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Vern Miller

A photograph showing Vern Miller, Sedgwick County Marshal, holding a punching bag for Alton Lane. Shortly after he became Marshal, Miller formed the Vern Miller Boxing Team at a local Boy's Club in Wichita, Kansas. He trained with the boxers and refereed matches.


Vern Miller and Sedgwick County traffic control officers, Wichita, Kansas

A photograph of Captain Vern Miller and Sedgwick County traffic control officers, Wichita, Kansas. Officers in the photograph are (left to right): Gene Kuhn, Joe Quick, Bob Harderode, John Adams, Hollis Nichols, Denver Bland, Dale Menefee, Ed Riordan, Ray Mitchell, Vern Miller, Raymond Dougherty, Harry Price, Al Boyle, Roy Mitchell, Larry Duffy, Bill Docekal, and James "Red" Young. The photograph was taken on the east side of the sheriff's office with Market Street in the background.


Reminiscence of the 1893 legislative war

Bull, Floyd R.

In this reminiscence, Floyd R. Bull, a member of the El Dorado company of the Kansas National Guard, recalls his involvment in the Legislative (or Populist) War of 1893. During this conflict, violence broke out between the competing legislative houses--the Republican (Douglass) House and the Populist (Dunsmore) House--prompting Populist Governor Lorenzo Lewelling to call the National Guard to the capitol. On February 25 the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed the validity of the Republican House, thus ending the "war." This reminiscence is a copy of an earlier statement by Bull, written in 1938.


Santa Fe hospital, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

A black and white photo showing the nurses' station at the Santa Fe Hospital in Los Angeles, California. The two nurses are identified as Ann Cere, at desk, and Barbara Bustin.


Immaculata Church, St. Marys, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the native limestone structure of the Immaculate Church on the grounds of the St. Mary's Academy and College. The beautiful Gothic church with its magnificent stain glass windows was a place of worship for students who attended the private men's college. From 1931 to 1967, at least 1,000 theological students were ordained as Priests within the walls of the Immaculate. In 1978, two accidental fires destroyed the church leaving only the exterior walls standing.


Autographed baseball

Wyeth Hardware & Manufacturing Company

The donor purchased this baseball as a child to have autographed at a Topeka Owls game, possibly in 1951. The Owls won the Western Association pennant in 1951, the same year their field was severely damaged by flood. The white leather baseball has red stitching and five signatures in blue ink. The Topeka Owls were a minor league professional baseball team in Class C of the Western Association. The autographed names are not completely legible, but seem to represent the following men: Elmer Le Roy "Butch" Nieman (1918-1993), born in Herkimer, Kansas, played for the Owls from 1947 to 1951, acting as manager from 1948 to 1951. He played for Kansas State University from 1938 to 1939 and was an outfielder for the Boston Braves from 1943 to 1945. John Robert "Jack" Dean (1923-2004), born in Marion, Kansas, played for the Topeka Owls from 1949 to 1953, serving as co-manager in 1952. He previously served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from KSU where he played basketball and baseball. He taught and coached at Topeka High School and at Salina South and Salina Central, retiring in 1985. Harry "Handsome Harry" Richard Suter (1887-1971) broke into the big leagues in 1909, with the Chicago White Sox. In 1932, he married Miriam Hanson in Assaria, Kansas, and, in 1933, while living in Salina, Kansas, was granted permission to form the Ban Johnson League of Kansas. He managed the Leslie Kreps Post American Legion baseball team in Salina, winning several state championships. In 1947 he moved to Topeka where he became a plumbing and heating engineer for the state architect's office, retiring in 1963. Tony Lucadello (1912-1989) worked as a scout for the Chicago Cubs from 1943 to 1957. The Topeka Owls were affiliated with the Cubs from 1951 to 1952. He worked as a scout with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1957 to 1989. During his career, he signed over 50 players to the major leagues. William J Prince (b. 1909) was a pitcher in the minor leagues from 1929 to 1942. He was a co-manager and manager of the Cedar Rapids Indians in 1953 and 1954. The team was affiliated with the Chicago Cubs at the time.


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.


Fairmont ice cream store, Iola, Kansas

Gibson, Arthur E.

This black and white photograph shows the Fairmont Ice Cream Store on the corner of South Jefferson Avenue and East Street, in Iola, Kansas. Also visible, is the store front of Litwins Department Store and on the upper level, optometrist Dr. Mila Lee's office.


Nina Ridenour papers

Ridenour, Nina

Nina Ridenour's papers consist of correspondence; press releases and other publicity materials; book reviews (both those for her own books and reviews written by her); manuscripts and draft versions, sometimes with annotations and corrections; comments and critiques; biographical data; bibliographies; reading and research notes; reference materials; a grant application; outlines and lecture notes; invitations; newspaper clippings; scripts; books, pamphlets, and other publications; and other related materials. Some correspondents include Menninger family members and Menninger Clinic staff, Aldous Huxley, Clara Beers (Clifford Beers' widow), and Abraham and Bertha Maslow, among others. Topics in these materials include publications and publishing (especially Ridenour's books Mental Health in the United States--a 50-Year History, Mental Health Education: Principles in the Effective Use of Materials, and Health Supervision for Young Children); mental health education; the play "My Name is Legion" (based off Clifford Beers' autobiography and co-written by Ridenour and Nora B. Stirling); the American Theatre Wing's community plays, for which Ridenour wrote numerous discussion guides; children's mental health; term papers Ridenour wrote while in school; professional organizations and professional positions with which Ridenour was associated, especially the Ittelson Family Foundation; consciousness; extra sensory perception (ESP)/parapsychology; and other related topics. The materials span Ridenour's career and provide an excellent overview of her work and professional interests and concerns.


Construction of Hopkins Gymnasium, Menninger Clinic,Topeka

The Hopkins gymnasium was constructed in 1951 on the Menninger East Campus, Topeka, Kansas.

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