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Assistant superintendent for the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad appointed

Assistant superintendent for the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad appointed
Creator: St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad
Date: August 21, 1875
This is a general order from E. C. Devereux of the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad announcing the appointment of W. H. Bancroft as the Assistant Superintendent.


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 directory of members

Central Congregational Church directory of members
Creator: Central Congregational Church (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: 1894-1915
This is a directory of members of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, containing the names and addresses of members, including a directory of officers and organizations, such as the Mary Sheldon Missionary Society and Altruist Club. Financial reports and receipts, as recorded by the treasurer, and membership statistics, such as marriages and deaths, are included.


Constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League

Constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League
Creator: Kansas Anti-Resubmission League
Date: 1896
This booklet contains the constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League. The objective of this league was to secure the nomination and election of officers within the state of Kansas who were committed to the maintenance and enforcement of the prohibition laws.


Constitution of the Anti-Horse Thief Association, Kansas Division

Constitution of the Anti-Horse Thief Association, Kansas Division
Creator: Anti-Horse Thief Association. Kansas Grand Order
Date: 1905
This is the constitution and bylaws of the Kansas Division of the Anti-Horse Thief Association. Officers include N. J. Randall, L. P. Ferguson, G. J. McCarty, J. C. Moore, B. B. Fitzsimmons, and T. H. Sparks. The group was first organized to suppress plundering during the Civil War, and continued to "aid in the upholding of civil laws, to insure the safety of our people, and the security of our property against loss by thieves, robbers, murderers, vagrants, tramps, incendiaries and all violators of the law."


Della Rawlings Henry

Della Rawlings Henry
Creator: The Corning Printing Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between June 05, 1906 and June 07, 1906
This photograph shows Della Rawlings Henry as the Department Inspector for the Twentieth Annual Convention of the Kansas Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. Henry represented Circle No. 117 from Kansas City, Kansas during the G.A.R.'s annual meeting in Salina, Kansas.


Don't get caught in a fat-cat squeeze

Don't get caught in a fat-cat squeeze
Creator: Kansas AFL-CIO
Date: 1958
This pamphlet encourages voters not to support "right to work" legislation in the form of an amendment to the Kansas constitution. Issued by the Kansas chapter of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations), the pamphlet argues that the "right to work" amendment would cut family income in half by making it harder for labor unions to represent workers and negotiate worker compensation.


Elma B. Dalton

Elma B. Dalton
Creator: The Corning Printing Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between September 07, 1905 and September 08, 1905
This photograph shows Elma B. Dalton as the National President for the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Field of musk thistle

Field of musk thistle
Date: 1964; copyright 1965
This black and white photograph, from the forty-eight annual report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, shows two men standing in a field taken over by musk thistle.


General Society of Mayflower Descendants

General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Date: November 19, 1914
This certificate acknowledges the request for a charter to form a Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas.


Goddard Woman's Club scrapbook

Goddard Woman's Club scrapbook
Creator: GFWC Goddard Woman's Club
Date: 1940-1941
This scrapbook is 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 programs, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and Club ephemera. Arranged chronologically by month from 1940 to 1941, topics covered but not limited to is Club events, function and community service work in Goddard, Kansas.


Hall of Irish American Protections Club to Governor John Martin

Hall of Irish American Protections Club to Governor John Martin
Creator: Irish American Protection Club
Date: March 17, 1885
In this resolution, the Irish American Protections Club in Atchison, Kansas, thanks Kansas Governor John Martin for his effort in ending a railroad strike. The resolution notes that "It is the first time in the history of strikes that a Governor was found on the side of labor?"


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1960-1970
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1981-1993
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1951-1959
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1970-1980
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union printed materials

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union printed materials
Date: 1907-1938
These miscellaneous printed materials are from the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union collection. The Kansas publications include annual programs for local unions, annual convention programs, conference programs for the Young People's Branch, and several issues of The Messenger, the official publication of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union. These materials include information about Kansas WCTU programs for youth. A number of items were printed by the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Also included are work plans for the various departments, such as the Department of Social Morality, the Medal Contest Department, the Department of Medical Temperance, and the Department of Soldiers and Sailors, among many others. Other nationally circulated publications include The Menace to Civilization by Dr. J. W. Shults, Home Town Lights by Graccio Leggo Houlder, Temperance: Where Wine Flows by Elizabeth M. Lee, Organized Drys Must Persist by Ernest H. Cherrington, and A Trinity of Evil by Isabelle Horton. A nondescript booklet, distributed by the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas, encourages people who witness the creation, sale, or possession of liquor to discreetly record the names of suspects, description of events, and the names of witnesses and mail the booklet back. Publications from prohibition organizations other than the WCTU are 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.


Nellie Rhodes McMillan

Nellie Rhodes McMillan
Creator: The Corning Printing Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between May 07, 1907 and May 09, 1907
This photograph shows Nellie Rhodes McMillan as the Department President for the Twenty-First Annual Convention of the Kansas Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic held in Topeka, Kansas.


Nellie Rhodes McMillan

Nellie Rhodes McMillan
Creator: The Trade Printing Company, Atchison, Kansas
Date: Between May 19, 1903 and May 21, 1903
This photograph shows Nellie Rhodes McMillan as the Department Secretary for the Seventeenth Annual Convention of the Kansas Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. McMillian represented Circle No. 8 from Leavenworth, Kansas during the G.A.R.'s annual meeting in McPherson, Kansas.


Nellie Rhodes McMillan

Nellie Rhodes McMillan
Creator: Press of the Republic, Ottawa, Kansas
Date: Between May 22, 1905 and May 23, 1905
This photograph shows Nellie Rhodes McMillan as the Department Secretary for the Nineteenth Annual Convention of the Kansas Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. McMillan represented Circle No. 8 from Leavenworth, Kansas during the G.A.R.'s annual meeting in Parsons, Kansas.


Notice of the sale of railroads

Notice of the sale of railroads
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: April 2, 1879
This document is notice of the sale of the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company and of the Kansas City, Santa Fe Railroad and Telegraph Company under decree of the Circuit Court for the District of Kansas. The new companies have been organized by the purchasers and the new company would be operated by the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad Company.


Printing of Resolution

Printing of Resolution
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This letter from Chief Clerk, Charles H. Sessions, to Governor Capper reports on a request by John A. Fox to have more Resolutions printed written by Representative Hopper. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Resolution from the Local Union No. 312, International Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers' Union of America

Resolution from the Local Union No. 312, International Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers' Union of America
Creator: Local Union No 312 International Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers' Union of America
Date: December 29, 1919
This resolution was created in response to the governor calling for a special session of the Kansas Legislature to pass the proposed Kansas Court of Industrial Relations legislation, which would create a panel of judges to resolve labor disputes. The Union notes that this act if passed, would deprived the employees the right to strike, "no matter what the condition of labor, or the wages received..." The Union asks that Senators and Representatives vote against any and all similar legislation.


Resolution to retain the anti-cigarette law

Resolution to retain the anti-cigarette law
Creator: Kansas Branch National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teachers Association
Date: January 13, 1923
A 1923 resolution to retain the present anti-cigarette law by the Kansas branch of the National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teachers Association. The anti-cigarette law was passed in 1889 prohibiting anyone to sell, give, or buy cigarettes for individuals under the age of 16. Following WWI, public opinion about cigarette smoking had changed and the law was repealed in 1927.


Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 225, Girard, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 225, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: November 1, 1982
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Camp 50, Girard, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to America to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


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