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1st Infantry Division - Memorial in Vicksburg Park

1st Infantry Division - Memorial in Vicksburg Park
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the Memorial in Vicksburg Park honoring the 1st Infantry Division. Topics included but not limited in the correspondence includes: inscription proposals and cost of the Memorial, blueprints, and printed material relating to the siege and defense of Vicksburg. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


A. A. Hamilton to Arthur Capper

A. A. Hamilton to Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: March 5, 1915
In this letter, A. A. Hamilton of Pittsburg, Crawford County, argues that Kansas does not need a child labor law. According to Hamilton, there should be limitations on the number of hours that children can work, but he does not see why able-bodied youth should be prevented from getting an after-school job. Attached to the letter is a clipping from the St. Louis Globe Democrat regarding child labor legislation. In 1915 the Industrial Welfare Act declared that minors could not be employed in any industry or occupation that may be detrimental to their welfare.


Abandonment of Lucy Sharpe Brooks by Husband

Abandonment of Lucy Sharpe Brooks by Husband
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 6, 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the abandonment of Lucy Sharpe Brooks by her husband. The first letter by Lucy Sharpe Brooks is reiterating her desire for justice of her husband after he married her and then left with her money, leaving her homeless and penniless. She is writing to Governor Capper after receiving no response from the previous Governor, George H. Hodges (1866-1947). The second letter is the Governor's office acknowledging the letter but saying the State has nothing to do with domestic matters such as Lucy Sharpe Brooks is writing about.


Abandonment of Mattie Marion by Husband

Abandonment of Mattie Marion by Husband
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1913-1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the abandonment of Mattie Marion by her husband. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is Mattie Marion being abandoned by her husband after moving to Missouri for him to return to Kansas, procedures to take her husband to court in Kinsley to support her and their child, and the role of the County and General Attorney and Governor in domestic cases. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Abolition of Capital Punishment - Effect on Crime

Abolition of Capital Punishment - Effect on Crime
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence asking for literature about the abolishment of capital punishment. In reply to the request from Oklahoma, the Governor's office states that Kansas abolished the use of capital punishment years prior to Governor Capper's administration. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Absentee Ballots Not Counted

Absentee Ballots Not Counted
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence and a newspaper article about absentee ballots that were not counted during the election. The correspondent from Salina, Kansas includes an article from a Salina evening newspaper about what happened to the absentee ballots. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Acknowledgment of Appointment Endorsement

Acknowledgment of Appointment Endorsement
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 25, 1915
This file includes general correspondence acknowledging the appointment and endorsement of William E. Thompson as janitor of the Memorial Building in Topeka, Kansas. To see his endorsement sent two days earlier on January 23, see UID 451646. The Memorial Building is also known as the G. A. R. Memorial Hall which is a historic hall for the Grand Army of the Republic. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas

Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Stanley, Arthur Jehu, 1874-1967
Date: September 17, 1915
An address given by Arthur Stanley before the Old Settler's Reunion in Lincoln, Kansas. Stanley recounts life in Lincoln, of living in a dugout, the fear of prairie fires, prairie schooners passing through, the naming and meaning of places in Lincoln, and many other stories of the county and prairie life in general.


Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the Adjutant General. Included in the file is a list of proposed names to fill the positions of Brigadier General, President of the Military Board, Judge Advocate General, and Paymaster General in the Military Department. Also included is replies to letter by the Governor's office. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


African American pioneers in Graham County, Kansas

African American pioneers in Graham County, Kansas
Date: 1917
This black and white photograph shows a group of African American pioneers from Graham County, Kansas. Many of the first black settlers in Graham County were part of the Exoduster movement, an effort to get southern blacks to settle on the farm land that was readily available in Kansas. Donor supplied information which indicates this is a photograph of the Wheeler, Tinsley and Schnebly families. People in the photograph are: Albert Wheeler (second from left) he was a descendant of escaped slaves who came to northeast Kansas in 1862 and lived in Brown and Nemaha Counties. Albert was a successful farmer in Logan County. Viola (Schnebly) Wheeler (third from left) is Albert's wife. The man beside Viola (4th from left top row) is Joseph Wheeler, Albert's brother, who died young. Mr. Schnebly (5th from left) is Viola's father, he lost a leg in a train accident near Hill City, KS. Anna Louise (Wheeler) Tinsley (far right holding Frank Tinsley, a baby) is Albert Wheeler's sister. Frank Tinsley was born around 1917.


