Andrew Reeder, Territorial Governor
Andrew Horatio Reeder was appointed the first Governor of Kansas Territory in 1854. He started out supporting the pro-slavery government, but shifted to the opposition, and eventually had to flee the state in disguise. He remained involved in Kansas politics after he left the territory. He was also involved in land and town speculation as were a number of settlers.
Battle of the Bulge, A Kansas Story
"In early December of 1944, Second Lieutenant Martin Jones of the 106th Division of the Army moved through Belgium to the German border. Jones and his division were scattered through the Ardennes forest when the Germans began moving tanks across the border. The battle that ensued, called the Battle of the Bulge, lasted from December 16, 1944 through January 25, 1945 and claimed over 75,000 casualties and prisoners of war. He recalls the engagement and his subsequent capture at the hands of the G
Clays of the Piedmont: Origins, recovery, and use
A "virtual field trip" through the North Carolina Piedmont and thousands of years of history explains the origin of Piedmont clays and how clay is made into pottery. With high-resolution photographs.
Governor John Carlin Interview
This features excerpts from the second interview with Kansas Governor John Carlin, who held office from January 8, 1979 to January 12, 1987. In 1978, in a surprise upset, he defeated the Republican incumbent Governor, Robert Bennett, in his bid for re-election. In this interview, Carlin recalls that Bennett initially won, not because he was a popular choice, but because his Democratic opponent was Vern Miller, the controversial Wichita sheriff and Kansas Attorney General from 1971-1975. Carlin r
The Cherokee Nation
The modern Cherokee Nation is enjoying a renaissance in language and culture. Living History Demonstrator Paula Nelson shares the resurgence.
Mickey Mouse Undies
This is the inaugural segment of the biweekly podcast, Cool Things in the Collection, presented by the Kansas Museum of History. Today's podcast features host Murl Riedel interviewing Rebecca Martin about a set of Mickey Mouse Undies from the 1930s. Who wore them, and what does Walt Disney have to do with Kansas?
Today's Kansas Museum of History podcast features host Murl Riedel interviewing curator Laura Vannorsdel about a leg brace and the role Protection, Kansas, had in protecting the world against polio.
Tube City News
Recognition of the Soviet Union; Pittsburgh Politics;Joe Stalin; Franklin Roosevelt; Soviet-German Pact; Soviet Union;McKeesport flyer justifying the Soviet Union's change in policy following the Non-Aggression Pact.
Don't Be A Sucker For Wall Street
Recognition of the Soviet Union; Pittsburgh Politics;Soviet Union;Leaflet advertising Joseph Filner's run congress, along with an appeal to avoid war fought among "The Money Kings."
Labor Issues; Popular Front;Spanish Civil War; William Z. Foster; Catholics;Newsletter appealing to mill workers about labor issues and anti-Fascism.
Labor Issues; Pittsburgh Politics;Steel Industry; Company Unions; U.S. Steel; Steel Workers Organizing Committee; CIO;Leaflet recruiting Pittsburgh steelworkers to join the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers of North America and describing the injustices of current wages and working conditions.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show was one of the most successful programs in television history. The museum owns the desk used by the character Lou Grant, Mary's gruff but lovable boss. Hear how a prop from a show filmed in Hollywood about a Minneapolis TV station ended up in Topeka.
Securing the right to vote was a major milestone for women in America. As we approach Women's History Month, we consider a controversial painting in our collections that commented on the rights of 19th century women in politics and society. Its title is American Woman and Her Political Peers.
Spoils of War
Thousands of buildings were looted of their contents during the Civil War. This quilt from a ransacked South Carolina home has only recently been reunited with its history.
China - Economic Miracle or Economic Timebomb?
The growth of China in recent years has been described as an economic miracle with Western companies and governments rushing to build partnerships with the new power in the East. The opening up of the Chinese market and the expansion of industry, technology and production within the country has, however, had a profound effect on the people of China, its political leaders and the rest of the world. This impact can be seen in the growing inequalities within China, the loss of jobs in the west and
What do Greta Garbo, Madonna and Napoleon have in common? Why Glamour, Darling!
Stephen Gundle from the Department of Film and Television Studies at Warwick has published the first ever history of Glamour. Here he demystifies the mystery behind one of mankinds most elusive concepts.
The Social Impact of the Arts
How have writers attempted to articulate the impact of the Arts in society? Oliver Bennett and Eleanora Belfiore discuss what an understanding of this history of ideas brings to contemporary debates on Arts policy and the value of the Arts.
Technology Matters - making choices about the tools we use.
Why does technology matter? How often do we thing about the implications of our choices of one tool over another? What were the decisions that brought us to our current technological world? In his new book Technology Matters, Professor David Nye of Warwick's School of Comparative American Studies poses a series of questions challenging us to think a little deeper about the tools and technology surrounding us. From the use (or non-use) of the wheel in North Africa to IMAX theatres at the Grand C
Israel and Lebanon - A History of the Conflict
With a UN ceasefire in place in the Lebanon attention now moves to finding a long lasting solution to the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. What is the background to the conflict and how can an understanding of the history of both sides help develop a resolution to the crisis? Dr Rob Johnson has written about the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorism and counter-terrorism. Length: 23 Minutes
Iconic Ming Tomb
Legendary in Chinese history, General Zu Dashou was celebrated for his defense of the Ming dynasty against the Manchu invasion. The Tomb of General Zu Dashou (Ming Tomb) now stands in the Gallery of Chinese Architecture and is one of the Museum's iconic objects.