Arthur Capper Papers
The Arthur Capper Papers (Collection 12, KSHS) were given to the Kansas State Historical Society by his estate on April 2, 1957. Primarily they cover his 30 years as United States Senator from Kansas 1918-1948, although there are some items relating to the years prior to that time frame as well as after that period until his death in 1951. The Kansas State Historical Society does not have the literary property rights to these papers.
Arthur Capper was born July 14, 1865, at Garnett, KS of an English, abolitionist father and a Quaker mother. Interested early in printing, he went to work with the Topeka Daily Capital newspaper after graduation from high school in 1884. Nine years later, after work as a typesetter, printer, reporter and city editor, he became a publisher (of the North Topeka Daily Mail). In 1901, he bought the controlling interest in the Topeka Daily Capital; and his subsequent media enterprise included a number of magazines and newspapers as well as one of the first radio stations in Kansas (WIBW).
His first public office was in 1909 when he was named a member and chairman of the Board of Regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University, Manhattan). In 1912, he was the Republican candidate for governor, but lost the election by 29 votes because of the split between the regular (Taft) and Bull Moose (Teddy Roosevelt) Republicans. In 1914, he was elected governor and served two terms, from 1915-1919.
In 1918, he ran for and was elected U. S. Senator from Kansas, a position to which he was reelected four more times, serving from 1919-1949. He declined to run for reelection in 1948 when he was 83 years old. He returned to live in Topeka and survived to age 86 when he died in Topeka December 19, 1951.
He was married in late 1892 to Florence Crawford, daughter of former governor Samuel J. Crawford. (The city of Florence, KS, was named for her.) She died May 10, 1926. They had no children.
(For more details regarding Capper, see the appended newspaper summary of Capper’s life and achievements.)
Nearly half the collection, in terms of volume, consists of general correspondence; a fourth is devoted to Capper’s speeches; the remainder is equally divided among agricultural correspondence, business papers, correspondence with famous people and legislative, political and personal correspondence. As noted above, the period covers primarily Capper’s five terms as United States Senator, although some does pre-date and some postdates the years 1919-1948. There are minor gaps in some of the material.
The collection reflects the many facets of Arthur Capper. He clearly was aware of the value of media and made astute use of his printed publications and radio station (as well as network radio and the national press) to communicate not only with his Kansas constituents, but with people all across the country – from the rich and famous to the poor and unknown. The collection also reflects his wide range of interests and concerns and his deep commitment as a public servant.
His primary interests; agriculture, keeping out of war, suffrage and other concerns for the District of Columbia, the Republican Party, prohibition, Kansas industries, foreign relations, immigration, neutrality, taking the profit out of war, fair trade, marriage and divorce codes. Over the course of time, the papers reveal the isolationist Capper of post-World War I having to shift his views somewhat with the advent of World War II. Also documented in the collection are his struggles to help his Kansas constituents adjust to the changing scene following World War I, survive the depression of the thirties, cope with the difficulties of World War II and again readjust after that war. The political facet is evident in his campaigns, his voting record during his terms of office, and his many speeches – speeches which characterize not only the changing times of his senatorial service but also reveal his ability to use the media.
The public spirit of the man is seen throughout in his concern for civil rights, veterans’ problems, environmental problems, handicapped children, youth, military conscription, human services, peace, automobile safety, the small businessman and patriotism. These concerns are likewise evident in his personal papers, although these reveal little of the man personally. As might be expected, the personal papers and his correspondence with famous people contain much courtesy mail though both suggest the extensive range of his acquaintanceships.
Capper’s media involvement is detailed in the business papers related to the Capper Publications (principal correspondent; Henry b. Blake) and WIBW radio (principal correspondent: Ben Ludy). This correspondence provides insight into the newspaper and radio business as well as a limited view of Capper as a businessman.
The original manuscript, page proofs and galley proofs of Dr. Homer E. Scolofsky’s biography of Capper are also part of the collection. Additional items include Capper’s three volumes of Congressional Session books (listing the number of the bill, date, subject, purpose and subcommittee for those bills with which Capper was involved) and his personal checkbooks (stubs) for 1922-1941.
General Correspondence Boxes 1 – 28 (Pages 1-35)
Arranged alphabetically by subject matter (including people’s names) and chronologically within the subject matter. Of special interest is the extensive information on air bases in WW II, airports, claims against the government in WW II, conscription, federal housing in WW II, Federal Works Administration, flood control, Kansas judicial system, munitions racket, national defense in WW II, neutrality, contacts with a wide variety of organizations, prohibition, taxation matters, World War I, World War II, District of Columbia (Washington, DC).
Famous People Boxes 29 – 31 (Pages 36-41)
Arranged alphabetically by last name and chronologically within that. Certain people merit their own separate folder.
Agricultural Correspondence Boxes 32 – 37 (Pages 41-46)
General correspondence having to do with agriculture is partly chronological (Box 32 and part of Box 33) and the rest is alphabetical by subject matter and chronological within each subject. Correspondence on cooperatives, livestock and wheat is fairly extensive.
