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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. J. Dyck to Arthur Capper

A. J. Dyck to Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: April 23, 1918
Reverend A. J. Dyck of the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, Kansas, wrote this letter to Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka, Kansas, concerning the Third Liberty Loan drive and its impact on the German American community. Dyck explains that the members of his church have bought more than the amount of Liberty Loans required by the established quota in order to prove their loyalty and avoid harassment by "mobs." In addition, Dyck asks Capper if it would be acceptable for members of his church to donate to the Red Cross rather than providing money to support the war effort.


A.R. Sleeper to Senator Arthur Capper

A.R. Sleeper to Senator Arthur Capper
Creator: Sleeper, A.R.
Date: August 20, 1943
A letter from A.R. Sleeper of Iola, Kansas, to Kansas Senator Arthur Capper in Topeka. Sleeper, a member of the Allen County Selective Service Board, asks that the operation of Selective Service be reviewed by Congress. He states that there are not enough men left in the county to run the farms, businesses, and factories that drafted men had once filled and that action should be taken to fix this problem.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: February 23, 1917
An informal portrait of Kansas Governor Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, signing the "Bone Dry Law" passed by the Kansas Legislature. The law prohibited possession of liquor within the state and ended direct shipments of liquor to Kansas from out-of-state vendors. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and as a U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: 1920-1929
A portrait of Arthur Capper who owned several newspapers including Cappers Weekly and two radio stations. He was active in politics and served as Kansas Governor from 1915 to 1919 and United States Senator from 1919 to 1949. The portrait is autographed to his personal friend Art Schultz.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: 1918
Portrait of Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, shown here at the age of fifty-three. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and as U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: Between 1930s and 1940s
This black and white photograph shows U.S. Senator Arthur Capper holding the hand of a young girl with crutches and leg braces. As an advocate for children's welfare, in 1934 Capper used his resources to create the "Capper Foundation for Crippled Children" in Topeka, Kansas.


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: Between 1915 and 1929
A portrait of Arthur Capper who served as the twentieth Governor of Kansas 1915-1919, and as a Kansas senator in the U.S. Senate 1919-1949. Capper was the owner and publisher of "Capper's Weekly" and "The Topeka Daily Capital".


Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper
Date: 1945-1950
This photograph shows U.S. Senator Arthur Capper in front of a microphone with a script on the table near the end of his term as Senator which he held from 1919 to 1949 after being Kansas Governor from 1915 to 1919.


Arthur Capper's pen

Arthur Capper's pen
Creator: R. Esterbrook & Company
Date: 1917
Green dip pen with cork grip, manufactured by the American Pencil Company. Kansas Governor Arthur Capper used this ceremonial pen to sign the "Bone Dry Law" on February 23, 1917, effectively banning alcohol in Kansas. Passed by the Kansas legislature days prior, this law prohibited the possession of liquor by individuals within the state, and ended direct shipments of liquor from out-of-state. Kansas established multiple laws restricting or prohibiting the sale of alcohol from 1880 to 1948. The state's early and lengthy regime of Prohibition lead to some of the most restrictive alcohol laws in the nation. After signing the bill into law, Capper awarded the pen to Mrs. Lillian Mitchner, President of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), in recognition of her work. A resident of Beloit, Kansas, Mitchner later donated to the pen to the Kansas Historical Society.


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