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American War Mothers, Topeka Chapter, records

American War Mothers, Topeka Chapter, records
Creator: American War Mothers. Topeka Chapter
Date: 1927-1976
The records of the Topeka Chapter of the American War Mothers includes a complete set of minutes, membership rolls, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material. This collection documents the activities of the American War Mothers focus on patriotic and service since the Topeka Chapter's start in 1927 to its disbandment in 1976. The American War Mothers, a national organization founded in 1917 and incorporated by act of Congress in 1925, is a perpetual patriotic, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, non-partisan organization whose members are mothers of children who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Services during a time of conflict.


Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church, Page City, Kansas.  Secretary's book, 1887-1892

Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church, Page City, Kansas. Secretary's book, 1887-1892
Creator: Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church
Date: September 1974
Translated from Swedish, this is the Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church secretary's book for the dates 1887-1892. The translation was done by Malcolm Peterson, Monument, Kansas, in September 1974.


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.


Council meeting at Kickapoo Agency

Council meeting at Kickapoo Agency
Creator: Baldwin, Royal
Date: 1857
This is a transcribed copy of a conversation between Keotuck and his fellow Potawatomi leaders and their Indian agent, Royal Baldwin. The Potawatomi and Kickapoo had been living on the same lands, and since they had just planted their crops, the Potawatomi were expressing their desire to remain settled on this land. Apparently the United States government had not given the Potawatomi their full annuity payment and had asked them to move, but Keotuck's band protested because they had paid 8,009 dollars to remain with the Kickapoo. The back of the document includes a transcription of the compact joining the Kickapoo and Potawatomi, written in 1851.


Financial ledger and Council meeting minutes of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Kansas City, Kansas

Financial ledger and Council meeting minutes of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (Kansas City, Kan.)
Date: 1921-1946
This bound volume contains Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church financial spending records and church council meeting minutes for the years 1921-1946. The records are not chronological. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Free State Legislature minutes

Free State Legislature minutes
Date: March 6, 1856
Minutes of the Topeka free state legislature's meeting on March 6, 1856, which were published in the Kansas Daily Tribune, March 7, 1856. The Senate discussed admission to the Union and whether the decisions of the territorial legislature should supersede those of the United States Congress. The House of Representatives discussed the national government's stance on the murder of Thomas Barber and decided to draft a document listing the grievances of the people of Kansas. The speaker of the House announced the members of the various standing committees and the House resolved that all laws passed by this body would become effective once Kansas entered the Union.


Kansas State Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations

Kansas State Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations
Creator: Board of Pharmacy (Kansas)
Date: June 9, 1913
These images show pages of the rules and regulations recorded in the minutes of the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy. The regulations cover such topics as the sale of habit-forming drugs, package labeling of poisons, qualifications for taking the pharmacy licensing examination, fees for the examination, passing grades on the examination, license certificates, and other pharmacy regulations. This special meeting was held in Wichita. Funds to underwrite the digitization of these rules and regulations, Board of Pharmacy reports (Item # 218637), and Board of Pharmacy Examination questions (Item # 214023), were provided by the Jere Matchett Memorial Fund. This donation also funded the scanning of photographs of drug stores across Kansas to include them in Kansas Memory.


Kansas State Central Committee record book

Kansas State Central Committee record book
Creator: Kansas State Central Committee
Date: Between July 3, 1856 and July 13, 1857
This record book contains the official proceedings of the Kansas State Central Committee from July 3, 1956, to July 13, 1857. The committee was established to coordinate the activities of the Free State Party. District committees were established to carry out activities at the local level.


Kansas State Temperance Union minutes

Kansas State Temperance Union minutes
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1883-1898
This bound volume contains the meeting minutes of the Kansas State Temperance Union beginning with the annual convention on January 9, 1883, in Topeka. Executive meeting minutes, committee appointments, resolutions, and reports from secretary Frederick Oliver Popenoe are also included. Clippings of printed material and newspapers have been pasted onto several pages.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home
Date: 1923-1938
This correspondence and miscellaneous papers concern the Carry A. Nation Home, a home for elderly women in Kansas City, Kansas, established by the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. A number of letter are to and from Mary E. Dobbs, Wichita, Kansas, who was the corresponding secretary for the WCTU. Also included are inquiries about working at the home, rulings and minutes of board meetings, copies of resident contracts, house rules, a "brief" history, and a receipt book. There is a printed copy of the 1923 constitution and by-laws for the Ingleside Home for Aged Women in Topeka, Kansas. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


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.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union permanent records

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union permanent records
Date: 1910-1939
These permanent records of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union include the records of the treasurer, contracts concerning publications, sworn statements of elected trustees, correspondence with potential speakers, candidate information relating to prohibition laws in Kansas, and meeting minutes. There is also correspondence concerning the Kellogg-Briand Pact, an international peace agreement signed in 1928. One letter clearly disapproves of Maude Royden, an English suffragist, from fulfilling her presentation for the Y.W.C.A on account of her tobacco use. A copy of the charter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Kansas, signed by Secretary of State Frank J. Ryan is also included. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


Kanwaka Good Will Club

Kanwaka Good Will Club
Creator: Kanwaka Good Will Club
Date: September 20, 1928-September 20, 1930
This is a ledger for the Kanwaka Good Will Club, a women's literary group in Douglas County, Kansas. It contains the club's motto, constitution, club songs, colors, officers, minutes, annual reports, and attendance. The club was organized in 1929 and disbanded in the 1960s.


