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A Portfolio of Mormon Trail Engravings

A Portfolio of Mormon Trail Engravings
Date: 1874
A pamphlet of Mormon Trail engravings by Frederick Hawkins Piercy and Thomas Moran. The engravings offer a glimpse of what travelers saw along the Mormon Trail.


A Story of Real Life on The Plains

A Story of Real Life on The Plains
Creator: Van Sickle, S.S.
Date: 1875
A story written by Captain S.S. Van Sickel, in which he recounts his time on the Plains, his experiences with the Indians, and his narrow escape from death during the winter of 1874-75. He was a citizen of Bull City, Kansas (now known as Alton) for several years and also spent time in Dodge City, Great Bend, and Russell.


A boquet of flowers in rhyme on the liquor trade

A boquet of flowers in rhyme on the liquor trade
Creator: Hampe, H. W.
Date: 1890
A small pamphlet written by Reverend H.W. Hampe on the duty and work of the Gospel Ministry to "strike at the root of all evils in Church", one being the liquor trade, and the need for all to be independent from "King Alcohol".


About labor trusts

About labor trusts
Creator: Martin, George W. (George Washington), 1841-1914
Date: June 6, 1900
A letter written by George W. Martin of Kansas, to Representative Chester I. Long in Washington, D.C., on labor trusts and their economic impact on the nation.


Address and Platform of the Allied and True People's Party of Kansas.

Address and Platform of the Allied and True People's Party of Kansas.
Creator: Allied People's Party of Kansas
Date: 1902
This pamphlet probably represents that last formal activity of Populists in Kansas. By 1902, a number of Populists had aligned with the Democratic Party, leaving the "Allied and True People's Party of Kansas" as the political party still using that name. The address states the general political position of the party. It includes the names of those running for various offices on the Populist ticket, the party platform signed by the executive committee members (most of whom were from Topeka), a short biography of Maxwell Thorp, their candidate for attorney general, and a speech by D. W. Boutwell who was secretary and treasurer of the party. The candidate for governor, James H. Lathrop, received just over 600 votes in the general election.


A few Kansas items

A few Kansas items
Creator: Coburn, F. D. (Foster Dwight), 1846-1924
Date: February 1912
This pamphlet apparently, was a speech written by F.D. Coburn, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, giving information about Kansas' crops and livestock and their impact on the state's economy. The speech was delivered at the Kansas City Land Show, February, 13, 1912.


After twenty-one years:  the success story of Dr. John R. Brinkley

After twenty-one years: the success story of Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Brinkley Hospitals
Date: 1930s
This booklet was published by the Brinkley Hospitals of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brinkley moved his hospital operations to Little Rock from Milford, Kansas, after his Kansas medical license was revoked. He changed the name of his radio station to XERA and it was located in Villa Acuna, Mexico, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas, where the Brinkley's had a home. The pamphlet is a revised version of an earlier Brinkley hospital publication titled Your Health (Kansas Memory item 210693). It includes illustrations to accompany the medical information.


A lie shattered by a Salina shell

A lie shattered by a Salina shell
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1910
A small pamphlet on prohibition circulated by the Kansas State Temperance Union.


All bound for the Kansas valleys!

All bound for the Kansas valleys!
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This brochure advertises the sale of five million acres of land by the Kansas Pacific Railroad, along the Kaw, Big Blue, Republican, Smoky Hill, Solomon, Saline, and Victoria Rivers in Kansas. The illustration on the last page may have been drawn by Topeka artist Henry Worrall.


A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas

A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1892
This brochure advertises the advantages of settling in south central and western Kansas. Included are a photograph of the Beeson farm near Dodge City, Kansas, and a full width map of the Arkansas Valley in Kansas. Also included are testimonials by numerous settlers and descriptions of Rush, Finney, Ford, Pawnee, Gray and Kearney Counties.


America for Americans

America for Americans
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This pamphlet published by the Ku Klux Klan lists the reasons for joining the Klan and contains The Ku Klux Kreed. In 1924, prominent Emporia newspaper publisher William Allen White entered the Kansas gubernatorial race to campaign against the Ku Klux Klan's growing influence in the state and the nation after World War I. White lost but helped reelect anti-Klan Republican Charles B. Griffith as Kansas attorney general. In office, Griffith acted as plaintiff in the Kansas Supreme Court case, State of Kansas vs. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. As a result, the state denied the Klan a charter to legally operate, which led to the Klan's decline in Kansas by 1926.


An analysis of the proposed right-to-work legislation

An analysis of the proposed right-to-work legislation
Creator: Kansas State Federation of Labor
Date: August 1954
In 1958, Kansas voters ratified the "right to work" amendment to the state constitution. The amendment stated, in part, that "No person shall be denied the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of membership or non membership in any labor organization..." In this pamphlet, the Kansas State Federation of Labor argues that the purpose of the legislation was to limit the power of organized labor.


