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American Legion Auxiliary, Woodson County

American Legion Auxiliary, Woodson County
Date: 1921
An account of the formation of the Woodson Post of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #13. Also listed are officers elected, meeting happenings, and members.


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.


Annual meeting report of the Hodgeman County Historical Society

Annual meeting report of the Hodgeman County Historical Society
Creator: Pitts, Frances
Date: September 09, 1966
A report of the regular Annual Meeting of the Hodgeman County Historical Society, Jetmore, Kansas. Listed are the officers and directors who were elected. Frances Pitts, Secretary, signed the report.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1917
These materials relate to the Kansas Department of the Anti-Saloon League of America. Correspondence is primarily between State Superintendent W.J. Herwig and Reverend Milo G. Kelser, field manager at the Anti-Saloon League of America headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. Correspondence is also exchanged with Reverend Julius Smith and Professor O. G. Markham of Baldwin City. Travel itineraries, legislation, and the effects of World War I are frequent topics of conversation. The group sought to organize prohibition meetings in conjunction with Sunday church services around the state. Monthly financial reports are also included.


Anton T. Boisen papers

Anton T. Boisen papers
Creator: Boisen, Anton T. (Anton Theophilus), 1876-1965
Date: 1915 - 1965 (bulk 1930s-1940s)
These papers include correspondence with Professor Seward Hiltner of Princeton Theological School, hand-illustrated poetry written by various individuals, newsletters from the Elgin State Hospital, manuscripts, and course lectures. Boisen spent time in Wabaunsee, Kansas while surveying rural churches, including the Congregational Church. Boisen was secretary of the Wabaunsee Neighborhood Association and wrote about the "Health Conditions in the Wabaunsee Community." Also included are annual reports (1933-1935) to the directors of the Chicago Council for the Clinical Training of Theological Students which include several photographs of students at the Elgin State Hospital, where Boisen was the chaplain from 1932-1954.


Bluemont Central College records

Bluemont Central College records
Date: 1855-1869
Series of records in the Isaac T. Goodnow collection relating to Bluemont Central College and its successor, the Kansas State Agricultural College, in Manhattan, Kansas. Goodnow was a land agent for the college from 1867-1873.


By-laws of Labette Creek

By-laws of Labette Creek
Date: January 5, 1867
The settlers of Labette Creek formed a club that adopted and incorporated twelve by-laws to protect club members from losing their claims to other settlers. If any part or parts of the by-laws conflicted with any of the provisions of the U.S. Claim or Homesteader Laws, part or parts were considered null and void and had no affect.


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.


Charter of the Brown County Kansas University Students' Association

Charter of the Brown County Kansas University Students' Association
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: January 14, 1902
This is a charter for "The Brown County Kansas University Students' Association" filed in the office of the Kansas Secretary of State. The purpose of the organization was to maintain a scholarship at Kansas University for the benefit of students from Brown County. The charter includes the names of members Sara E. Greenfield, A. J. Eicholtz, Grant W. Harrington, Ida McKnight, Mabel McLaughlin, Edith Johnson, Stella W. Aten, Adele Baker, Scott Hopkins, and T. D. Smith.


Constitution of the Sumner Company

Constitution of the Sumner Company
Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Date: April 3, 1857
Constitution of the Sumner Company, written by John J. Ingalls. It was adopted April 3, 1857. There are 17 articles and states that the object of this company is to build upon and improve a town site, situated upon the Missouri River on section 20, township 6 south, range 21 east of the 6th PM. The town site is is named in honor of the Hon. Charles Sumner, Senator from Massachusetts.


East Abilene Town Company records

East Abilene Town Company records
Date: 1887-1900
The East Abilene Town Company was organized and incorporated in 1887 with L. A. Bigger of Hutchinson, Kansas as its president. M. A. Low was principal stockholder. The company originally purchased 445 acres of land which was platted into the first addition of the Kansas Town and Land Company to Abilene, Kansas. Mr. Bigger was also President of the Reno Town Company in which the Kansas Town and Land Company owned controlling interest. Materials include the company charter and bylaws, director's minutes, general correspondence, leases and land contracts, treasurer's statements and expense accounts, tax lists and certificates, legal documents, and ledger books.


Goddard Woman's Club pressbook

Goddard Woman's Club pressbook
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1960-1973
This pressbook was created by the Goddard Woman's Club of Kansas which is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs promoting civil, social and educational culture services to the community. It contains newspaper clippings arranged chronologically by month for the years 1960 to 1973. Topics include club events, functions and community service work in Goddard, Kansas.


