Anna Kadlec Papers, 1893-1991

Descriptive Summary

Title
Anna Kadlec Papers, 1893-1991
Creator
Kadlec, Anna
Extent
(2 boxes)
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Deborah L. Boggs, June 2005.; machine-readable finding aid created by Chuck Hill, May 2008.
Repository
Eastern Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Anna Koutecky was born in Chicago on August 9, 1894, the first child of an immigrant couple from Czechoslovakia. In 1923 Anna married Frank Kadlec (1889-1938), a physician at Chicago's Jackson Park Hospital. They had two children, Nancy and Bonnie. (You will find more on Anna Koutecky-Kadlec's life in the biographical file, f.19.)
Anna worked at the University of Chicago Settlement House. With her knowledge of five languages, she quickly caught the eye of Mary McDowell, and became Miss McDowell's assistant. While at the settlement Anna also worked closely with Jane Addams of Hull House. Anna claimed that Addams and McDowell were training her to take over the Settlement House. During this time period she also attended the University of Chicago. Upon graduation, Anna received a fellowship to study the employment of women in the meat packing industry at Morris Packing Company in Chicago. Ms. Koutecky was then employed in industrial relations for the same company from 1918-1923.
Following her marriage, she took some time off to raise her children but later received her teaching certification and went back to work as a teacher at the Betsy Ross School in the 1930s. Mrs. Kadlec then went to the Tonti School in Chicago where she taught until 1960. In 1960, Anna moved to Richmond, KY where she taught at the Miller School for a year. She then taught at the EKU Model School for four years. Anna lived in Richmond until her death on August 30,1991 at age 97.
Scope and Content
The Kadlec Papers contain information pertaining to the settlement house movement in Chicago during the early twentieth century; in particular, the University of Chicago Settlement House. In addition, the researcher will find information about Miss Mary McDowell, who was an early advocate of the settlement house movement in Chicago. In this collection the researcher will find various pamphlets and articles from Anna's days as a student at the University of Chicago. There is also information about the Morris Packing Company in Chicago, where Anna Kadlec was employed after graduation from college in 1917. The collection includes pamphlets published by the Juvenile Protection Association of Chicago, personal collection, business correspondence related to Morris Packing Company and newspaper clippings relating to Miss Mary McDowell, Jane Addams and the settlement house movement. A unique item in the collection is a photograph of Dwight Eisenhower when he was a 2nd Lt. and a Tactical Officer in the Mexican Border Control, dated 1916.

Contents of the Collection

Writings, Newspaper clippings, Documents, Pamphlets, and Correspondence

"My Autobiography," written in 1914 by Anna Koutecky-Kadlec. Anna was twenty years old when she…

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Lake High School English Notebook, 1910. This item contains various homework assignments from her…

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Writing assignments while she was at University of Chicago. Anna was fascinated with creative…

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Various pamphlets and articles from the University of Chicago; "Star and Circle" 1922, "The…

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Personal Correspondence; letters, postcards and business cards. The letters and postcards are from…

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Newspaper clippings; photocopies of clippings pertaining to Mary McDowell, Jane Addams, and from The…

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Personal Pamphlets; "The Mingler," "The Blackfriars," "The Annual Spring Festival of All Souls…

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"Souvenir Program of Chicago Day at the Fair," October 9, 1893. This program was from the Worlds…

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Programs and pamphlets relating to the University of Chicago Settlement House. Includes several…

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Documents relating to prohibition. One letter is to the Anti Saloon League. This letter is from a…

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Pamphlets relating to the settlement house movement in Chicago. Two of the items give information…

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Pamphlets relating to immigration and citizenship for naturalization. One pamphlet is entitled…

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Pamphlets relating to the settlement house movement in Chicago. One pamphlet, "Christopher House…

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Pamphlets relating to University of Chicago Settlement. One pamphlet describes "Chicago Housing…

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Social Services pamphlets; relating to living conditions and child labor in Chicago. Many of these…

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"Hull House Yearbook" (1916) which contains information about Jane Addams' Hull House. The yearbook…

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Statistics on families in need who worked for Morris Packing Company. Anna's job included providing…

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Correspondence with Morris Packing Company executives and other material pertaining to the Morris…

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Information about Anna's life. Anna's obituary from the Richmond Register. Articles written about…

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Items in this folder are related to Anna's daughter, Nancy. The folder includes a high school…

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Information from the Chicago Historical Society about Mary McDowell, includes finding aid for the…

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Photographs

4638 S. Ashland-where settlement has its first quarters, above a feed store, 1892.

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Corner of 47th and Ashland, 1892.

