upon his Kansas background for the characters and storylines in his plays.

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75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

Illustrated Current News, Inc.

These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.

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Centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas

This photograph shows a view of the centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas.

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Langston Hughes

Photograph of Langston Hughes copied from the Shawnee County Historical Society, Bulletin #47.

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Frederick Lee Hall

Reeves, Hal

These three black and white photographs show scenes from Kansas Governor Fred Hall's administration including photographs of Hall with Boy Scouts. He began his political career in 1950 when he was elected under the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Hall was re-elected in 1952 serving until his term expired in 1955. He campaigned for governor in 1954 on a platform calling for reform to clean up Topeka, Kansas, similarly to President Eisenhower?s efforts to clean up Washington, D. C. Hall defeated his Democratic challenger George Docking becoming the thirty-third governor of Kansas from 1955 to 1957.

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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.

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Kansas Territorial Centennial beard contest

This black and white photograph shows a group of teachers from the Topeka School District standing on the steps of a unidentified building in Topeka, Kansas. The men were participants in a beard-growing contest to commemorate Kansas' territorial centennial, 1854-1954.

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Kansas Survival Plan Project to Adjutant General

This report from the Kansas Survival Plan Project to the Adjutant General of Kansas, lists the attendance of Public Information Specialist Pauline D. Beatty from May 1st to May 31st of 1957.

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Haskell Institute students

The photograph shows female students learning how to dress and groom in evening gowns. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University.

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