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A Crisis for the Husbandman

A Crisis for the Husbandman
Creator: Daniels, Percy
Date: 1889--1891
The contents of this book are six lectures that were delivered to the Girard, Kansas, Grange by Colonel Percy Daniels, a civil engineer. The chapters correspond to individual speeches with titles such as "The Condition of Agriculture," "The Cause, a Living Octopus and a Dead Industry," "The Cause, The Annual Penalty Imposed on Labor," Our Idolatry--the Golden Calf," "The Remedy," and "American Despots to the Rear." Reviews of various lectures as well as some addition materials are included. Daniels later served as a Populist Lieutenant Governor of Kansas. Dates in the publication range from 1889 through 1891. It was published by Western Herald Print of Girard, Kansas.


A Statement by Mrs. E.L. Comstock, Correspondent of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association

A Statement by Mrs. E.L. Comstock, Correspondent of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association
Creator: Comstock, Elizabeth L
Date: 1880
This pamphlet written by Elizabeth L. Comstock in 1880, is a statement about the work of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association and list of donors.


AT & SF Railway safety pamphlet

AT & SF Railway safety pamphlet
Creator: Simplex Ticket & Printing Company, Inc
Date: 1927
This safety pamphlet issued by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad details railroad crossing statistics, signs, markers, and advice. The donor, Charles Goebel, was a Santa Fe employee for 46 years.


A common-sense view of the anarchist case, with some points apparently unnoticed by others

A common-sense view of the anarchist case, with some points apparently unnoticed by others
Creator: Clemens, G. C. (Gaspar Christopher), 1849-1906
Date: 1890s
This pamphlet, apparently, was written by G. C. Clemens. It presents the populist perspective on events related to the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, Illinois, on May 4, 1886. It is dedicated to Gov. Oglesby of Illinois who commuted the sentences of two of the men convicted in the case from death to life terms. The original is fragile but most of the text is available. A few letters or a word may be missing from what were the inside margins of the item.


A farm out west.  Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route

A farm out west. Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route
Date: 1897
This Chicago & Rock Island railroad pamphlet promotes agricultural production and settlement in the southwestern states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.


A few financial facts, being a series of kindergarten lessons on the Silver Question

A few financial facts, being a series of kindergarten lessons on the Silver Question
Creator: King, S. S.
Date: 1895
S.S. King, a Populist, writes about the plight of the farmer and the small increases in farm values as compared to other sectors of the economy. He presents a number of statistics from the 1890 census. King contends that some government officials do not want the people to understand the implications of these statistics. His goal is to unite farmers and workers to address what he views as their common enemy. King lived in Kansas City, Kansas. The book's full title is "A few financial facts, being a series of kindergarten lessons on the Silver Question, with sixty-two illustrative diagrams, showing clearly the misfortunes that have come to the people, the causes that produce them, and the remedy that will remove."


Agitate, educate, organize:  price catalogue of books, documents and periodicals

Agitate, educate, organize: price catalogue of books, documents and periodicals
Creator: Breidenthal, John William, 1857-1910
Date: Unknown
List of published pamphlets for sale by the People's Party State Central Committee of Kansas.


Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910

Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: September 17, 1912
Union Pacific Railroad Company Agricultural Bulletin (No. 104). Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement showing aggregate statistical wealth values and population figures for areas west of the Mississippi River during a ten year period of time.


Agriculture booklet

Agriculture booklet
Creator: Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute (U.S.)
Date: 1971
This booklet by the president, Lyle E. Yost, of the Hesston Corporation discusses the agriculture industry in the United States of American. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


A hand-book devoted mainly to the money question

A hand-book devoted mainly to the money question
Creator: Maxson, Perry Burdick, 1826-1920
Date: 1891
This handbook presents a discussion about what is wrong in the economic system, according to the Populist perspective. It was written by P. B. Maxson and J. C. Hebbard, both Kansans, who were active in the Alliance and Populist causes. It deals primarily with financial issues, but contains some information on the price of crops, railroads, etc.


A historical review of the causes and issues that led to the overthrow of the Republican Party in Kansas in 1892

A historical review of the causes and issues that led to the overthrow of the Republican Party in Kansas in 1892
Creator: Kent, W. H.
Date: 1893
This pamphlet recounts the rise of the Populist Party in Kansas and the events of the legislative war in Topeka. This history is written from the Populist perspective. It may have been written by William Henry Kent who died in 1916.


A history of the National Army of Rescue

A history of the National Army of Rescue
Creator: Culverwell, James
Date: October, 1888
James Culverwell was a resident of Dentonia in Jewell County, Kansas. He was involved with organizing the Dentonia Union Labor Club, which was a predecessor to the Populist party. This pamphlet contains information about the activities of the Dentonia Union Labor Club as well as Culverwell's ideas concerning a National Army of Rescue. Culverwell wrote about his idea for an army to rescue the men imprisoned in Illinois for the Haymarket Massacre of 1886 if the membership of the group numbered "from one hundred thousand to five hundred thousand." The original paper was circulated and caused controversy in the county. This pamphlet contains Mr. Culverwell's accounts of these events.