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Men going to work at the packing house, 1910.

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Archer Ave in Chicago, 1925.

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Archer Ave in Chicago, 1925.

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Lake Park Ave, 1941.

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Kindergarten Children, 1906.

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Woman outside with Children, undated.

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Boys on the way to picnic in the woods, 1917.

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University of Chicago Settlement Sandbox, undated.

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Anna with children in the University of Chicago Settlement playground, 1917.

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Anna with children in the University of Chicago Settlement playground, 1917.

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Settlement Playground, 1917.

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One of Anna's Mothers Club, 1917.

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Mothers and their children, 1917.

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Playground, 1917.

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Children at "The Foundation," undated.

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Match game at Hull House, ca. 1903.

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Planting trees on playground, 1902.

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Playground, 1899.

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Picnic, 1899.

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Kindergarten Christmas Tree, 1899.

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Armour Plant from Ashland Ave, undated.

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McDowell Club, 1899.

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Christmas Party, 1911.

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Doll Dress Making Class, 1902.

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Young Women's Club, 1900.

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Children listening to a story, 1900.

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Children of a mother in the Settlement House, 1917.

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Children's Theater, ca. 1913.

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Mary McDowell, 1899.

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Miss Mary McDowell holding a child, and an unidentified man, undated.

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Christmas greeting to Ms. McDowell, 1908.

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Mary McDowell, 1929.

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Painting given to Anna from Mary McDowell, 1917.

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Painting given to Anna from Mary McDowell, 1917.

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University of Chicago International Club, 1916.

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University of Chicago Men's Choir, undated.

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Unidentified Woman, 1916.

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Graduates from the Chicago Teachers College, 1932.

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Women playing baseball at University of Chicago, 1916.

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Morris & Company Beach Party, 1918.

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Morris & Company Beach Party, 1918.

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Beach Party Baseball Game, 1918.

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Beach Party at Calumet Park, 1918.

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"Off to the Woods," 1919.

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Overtime Workers, 1919.

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4th of July Parade led by Miss Mary McDowell, ca. 1913.

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Children watching a pie eating contest, ca. July 4th, 1913.

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Daughters of American Red Cross in the Settlement Dining Room, 1917.

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Plant Morris women preparing Victory Gardens near University of Chicago Settlement, 1918.

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Weekly outdoor movies, University of Chicago Settlement, 1927.

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University of Chicago Settlement early Library rooms, ca. 1911.

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May Poles, ca. 1911.

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Lake Geneva, 1917.

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Play Preparation at Lake Geneva, "Meditation," "Conversation," "Declaration," "Climax," 1917.

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Play Preparation at Lake Geneva, "Meditation," "Conversation," "Declaration," "Climax," 1917.

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A great grandmother wit great grandchild, Harbor Springs, Michigan, July 1899.

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Bohemian Sokal Band, undated.

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Two Lithuanian sisters, undated.

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A Slovak Woman, perhaps two days after her wedding, undated.

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Gypsies, they were often visitors in the stock yard neighborhood, 1911-1912.

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Gypsies, they were often visitors in the stock yard neighborhood, 1911-1912.

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Gypsies, they were often visitors in the stock yard neighborhood, 1911-1912.

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Gypsies, they were often visitors in the stock yard neighborhood, 1911-1912.

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Gypsies, they were often visitors in the stock yard neighborhood, 1911-1912.

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graves in near by Independence Hall, 1918.

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View of Independence Hall, 1918.

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Entrance to Independence Hall at 7:00am, July 4th, 1918.

