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Abzuga (Zu) Adams diary

Adams, Abzuga (Zu), 1859-1911

This is the fourth diary in Abzuga (Zu) Adams' papers from November 19, 1908 to October 9, 1910. It contains family, domestic and work news with several entries about building the Memorial building in Topeka, Kansas. Zu Adams was born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1859, and named after for her father?s mother who also went by the nickname Zu. As a child, she lived in various Kansas towns including Waterville, Wichita, and Topeka. In 1876, when Zu was seventeen, her father became Secretary of the Kansas Historical Society where she worked as his unpaid assistant. Later she was given a salary and the title of librarian. At the time of her father?s death in 1899, Zu and her late Father had hoped she would succeed him as secretary but when George Martin emerged as a candidate, Zu withdrew her candidacy. She worked as Martin?s assistant until her death in 1911. From her experience as a secretary, the diary contains sections of short hand unique to Zu and are left to interpretation by the reader. Zu never married, remaining in the family home and raising her younger brothers and sisters and Helen who she adopted in 1896.

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Dr. Martha Cunningham, Garnett, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows Dr. Martha Cunningham, seated in the buggy, with her sister Belle. The buggy is in front of her office at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Oak Street in Garnett, Kansas. A graduate from the Chicago School of Medicine, Martha and her reliable horse Prince made house calls for over twenty-five years in the Garnett community. Her name and office hours are on the door in the background.

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Emma Grimm to Arthur Capper

Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)

Emma Grimm of Sabetha, Nemaha County, wrote this letter to Governor Arthur Capper regarding the child labor law that prohibits the employment of children under the age of 14 in any mercantile establishment. Grimm believes that if children do not learn the value of work at a young age, ?then they get stubern and want there own way and that does not work good.? Her son Theodore had recently been let go from his job as a grocery delivery boy, which apparently upset him greatly. Theodore was mentioned by name in a letter by another Sabetha citizen, Ralph Tennal, dated December 2, 1917, and in Commissioner P.J. McBride?s letter, dated December 8, 1917.

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Female post office employee, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas, about 1914

A female post office employee stands by the post office boxes at the Tribune, Kansas post office.

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Hannah Headlee

A photograph showing Pauline Haynes (left), Clif Haynes, and Hannah Headlee (right) taken in Kansas City, Kansas. Born in Topeka, Kansas, about 1867, Hannah Headlee was an artist, quilter, teacher and china painter. "The Iris" one of her quilting masterpieces is in the Kansas State Historical Society's museum.

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Harvey girls, Hutchinson, Kansas

This photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls seated near the tracks in Hutchinson, Kansas. The young women, wearing modest black dresses with long white aprons, served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line.

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Harvey Girls, Hutchinson, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows two Harvey Girls and an unidentified gentleman in Hutchinson, Kansas. The young women, wearing modest black dresses with long white aprons, served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway line.

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Harvey Girls, Hutchinson, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls along railroad tracks in Hutchinson, Kansas. The women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway line.

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Harvey Girls, Hutchinson, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows two Harvey Girls in Hutchinson, Kansas. The young women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway line.

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Harvey Girls, Hutchinson, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls walking along the tracks in Hutchinson, Kansas. The women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway line.

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