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Central Congregational Church Altruist Club

Central Congregational Church Altruist Club
Date: 1963-1976
This three-ring binder contains meeting minutes and photographs from the Altruist Club of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, membership and mailing lists can also be found inside.


Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence

Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence
Date: 1888-1984
Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) served as minister of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas from 1889 to 1920. He was also an author of the international best seller, In His Steps, which was published in 1897. A series of correspondence, presented here, is arranged in chronological order. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below. The correspondence consists of letters, postcards, cards, one notebook containing letters and newspaper clippings, and assorted personal items such as his self-portrait drawings. The majority of the correspondence consists of handwritten and typed letters to and from individuals, members or groups related to the Central Congregational Church, and organizations associated with his lifelong activities as a pastor and author, including Theo Peers, Ethel Peers, Anna Heartburg, Dorothy Heartburg, Helen T. Capps, Lida R. Hardy, May Flickinger, Charles Warren Helsley, Luther D. Whittemore, Hamilton Holt, Robert Thomson Jr., Norman J. Rimes, Lloyd George, James Wise, Arthur Capper, Michael I. Pupin, Alf M. Landon, Roy B. Guild, Arthur E. Hertzler, Samuel J. Crumbine, Wilbert E. Dull, M. de Arrude Camargo, Frank J. Warren, Beatrice Hoover, Samuel C. Spalding, H. T. Chase, Bishop Wise, The Emporia Gazette, Green Gables (the Dr. Benjamin F. Bailey Sanatorium), The Atlantic Monthly, The World's Christian Endeavor Union, Plymouth Congregational Church, University of Illinois at Urbana Department of Physics, Abraham S. Hoyo, Harry Emerson Fosdick, International College in Turkey, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, Rollins College in Florida, The Topeka City Commission, Students' Christian Association of South Africa, Crosset & Dunlap Inc. Publishers in New York, Christian Herald Association, The Texas Herald, The Henry F. Henrichs Publications, Frankfort Rotary Club, and Notre-Dame de France/Jerusalem. There are letters involving other individuals, including Charles W. Helsley, Emma Crabb, H. J. Colburn, Robert Stone, Arthur G. Sellen, Henry F. Henrichs, Logan Shoop, Frank Jacobs, Hugh F. Mckean, Lee Braxton, Cady Hodge, Charles S. Lawrence, Elizabeth Turner Rawlings, Elisabeth Ebright, R. L. McNatt, Gale L. Beck, John H. Lehman, Helen Bradford, and Everett R. Daves. Charles W. Helsley was a minister at the Central Congregational Church after the passing of Charles M. Sheldon, and Emma Crabb was in charge of the Sheldon Collection at the Central Congregational Church.


Charles M. Sheldon memorials

Charles M. Sheldon memorials
Date: 1924-1984
Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) served as a minister of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas from 1889 to 1920. He was also an author of the international best seller, In His Steps, which was published in 1897. A series of memorials, presented here, comprises part of the Charles Monroe Sheldon/Central Congregational Church Collection. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below. This series includes letters, a notebook, published articles, and assorted items surrounding Sheldon's death and memorials in his honor. The letters are to and from individuals and members or groups associated with Sheldon's study, the Altruist Club of Central Congregational Church organized by Sheldon, and exhibits related to Sheldon after his death. Correspondents include Carl K. Linge, Elsei Hobson, Hugh F. McKean, Charles W. Helsley, Howard S. Searle, Hermione Adams, Brewster Place, Catharine Brandenburg, Andrew K. Craig, John Goodin, Emma Crabb, Walter Earl Glover Architect, Bailey-Reynolds Chandelier Company, D. O. Coe Seed & Grain Company, Pilgrim Congregational Church in California, and First (Park) Congregational Church. Emma Crabb was in charge of the Sheldon Collection at the Central Congregational Church. The publication, Congregational KANSAS, published in 1946, provides his picture on the cover page and an article titled "Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon, Congregational Minister." The topics of other publications, such as the Congressional Record of 1946, and PROGRESS, also published in 1946, include Sheldon's lifelong activities as a pastor and author.


