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[Photograph 2012.201.B0935.0144]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "He put shoes on needy children's feet and food in hungry mouths. At Thanksgiving, he put turkeys in homes, and found clothes and food for families at Christmas since the 1950s. This week, Rusty Nichols was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in OKC. He died Sunday at age 71 from complications of a head injury. His program was called Kids of Today."
Date: February 21, 1990
Creator: Southerland, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0935.0143]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Russell Nichols looks over cash cache with David DeVore, 15, and Ricky Sutton, 17. (Nichols is founder of the Kids Today organization.)"
Date: August 18, 1969
Creator: Heaton, Dave
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0935.0138]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "It was a little over a year ago, right after Christmas and only days before his fourth birthday, that Rusty Nichols lost his battle with a brain tumor. Today, his father, Russell Nichols of 1521 SW 37, hopes to help the people of Oklahoma City as they helped him and his family. He'll do it through a youth program called "Kids of Today." The OKC native started a similar program in Houston in 1952."
Date: January 12, 1967
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0935.0141]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Burned cross is inspected by Mr. and Mrs. Russell Nichols in the front yard of their home at 1229 NE 39 Sunday night. Nichols, an Edmond restaurant owner, extinguished the blazing five-foot cross shortly after 8 p.m. Mrs. Nichols is presently seeking 10 million signatures on a petition protesting the Johnson administration."
Date: November 29, 1964
Creator: Heaton, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0935.0139]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Tom Costello is violating principals he pledged to uphold as an official of the newly formed Good American Kids of Oklahoma, the president of the organization, Russell Nichols, pictured, said Monday. "Costello is influencing parents to teach their children a new thrill, the thrill of rioting, the thrill of disobeying the law and getting away with it," he said. Costello, listed as director and vice president of Good American Kids, is a leader in the campaign against the OKC school integration plan."
Date: September 8, 1969
Creator: Taylor, Robert
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0935.0142]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Early Christmas will come for 3-year-old Rusty Nichols, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Nichols, 1506 S Indiana, are planning a combination Christmas and birthday party sometime soon. Rusty's fourth birthday is December 9. However, doctors say he has an inoperable brain tumor and is not expected to live until Christmas."
Date: November 30, 1965
Creator: Crowder, Russ
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society