Kanwaka Literary Club records

Kanwaka Literary Club records
Creator: Kanwaka Literary Club
Date: 2016
This series of records represents the Kanwaka Literary Club minutes, treasurer's report and attendance roll. The Club is located in Douglas County, Kansas with the mission to promote the intellectual growth of its members.


Kickapoo City Association minute book

Kickapoo City Association minute book
Creator: Kickapoo City Association
Date: August 28, 1854 - October 1, 1858
This minute book documented the founding of the Kickapoo City Association in Leavenworth County and its transactions through October 1, 1858. It contained the association's by-laws. It was a fairly complete example of how a town association conducted business, including surveying the proposed site, acquiring title to the land involved, sale of shares, and efforts to make the town attractive to prospective settlers. Meetings were held on the town site or in Weston, Missouri.


Lake View [Lakeview] Shooting and Fishing Association

Lake View [Lakeview] Shooting and Fishing Association
Creator: Lake View Shooting and Fishing Association
Date: March 1892-October 1910
Regular, special, board, and annual meeting minutes of the Lake View [Lakeview] Shooting and Fishing Association. The volume includes the First Annual Report (March 14, 1893) and Second Annual Report (March, 1894). Wilder Metcalf served as the association's secretary.


Leavenworth Association, Kansas Territory, meeting minutes

Leavenworth Association, Kansas Territory, meeting minutes
Creator: Leavenworth Association,
Date: June 22, 1854
The minutes describe a June 22, 1854, meeting in Weston, Missouri, at which Leavenworth Town Association members elected officers. George W. Gist was elected president; H. Miles Moore was elected secretary; and Joseph B. Evans was elected treasurer.


Leavenworth Association, Kansas Territory, meeting minutes

Leavenworth Association, Kansas Territory, meeting minutes
Creator: Leavenworth Association,
Date: July 26, 1854
The Leavenworth Association met on July 26, 1854, at the house of G. B. Panton "on the tract of the Association's land" in Kansas Territory. The meeting minutes include a report listing the members of the association and describe the progress made in clearing land for a town site.


Lone Tree Farmers' Alliance minute book

Lone Tree Farmers' Alliance minute book
Creator: Lone Tree Farmers' Alliance
Date: September 4, 1890
The Lone Tree suballiance of the Kansas Farmers' Alliance of Dentonia, Jewell County, met in September of 1890 and recorded the minutes of that meeting. In addition to local appointments and elections, the minutes describe requests and motions to use member donations and the alliance treasury as campaign contributions. This motion led to a controversy between members affiliated with the Republican Party and those supporting the People Party (or Populists). The minutes also describe a lecture on the Republican Party platform. This political controversy marks the transition of the Farmers' Alliance into the People's Party (or Populist Party) which occurred in 1890.


Meeting minutes of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Council, Kansas City, Kansas

Meeting minutes of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Council, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (Kansas City, Kan.)
Date: 1954
This bound volume contains the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Council meeting minutes and decisions starting with the year 1954. The volume includes multiple blank pages and minutes recorded on loose pieces of paper. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Military Order of the Loyal Legion meeting minutes

Military Order of the Loyal Legion meeting minutes
Date: 1886-1895
Bound volume containing the meeting minutes of the Kansas Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (M.O.L.L.U.S.). This was a fraternal organization primarily composed of veterans and hereditary members to memorialize the events of the Civil War.


Minutes, First Meeting of Territorial Central Committee of the Free State Party

Minutes, First Meeting of Territorial Central Committee of the Free State Party
Creator: Free State Party. Executive Committee
Date: September 23, 1858
The first meeting of the Free State Party's territorial central committee was convened in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, on September 23, 1858. According to these minutes, the following individuals attended: James Blood, temporary chair; P. H. Townsend; W. F. M. Arny, and James M. Winchell, along with J. C. Douglas who held proxy for John McKee. Among other things, the committee resolves to nominate Samuel W. Greer for territorial superintendent of public instruction.


Minutes, Wyandotte Board of Trustees

Minutes, Wyandotte Board of Trustees
Date: June 12, 1858 - June 15, 1858
These three pages document the proceedings of the first meeting of the Wyandotte City Board of Trustees. The minutes include the listing of elected officers and the sworn oaths that each trustee will "support the Constitution of the U. S. and support the act to organize this territory." The oaths were collected over several days.


Minutes, Wyandotte Mayor's Office

Minutes, Wyandotte Mayor's Office
Date: October 27, 1859 - November 19, 1859
The minutes from these three meetings--October 17, November 15, and November 19--detail the workings of the mayor's office in Wyandotte, Kansas Territory. Some of the main points for discussion included plans to build a jail, and a ferry for the Missouri River. Also, in the last entry, the board passed a motion that all dogs who were unmuzzled and running loose could be "lawfully slain."


Minutes, meetings "on the behalf of sufferers in Kansas"

Minutes, meetings "on the behalf of sufferers in Kansas"
Creator: Denison, Joseph, 1815-1900
Date: December 3, 1860
Joseph Denison recorded minutes of preliminary meetings that organized efforts to raise money and donations on behalf of the citizens of Kansas Territory, who had suffered as a result of severe drought. Included is an announcement entitled "The Kansas Famine," that predicted at least 30,000 in the Territory would "inevitably perish during the coming winter" were help not secured.


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