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Interior view of an Santa Fe Railroad Shop. Back of photograph includes a blurb that states: "Santa Fe's modern Kansas City Freight Station has seven tracks and will accomodate 113 box cars. The rail dock is 962 feet long, and from 168 to 228 fee wide. A floor conveyor system runs the length of the freight house, with one loop circling the rail dock, the other the truck dock. The freight house is 1,744 feet long, with the east portion, 80 feet by 782 feet, serving the Santa Fe Trail Transportation Company."

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

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.

Date: 
December 23rd 1918

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.

Date: 
June 15th 1926

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.

Date: 
March 27th 1926

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."

Date: 
October 12th 1926

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.

Date: 
September 23rd 1926

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."

Date: 
September 30th 1926

Letter from Rev. J. D. Barksdale, editor of the Western Christian Recorder, to Governor Ben Paulen regarding concerns about F. J. Peck, president of Western University. Barksdale writes to offer the opinion that Superintendent F. J.

Letter from Thomas Richards of the Wyandotte County Republican Central Committee to Governor Ben Paulen. Richards writes that he finds "things favorable for you," moreso than in the election two years two years prior when William Allen White got many votes Richards predicts will now go to Paulen. Richards also offers help in garnering support where he thinks he might be "a little weak among the colored people."

Date: 
October 8th 1926

Letter from F. J. Peck, superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen, apologizing for not notifying the governor of the results of a recent board meeting and blaming the lapse on illness.

Date: 
June 12th 1928

Letter from F. J. Peck, superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen. Peck expresses concerns about his department heads being called to jury duty and the disruption that can cause at the school, and requests that the governor help him to get a staff member excused from the obligation.

Date: 
December 28th 1926

Letter from Governor Ben Paulen to A. Boregard, in reply to Boregard's letter of September 30. Paulen writes that the governor has limited authority in city affairs "since all legal powers are invested in the Attorney General," and that he has no desire to interfere in Kansas City unless "the people felt the Attorney General had failed in his duty."

Date: 
October 4th 1926

Letter from Governor Ben Paulen to Allen Peal regarding issues at Western University, and stating that he hopes difficulties between Peal and university president Pastor F. J. Peck will not influence Peal against him, as he refrain[s] from interferring in the conduct of state institutions or schools unless compelled to do so."

Date: 
September 17th 1926

Letter from Governor Ben Paulen to F. J. Peck, president and superintendent of Western University regarding Peck's earlier requests for additional funding for the university. Paulen writes that he will discuss further appropriations with the Board of Administration.

Date: 
March 29th 1926

Letter from Mr. C. Miller, secretary to Governor Ben Paul, to Kansas state representative S. F. Paul, acknowledging receipt of his earlier letter and promising "personal attention and consideration" from Paul to come.

Date: 
December 18th 1924

Letter from F. J. Peck, superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen, informing the governor that the trustees of the university elected Bishop John A. Gregg and Rev. W. H. King to replace Bishop A. J. Carey and Rev. J.C.C. Owens, respectively.

Letter from F. J. Peck, president and superintendent of Western University, to Governor Ben Paulen, regarding the removal of a Mr. Small and his replacement with Mr. Easter for a position at the university at the request of the Board of Administration and other issues of concern with the board and personnel.

Date: 
July 15th 1925

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.

Date: 
March 31st 1925

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."

Date: 
February 5th 1926

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