Kansas Historical Society

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Goddard Avenue Viaduct

Two photographs of the viaduct at Goddard Viaduct in Kansas City, Kansas. The viaduct, built in 1923, replaced an earlier structure and allowed Goddard Avenue to continue over the rail yards in the Argentine neighborhood.

Girls in Dance Costumes

Photograph of young women in costumes posing in front of a building in the Kansas City area, with two men peeking out a window at the group. The women were numbered in pen and are identified on the back of the photograph.

Fruehauf Trailor Company

Photograph of the exterior of the Fruehauf Trailer Company in the Fairfax District of Wyandotte County, Kansas. Local architect Charles E. Keyser designed the plant, which opened in 1937 and was located at the intersection of Fairfax and Funston Roads.

From W. A. Lewis to Harry H. Woodring

Letter from Kansas State College President W. A. Lewis to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring. Lewis extends his support for the accreditation of Western University as a junior college. Lewis comments, "Personally I would be inclined to be far more linient with the colored people in their deficiencies than I would be if it were an institution for the whites."

From Thomas W. Butcher to Harry H. Woodring

Letter from Thomas W. Butcher, President of the State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring. Butcher agrees with Woodring that Western University should be given accreditation if it meets the standards imposed.

From Thomas Richards to Gov. Ben Paulen

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."

From Thomas J. Pendergast to Harry H. Woodring

Letter from Thomas J. Pendergast to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring in which Pendergast introduces Howard M. Smith, "a member of my [Pendergast's] organization," for the purpose of discussing Black state schools in Kansas.

From the NAACP to Ben S. Paulen

Letter from the president, secretary, and chairman of the executive board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Kansas Governor Ben S. Paulen. The NAACP thanked Governor Paulen for not passing Senate Bill 269 known as the Ku Klux Klan bill. If passed, this bill would have allowed organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan to operate in Kansas without taking out a charter. Governor Paulen disagreed with the bill and discouraged its passing. The bill failed in the Kansas House of Representatives with 65 nays and 57 yeas.

From S. F. Paul to Gov. Ben S. Paulen

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."

From S. E. Newell to Harry H. Woodring

Letter from Reverend S. E. Newell, Pastor of African M. E. Church in Kansas City, Kansas to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring. Newell expresses his concern over the political allegiances Professor J. P. King, currently head of Western University. Instead, he suggests Professor G. A. Gregg, to head the university.

From Oscar F. Hall to Harry H. Woodring

Letter from Oscar F. Hall, Chief Engineer at Western University to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring. Hall inquires why his salary was reduced by more than 10% and then provides reasons why it should not be cut and that it should even be raised.

From Oma R. Bell to Harold J. Henderson - Records of Various County Offices

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.