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People's Party & Democratic State Committees History Collection

Date: 1892 - 1906 (bulk 1902)

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 627

Unit ID: 40627

Abstract: The 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.

Space Required/Quantity: .75 cf (2 boxes)

Title (Main title): People's Party & Democratic State Committees History Collection

Administrative History

Administrative History: The People's, or Populist, Party had its founding in 1890 in the Kansas Farmers' Alliance. That same year the party ousted many of the Republicans controlling the Kansas Legislature and even elected a man to the United States Senate. Soon after its creation, the party began aligning itself with the Democrats, working on a single campaign ticket together in 1896.

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    Democratic Party (Kan.) -- History
    Democratic Party (Kan.) State Central Committee
    People's Party of Kansas -- History
    Elections -- Kansas
    Political campaigns -- Kansas
    Populism -- Kansas

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