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.
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.
Letter from F. J. Peck, president and superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen regarding Sgt. Walter B. Williams being "redetailed" to the school by the War Department as an instructor in Military Tactics and Science, and attributes this decision to the efforts of Senators Arthur Capper and Charles Curtis and Congressman Daniel R. Anthony. Peck also reports that the school has in its arsenal "one hundred and thirty high-powered rifles, six target guns and fifty thousand rounds of ammunition."
Exterior photograph of the Major Clinic at 31st and Euclid as seen from Euclid Avenue looking west. The clinic was owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S. Major and was a private facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholism.
Letter from F. J. Peck, president and superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen, thanking Paulen for and discussing his recent visit to the university, and further describing financial shortfalls facing the school and asking for Paulen's help in gaining additional funding from the Board of Administration, who have been resistent to doing so.
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."
1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri. The facility, established in 1871 along the Kansas River and the Kansas Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, became one the leading livestock markets in the United States. The stockyards closed for business in October of 1999.