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Modern Ledger Art Painting

Corcoran, Dolores Purdy

A large, framed drawing entitled "Caddo Women taking repatriation of Ghost Dance Pole into their own hands" by Dolores Purdy Corcoran. According to Corcoran, this is a "contemporary work done in historical fashion dealing with a contemporary issue," that of fighting the illegal trafficking and looting of American Indian artifacts. Rendered in black ink and colored pencil on two pages of a ruled district court ledger, the piece shows five faceless women with black hair and colorful robes fleeing from three soldiers dressed in blue uniforms. All of the figures are on horseback. Two of the women hold the ends of a green and black pole. Dolores Purdy Corcoran is a member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and is a resident of Topeka, Kansas. She purchased the antique ledger, dating from 1890, in an antique store in Scranton, Kansas. Corcoran's work is informed by the ledger art created by the warriors of native tribes while imprisoned in St. Augustine, Florida. She likes to work with ledger paper and colored pencils because they are the same tools used by her ancestors.

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Mary McNerny, Dick Vermail and Dan Lykins

Lykins, Judy

A photograph showing Mary McNerny Lykins, Dick Vermeil, Kansas City Chiefs' coach, and Dan Lykins, Topeka attorney, at St. Benedict's commencement in Atchison, Kansas. Mary McNerny Lykins received her bachelors degree at age 85 and Dick Vermeil was the commencement speaker.

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Thunder Over the Flint Hills

Casebeer, Kimberly

Pastel painting entitled Thunder Over the Flint Hills. The artist, Kimberly Casebeer, grew up in rural Southeast Kansas and studied art at Kansas State University until 1992. She later established a studio in Lenexa, Kansas. Casebeer is a plein-air painter specializing in Kansas landscapes. Her works have been shown at the Wichita Center for the Arts, the Birger Sandzen Museum in Lindsborg, and the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka.

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Dan Lykins and Roger Fincher

Lykins, Judy

Three photographs of Dan Lykins and Roger Fincher, Topeka attorneys, at the American Trial Lawyers Conference in Chicago, Illinois. They are posed with three political figures/Presidential candidates John Edwards, Howard Dean and Bill Richardson.

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Kansas Supreme Court justices

Brent, Don

This is a photograph of the Kansas Supreme Court justices (left to right) front row: Hon. Robert E. Davis; Chief Justice Hon. Kay McFarland; Hon. Lawton R. Nuss; second row: Hon. Eric R. Rosen; Hon. Marla J. Luckert; Hon. Carol A. Beier; and Hon. Lee Johnson.

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Dan Lykins at the National Trial Lawyers Association meeting in Washington, D.C.

A photograph showing Dan Lykins (far right), a prominent Topeka attorney and member of the Kansas Board of Regents with (left to right) Governors Bill Richardson, New Mexico; Kathleen Sebelius, Kansas; Brian Schweitzer, Montana; and Christine Gregoire, Washington at the National Trail Lawyers Association in Washington, D.C.

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Allen Easum video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Easum, Allen C., Jr.

Allen C. Easum was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1945 and served until 1946 in the 40th Infantry Division, 160th Infantry. He was drafted in 1944 and went to bacis train at Fort Robinson, Arkansas. He was sent to Fort Dix, New Jersey, but the war in Europe ended. He was sent to the Philippines and later Korea. Interviewed by Nancy Porter on Sep 26, 2007, Easum talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Yates Center, Kansas on October 20, 1926. He attended school in Quincy, Kansas, but graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence, 1944. After his service, he returned to Lawrence. He worked as a mechanic for Pickens and a Ford dealership before opening his own business A. C. E. Steering and Brakes. He operated that from 1963 through 1993. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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Robert Laushman video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Laushman, Robert

Robert Laushman enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1943 and served until 1945 in the 39th Air Depot Group Dance Band, 11th Air Force. He spent most of his time in the service at Elmendorf Field, Anchoarge, Alaska. Interviewed by Nancy L. Porter on Nov 9, 2007, Laushman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 6, 1923, and graduated from Omaha South High School in June l942. He enlisted in the Air Force and was called up in April 1943. He attended Hastings College in Nebraska until he was called up. After the war, he attended Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, on the G. I. Bill. He worked a number of years as a high school band director. It is not clear when he and his wife moved to Lawrence, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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Paul Getto video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Getto, Paul

Paul Getto enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1946. He worked as a dentist in Alabama. Apparently, he did not serve overseas. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Aug 31, 2006, Getto talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, October 1, 1917 and graduated from high school there. He came to Kansas University to college because his brother Mike was an assistant football coach at KU in 1935. After college he attended Kansas City Western Dental School (now part of the University of Missouri). He married his wife Winnifred in 1942. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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Millard Spencer video interview on military experiences in the 1950s (transcript)

Spencer, Millard

Millard Spencer enlisted in the United States Army in approximately 1957 and served until 1959 in the 190th Medical Detachment. Interviewed by Nancy L. Porter on September 18, 2007, Spencer talked about military experiences post World War II. Spencer was born in Lost Springs, Kansas, on June 26, 1928. He did his basic training at Fort Sam Houston an was sent to Germany. After his military service, he practiced in Liberal, Kansas, and , for 25 years, in Topeka, Kansas. He was a radiologist. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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