Letter from Herman Buckman, resident of Muscotah, Kansas, to Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka. Buckman, who was born in Germany and lived in the U.S. for 30 years at the time he wrote the letter, wants clarification regarding the process for the naturalization of foreign-born citizens. In addition, Buckman wants to know if his entire family would be deported along with him if deportation, rather than naturalization, was his fate.
Buckman's letter to Capper can be used to help students understand the uncertainty many German-Americans living in Kansas faced during the anti-German backlash that occurred in the U.S. during World War I.
KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I.
Item Number: 213441
Call Number: Governor's Records, Capper, Box 5, Folder 44,
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213441
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Capper, Arthur
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1877-1930 (Kansas_Benchmark 1) - German Americans (Indicator 7)
Date - 1910s - 1915
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Capper, Arthur
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Places - Cities and towns - Muscotah
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Atchison
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters