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Christian Balzac Hoffman

Christian Balzac Hoffman
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
A photograph showing Christian Balzac (C.B.) Hoffman seated in a chair reading a book. Born in Switzerland, where his family was in the milling business, C. B immigrated with his family to Wisconsin and then Kansas. The family originally located in Leavenworth when they came to Kansas but they moved to Dickinson County where C. B.'s father Christian was one of the founders of Enterprise, Kansas. After college, C. B. joined his father's milling business but he was involved in numerous other businesses. C. B. Hoffman was active in politics and evolved from a Republican to a Populist to a Socialist. As his beliefs evolved, he gradually cut ties with family in Enterprise. By 1910, he was divorced from his first wife and Hoffman and his second wife were living in Kansas City, Kansas. He ran for U.S. Senator from Kansas on the Socialist ticket in 1914.


Free Press

Free Press
Date: January 07, 1899-June 06, 1908
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The Free Press began on September, 29 1888 in Hays, Kansas as the successor to a number of newspapers starting with the German-American Advocate in 1882 as Volga Germans began settling North-West Kansas. It ran with the motto "Advocating the best interests of Ellis County all the time" under lead of Harry Freese, both editor and publisher. The Free Press ran as a populist title until it became politically independent after 1901.


Hand book of the Kansas Legislature

Hand book of the Kansas Legislature
Creator: George W. Crane & Co. Printers and Publishers
Date: 1889-1893
This bound volume contains hand books for the Kansas Legislature for the years 1889, 1891, and 1893. It includes a directory of elected officials, a roster of members of the Senate and House of Representatives listed by district, districts indexed by county, and lists of Senate and House of Representatives committees. The hand book explains the organization of the Kansas Legislature, how officers are elected, leave of absences, and compensation. The years are in reverse order in the volume--1893, 1891, and 1889.


Hutchinson Gazette

Hutchinson Gazette
Date: January 17, 1895-February 27, 1902
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The Hutchinson Gazette began on January 17, 1895 starting at volume 5, number 20 carrying on from the former Alliance Gazette. The Alliance Gazette had been founded by Warren Foster, a prolific writer who later left Kansas for Utah to encourage more Populist support and run for the United States Congress. The Gazette gained wide circulation coinciding with the rise of the Populist Party.


Jeremiah ("Sockless Jerry") Simpson

Jeremiah ("Sockless Jerry") Simpson
Date: 1892
Jerry Simpson in an 1892 debate with Chester I. Long for the seat in United States House of Representatives. Simpson debated Long at Harper, Kansas.


People's Party and Democratic State Committees, box one

People's Party and Democratic State Committees, box one
Date: 1892-1906
This manuscript collection consists of assembled materials regarding the People's Party and the Democratic State Committees in Kansas. It includes political correspondence between state and local committees, legal documents, newspaper clippings, lists of local voters and their political affiliations, and other such materials. The correspondence largely concerns organizing and discussing meetings and organizing for and watching election campaigns. Much of the collection is organized alphabetically by county, and most of the materials date from 1902.


People's Party and Democratic State Committees, box two

People's Party and Democratic State Committees, box two
Date: 1892-1906
This manuscript collection consists of assembled materials regarding the People's Party and the Democratic State Committees in Kansas. It includes political correspondence between state and local committees, legal documents, newspaper clippings, lists of local voters and their political affiliations, and other such materials. The correspondence largely concerns organizing and discussing meetings and organizing for and watching election campaigns. Much of the collection is organized alphabetically by county, and most of the materials date from 1902.


Phillipsburg Herald

Phillipsburg Herald
Date: September 07, 1882-April 13, 1905
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The Phillipsburg Herald was established in 1882 continuing from the Phillips County Herald with William Bissel as editor and proprietor. Initially a Republican paper, it did become a Populist title during its run but later returned to its Republican roots. Bissell's wife, Mary M. Calkins, was the first newspaper woman in this part of Kansas. She continued her newspaper writing after her husband was no longer editor.


The Advocate

The Advocate
Date: January 17, 1894-November 17, 1897
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. On January 17, 1894, the Advocate and Topeka Tribune resumed its original title of the Advocate. Dr. Stephen McLallin continued to edit the Advocate until about a year before he died on March 4, 1897. By then, the paper was under the direction of William Alfred Peffer, the first Populist U.S. Senator. Peffer had been chairman of the national conference that organized the People's Party and served as president of the National Reform Press Association. He was an important reformer to the extent that Populism was sometimes referred to as "Pefferism."


The Advocate and News

The Advocate and News
Date: November 24, 1897-April 12, 1899
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. On November 4, 1897, the Advocate merged with another Topeka paper, George B. Harrison's Kansas News, and ran as the Advocate and News. It continued until 1899 when the title changed to the Farmer's Advocate under the same editors and publishers. The paper continued in the direction of political reform and in the interests of the People's Party.


The Advocate and Topeka Tribune

The Advocate and Topeka Tribune
Date: July 27, 1892-January 10, 1894
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. On July 27, 1892, "as the result of a matrimonial transaction in journalism," the Advocate and another Populist paper, the Topeka Tribune, merged to reduce publication costs. The efforts of the renamed Advocate and Topeka Tribune continued in the direction of political reform and in the interests of the People's Party.


The Goodland Republic

The Goodland Republic
Date: October 16, 1891-May 31, 1907
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The Goodland Republic was a Populist weekly based in Goodland, Kansas, from October 16, 1891, to May 31, 1907. It enjoyed a circulation of up to 700 subscribers in the northwest corner of the state. The Republic covered a variety of topics and featured articles on the Farmers Alliance and the Populist movement.


William Alfred Peffer

William Alfred Peffer
Creator: Prince, George (b. 1848)
Date: Between 1890 and 1897
This is a photograph of William A. Peffer, a Populist, who served in both the Kansas State Senate from 1874 to 1876 and the United States Senate from 1891 to 1897. In addition, he was an editor of several Kansas newspapers during his professional career.


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