E. A. Park collection

E. A. Park collection
Creator: Harrington, Myron O., 1844-1921
Date: 1871 - 1882
This collection consists of a single volume of handwritten notes taken by Reverend Myron Oscar Harrington. The notes were taken while Harrington was a student attending seminary school, in all likelihood Andover Seminary in Massachusetts. They are from lectures given by Professor Edwards Amasa Park. Professor Park was a noted nineteenth century American Congregational theologian.


Field notes of the survey of the Cherokee Lands

Field notes of the survey of the Cherokee Lands
Creator: McCoy, John Calvin, 1811-1889
Date: September 21, 1837
This item contains the details of land surveys conducted by John C. McCoy on Cherokee Lands in 1836 and 1837. McCoy's field notes contains details such as the types of trees, topography, size and course of streams, soil condition, etc. According to the first entry, McCoy began the survey "in accordance with the instructions of Isaac McCoy" and "commenced at the N.W. corner of Quapau Lands on the East bank of the Neosho. River and run thence up with the meanders of the same."


Inaugural for Governor Landon, 1933

Inaugural for Governor Landon, 1933
Date: 1932-1933
This is a notebook containing correspondence and minutes from the arrangements committee involved in planning Kansas Governor Alfred M. Landon's inauguration.


Introduction to the study of Indian languages: Kansa

Introduction to the study of Indian languages: Kansa
Creator: Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Date: After 1877
Written by John Wesley Powell and published by the U.S. Department of the Interior, this record book provided a method for recording American Indian languages. It built on a previous work by George Gibbs and includes an enlarged alphabet and vocabulary, and a section on phrases and sentences. The words written in the book are believed to be in the Kansa language, probably collected by Addison Woodard Stubbs (1854-1933). The Stubbs family donated the book to the Kansas Historical Society in 1954.


Isaac T. Goodnow personal records

Isaac T. Goodnow personal records
Date: 1856-1892
Personal mementos and ephemera belonging to Isaac Tichenor Goodnow, including passes, invitations, certificates, recipes, weather records, and travel notes. Goodnow was an early resident of Manhattan, Kansas, and was a free-state supporter. He was a delegate to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention and was one of the founders of Bluemont Central College.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizational records

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizational records
Date: 1910-1938
These records of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) include materials on legislation involving tobacco, alcohol, and teacher's moral standards; a proposed amendment to repel Kansas prohibition; several manuscripts including "The Long Struggle for Prohibition in Kansas" by Judge Richard J. Hopkins and "The Devil's Brew" by Harry W. Brent; meeting minutes and correspondence concerning the Kansas Industrial Alcohol Bill of 1933; legislation introduced by the Kansas Children's Code Commission; decision of the Kansas Supreme Court on Women's Wages; proposals for a memorial to Governor John P. St. John; a letter from Wichita Chief of Police, O.W. Wilson, enclosing a research report on marijuana compiled for the Inter-Club Committee for the Advancement of Civic Responsibility; flyers; poems; and convention registration books.


Lucio Bini 's Electroconvulsive therapy records

Lucio Bini 's Electroconvulsive therapy records
Creator: Bini, Lucio, 1908-1964
Date: circa 1935-1964 (bulk 1930s-1940s)
Lucio Bini's papers, largely, consist of incoming handwritten and typed correspondence; blueprints and related documentation for electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) equipment. They also include product information for selling equipment, records related to international patents, research notes from early experiments on animals (dogs), and from tracking early patients undergoing electroshock therapy. Newspaper clippings, photographs (both in color and black and white), and other miscellaneous materials are available. Correspondents include Lothar Kalinowsky and other professional colleagues, as well as some patients. The second box of materials are all xeroxed photocopies from Bini's materials and is not well organized. The materials also include correspondence related to the acquisition of Bini's papers by the Menninger Foundation.


