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Merl Longley's Print Shop, Salem, Kansas

This sepia colored photograph shows an unidentified gentleman and a young Merl Longley inside a print shop at Salem, Kansas. To the left of Longley, is a Chandler & Price printing press. A poster of Woodrow Wilson for President and Thomas R. Marshall for Vice-President is hanging from the wall on the right.


L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Jotham Meeker journals

Meeker, Jotham, 1804-1855

The journals of Jotham Meeker, in three volumes, describe his daily activities as an Indian missionary, printer, and minister in Michigan and Kansas territories. In 1825 Meeker served as a teacher and preacher among the Pottawatomis, the Ottawas, and later the Chippewas in Michigan. The Board of Baptist Missions sent Meeker to Indian Territory in 1833 in an area that would later become Kansas. Due in part to the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the U.S. government was relocating many Eastern tribes west of the Mississippi River. Meeker was assigned to the Shawnee tribe as a printer-missionary. By February 1834 he had set up his printing press at the Shawnee Baptist Mission in present Johnson County, Kansas. In May 1837 Meeker began his own mission among the Ottawas near present Ottawa, Kansas. Meeker died at the Ottawa mission in January 1855. A full transcription (PDF) is available below under "External Links." Images of the original journals are followed by images of the typescript copies. Funding to digitize these journals was donated by Dr. A. Allan Schmid.


State Industrial School for Boys, Topeka, Kansas

This silent film documents the State Industrial School for Boys of Topeka, Kansas, in 1935 and depicts all aspects of the institution's educational, health, recreational, vocational and boarding programs. A segment of the film shows Governor Alfred M. Landon visiting the school and making a speech. The school opened in 1881 and sought to reform boys under the age of sixteen who had committed criminal acts. The school taught boys to be farmers, dairymen, tailors, carpenters, linemen, cobblers, barbers, cooks, waiters, machinists, and engineers.


Kansas circa '90

Pierce, Jeff

This film depicts the life a young boy in Kansas in the 1890s. Filmed in the old Kansas Historical Society museum, the film portrays a dentist, photographer, blacksmith, and printer, and addresses the Kansas statehouse, Dodge City and cow towns, railroad expansion, the mechanization of agriculture, public schools, coal mining, salt mining, labor organizations, the Dalton Gang, Populism, and a diphtheria epidemic. The film was produced by The Junior League of Topeka, Inc.; The Channel 11 Club of Topeka; and the Extramural Independent Study Center, Division of Continuing Education, University of Kansas. The film was copyrighted by the University of Kansas and is provided by permission.


Kennedy Printing Company, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

This is an interior view of the Kennedy Printing Company in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, showing five employees and a row of printing presses.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, state printer

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This file includes subject correspondence relating to the state printer. The correspondence discusses the cost, effective use of resources and materials needed by the state printers in Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Kansas Day Club Speech - James Watson

Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)

This file includes correspondence regarding Mr. Watson's speech for Kansas Day in 1915. Topics included but not limited to in the correspondence is printing of the speech, cost of printing the speech, and number of speeches to be printed. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Public Printing - Complaint

Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)

This file includes a letter from Sharon Springs, Kansas about challenges facing publishers by bills passed two years prior, 1913, about public printing. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


George Washington Martin

This photograph shows George Washington Martin holding a unidentified child. Martin migrated from Pennsylvania to the Kansas Territory, in 1857, settling in Lecompton, where he secured a position with the pro-slavery paper the, ?Lecompton Union?, later becoming the ?National Democrat?. He relocated to Junction City, Kansas, establishing a career as a newspaper editor and publisher with the founding of the ?Junction City Union?. Actively involved in the community, Martin held several public offices from mayor of Junction City to serving in the Kansas House of Representatives. In 1888 he moved to Kansas City, Kansas establishing the ?Daily Gazette? newspaper. Martin was the managing editor of the newspaper until 1899 when he is elected secretary of the Kansas Historical Society. For fifteen years he collected and preserved Kansas history. Martin resigned from this position in February 1914 and was appointed secretary emeritus of the Kansas Historical Society. On March 27, 1914 Martin passed away in Topeka, Kansas.

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