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This correspondence was sent and received by Kansas State Temperance Union secretaries T.E. Stephens, A.D. Wilcox, and J.E. Everett. Each exchanged letters with religious leaders across the state, including Rev. H.G. Fraser from Ottawa, Rev. C.C. Brown of Tonganoxie, Rev. J.M. Leonard of Iola, Rev. R.A. Bolton of Junction City, Rev. James Kerr of Scandia, Rev. J.K. Miller of Manhattan, Rev. A.W. Cummings of Canton, Rev. John A. Holmes of Harper, Rev. W.H. Eaton of Cherryvale, Rev. H.H. Bowen of Glen Elder, and Rev. Fred Grey of Alton. Organizations involved in the temperance movement include the Kansas State Temperance Union (KSTU), the Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Union (TCTAU), the Anti-Cigarette League, the American Anti-Saloon League (AASL), the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and others. This collection also includes local subscription lists for those supporting the Kansas State Temperance Union in Phillipsburg, Lakin, LeRoy, Cimarron, Dodge City, Liberal, Greensburg, Cunningham, Sedgwick, Mount Hope and Colwich. Other correspondents include attorney John Wiswell in Columbus, Elmer Lawrence, publisher of The Sunbeam, a weekly Christian journal in Galena, and several members of the Independent Order of Good Templars, including George F. Fullinwider of El Dorado, S.S. Jackson of Scranton, and Mrs. Kate A. Billings of Clyde. Much of the correspondence concerns efforts to advance anti-liquor agendas in local, state, and national politics. Considerable correspondence with organizations in other states is included. Although Kansas was the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in 1880, the law was largely unenforced.

Date: 1858-1902, bulk 1900-1902


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Temperance history correspondence - 1 [1858-1881]

Item Number: 226464
Call Number: Temperance History Coll. #645, Box 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226464

Collections - Manuscript - History - Temperance
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Anti-Saloon League
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Christian Temperance Union
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Independent Order of Good Templars
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Kansas State Temperance Union
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Union
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date - 1854-1860 - 1858
Date - 1880s - 1881
Date - 1890s
Date - 1900s
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Prohibition and temperance
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Correspondence
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
Places - Cities and towns - Alton
Places - Cities and towns - Canton
Places - Cities and towns - Cherryvale
Places - Cities and towns - Cimarron
Places - Cities and towns - Clyde
Places - Cities and towns - Columbus
Places - Cities and towns - Colwich
Places - Cities and towns - Cunningham
Places - Cities and towns - Dodge City
Places - Cities and towns - El Dorado
Places - Cities and towns - Galena
Places - Cities and towns - Glen Elder
Places - Cities and towns - Greensburg
Places - Cities and towns - Harper
Places - Cities and towns - Iola
Places - Cities and towns - Junction City
Places - Cities and towns - Lakin
Places - Cities and towns - Leroy
Places - Cities and towns - Liberal
Places - Cities and towns - Manhattan
Places - Cities and towns - Mount Hope
Places - Cities and towns - Ottawa
Places - Cities and towns - Phillipsburg
Places - Cities and towns - Scandia
Places - Cities and towns - Scranton
Places - Cities and towns - Sedgwick
Places - Cities and towns - Tonganoxie
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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