Minutes of the McPherson Chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Minutes of the McPherson Chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1891-1896
This minute book of the McPherson County Chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union begins with the first meeting recorded on October 28, 1891. The group regularly recorded meetings through August 28, 1896. The book includes submitted resolutions with supporting signatures, commendations, and newspaper clippings. The meeting minutes were recorded by secretaries Myrta M. Jones, Della Dick, and Kate Benjamin. Mrs. Eliza Rouze was elected chapter president. Several pages have been cut out of the book, including pages 9-14, 19-22, 27-28, and 93-96.


Notebook belonging to Colonel James C. Hughes

Notebook belonging to Colonel James C. Hughes
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1941-1942
This is Colonel James C. Hughes' notebook containing organizations and staff for the Philippine forces during World War II. He recorded the names of officers serving in the Philippine Department including the North Luzon Force, South Luzon Force, Southern Islands, Harbor Defense Manila and Subic Bays, Bataan Defense Force, I Philippine Corps, II Corps, Area Service Command, Luzon Force, U.S.F.I.P., Divisions and Separate Commands, Philippine Division, 11th Division, 21st Division, 31st Division, 41st Div., 51st Division, 61st Division, 71st Division,81st Division, 91st Division, 101st Division, 102nd Division, Agusan Sector, 1st Division, 2nd Division, and Far East Air Force.


Notes by the Way

Notes by the Way
Creator: Goodnow, Isaac T. (Isaac Tichenor), 1814-1894
Date: July 3, 1851 - July 18, 1851
Three small notebooks kept by Isaac Tichenor Goodnow while on summer vacation from teaching at the Providence Seminary in Rhode Island. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Samuel L. Adair's sermon records, 1855-1860

Samuel L. Adair's sermon records, 1855-1860
Creator: Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898
Date: January 14, 1855, through December 30, 1860
This is a record of sermons given by Samuel L. Adair. The information includes the biblical text, the date, the place where the sermon was given, and the subject (including funeral sermons) for sermons delivered between 1855 and 1860. Later entries also include brief remarks. Many of the sermons were given in homes, so these locations provide some idea of the neighborhood. This item is a subset (pages 25-53) of Adair's full sermon records.


Society of the Anniversary of the Battle of the Blue minutes and roster of the 2nd Regiment, Kansas militia

Society of the Anniversary of the Battle of the Blue minutes and roster of the 2nd Regiment, Kansas militia
Date: 1895-1905
This notebook contains the roster of the 2nd Regiment of the Kansas Militia during the Battle of the Blue, which occurred on October 22, 1864, in Jackson County, Missouri. Members of the regiment are divided by company and identified by rank. Some individuals are listed as killed, wounded, or taken prisoner, in addition to their place of residence. The notebook also contains the meeting minutes for the Society of the Anniversary of the Battle of the Blue. Surviving members of the 2nd Regiment convened on May 30, 1895, in Topeka, Kansas, and voted for a permanent organization to meet on October 22 of each year. Samuel J. Reader was elected secretary.


Windom Rural High School 6-man football play book

Windom Rural High School 6-man football play book
Date: Between 1938 and 1940
Windom Rural High School 6-man football play book. It contains information and diagrams for the short punt and T formations.


Windom Rural High School 8-man football play book

Windom Rural High School 8-man football play book
Date: Between 1957 and 1960
Windom Rural High School 8-man football play book. It contains information and diagrams on the single wing and T formations.


Windom Rural High School 8-man football statistical book

Windom Rural High School 8-man football statistical book
Creator: Windom Rural High School
Date: 1958
Statistical book for Windom Rural High School 8-man football team. They were McPherson County League Champions in 1957 and 1958. In 1956, Windom Rural High School was the first school to experiment with eight-man football. Official play of eight-man did not begin until 1957.


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