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Several members of the "first team" that helped create and pass the first GI Bill

These thirteen members of the "first team" quarterbacked the creation and passage of the first GI Bill. Front row left to right: Lyon W. Brandon (Miss.); Roane Waring (Tenn.); Rep. John Gibson (Ga.); Harry W Colmery (Kan.); Pat Kelley (Ga.); Frank Reilly (Mass.). Back row: Frank Sullivan (D.C.); John Stlle (Ill.); Divid Camelon (NY); Sam Rorex (Ark.); Jack Cejnar (Ind.); and T. O. Kraabel (N.Dak.). Copied from The American Legion Magazine, January, 1969, Volume 86, Number 1, page 27.


Crafts program, Mayetta, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

A photograph showing Native American women working with beads in Mayetta, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration's crafts program.


Worker education teachers, Wichita, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

A meeting of worker education teachers in Wichita, Kansas. These meetings were part of the Works Progress Administration's adult and worker education programs.


Alfred Mossman Landon

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Alfred "Alf" Mossman Landon purchasing war stamps in the shoe department of a department store in support of the United States efforts during World War II.


Clarence G. Nevins to Pauline Beatty

This letter is from Clarence C. Nevins, State Administrator for the Federal Works Agency, Work Projects Administration, of Kansas to Mrs. Pauline Beatty, Topeka, Kansas. Nevins is recognizing Mrs. Beatty's service in the Kansas program of the WPA and recommends that she use this letter as a reference for employment in the private sector. The letter also includes Pauline Beatty's WPA work history with dates of employment and grade level.


Colmery desk

Wooden desk with green leather top. Harry W. Colmery (1890-1979) sat at this desk at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. while hand-writing the first draft of what would become the Serviceman?s Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the G.I. Bill of Rights, over a period of five months. The desk was later moved to Colmery's law office in Topeka.


VOX-KOP: the voice of the Kansas Ordnance Plant

Kansas Ordnance Plant (Parsons, Kan.)

This employee newsletter was published at the Kansas Ordnance Plant in Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, during World War II, until it was halted because of the paper shortage. It contains news about the employees, their families, and soldiers from the area, and includes many pictures. The Kansas Historical Society has issues beginning with volume 1, no. 22, September 21, 1942 through July 30, 1943. Issues published in 1943 are available as Kansas Memory unit 444027.

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