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Found in 13 Records:

1890s family photograph album, probably from Kansas

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH PH P2845

Photograph album from a family possibly based in Kansas City, Kansas, including residential interior scenes, railway and bridge scenes, parades or other celebrations, and exterior residential scenes.

Dates: 1890s

Andrew J. Haynes papers

Call Number: RH MS E209

Andrew J. Haynes was a law student and later lawyer in Missouri during the Reconstruction era following the United States Civil War. This collection includes a manuscript journal and two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that relate to the political climate of the Reconstruction era, as well as to Haynes's personal interests in politics and history.

Dates: 1866 - 1907

Dotti McClenaghan "Follies" collection

Call Number: RH PH 563

This collection consists of a scrapbook, some sheet music, and a program from the 1959 "Follies" production by the Parent Teachers Association at the Antioch Elementary School of Overland Park, Kansas. The production was directed by Dotti McClenaghan. There is also a letter dated November 11, 1963 from Bill Sands to Mrs. Mary E. Bartz about speaking before an unnamed group, sent in care of the McClenaghans.

Dates: 1959, 1963 (bulk 1959)

George W. Johnson letter

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P999
Overview Letter from George W. Johnson in Coffeyville, Kansas to his cousin Helen L. Hilton in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Johnson expresses gratitude to Hilton and her mother for taking care of his mother and discusses his activities since coming to Kansas, including architectural drawing for his father; carpenter work; and working at a couple drugstores. One pharmacy was located near Pittsburg; the one he is at at the time of writing was Powell, Flora and Company Drugstore in Coffeyville, located...
Dates: May 3, 1891; postmarked May 24, 1891

James Milton Turner correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P979

Two letters written by James Milton Turner, offering his services for the 1884 U.S. presidential campaign of Republican James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893).

Dates: July 1884

John Parks enlistment papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P980

Enlistment papers for John Parks to join the 2nd Kansas Colored Volunteers, who promised to serve three years in the Army of the United States. Single leaf document, double-sided, co-signed by John Hayes, Jr., second lieutenant and recruiting officer for the 2nd Regiment of Kansas Colored Volunteers. Signed at Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.

Dates: October 1, 1863

Mary Hudson Vandegrift Mardi Gras albums

Call Number: RH PH 557

This collection consists of two disassembled scrapbook albums containing photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera from the 1965 Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans when Mary Hudson Vandegrift, a businesswoman from the Kansas City area, was crowned Queen of the Venus Krewe, the first all-female parade krewe of New Orleans' Mardi Gras.

Dates: 1965

Norman York and The Invincibles: Interstate Troop of Corresponding Scouts letters

Call Number: RH MS 1482
Overview This collection contains correspondence sent between members of the Boy Scouts' Invincibles, many written by teenage scout Norman York. Some letters are typewritten on official letterhead, while others are handwritten or carbon copied. York's pen pals included boys in other states and other countries, including England. These letters discuss matters about the Invicibles group, the Boy Scouts of America organization, and personal matters. Also included in the collection is a band roster from...
Dates: 1914 - 1916

Pace and Mendenhall family photographs

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-14
Call Number: RH PH 562

This collection consists of real photographic postcards and silver gelatin prints of members of the Pace and Mendenhall families in the vicinity of Hartland, Kearny County and Kendall, Hamilton County, Kansas.

Dates: 1909, 1925-1935, undated

Paul A. Black photograph album

 Collection — Box 1
Call Number: RH PH 564

Photograph album that belonged to Paul A. Black, including photographs of family and friends, as well as of his travels to various parts of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, California, and elsewhere.

Dates: approximately 1916-1938

Perry Alan Werner photograph collection

Call Number: RH PH 561

This collection consists of 8x10" black and white photographs taken by Perry Alan Werner, apparently while as a student at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.

Dates: December 1977-September 1978; undated

Trans World Airlines' Hostess School Photographs

Call Number: RH PH 541

This collection contains photographs from the Trans World Airlines' (TWA) headquarters and Breech Training Academy, located in and around Kansas City, Missouri. Images include hostesses in training and their class graduation photos, spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s. The collection also contains a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, and a few handwritten materials.

Dates: 1938 - 1973

William A. Smith papers

Call Number: RH MS 1465
Overview This collection contains letters written by federal agent William A. Smith to his girlfriend (later wife) Miriam Earls about his daily life working for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) soon after its creation. He writes about a variety of topics, including cases he is involved with and the Bureau's founder J. Edgar Hoover, and he writes from many locations while in the field, including Pennsylvania, Kansas, Ohio, Washington D.C., Michigan, and San Francisco. The collection also...
Dates: 1931 - 1938

Additional filters:

Kansas -- Photographs 2
Photograph albums 2
African American politicians -- History -- 19th century 1
African American soldiers 1
Amateur theater -- Kansas -- Overland Park 1