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Ephemera

Invitation to the 35th Annual Commencement Exercises for the Western University and State Industrial Department on June 4, 1931 at Western University.

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Photographs

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of men playing horseshoes in Kensington Park, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team at Natatorium Park in Spokane, Washington. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965. The players have been identified by their respected rows. Back row: left to right; Frank Duncan, Sr., Andy Cooper, Charles "Hooks" Beverly, Chet Brewer, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, George Giles, T.J. Young.

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Pamphlets

Pamphlet containing a brief history of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document begins with a biography of "Carry A. Nation, the Kansas Saloon Smasher", followed by the eventual acquisition of Nation's home by the W.C.T.U. This is followed by a profile of the administrators of the home up until publication in April 1928.

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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas State College President W. A. Lewis to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring. Lewis extends his support for the accreditation of Western University as a junior college. Lewis comments, "Personally I would be inclined to be far more linient with the colored people in their deficiencies than I would be if it were an institution for the whites."

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Photographs

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a baseball game at the North American Aviation Athletic Field, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The game was part of a program supported by the Works Progress Administration.

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Photographs

1920s photograph of switch engines belonging to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in the Argentine rail yards in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Pamphlets

Rulebook for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document outlines the duties of the residents, superintendent, and board of directors. Also included are rules for donations and rights of donors as well as terms for beneficiaries. The document lists the address as 723 Grandview Avenue, but post address was changed during the time period to 738 Broadview Avenue.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring to Thomas W. Butcher, President of the State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas. Woodring asks serious consideration for Western University's proposal for accreditation as a junior college.

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Photographs

Photograph capturing one of the hardships faced by families during the Dust Bowl--starving cattle. It was taken in Kansas City, Kansas, by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, a state agency working to relieve the financial burdens of families suffering during the droughts of the 1930s. The KERC worked alongside the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, which began a cattle-purchasing program in 1934. Emaciated cattle (as in this photograph) were destroyed after purchase, and healthy cattle were shipped to slaughter with the meat being distributed to poor families needing relief.

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Photographs

Early 1920's photograph of the Southard Feed Mill, located at the southeast corner of 17th Street and Cookson Avenue (Potter Avenue).

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memorandum of July 13, 1938 regarding future policy at the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document addresses financial aspects of the home that no longer seem self-sustainable. The author suggests retracting the $500 admittance fee as those funds only cover approximately 19 months of room and board for that woman's share of costs to operate the home.

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