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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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September 15th 1926

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."

Date: 
July 14th 1925

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."

Date: 
December 16th 1924

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.

Date: 
January 21st 1937

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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November 25th 1936

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 she has enclosed documents dealing with the city engineer's office and vault. Those documents are included.

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January 26th 1937

Undated description of the storage of county records in the Wyandotte County Courthouse, including an assessment of the construction and condition of the courthouse building. The assessment also writes that storage conditions in vaults are declining, staff handle documents carelessly, and that "records should be rearranged, classified [and] some of the volumes needs repairing and labelling" for easier access. Recommendation is made for a librarian or other caretaker to make records accessible to the public.

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 she has enclosed documents dealing with the county auditor and county poor commissioner's offices. Those documents are included.

Date: 
January 18th 1937

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 she has enclosed documents describing County Engineer's documents in the Wyandotte County Courthouse storage vault. That document is included.

Date: 
November 24th 1936

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 she has enclosed documents describing County Treasurer's documents in the Wyandotte County Courthouse storage vault. That document is included.

Date: 
December 1st 1936

List of probate court 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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January 15th 1937

List of records at the Wyandotte County Courthouse, including the vault and other storage areas, and encompassing numerous county offices and departments. County records were being assessed and organized as part of a Works Progress Administration project through the Federal Writers' Project's Historical Records Survey.

Date: 
1937

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 the Wyandotte County Courthouse project is now complete, with her research workers having written "3,604 HR forms," from which she made 465 "condensed copies" covering all the materials in storage.

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January 28th 1937

List of Clerk of the District Court 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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December 30th 1936

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.

Date: 
December 2nd 1936

Blueprint map of the Fairfax Industrial District in Kansas City, Kansas, showing Union Pacific Railroad facilities, tracks, and other properties, as well as depicting features of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and mapping city streets and the rail lines of other companies. The map was created by the Union Pacific Chief Engineer's Office in Omaha, Nebraska.

Date: 
November 4th 1924

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.

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.

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.

Date: 
1937

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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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.