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Centron camera

Mitchell Camera Corporation

Black metal 16mm movie camera mounted on a wheeled wooden tripod. Centron Corporation, in Lawrence, Kansas, used this motion-picture camera to produce educational and industrial films. When Centron was founded in 1947 it was located in downtown Lawrence, but a new facility was built in 1955. After the company closed in the 1980s, the University of Kansas acquired the building and this camera. The building became Oldfather Theatre, home to University of Kansas film school.


Robert Dawson Lykins

Advertisements and a photograph of Robert (Bob) Dawson Lykins who owned a grocery store at 526 North 2nd in Atchison, Kansas. In 1938, he started working at Arnsberg's grocery store located at 10th and Main in Atchison, Kansas. In 1945, Lykins became the manager of Arensberg's store at 9th and Parallel. Three years later in 1948, he went into business for himself opening the store at 526 North 2nd. Lykins worked hard keeping the store open from 10 am to 10 pm each day for the first 15 years. He closed the business in 1975 after it became economically difficult to compete with larger stores. In addition to owning and operating a grocery store, he served as an Atchison County commissioner.


Naval helicoptor, Hutchinson, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a pilot standing beside a United States Naval helicopter at the Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Milburn Stone

This black and white photograph shows actor Milburn Stone, (1904-1980). Stone, born in Burton, Kansas, and the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone, began his acting career in the 1930s and 1940s in a number of low budget films and serials. In 1955, he became a star on the longest running television series "Gunsmoke" as Doc Adams. He remained with the show during its twenty year run on television and only missed filming seven episodes due to health problems. In 1968, Stone won an Emmy as supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Doc Adams. Stone was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry. When "Gunsmoke" was canceled in 1975, Stone retired from acting and returned to private life. A heart attack in 1980 claimed his life at the age of seventy-five.


Kansas Highway Patrol, Topeka, Kansas

This colored transparency shows Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Dan Baily standing beside his car in front of the state offices, which was the headquarters of the Kansas Highway Patrol, in Topeka, Kansas.


Vern Miller on a motorcycle

A photograph showing Vern Miller, Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff, seated on a motorcycle.


Franklin D. Murphy and Dean J.A. Nelson

A black and white photograph of Franklin D. Murphy the chancellor elect of the University of Kansas with acting chancellor Dean J. A. Nelson. Murphy served as the ninth chancellor of the University of Kansas from 1951 to 1960, before becoming the chancellor of the University of California at Los Angeles in 1960.


Thomas Bayne Wilson

A photograph showing Thomas Bayne Wilson being sworn in as United States Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation.


Frederick Lee Hall

Hetzel Photo Lab, Dodge City, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Lieutenant Governor Fred Lee Hall (1916-1970), campaigning for governor in Dodge City, Kansas. Hall's platform was calling for reform to clean up Topeka, Kansas, similarly to President Eisenhower's efforts to clean up Washington, D. C. In the November general election he defeated his Democratic challenger George Docking to become the thirty-third governor of Kansas, serving from 1955 to 1957. Hall served one term as governor and was unsuccessful in his attempt for a second term. He resigned in the final days of his administration on January 11, 1957 accepting the appointment as justice of the Kansas Supreme Court from 1957 to 1958 before stepping down to run for the governor?s office again. After being unsuccessful, he retired from his political career.


Industrial mental health division of the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

This photograph of Dr. Harry Levinson shows him interviewing men at the Henry Manufacturing Co. as part of his work in the Industrial Mental Health Division. The Menninger Clinic is a facility for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention. It was started in 1919 in Topeka, Kansas, by Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his two sons, Karl and William. It grew into a recognized center for the treatment of mental illness, teaching about mental health, and research in the field. The Industrial Mental Health Division was part of the Preventive Psychiatry Department.

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