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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, 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.


Minutes of Executive Committee, Kansas State Central Committee

Minutes of Executive Committee, Kansas State Central Committee
Creator: Kansas State Central Committee
Date: October 22, 1856
Dated "Lawrence, October 22, 1856," these are apparently the minutes of the first meeting the Kansas State Central Committee's executive committee, chaired by James M. Winchell with George S. Hillyer as secretary. Eight resolutions are recorded, authorizing the committee to provide assistance, etc.


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.


Missouri Fur Company records

Missouri Fur Company records
Creator: Missouri Fur Company
Date: 1812-1814
This ledger is part of the papers of William Clark, president of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Fur Company, discovered with the records of the U. S. Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency (Volume 30). The Missouri Fur Company explored the Missouri River region and traded with several Indian tribes. Included are the "Articles of Association of the Missouri Fur Company," dated January 24, 1812, and the meeting minutes and accounts payable/receivable of the Board of Directors. The ledger also contains the signatures of William Clark, Manuel Lisa and several members of the Chouteau family of St. Louis.


Recording Steward's book for Shawnee Mission

Recording Steward's book for Shawnee Mission
Creator: Shawnee Methodist Mission and Indian Manual Labor School (Kan.)
Date: 1839-1859
This is the Recording Steward's book for the Shawnee Methodist Mission. It contains meeting minutes for various quarterly conferences held between 1838 to 1853 and Sabbath school reports, disciplinary charges, and missionary's reports. It also includes records of marriages, 1843-1857 (pp 66-68); records of baptisms, 1840-1856 (pp 69-73); and records of deaths, 1853 (p 74) occurring at the mission.


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.


Topeka Good Government Club secretary's book

Topeka Good Government Club secretary's book
Creator: Farnsworth, Martha, 1867-1924
Date: 1920-1924
This is a Secretary's Book from the Topeka Good Government Club. The Topeka Good Government Club existed in the first half of the twentieth century as a not-for-profit organization working for the maintenance of a Legislative Department that promoted laws and ordinances, for the betterment of women, children, and the home; civic betterment; legislation and national and educational topics. Besides the minutes for the years 1920 to 1924, this record also contains Topeka Good Government Club year books, membership lists, programs, and a copy of their constitution and by-laws. Martha Farnsworth was a member of the Topeka Good government Club and served in various roles within the club, which included the club's Correspondence Secretary.


Topeka Good Government Club secretary's book

Topeka Good Government Club secretary's book
Creator: Farnsworth, Martha, 1867-1924
Date: 1903-1906
This is a Secretary's Book from the Topeka Good Government Club. The Topeka Good Government Club existed in the first half of the twentieth century as a not-for-profit organization working for the maintenance of a Legislative Department that promoted laws and ordinances, for the betterment of women, children, and the home; civic betterment; legislation and national and educational topics. Besides the minutes for the years 1903 to 1906, this record also contains news clippings about the group's exploits, membership lists, and a copy of their constitution and by-laws. Martha Farnsworth was a member of the Topeka Good government Club and served in various roles within the club, which included the club's Treasurer.


Topeka Good Government Club secretary's book

Topeka Good Government Club secretary's book
Creator: Good Government Club (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: 1930-1935
This is a Secretary's Book from the Topeka Good Government Club. The Topeka Good Government Club existed in the first half of the twentieth century as a not-for-profit organization working for the maintenance of a Legislative Department that promoted laws and ordinances, for the betterment of women, children, and the home; civic betterment; legislation and national and educational topics. Besides the minutes for the years 1930 to 1935, this record also contains programs, membership lists, and reports on the club's expenditures. Martha Farnsworth was a member of the Topeka Good government Club and served in various roles within the club, which included the club's Treasurer.


Union League of America history collection

Union League of America history collection
Date: 1862 - 1865
Materials from and about the Union League of America, for the Kansas state office and for some of the local councils. It includes letters, a list of rejected candidates for the League, meeting minutes for an 1863 meeting of the Humboldt Council in Allen County and related reports, and a record book for 1863 for the Wathena, Doniphan County chapter. There is also a history of the League in Kansas, written by D. W. Houston of Garnett, Anderson County, for the Kansas State Historical Society. Two charters are also included for the local councils of DeSoto and Junction City. The purpose of the organization was to promote loyalty to the "Union" during the Civil War.


Union Stock Yards Company records

Union Stock Yards Company records
Date: 1885-1915
Located in North Topeka, Kansas, the Union Stock Yards Company was organized and incorporated in 1885 with the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company owning 131 or 310 shares of stock. The company operated until 1898, at which time C. F. Jilson (trustee for the CRI&P) acquired the deed. The CRI&P operated the business at a loss from 1898 to 1900, when it failed. In 1904, the CRI&P bought the remaining stock holders interest and transferred the land to the Kansas Town and Land Company. These records include the company charter, land contracts, livestock reports, correspondence, financial statements, and meeting minutes.


Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Second Kansas District

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Second Kansas District
Date: 1900 - 1916
This collection consists of records of the Second District (eastern Kansas, including Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte Counties) of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. It includes a volume of meeting minutes, an account book, and banking slips. The meeting minutes were recorded by secretaries, Cora E. Leonard, Sallie Salisbury, and Hattie J. Sparks. Bank accounts were kept by treasurers, Lillie A. Helland and L.E. Hudson at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Mound City and the First National Bank in Olathe.


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