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Glass Negative, Color
William G Cutler
Arthur N Alkire
Walter P Tracy
"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....
'Even Since the Hanging of Oliphant'
Article on the instances of mob violence that occurred in Topeka, Kansas in the latter half of the 19th century. On June 5, 1889, an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people participating in the lynching of Nat...
Portrait of and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, known by some as "the father of black American art." Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1899, studied art at the University of Kansas, and...
File containing a pamphlet with photos and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, a black painter born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899 and becoming successful as an artist before "return[ing] to his native...
Albert J. Shower
Portrait of Col. Albert J. Shower, Commander of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas. He spoke at the May 18, 1954 luncheon meeting.
Albert T. Reid, Artist and Business Man
Portrait, illustrations (by Reid), and biographical article about Albert Reid, a cartoon artist and business man in Topeka, Kansas. Born in Concordia, Kansas, in 1873 and becoming an illustrator for the...
American Royal Queens
The following were American Royal Queens from 1939 to 1967: (1939) Margaret Jane Swift of Claremore, Oklahoma, (1940) Dorothy Jean Ballard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, (1941) Barbara Mostez Dusenberry of Excelsior...
An Artist With Vision Slowly Loses His Sight
November 27, 2007
Article features African American artist Robert J. Reed, Sr., of Kansas City, Kansas. "With primarily black paper and chalk as his medium, most of his work focuses on portraits of people who pop into his...
An Interview With Asencion Hernandez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded December 22, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has typed guide to contents....
An Interview With Chuck Moore
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded March 29, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
An Interview With Michael Hughes
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded June 20, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Reverand Ramon Gaitan
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 27, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
Antique Ceramic Tile
Folder contains a paper about the search for ceramic "antique tile" and of locating some which came out of a torn down Menninger home located at 1221 Topeka Blvd. in Topeka, Kansas, in 1950. Paper discusses...
Applied Experience: a Mother's Model for Thoughtful Development
The author describes her experiences renovating the Arthel Building at 1901 Main Street and FLEX Storage Systems in Topeka, Kansas.
Artist James Bass
Profile of Topeka, Kansas, artist James Bass, a sculptor of metals starting in the 1960s, many displayed in Topeka public places and copies in Los Angeles, with photos.
Arts: Brush in Hand
Photo and biographical article about Leonard Pryor, "the first African American man to attend and graduate from the [Kansas City] Art Institute," moving from Topeka, Kansas, to Kansas City in 1948 and...
Bill L. Wormington
September 17, 2008
Obituary for Bill L. Wormington who died August 16, 2008, in Hawaii at age 81. He was born October 17, 1926, in Dodge City, Kansas, and grew up in Topeka, Kansas. "Bill was a television pioneer in Kansas...
Biography of George H. Nettleton (1831-1896), Railroad Baron
Biography of Rebecca Jaramillo (1939-2005), Advocate for Equal Rights
Bird's Eye View of Topeka, Kansas
Aerial view of Topeka, including points of interest indexed by number.
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