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Kansas Historical Society

CPC Catalog > Organization: Kansas Historical Society

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6425 SW 6th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66615-1099

Description:

The Kansas Historical Society, established in 1875, is a state agency. Designated as the trustee of the state in 1879 and as the repository of official government records in 1905, the Historical Society collects and preserves the story of Kansas history.

Categories:

Collections:
John Pierce St. John Papers, 1859-1917
Frank Doster Papers [microform], 1922-1932
Charles F. Scott Papers, 1883-1938
Daniel Read Anthony, Jr., Papers, 1907-1928
Charles & Anna E. Curtis Papers, 1860-1992

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


John Pierce St. John Papers, 1859-1917

St. John, John Pierce, 1833-1916. Kansas governor, Prohibition Party presidential candidate, Prohibition lecturer; of Olathe, Kansas. Personal and political correspondence and scrapbooks and a great deal of biographical material on John P. St. John and his family. The collection contains considerable material on Prohibition and activities of reform groups during the Progressive Era. Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony; U.S. President Chester A. Arthur; Kansas U.S. Senator S.C. Pomeroy; Reverend Levi Sternberg, patriarch to the famous fossil hunters of Kansas; and Francis E. Willard of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

Information on literary rights available in the collection finding aid.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/228416486

Size
2 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

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Frank Doster Papers [microform], 1922-1932

Doster, Frank, 1847-1933. This collection includes five letters, four of Judge Doster's and one of William Howard Taft's; eleven speeches by Doster; speeches and clippings about Doster, and a nineteen page printed pamphlet "The Future Life", an address of Judge Doster's before the Unitarian churches of Topeka and Salina, Kansas.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/57546563

Size
1 reel

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Charles F. Scott Papers, 1883-1938

Scott, Charles F., 1860-1938. Newspaper owner, publisher editor; U.S. House of Representatives member from Kansas (Republican, 1901-11); director, Bureau of Publicity, Republican national headquarters, Chicago, Ill. (1912). Of Iola, Kan. Full name: Charles Frederick Scott. Died 1938.

Correspondence and misc. papers. The correspondence consists of ca. 122 letters from prominent people to Charles F. Scott and relates primarily to political matters. The letters contain information on reactions to Scott's writings, possibilities of secretary of agriculture or other high federal or Republican Party posts, overseas relief efforts, Republican principles, the University of Kansas (Lawrence), bagpipes, his defeat in 1910, and agricultural advocacy. The misc. papers include a biographical sketch, commissions, certificates for town shares, appointments, a will, invitations, and the like. Correspondents include Henry Justin Allen, Charles Curtis, Navy Secretary Edwin Denby, Edward Everett Hale, Herbert Hoover, Jay House, Edgar Watson Howe, Walter A. Huxman, U.S. Agriculture Secretary W.M. Jardine, Alf Landon, Chester I. Long, Margaret Hill McCarter, Ben S. Paulen, Gifford Pinchot, Clyde M. Reed, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles M. Sheldon, Billy Sunday, William Howard Taft, Leonard Wood, and Harry Woodring.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/458313629

Size
.2 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Herbert Hoover

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Daniel Read Anthony, Jr., Papers, 1907-1928

Anthony, Daniel Read, 1870-1931. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas, 1907-29 (Republican); of Leavenworth. Details: Daniel Read Anthony, Jr., was born in Leavenworth in 1870. His father was Susan B. Anthony's brother and the editor of the Leavenworth times. Daniel, Jr., succeeded his father at this job in 1904. He was chosen for the U.S. House of Representatives when Charles Curtis became a U.S. senator in 1907. Daniel, Jr., was re-elected to the House until he retired in 1929. He repeatedly introduced the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress. He died in Leavenworth in 1931.

Folder 1. Correspondence: 1907-1908 -- folder 2. Letters received from Theodore Roosevelt, 1917 -- folder 3. Correspondence: 1925-1928 -- folder 4. Misc. and undated items.
Political correspondence from Daniel Read Anthony, Jr.'s, first and last terms of office in the U.S. House of Representatives. The correspondence is primarily letters received. The first set is dated 1907-1908 and deals with his election to the House of Representatives as well as with Kansas Republican Party politics and patronage. William Howard Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt letters are included in the collection. The second set of letters were written while Anthony was in Arizona recuperating from an illness (1926-28). The letters contain references to both his health and his prospects for a return to Congress. Anthony made notes regarding answers, to assist his secretary, in several instances. In one letter, Alice Paul thanks him for introducing the Equal Rights Amendment.
 

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/49356962

Size
122 items

Presidential content includes:

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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Charles & Anna E. Curtis Papers, 1860-1992

Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936. Charles's papers consist of an autobiography; correspondence, 1892-1932; Orren A. Curtis family data; genealogical history of the William & Permelia Hubbard Curtis family; deeds & abstracts; certificates; programs & invitations; and biographical information on Orren A. Curtis, collected by Eileen Charbo. Charles's correspondence largely concerns his election campaigns, politics, and Republican Party affairs. Anna's papers contain 25 letters, 1900-1923, written to Mrs. C.C. Nicholsen, a friend. Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, George A. Huron, Mrs. C.C. Nicholsen, William H. Taft, and William Allen White. Charles Curtis: Shawnee County, Kan., attorney; member of Congress; only Native American vice president. Of Topeka, Kan.; Washington, D.C. Anna E. Curtis: civic club leader, wife of Charles Curtis. Of Topeka, Kan.; Washington, D.C.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/320535057

Size
11 folders

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

- William Taft

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