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David Beard photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH P2217
Overview This collection includes photographs owned by David Beard, a lifelong resident of Topeka, Kansas who worked as a porter at the Jayhawk Hotel in Topeka and later as a dining car employee for the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. The photographs in black and white show various groups of African Americans from local Topeka organizations, including the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW), St. John's African Methodist Epsicopal Church, and the Iron Horsemen, a...
Dates: 1922, 1927, 1957

Geraldine Slater photograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH P2830
Overview This collection contains a DVD and scanned copies of glass plate negative images of building sites, as well as views of construction of pipelines and a dam structure in Topeka, Kansas.
Dates: 1920s

Grant-Bradbury family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 965
Overview The Grant-Bradbury Family Papers are those of Mary Amelia Grant, a professor of classical languages at the University of Kansas at Lawrence from 1921 to 1960. The collection contains many of the donor's personal papers, but is largely comprised of correspondence, diaries, legal documents, and photographs which document the lives of her parents and maternal grandparents of Topeka, Kansas, her father's Grant family ancestors of Livingston County, Michigan, and her mother's Bradbury ancestors of...
Dates: 1716-1987

Henry Agnew Bubb papers

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Call Number: RH MS 159
Overview Henry Bubb, a financial executive, was an alumnus of the University of Kansas and a member of the Kansas Board of Regents. This collection includes material related to Bubb's business and personal activities from 1936-1983, as well as scrapbooks, dating from 1932-1974, which document Bubb's various business, political, philanthropic and social activities.
Dates: 1930 - 1983

Papers of Joe Douglas

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Call Number: RH MS 596
Overview The papers of Joe Douglas, an African American Kansan, document his career with the Topeka, Kansas Fire Department and his active civic involvement. It ranges from correspondence to newspaper clippings to certificates that Mr. Douglas has received. Also included are Douglas's many photographs of the Fire Department and of other Topeka organizations and events, as well as photographs of other Douglas family members and the damage from the 1966 tornado in Topeka.
Dates: 1891, 1908-1988, 2002-2005

Security Benefit Life Insurance Company records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 534
Overview This collection includes records and photographs from the Security Benefit Life Insurance Company, a fraternal beneficiary society that evolved into a life insurance company over the 20th century. Records include financial information and reports, administrative and legal documents, insurance rate books, correspondence and contracts regarding two organizations' merger to become Security Benefit, promotional information, manuals, and documentation regarding the building of a hospital on office...
Dates: 1892 - 1992

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