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A Philadelphia Street, 1918.

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Social Work Convention at Atlantic City after business trip to Philadelphia, 1918.

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Social Work Convention at Atlantic City after business trip to Philadelphia, 1918.

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Social Work Convention at Atlantic City after business trip to Philadelphia, 1918.

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Social Work Convention at Atlantic City after business trip to Philadelphia, 1918.

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Social Work Convention at Atlantic City after business trip to Philadelphia, 1918.

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Social Work Convention at Atlantic City after business trip to Philadelphia, 1918.

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Anna at Atlantic City, 1918.

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Business trip to Kansas City, 1919.

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Business trip to Oklahoma City, 1919.

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Business trip to Oklahoma City, 1919.

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Business trip to Oklahoma City, 1919.

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Business trip to St. Joe, Missouri, 1917.

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Visiting at St. Joe plant, holding a niece of plant nurse, 1917.

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St. Joe Plant, 1917.

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St. Joe Missouri, 1917-1918.

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St. Joe Missouri, 1917-1918.

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St. Joe Missouri, 1917-1918.

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St. Joe Missouri, 1917-1918.

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Anna (l) and a member of the medical staff (r), undated.

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Medical Staff, undated.

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Two of Anna's girls from the Bacon department at the packing plant, undated.

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Bill, Anna's protector, two foremen and two superintendents, undated.

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Pay Day, usually on Tuesdays, undated.

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Pay Day, usually on Tuesdays, undated.

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Pay Day, usually on Tuesdays, undated.

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Anna with Medical Staff, undated.

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Frieda Russell, one of the nurses at Morris and Company, and Mary Dugan, one of Anna's secretaries…

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Mother with triplets, undated.

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A plant mothers baby, undated.

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The family of Mr. Marganski, who worked for Morris and Company, undated.

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Cadet Sgt. Tom Blazina, USMA, son of a former student, gave Anna the picture of 2nd Lt Eisenhower…

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2nd Lt Dwight D. Eisenhower when he was a tactical officer in the Mexican Border Service, 1916.

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reproduction of the 1917 photograph of 2 Lt Dwight D. Eisenhower, undated.

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reproduction of the 1917 photograph of 2 Lt Dwight D. Eisenhower, undated.

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A view of Camp Pike, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1918.

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Thomas Garrigue Masaryk, President Liberator of Czechoslovakia, ca. 1937.

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Anna in her very first evening dress, May 1917.

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Unidentified woman (r) and Anna (l), 1916.

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Anna (r) and a woman named Josephine or Loretta (l), undated.

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Anna in long white coat holding a hat, undated.

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Anna in long white coat wearing a hat, undated.

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Anna "at home," undated.

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Anna holding flowers, undated.

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Anna standing in front of a school supply store, undated.

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Anna wearing her husbands-Frank-World War I uniform, undated.

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Anna sitting in a chair, 1916.

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Anna outside carrying a book, 1917.

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Anna in her cap and gown holding flowers, ca. 1917.

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Anna in cap and gown, ca. 1917.

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Anna in cap and gown, 1915.

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Frank and Anna playing baseball, undated.

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Anna and Frank, Frank is in his World War I uniform, ca. 1918.

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Anna and Frank, Frank is in his uniform with winter coat, ca. 1918.

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Anna and Frank at their cottage in Michigan, one of their last pictures together, 1938.

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Anna and Frank at their cottage in Michigan, April 1938.

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Frank Kadlec (back row, left) with other Army personnel, ca. 1917.

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Frank (l) and an unidentified man (r) in military uniform, ca. 1917.

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Frank (back row, center) with other Army personnel, ca. 1917.

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Frank in uniform, 1918.

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Frank in uniform, 1918.

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Frank in his office, 1920.

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Franks medical office, 1920.

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Frank at their cottage in Michigan, July 1938.

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Frank at their cottage in Michigan, July 1938.

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Anna and her mother in Michigan, 1921.

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Anna's mother, undated.

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Anna's mother, undated.

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Anna's father, undated.

