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This collection contains fourteen lithographs of 19th century Native Americans which were initially published during the 1830s and 1840s. The images mainly represent prominent members of the Cherokee, Chippewa (also spelled Chippeway and Ojibwa), Menominee, Fox, Sauk, and Seneca tribes.
This collection contains photos, information cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, an interview transcript, essays, and a magazine article related to the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi Germany. The materials belonged to two women: Esther Wenzel, who attended the Olympics as a spectator, and Veda Brown who had a pen pal in Germany at the time of the Olympics.
A Past to Draw On is an autographed manuscript by John Glenn. The manuscript represents an expression on his part of man's inspiration to explore the stars and his concept of the kind of individuals necessary to accomplish this mission. The story also presents a capsulized version of John Glenn's life from his first car to his first space flight in the Friendship 7. It comprises a chapter in the 1962 book "We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves."
This collection consists of 18 letters received by Illinois resident Aaron S. Beck from his friends and relatives, almost all of whom served in the Union army between 1863 and 1865. Topics include daily military life, skirmishes with Confederate forces, weather, women, the creation of Black regiments, and Copperheads.
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This collection contains receipts, other documents and newspaper articles regarding two students from Afghanistan who attended the University of Wichita from December 1938 to February 1941. The men studied police science at the expense of their country's government. Their lives ended tragically in Wichita with one student killing the other then committing suicide. Worth A. Fletcher, registrar of the University and advisor to the students, kept these materials.
The Albert Sidney Johnson (A. S. J.) Carnahan Papers include correspondence, speeches, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and photographs which reflect his terms of office as a Democratic Representative from Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives (1945-1946, 1949-1960) and as Ambassador to Sierra Leone (1961-1963).
This catalogue is a listing of books and their prices as purchased by Alexander Telford for his personal library. The books were acquired between 1848 and 1863.
The collection contains 36 manuscript letters and one typescript letter by Alfred Coppard.. The letters were written between the years 1919 and 1932 and contain personal correspondence as well as critiques on contemporary literature. The majority of the letters were written to C. Ewart Askew. The collection also includes a brief typed summary of each letter.
The Alonzo Thomas collection consists of images, press clippings, scrapbooks, correspondence, and ephemera which document the personal life and professional career of Alonzo Thomas, a Topeka-based watch manufacturer and jeweler.
This collection contains material primarily relating to the Beta Kappa Omega (BKΩ) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first Greek-lettered sorority founded by African-American women. Record types include meeting minutes, budget reports, magazines, photographs, notes, ephemera, audiovisual material, and artifacts. Bulk dates are from 1944-2015.
The Alys McKey Bryant collection contains her correspondence, photographs, slides, clippings and memorabilia. Included in the collection are copies of her memoir , “Born With Wings, Wings of a Lady Early Bird,” which gives a detailed look into her life and times. A detailed inventory of the items in this collection is available.
This collection contains miscellaneous documents related to the United States Civil War. Muster rolls, requisition forms, certificates, engravings, letters and various other forms are included. The documents date between 1862 and 1869.
The Americanization Movement collection is comprised of photocopies of correspondence and a transcript of the proceedings of a conference, attended by State Governors, of the National Bureau of Education and the National Committee of One Hundred. This conference was held in 1918 just prior to the United States’ entry into World War I, and reflected the unease of America at the Communist Revolution in Russia and the Kaiser's overrunning much of Europe.
The Ami S. Matthews Papers contains personal diaries written by Matthews during the years 1859, 1865, and 1866 while she lived in Akron, Ohio. These diaries tell of events that happened in the daily life of a young woman. They describe her school days and life.
The Archives of the Center for the Calligraphic Arts contain correspondence, workshop information and newsletters of calligraphy guilds throughout the world.