Emporia, Kansas, Commemorative Handkerchief
2007.0005

Summary Information

Repository
Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Title
Emporia, Kansas, Commemorative Handkerchief
ID
2007.0005
Date
Circa 1954-1964
Extent
1.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
One decorative souvenir handkerchief with a stylized map of Emporia,There is one decorative souvenir handkerchief with a stylized map of Emporia, Kansas, printed on it. The handkerchief is approximately 13 inches square, with scalloped edges, and has a label from the manufacturer on it with the name Franshaw. Major Emporia landmarks are labeled on the map, and larger pictures represent some of those landmarks. Landmarks pictured include the “Administration Building, Emporia State College” (Plumb Hall), the College of Emporia, the Lyon County Courthouse, the Civic Auditorium, the William Allen White Memorial in Peter Pan Park, and the “Home of the late Wm. A. White.” Kansas, pictured on it.

Preferred Citation note

Emporia, Kansas, Commemorative Handkerchief, Emporia State There are other resources in Emporia State University Archives related to the major Emporia landmarks pictured on the handkerchief, as well as other examples of maps.University Archives, Emporia State University.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Emporia, Kansas, Commemorative Handkerchief was made by the Franshaw company circa 1954 to 1964. The Franshaw company made many decorative handkerchiefs with stylized maps on them as souvenir items from circa 1944 to 1964.

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Scope and Contents note

There is one decorative souvenir handkerchief with a stylized map of Emporia, Kansas, printed on it. The handkerchief is approximately 13 inches square, with scalloped edges, and has a label from the manufacturer on it with the name Franshaw. Major Emporia landmarks are labeled on the map, and larger pictures represent some of those landmarks. Landmarks pictured include the “Administration Building, Emporia State College” (Plumb Hall), the College of Emporia, the Lyon County Courthouse, the Civic Auditorium, the William Allen White Memorial in Peter Pan Park, and the “Home of the late Wm. A. White.”

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Arrangement note

One handkerchief in one oversize file folder.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives June-July, 2008

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431
archives@emporia.edu

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

There are other resources in Emporia State University Archives related to the major Emporia landmarks pictured on the handkerchief, as well as other examples of maps.

Separated Materials note

None.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Franshaw, Inc. -- Collectibles -- Kansas -- Emporia.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Emporia (Kan.) -- Maps, Pictorial.

Subject(s)

  • Handkerchiefs.
  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes) -- Kansas -- Emporia.

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Collection Inventory

1 handkerchief, circa 1954-1964.