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Anna getting on a cruise ship, 1958.

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Anna with the Captain at the Captain's Dinner, 1958.

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Bonnie, Anna's daughter, and Anna at Bonnie's Master's graduation from the University of Oregon…

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Anna and Victoria, the dog, 1962.

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Anna and Victoria, the dog, 1962.

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Anna in cap and gown, 1962.

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Anna and Alice at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Homecoming, June 10, 1984.

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Anna's Kentucky Drivers License, 1982.

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Women of the University of Chicago Choir, 1916.

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University of Chicago Choir, 1916.

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University of Chicago Choir, 1916.

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Frank, Anna and Ty Cobb at Jackson Park, 1915.

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Kadlec's with Anna (back row, left), 1915.

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Anna (l), and unidentified woman (r), 1915.

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Pictures of Anna, 1915ca.

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Pictures of Anna, 1915ca.

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Pictures of Anna, 1915ca.

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Pictures of Anna, 1915ca.

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Anna (l) with two unidentified women at Lake Geneva, 1913.

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Anna (l) and unidentified woman at Lake Geneva, 1913.

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Anna, 1915.

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Frank (back row, left), Anna (back row, right) and three unidentified people, 1915.

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Beach Party, 1915.

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Beach Party, 1915.

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Beach Party, 1915.

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Beach Party, 1915.

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Beach Party, 1915.

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Frank (back row, 2nd from left), Anna (back row, 3rd from left) in a group of unidentified people…

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Anna (3rd row, right) and Frank (2nd row, right) with unidentified people, undated.

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Meyer Schulman and Anna in Jackson Park, 1915.

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Anna and Barney Greenspan on Moonlight excursion on Lake Michigan, 1915.

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Anna (r) with unidentified group on a Moonlight Excursion on Lake Michigan, 1915.

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Anna (bottom row, 4th from left) with group of unidentified people at beach, 1916ca.

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Anna (r) with two unidentified women "On the Fence," 1916.

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Anna (3rd from right) with group of unidentified women at beach, 1916.

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Anna (r) with three unidentified people on the tennis courts, 1916.

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Unidentified woman at beach, 1916.

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Frank playing tennis, 1916.

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Anna (l) and three unidentified people, 1916.

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Unidentified man and woman, 1916.

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Frank and Anna (on right) with two unidentified people on tennis courts, 1916.

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People on beach, 1916.

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Frank (l) on beach, 1916.

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Group of unidentified people in a field, 1916.

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Unidentified people up on hill, undated.

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Anna and Frank (r) with unidentified people on the beach, 1916.

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Anna and Frank (r) with unidentified people on the beach, 1916.

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Frank (r) and unidentified man, 1915.

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Bill, Pat and Tom, undated.

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Anna (r) and unidentified woman on a walking bridge, undated.

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Anna (r) and T., undated.

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Three women (Anna is center) swinging on swings, undated.

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Anna with squirrel on her shoulder, undated.

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Anna (r) with two unidentified women, 1917.

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Unidentified woman, undated.

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Anna (l) with unidentified woman, 1917.

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Anna and Frank (l) with two unidentified women, 1917.

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Anna (back row, left) with three unidentified young women, undated.

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"Them last days in Rosie," Anna (r) and unidentified woman, 1917.

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Anna and Celia, 1917ca.

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Anna outside reading, 1917

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Last picnic of college days, 1917ca.

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Anna and unidentified woman, 1917ca.

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Anna (bottom left) with sorority sisters, 1917.

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Patsy in cap and gown, 1917ca.

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Unidentified group of women sitting on bleachers, 1916.

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"Fat and Slim," Frank (r) and unidentified man, 1917.

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Anna leaning against a fence, undated.

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Anna's graduation picture, 1917.

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Mrs. Pierce (l), in charge of Kansas City employment office, and Anna (r) at Kansas City, 1918.

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"Daisies," 1911.

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Cliff and ocean landscape with unidentified woman on top of cliff, undated.

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Anna (top right) with unidentified group of people, undated.

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Unidentified young women, 1911.

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