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Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1918
This correspondence and financial documents are from the records of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas. The majority of the letters are exchanged between Milo G. Kelser, field manager for the Anti-Saloon League of America located in Westerville, Ohio, and Rev. W. H. Herwig, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas. Other correspondents include Boyd P. Doty, assistant financial secretary for the Anti-Saloon League of America, H. T. Laughbaum, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of America, and Miss Nettie F. Corning, secretary for the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1919
This correspondence and financial documents are from the records of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas. The majority of the letters are exchanged between Milo G. Kelser, field manager for the Anti-Saloon League of America located in Westerville, Ohio, and Rev. W. H. Herwig, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas. Letters are also exchanged with Boyd P. Doty, assistant financial secretary for the Anti-Saloon League of America and assistant general manager of the American Issue Publishing Company, publishers for the Anti-Saloon League of America.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1920
This correspondence and financial documents are from the records of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas, including mass mailings from Treasurer J. C. Mohler saying "we have just closed perhaps the most remarkable year in the history of the Prohibition Movement." Mohler solicited financial subscriptions to aid missionaries around the world and to uphold the National Prohibition Act, also known as the Volstead Act. There is also correspondence from W. J. Herwig, superintendent, of the Kansas Department, The Anti-Saloon League of America.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1917
These materials relate to the Kansas Department of the Anti-Saloon League of America. Correspondence is primarily between State Superintendent W.J. Herwig and Reverend Milo G. Kelser, field manager at the Anti-Saloon League of America headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. Correspondence is also exchanged with Reverend Julius Smith and Professor O. G. Markham of Baldwin City. Travel itineraries, legislation, and the effects of World War I are frequent topics of conversation. The group sought to organize prohibition meetings in conjunction with Sunday church services around the state. Monthly financial reports are also included.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, anti-saloon league

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, anti-saloon league
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1928-1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the anti-saloon league which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Temperance history correspondence

Temperance history correspondence
Date: 1858-1902, bulk 1900-1902
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.


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