A history of trade unions in Kansas

A history of trade unions in Kansas
Creator: Karson, Marc
Date: March 1956
Marc Karson, Associate Professor of Political Science at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, wrote this history of trade unions in Kansas for the Kansas State Federation of Labor in March 1956.


A lesson of to-day and a questions of to-morrow

A lesson of to-day and a questions of to-morrow
Creator: Daniels, Percy, 1840-1916
Date: October 01, 1892
This speech was delivered by Col. Percy Daniels, candidate of the People's and Democratic Parties for Kansas Lieutent Governor, at Girard, Kansas.


Alliance Produce Co., Topeka Kansas.  Information

Alliance Produce Co., Topeka Kansas. Information
Creator: Alliance Produce Company
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This informational circular was developed by the Alliance Produce Company of Topeka, Kansas. One of the reasons the company had been organized was to aid farmers and other organizations to ship and market their own produce. The pamphlet contains the inspection critera for crops such as wheat, corn, oats, rye, and barley. It has information about grain inspection, grain storage, and other information related to shipping crops.


American Red Cross

American Red Cross
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1912-1915
This file includes a printed booklet by The American National Red Cross about the regulations for State Boards and Chapters. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


An Address to the Republicans of Kansas

An Address to the Republicans of Kansas
Creator: Turner, R. W.
Date: 1896
R. W. Turner, J. S. Caldwell, and J. A. Davis are listed as the authors of this pamphlet that advocates the idea of free silver to the Republicans in Kansas. They present arguments from various Republicans about increasing the money supply and state that the Republican Party did not advocate for the "gold standard" until 1896. The pamphlet argues that partisan politics must sometimes be rejected for what is right. This pamphlet was issued by the Free Silver Republicans of Kansas.


An appeal to true Populists

An appeal to true Populists
Creator: Clemens, G. C. (Gaspar Christopher), 1849-1906
Date: Unknown
A historical analysis of the progression of the People's Party in the political process of the 1890s.


Anna Hittle souvenirs

Anna Hittle souvenirs
Date: 1900-1903
This series of high school souvenirs are from Jackson County, Kansas. Included with the souvenirs is a program and a merit certificate.


Annual souvenir Kansas City, Kansas, Police Relief Association

Annual souvenir Kansas City, Kansas, Police Relief Association
Creator: Kansas City (Kan.) Police Dept
Date: 1914
This annual souvenir created by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, introduces its members and provides a brief history of the department. The department created the annual as a fundraising effort for its Relief Association. The primary relief activity was the distribution of Chirstmas baskets. This is the first annual issued by the department. The annual also includes photos of city officials, prominent citizens, patrons, and buildings and street scenes. The annual includes advertisements from several hundred local businesses and can serve as a business directory for Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.


Aristocracy in America

Aristocracy in America
Creator: People's Party of Kansas
Date: 1892
People's Party Committee publication equating the millionaire class in the United States to the landed aristocracy class in England and the dangers inherent in both.


"Army Hit Kit" booklet

"Army Hit Kit" booklet
Creator: Shapiro, Bernstein & Company, Inc.
Date: 1944
Booklet titled " Army Hit Kit." Tri-fold booklet printed on newsprint paper. It dates to 1944. Beginning in 1943, the Special Services Division of the U.S. Army sent song lyrics and sheet music to troops serving on the front each month. Music was considered good for recreation and morale. The booklets contained popular American music, which kept the soldiers acquainted with what was going on at home. This booklet contains the lyrics to seven songs: It Had to Be You; Swinging on a Star; You Made Me Love You; The Marseillaise; Good Night, Wherever You Are; Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet; and Amor. The booklets were distributed during mail call so that even soldiers who didn't receive letters got something.


Articles of Corporation and By-Laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association

Articles of Corporation and By-Laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association
Creator: Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: 1879
This pocket-sized booklet contains the articles of incorporation and by-laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association that assisted Southern blacks emigrating to Kansas influencing the Exoduster Movement of 1879. In addition, the booklet includes a listing of the Board of Directors and officers where Governor John P. St. John served as its president.


A study of the present trades union system

A study of the present trades union system
Creator: Britton, Wiley
Date: 1909; copyright 1909
A booklet written by Wiley Britton that focuses on the trades union system. The author asks for equal rights, justice and moderation in the dealings of men with each other, and that special privileges should be given to no one.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's theatrical directory

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's theatrical directory
Date: June 1, 1907
This theatrical directory published by the Santa Fe Railroad Company provides a list of theaters and opera houses with their locations along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company system. At the back of the book, a map illustrates the locations of the theatrical facilities along the Santa Fe lines. The directory was a useful guide in determining routes and bookings for the season's theatrical tour.


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