An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity

An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity
Creator: Johns, Laura M
Date: 1889
This pamphlet on prohibition was mailed to each Kansas school superintendent and to 11,500 school teachers. It was to be used by the teachers and passed along to the pupils and their parents.


An earnest appeal for the subsitution of Christian for Pagan methods

An earnest appeal for the subsitution of Christian for Pagan methods
Creator: Griffin, Albert
Date: 1901
A pamphlet written by Albert Griffin that states legal or forced methods of promoting temperance has always caused more harm than good and that Christian methods be substituted for Pagan methods in all moral reform work.


A new home in an old settlement!

A new home in an old settlement!
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1, 1880
A large brochure distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included in the brochure are a large map of the Reserve on one side and seven small photographs on the reverse side. There is also a brief description of the cities of Topeka, Alma, Louisville, St. Mary's, Wamego and Kingsville plus details on how the land might be purchased.


Angell disc plow advertising pamphlet

Angell disc plow advertising pamphlet
Creator: Ohio Cultivator Company
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This is a pamphlet for the Angell disc plow, invented by C. J. Angell (Charles John/Charlie John), a wheat farmer from Plains, Kansas. It was manufactured by the Ohio Cultivator Company in Bellevue, Ohio. It contains testimonials from the following men from Plains, Kansas: J. D. Golliher, D. B. Baty, Clyde Atkinson, and W. W. Coons


Annual report : Kansas Good Roads Association

Annual report : Kansas Good Roads Association
Creator: Kansas Good Roads Association
Date: 1918
Kansas Good Roads promotional publication claiming that it has achieved 480 miles of 365-day roads financed in the first year and now has 1,000 miles in sight for 1918.


Appetite

Appetite
Creator: Franklin, William S. (William Suddards), 1863-1930
Date: 1894
A temperance booklet that notes "morbid appetite, once created is the tyrant which ruins the individual," and that abstinence from a habit which has no benefit, such as coffee, tobacco, liquor, etc., is the solution to society's troubles.


A proposed temperance law

A proposed temperance law
Creator: Buchan, William Johnston
Date: 1883
A proposed temperance law suggested by W. J. Buchan; which would later on in 1883 become Senate Bill number 74. This proposal would prohibit the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors except for medical, scientific, and mechanical purposes, and to punish those were caught being intoxicated.


Arkansas Valley Guide pamphlet

Arkansas Valley Guide pamphlet
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878
This pamphlet from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company represents a guide for individuals to purchase land and homes in Kansas. Information included with the pamphlet for potential home owners is schools, how much money to bring with them, cost of living, and the best crops to grow in Kansas.


Ass't Attorney General Trickett's address

Ass't Attorney General Trickett's address
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: February 05, 1907
An address by Assistant Attorney General C.W. Trickett at the Convention State Temperance Union in Topeka, Kansas on February 5, 1907, with a subtitle of "The Story of the Kansas City Clean-up by the Man Who Made Good."


A state camp meeting will be held by the Kansas State Association of the M.E. Church

A state camp meeting will be held by the Kansas State Association of the M.E. Church
Creator: Holloway, S.S.
Date: August 10, 1881-August 21, 1881
A circular announcing a state camp meeting held by the Kansas State Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Riverside Park in Winfield, Kansas. Governor John St. John was to be present during the entire meeting along with other speakers and prominent temperance workers.


A study course on public health

A study course on public health
Creator: Crumbine, Samuel J. (Samuel Jay), 1862-1954
Date: Between 1916 and 1917
This nineteen lesson study course was written by Dr. S. J. Crumbine and others and published by the American Medical Association. It was prepared for the use of women's clubs.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company time tables

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company time tables
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: March 15, 1923
This brochure published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company provides time tables for the passenger trains that daily depart along the west coast lines to the east cost lines. On the backside of the brochure, a time table is printed for the Grand Canyon line that runs to the National Park in Arizona.


Baxter Springs as a military post

Baxter Springs as a military post
Creator: Thompson, Hugh L.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This pamphlet recounts the history of Baxter Springs, Kansas, as military institution during the Civil War. It also describes the murder of the Rev. John Baxter for whom the town was named. It describes the attack on General James G. Blunt and his forces at Baxter Springs on October 6, 1863. The author, Hugh L. Thompson, wrote the account from memory and claimed to be the "only man who was sent there at all times when the U.S. troops occupied the place." Thompson was a member of the 3rd Wiscosin Cavalry Volunteers, Company C.


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