Category: Digital Collections

Found Ephemera: Abraham Lincoln in Kansas Territory December 1-7, 1859

When Lincoln made his one and only Kansas sojourn in 1859, however, he seemed like just another politician, aspiring to the nation’s highest office. His senatorial debates with Stephen A. Douglas the previous year had gained Lincoln a national reputation and a modest following, but most Kansas Republicans favored his better-known rival for the young party’s nomination, William H. Seward. Thus, Lincoln’s trip to Kansas Territory received only slight press coverage and was relatively brief. His message, nevertheless, was one of significance for the territory and nation at a pivotal moment in our country’s history.

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Found Film: 1962 Six Flags Over Texas Amusement Park Found 8mm Home Movie

This is great footage of a family trip to Six Flags over Texas in January of 1962. It was a different time for sure! The footage shows quick clips of rides, playful seals and staged gunfights. It also offers brief looks at the original Skull Island, which used to be one of the park’s premier attractions with slides and tree houses and bouncy bridges.

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