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Letters to Mrs. E. F. Stanley

This three-ring notebook, given to Mrs. E. F. Stanley, contains letters and photographs in honor and appreciation for her work with the Altruist Club of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas.

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Kansas Relief Committee storehouse at Atchison, Kansas

New York Illustrated News

This illustration was copied from the New York Illustrated News showing destitute settlers waiting for supplies at the Kansas Relief Committee storehouse in Atchison, Kansas. The territory experienced a long period of drought from June 1859 through November 1860. As a result, settlers in rural areas suffered the most. With failed crops and limited supplies, thousands of people left the territory and returned to the East. S. C. Pomeroy was the agent for the relief committee.

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Patriotic button

Fulhage, Cyndy

Round plastic charity button promoting patriotism in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Cyndy Fulhage, of Beloit, Kansas, produced this button shortly after the attack. After designing the graphics, Fulhage had the buttons assembled in Beloit at OCCK, an organization that supports the disabled. Fulhage then sold the buttons at local businesses, banks, and veterans? organizations. The proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in New York. The button references ?Enduring Freedom,? the name assigned to United States military operations in Afghanistan following the September 11th attacks.

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Alfred Larzelere

Alfred Larzelere of Doniphan County was active in free state politics. He served as speaker of the Kansas House in 1859 and as a delegate to the Leavenworth constitutional convention. He was also a member of the Free State Central committee.

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Security Benefit Association serving bowl

Warwick China Company

This serving bowl, made by the Warwick China Company, has the seal of the Security Benefit Association. In 1892, the Security Benefit Association formed in Topeka, Kansas as a fraternal benefit organization called the Knights and Ladies of Security. In the 1910s and 20s, the association established a hospital, home for the elderly, orphanage, school, and hotel on the site that later became the Menninger campus.

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Thomas memorial gymnasium at Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas

Acmegraph Co.

This is a postcard view of Thomas Memorial Gymnasium at Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas. The back of the postcard has a stamp for the Topeka Canteen Service of the American Red Cross.

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Embroidered flour sack

D. Gerster

This cotton flour sack is embroidered with satin floss and sewn to a silk backing. Embroidered designs include the flags of Belgium, United States, and France; the year 1915; a French message whose English translation is ?God Blesses Our Benefactors;? and the name of the St. Joseph Orphanage. This sack originally contained Kansas flour sent overseas during World War I for relief efforts organized by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Some of sacks were embroidered by Belgian women and returned to the United States as an expression of gratitude. The Kansas Belgian Relief Fund received this sack and placed it on display in a downtown Topeka store before donating it to the Kansas Historical Society.

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Embroidered flour sack

Manhattan Milling Company

This cotton sack for Manhattan Milling Company flour was cut open along one side, embroidered, and embellished with braid and ribbon. Embroidered designs include the Belgian government?s coat of arms; a French message whose English translation is ?The union makes the force;? the years 1914-1915; and the names of the needle worker, Angèle Veltkamp, and the town Hasselt (Belgium). This sack originally contained Kansas flour sent overseas during World War I for relief efforts organized by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Some of the sacks were embroidered by Belgian women and returned to the United States as an expression of gratitude. The Kansas Belgian Relief Fund received this sack and placed it on display in a downtown Topeka store before donating it to the Kansas Historical Society.

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Embroidered flour sack

Fournier, Gabrielle

This cotton sack for Kaw Milling Company flour was embroidered and embellished with braid and silk ribbon. Embroidered designs include the Belgian flag; a French message whose English translation is ?The union makes the force;? the year 1915; and the town name Lommel (Belgium). The printed company emblem of a bird and wheat has been over-embroidered. This sack originally contained Kansas flour sent overseas during World War I for relief efforts organized by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Some of the sacks were embroidered by Belgian women and returned to the United States as an expression of gratitude. The Kansas Belgian Relief Fund received this sack and placed it on display in a downtown Topeka store before donating it to the Kansas Historical Society.

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Embroidered flour sack

Imperial Mills

This cotton sack for Imboden Milling Company flour was embroidered and embellished with ribbon and lace. Embroidered designs include the U.S. and Belgian flags; a French message whose English translation is ?Thank you, America;? sprays of wheat; and the town name Neerpelt (Belgium). This sack originally contained Kansas flour sent overseas during World War I for relief efforts organized by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Some of the sacks were embroidered by Belgian women and returned to the United States as an expression of gratitude. The Kansas Belgian Relief Fund received this sack and placed it on display in a downtown Topeka store before donating it to the Kansas Historical Society.

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