Agricultural College - $2.50 Activity Fee

Agricultural College - $2.50 Activity Fee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 6, 1915
This letter from Manhattan, Kansas to Governor Capper addresses a proposed compulsory student activity fee at Kansas State Agricultural College. Support and opposition for the bill is divided at the school between athletes, fraternity and sorority members, and "well-to-do students"; and those who are working their way through college. The student asks Governor Capper to give them an opportunity to address their opposition to the compulsory fee. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Agricultural College - New Physical Schience Hall

Agricultural College - New Physical Schience Hall
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: Februrary 11, 1915
This letter from H.J. Waters of the Agricultural School provides reasons for a new building. Because the student and staff population has grown over the past fourteen years; the School needs a bigger building to accommodate them and the services they provide to the community. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Agricultural College Investigation in 1899 - Witness Fee

Agricultural College Investigation in 1899 - Witness Fee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 15, 1915
This file includes a letter from Allen Davis, Principal of the Washington Business High School in Washington, D. C. Topics discussed in the letter is congratulations to Governor Capper's new role as Governor of Kansas and a financial claim against the Agricultural College from an investigation in 1899. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Alfalfa hay field, Logan County, Kansas

Alfalfa hay field, Logan County, Kansas
Date: 1915
This photograph represents a field of alfalfa hay in Logan County, Kansas.


Alleged Effort to Wrongfully Take Children from Mother - Bethel, Ks.

Alleged Effort to Wrongfully Take Children from Mother - Bethel, Ks.
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the alleged effort to remove children from their Mother in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. The correspondence claims that the State removed children from their home before their Mother was charged with a crime. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


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.


Anti-Cigarette Law

Anti-Cigarette Law
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes a letter from Mrs. Johnson from Gridley, Kansas asking for the permission to print the Governor's name on printed Anti-Cigarette law statements that she intends to display in public places. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Appeal Denial in Misdemeanor Cases

Appeal Denial in Misdemeanor Cases
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the proposal of denying appeals to the Supreme Court by Judge Wilson of Wichita, Kansas, which in return reducing the time spent on liquor cases. No reply by the Governor's office is included in the file. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Appeal for Pardon - Harry E. Monk

Appeal for Pardon - Harry E. Monk
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to an appeal for pardon for Harry E. Monk. The letter by Harry E. Monk explains that he is in jail in Leavenworth and needs to provide support for his wife and child. Monk is asking Governor Capper to reconsider his case which the Governor's office responds that they have no jurisdiction in jail sentences. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Applications for Positions

Applications for Positions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 20, 1915
This file includes a letter from Great Bend, Kansas with the enclosing of an application for the position as Deputy Oil Inspector. The file is incomplete and does not include the application. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Art Hazen

Art Hazen
Date: 1915
This photograph shows Art Hazen seated behind a horse-drawn binder in Ransom, Kansas.


Atchison Railway Light & Power Company motormen in Atchison, Kansas

Atchison Railway Light & Power Company motormen in Atchison, Kansas
Date: 1915
This is a photograph showing the Atchison Railway Light & Power Company motormen with a trolley in Atchison, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Strong City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Strong City, Kansas
Date: 1915
This postcard shows a horse drawn-trolley car north of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Strong City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot waiting room, Dodge City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot waiting room, Dodge City, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: 1915
An interior view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot waiting room at Dodge City, Kansas. Visible in the background is the Harvey House dining room.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the Attorney General. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is legislature expenditures, liquor laws, and absentee voting information. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


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