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Correspondence

Letter from F. J. Peck, president and superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen. Peck congratulates Paulen on the appointment of a Mrs. Childs, and looks forward to Paulen approving the university's new board of trustees.

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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 with an update on remaining documents in the courthouse storage vault, and notes that she has enclosed documents dealing with the inventory of offices and vaults in the Kansas City city hall. That document is included.

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Photographs

Photograph of students outside the Clara Barton School. The school served the Mexican community of Kansas City, Kansas, from the 1920s until it was damaged by flooding in 1951.

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Maps

Map depicting locations of railroad lines in the West Bottoms area of Kansas City adjacent to the Stockyards.

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Correspondence

Letter from F. J. Peck, president and superintendent of Western University, to Mr. C. Miller, secretary to Governor Ben Paulen regarding a voucher being sent to a Mr. Guy, and thanking the office for its help with "money and instructions."

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Photographs

Photograph of a treatment 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

Photograph of a student costumed for a play at Clara Barton School. The school served the Mexican community of Kansas City, Kansas, from the 1920s until it was damaged by flooding in 1951.

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Maps

This map of Wyandotte County, KS, shows the land owners on sections in townships 10-12 south, and ranges 23-25 east. It includes the towns of Quindaro, Shawnee, Kansas City, Edwardsville, and Bonner Springs. In addition, roads, railroads, electric railways, schools, churches, cemeteries, streams, and rivers are marked on the map. Railroads in the area include: Kansas City, Kaw Valley & V.R.R.R.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Allen S. Peal to Governor Ben Paulen, writing about his concerns with Western University's president, F. J. Peck. Peal writes that he was rejected for the position of Dean at the Negro Topeka school due to the "powerful 'influence' of 'Dr. Peck,'" and that Peck has created other issues for his attempts to obtain teaching jobs. He accuses Peck of being a "dirty coward" who has "illiterate henchmen" who are running him out of Kansas.

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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

Photograph and 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 F. J. Peck, president and superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen regarding staff turmoil at Western University. He writes that the "little unrest" is caused by individuals who want his job, and that he has issues with male teachers because he objects to teachers dating female students. Peck also notes that the school graduated 89 students and mentions he does not want to replace a current domestic arts teacher.

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