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Ira Clemens Photograph Album, 1923

A collection of photographs, postcards, and notes compiled in 1923 by Ira Clemens. The materials concern mining communities and towns in Crawford and Cherokee Counties in Kansas and Mindenmines, Missouri. The photographs consist primarily of street scenes, churches, public buildings such as libraries and schools, recreational buildings …

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Ira Clemens Photograph Album, 1923

Pittsburg State University 110th Anniversary Collection, 1903-2014

A collection of selected photographs beginning in 1903 and continuing through the decades as the State Manual Training Normal School evolved from a teacher education school into Pittsburg State University. The collection also includes photographs that mark the centennial anniversary of when lightning struck Russ Hall, set fire to the …

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Pittsburg State University 110th Anniversary Collection, 1903-2014

The Gordon Parks Collection

The digital collection contains selected photographs relating to the filming of "The Learning Tree". The full collection consists of photographs, biographical materials, posters, and other items pertaining to the career of Gordon Parks. For more information visit the Gordon Parks Collection website.

The Gordon Parks Collection

Arnold Clayton Watkins World War II Photograph Collection, 1942-1945

The digital collection contains photographs collected by Arnold Clayton Watkins of Pittsburg, Kansas, during his service in the United States Tenth Army Air Force Photo Intelligence Detachment in World War II. Watkins was attached to the Ninth Army Air Force for most of his service. The photographs were taken in Europe and North Africa. …

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Arnold Clayton Watkins World War II Photograph Collection, 1942-1945

The Laura Dewey Bridgman Collection

Laura Dewey Bridgman was born on December 21, 1829, in Etna, New Hampshire. She was normal at birth, but contracted scarlet fever at the age of two which destroyed her hearing and sight. A newspaper account about Laura in the spring of 1837 attracted the attention of Dr. Samuel Howe, director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind in …

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The Laura Dewey Bridgman Collection

About the collections



The Leonard H. Axe Library Digital Collections contain selected material from the Axe Special Collections and Archives pertaining primarily to Southeast Kansas and Pittsburg State University. The collections specialize in printed materials from Southeast Kansas, its culture and inhabitants, and the correspondence, libraries, business files and memorabilia of significant Southeast Kansans. All printed items are listed in the Library catalog. Photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, and other non-print materials are cataloged in the Special Collections Reading room. For more information and a complete listing of Collections available visit theĀ Axe Special Collections and Archives website.

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