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William Rufus Jackson
Perry S Rader
William G Cutler
Howard L Conard
Anderson Photo Company
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"In Behalf of Freedom:" Charles and Sara Robinson of Kansas
Short biographical article about Charles and Sara Robinson, Kansas' first governor and first lady. Robinson, an advocate of the free-state cause, established the town of Lawrence, Kansas, in 1854. The...
140 Years Ago: The Progress of the War--June 1861
Portraits and description of Union General Nathaniel Lyon and "pro-Confederate Governor" Claiborne Jackson of Missouri clashing at the beginning of the Civil War in June 1861 with Lyon "ke[eping] Missouri...
A Group of Missouri's Giant Lawyers
Biographical article about "[t]hree governors, six district judges, four supreme court judges, eight generals, and all successful and profound lawyers" of Missouri, including David Atchison, Alexander...
A Group of Populist Governors
Photo and biographical description of L. D. Lewelling, the "populist" governor of Kansas with an administration "marked by incidents which have exposed him to deserved condemnation at the hands of the...
A Message from the Governor
On January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted to the Union as the 34th state after the secession of many southern states. Governor Robinson made his first address to the legislature on March 30, 1861, and a...
A Pioneer of 1842
Autobiographical letter by William Gilpin about his background leading up to his being the first territorial governor of Colorado, written some time after the Civil War, and describing his ties to the...
A Short Biographical Sketch of Lilburn W. Boggs, by His Son
Biographical article about Lilburn Boggs (1792-1860), "Ex-Governor of the State of Missouri" from 1836 to 1840 and a former Santa Fe trader in Independence, Missouri. Native of Kentucky moving to Saint...
File containing a description of Caroline Hyde Swift, or Caroline Swift, former Star journalist and winner of "the Eisenhower proclamation medal" for "efforts to further the pursuit of freedom and independence...
Address of Ex-Governor James W. Denver: Delivered at the Old Settlers' Meeting, Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, September 3d, 1884
Speech by James William Denver, or James Denver (1817-1892), governor of Kansas Territory in 1857-1858, native of Virginia, Union general in the Civil War, and namesake of Denver, Colorado.
Alf Landon and Others
April 24, 1951
Kansas Governor Alf Landon (center, behind podium) and others at a South Central Business Association luncheon. Landon spoke to the SCBA on April 24, 1951, on the topic of "America's International Situation."...
Alf Landon: His Record
Biographical article about Alf Landon, governor of Kansas with "a commanding position in the race for the presidential nomination" for 1936, describing his career, platform, and "his personal following...
Alf M. Landon
Portrait of the Hon. Alf M. Landon, Governor of Kansas from 1933 through 1937. Landon spoke at the 27th Annual Inaugural Dinner of the South Central Business Association on January 28, 1947, on the topic...
Alf M. Landon at Podium
June 15, 1954
The Hon. Alf M. Landon at the podium during a speech to the South Central Business Association on June 15, 1954. Landon, former Governor of Kansas (1933-1937) and presidential candidate, gave a speech...
September 17, 1954
N. Emerson Paton, center, representing the American Royal Board of Governors, presented honorary memberships on the board to various local officials: (left to right) Richard Kinne, director of the Chamber...
Marshall, Missouri, Mayor Harry Heinemann and R. B. Nicholas, president of the Chamber of Commere, were made honorary governors of the American Royal Livestock Show. (Left to right) J. Leo Havob, Secretary,...
N. Emerson Paton (center), representing the American Royal, presents Carl Higgins (left), Nevada, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce President, and James Denman (right), Mayor of Nevada, with certificates making...
Five local residents of Clinton, Missouri, were honored as honorary governors of the American Royal Live Stock and Horse Show.
American Royal Parade
Horses and riders from the Missouri Governors Mounted Guard on 12th between Walnut and Grand.
Andrew H. Reeder, First Territorial Governor
Photos and biographical article about Andrew Reeder, "of Pennsylvania, was appointed by President Franklin Pierce the first territorial governor" of Kansas Territory in 1854 and serving until 1855.
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