Golden Belt Town Company records

Golden Belt Town Company records
Date: 1886-1897
The Golden Belt Town Company was incorporated in 1886. It was chartered to buy and sell land on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway in south-central Kansas, including the communities of Waldeck, Durham, Tampa, Ramona, Lincolnville, Furley, and Peck. The company also owned an undivided one-half interest in the Lost Springs, Aulne, Elbing, Whitewater, and Gladys townsites. Mr. F. H. Kollock of Peabody, Kansas, was named president and served until his death in 1895, at which time Samuel T. Howe assumed the position. G. H. Blackwelder of Wichita was secretary, G. W. Hurd of Abilene was treasurer, and A. Clark of Peabody was general agent. These company records include director's minutes, correspondence, financial statements, land contracts and deeds, and several books containing applications for lots and price lists.


Hermon S. Major papers

Hermon S. Major papers
Creator: Major, Hermon S. (Hermon Samuel), 1876-1961
Date: circa 1892 - 1955
Hermon S. Major (1876-1961) owned and directed the Major Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1921-1955. This clinic, originally known as the Southwest Sanatorium, was a private psychiatric facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholics. Photographs of the exterior and interior at the Simpson-Major clinic and photographs of students at the Scarritt Collegiate Institute are included. The Keeley Institute was created by Dr. Leslie Keeley in Dwight, Illinois, to cure alcoholism; this Kansas volume includes accounts from Topeka, Leavenworth, Wichita, Marysville, and Kansas City, Kansas. This collection is part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives. These materials represent a selection of items from the Hermon S. Major papers. Access to some materials has been restricted due to potential violations of state and federal records law.


Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals

Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1898-1911
This collection consists of 7 volumes of records from the Kansas State Temperance Union. The first volume lists the members and the dues they paid by local organization. The index lists the communities that have members listed and these communities have been included in the categories. Note: other communities are listed elsewhere in the records, particularly the speaker expenses volume. The second volume is the cash book (expense journal) for the years 1901-1904. Volumes three through five are the cash books for 1907-1910, 1909-1910, and 1910-1911. Volume 6 contains speaker expenses and contribution from the communities where they spoke, listed by name of speaker. Several speakers are listed. Volume 7 is an expense journal for 1907-1911. There are also some loose papers inserted into the volumes, mostly correspondence and form letters.


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 State Temperance Union receipts and disbursements

Kansas State Temperance Union receipts and disbursements
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1906
Listing of receipts and disbursements of the Kansas State Temperance Union, divided by month and signed by financial manager S. H. Pitcher. Expenses include salaries, rent, postage, stationary, and lecturers.


Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements

Kansas Town and Land Company agent's statements
Date: 1888-1891
Lots lists and correspondence, arranged by townsite, relating to the business activities and sales of each townsite agent of the Kansas Town and Land Company. The Kansas Town and Land Company was chartered in 1887 to buy and sell lands on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. Townsites in Kansas include Agra, Aiken, Arkalom, Athol, Bonham, Brewster, Clayton, Dana, Dresden, Edson, Goodland, Groveland, Herington, Horton, Jasper, Jennings, Kanorado, Keats, Kensington, Liberal, Mahaska, Minneola, Narka, Neva, New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Prairie View, Rexford, Selden, Severn, Smith Center, and Stuttgart. Townsites in Colorado include Arriba, Claremont, Limon, New Burlington, Peyton, and Siebert. Townsites in Nebraska include Murdock and Nora. Agents include G. A. Spaulding, F. O. Marshall, T. A. Scales, J. W. Weyand, G. B. Ohle, L. L. French, R. M. Day, Albert Harris, A. B. Montgomery, F. H. McClellan, Monroe Davis Herington, W. H. Kemper, George W. Ragon, R. M. Day, Hazen C. Ladd, E. W. Sandison, John S. Gillett, Edward Stone, E. W. Hall, W. J. Clark, P. C. Glenn, Ira Thompson, S. G. Hopkins, G. W. Buckley, Daniel W. Relihan, William A. Clute, R. S. Newell, C. A. Beery, J. H. Slater, C. G. McGhee, H. F. Hendricks, and Jacob Ritterbush.


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 financial records

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union financial records
Date: 1910-1939
These financial records of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union include pages from account books, ledger books, statements of payments due, receipts, pledge amounts, and detailed operating expenses. The KWCTU purchased prohibition publications from the Headquarters for Temperance Literature in Chicago and had a profit-sharing relationship with the White Ribbon Shoe Company in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in which the KWCTU received donations based on the number of shoe sales. The names of many women are contained within this material, including Dr. Emma F. A. Drake, Mrs. Sena Hartzell Wallace, Nellie E. Parker, Mrs. Cora Kershner, Miss Zoe Atchison, Mrs. J. L. Guthrie, Miss Belle Kearney, Mrs. Ola Watson, Mrs. Ladie Simonton, Rev. Mary Sibbitt, and Ollie May McCormick. 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 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.


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