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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas state representative S. F. Paul to Governor Ben Paulen regarding a bill proposing a reduction in State Grain Department fees for the inspection and weighing of grains. Paul argues that this change isn't good for Paul or for Kansas farmers, as much of the grain originates from out of state and thus the bill decreases fees largely for non-residents. Paul writes that the "Kansas Farmer is well satisfied with the present charges for inspecting and weighing."

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Photographs

Photograph of the office of the medical director at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S. Major, was a private facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholism.

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Photographs

Photograph of an exterior view of a house at 4156 Cambridge Street, in the Hanover Heights neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas circa 1920.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from F. J. Peck to Gov. Ben Paulen reporting his intention to resign from his position as pastor and teacher at the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church and Western University in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. He writes that conditions at the school have made his stay "impossible and humiliating," and that he had been told he was "marked for slaughter," and suggests the governor could provide "more congenial and progressive leadership" for those "who would like to work in Kansas."

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Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that misfiled and mislabeled records have been returned to the correct place, and reports that she has enclosed documents dealing with numerous county offices. Those documents are included.

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Photographs

Exterior photograph of the Major Clinic at 31st and Euclid. The clinic was owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S. Major and was a private facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholism.

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Photographs

Photograph of a meeting of a Workers Alliance Lodge meeting. Identified attendees are Charles Northington wearing suspenders; John Waltz, the adult man at far left; and Earl Burnley, the man in a tie, third from right in the front row. Workers Alliance was a national organization of unemployed people who found relief through the Works Progress Administration jobs. The group became closely affiliated with the Communist Party, and lobbied for increased funding for the WPA. "Workers Alliance Dinner up our house" is written at the top of the photograph.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Allen S. Peal to Governor Ben Paulen, writing that the difficulty at Western University "is not a personal but a racial one [that] could better be described as 'a condition' or 'system,'" and reminds the governor of his announcement that he "intended to be Governor of ALL the people." Peal also requests a personal meeting with Paulen to discuss the issue.

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Miscellaneous Documents

List of records at the Wyandotte County Courthouse vault. County records were being assessed and organized as part of a Works Progress Administration project through the Federal Writers' Project's Historical Records Survey.

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Photographs

Photograph of the reception room at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S. Major, was a private facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholism.

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Photographs

Negative image of an exterior view of a house at 4146 Cambridge Street, in the Hanover Heights neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas circa 1920.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from A. Boregard, president of the Taxpayers League, to Governor Ben S. Paulen discussing a meeting with Kansas Attorney General Charles B. Griffith and several Kansas City, Kansas, civic organizations. Those group expressed concern about corruption in city government and demanding the replacement of four commissioners with "men not known to be 'stool pigeons' of our city hall machine."

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