Legislative Correspondence Boxes 38 – 41 (Pages 46-50)
Alphabetical by subject matter and chronological within the subject matter. Of special interest: fair trade, labor, marriage and divorce codes.
Political Correspondence Boxes 42 – 45 (Pages 50-52)
Campaign correspondence is arranged chronologically (Boxes 42-44). This series also contains voting records for the 71st through 80th Congresses (arrangement varies a bit from year to year, first being alphabetical by subject and then changing to chronological with an index by subject matter).
Speeches Boxes 46 – 63 (Pages 52-79)
Chronologically by year 1911-1951. Some years have several file folders. Precise dates are not always indicated; speeches are not always titled, though subjects are identified; the place, and event and media for the speech are usually indicated. Several folders of miscellaneous speeches (Boxes 60-61) are undated and contain many handwritten notes. One entire box consists of handwritten notes on small pieces of paper, undated. Several diaries and notebooks dealing with names and addresses, appointments, quotes and sayings and personal journals for both Arthur Capper and Florence Capper for an eight-month period 1891-1892 are also in this series.
Personal Papers Boxes 64 - 68 (Pages 79-84)
Chronological by year and within year.
Business Papers Boxes 69 – 76 (Pages 84-89)
Chronological by year and within year (1904-1951 Capper Publications; 1928-1951 WIBW Radio). The primary correspondent in capper Publications is Henry S. Blake, vice-president and general manager; for WIBW is Ben Ludy, general manager. There are a visitors book for 1943-1948; three volumes of information regarding Senate bills with which Capper was involved; and nine books of check stubs, with some overlapping, listing personal expenses by Capper relating to his duties as a Senator.
--Constance L. Menninger 7/31/83
General Correspondence A – Airports
A (General) – Personal, political, business: J. V. Abrahams of SBA, Deane Ackers, Robert H. Alcorn, Henry Allai of UMW, Robert Tate Allan of Washington Religious Review, Hannah R. Amini of Kansas City (Persian Rugs), Rep. E. M. Angell of Plains, Rep. Daniel R. Anthony of Leavenworth, C. B. Atzen of American Osteopathic Association, clipping of death of Arthur Aull, editor of Lamar Daily Democrat.
Accident Prevention Campaign 1936-1938 – Traffic, home and rural accidents, highway deaths, safety councils, AAA, Accident Prevention Conference, National Safety Council, Capper statements in Congressional Record, Senate speech “Stop the Highway Slaughter”, National Accident Prevention Campaign, Bureau of Public Roads.
African Nationalist Movement 1947-1948 – Benjamin Gibbons, President General of Universal African Nationalist Movement, Inc.; Carlos Cooks, international organizer.
Ahora – Argentine Journal 1946 – re AHORA being recipient of largess from German government and attacking Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Braden; copies of letters re same, clipping.
Air Base - Chanute 1940-1942
Liberal 1942- 1945
Topeka 1941- 1948
Air Force – 1941-1948 Letter 3/9/42 from Hap Arnold; various war department officials.
Air Lines – 1942-1948 American Airlines; Civil Aeronautics Board; 2 326 opposing restrictions being placed on domestic airlines operating internationally; Southern Kansas Air Transit; Braniff; Air Line Pilots Association.
Air Ports (General) – 1940-1948 Concerns of municipal/county airports.
Clay Center 1940-1942
Garden Center 1942-1948
General Correspondence Airports-Aviation
Airports - Great Bend 1942-1947
Kansas City 1941-1948
Alien Property 1945-1947
American Red Cross 1918-1946
Susan B. Anthony 1935-1950 clippings
Anti-Trust Laws 1947-1948 (2 letters)
Associated Press 1942-1948
Atomic Energy 1945-1948
Aviation (General) 1941-1948
Aviation – Cadet Pilot Training 1941-1945
General Correspondence B – Civil Air Patrol
Personal & Political: Foy F. Bailey, Salina Journal; W. A. Bailey, Kansas City, Kansas; Muriel Culp Barbe, author of “A Union Forever”; Will T. Beck, The Holton Recorder; Nagene Campbell Bethune, one-time Republican candidate for Congress, 4th district Connecticut; H. S. Blake, Capper Publications; Floyd Breeding; Styles Bridges; Theodore E. White, Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.
Bankhead Advertising Bill 1943 – numerous letters from editors and publishers urging Capper’s support of bill to have government spend 25-30 million a year on newspaper advertising for US War Bonds.
Banking 1922-1948 – Re S3941 & HR12528 prohibiting branch banking (1922); numerous Kansas banks wanting to be depositories for government funds (1943); Brown-Maybank bill S1642 (HR3965) re exchange charges, letters pro and con (Kansas Bankers Assoc.); S1015 to reduce interest paid on Postal Savings; HR2798 (1947) associations to state chartered S & L associations as state chartered may convert to federally chartered: S829 (1947) Tobey bill giving Federal Reserve Board power to limit growth of holding companies including those involving banks.
Bankruptcy 1933 – broadcast re Summers bill providing for relief for persons & business generally through a modified form of bankruptcy; proposed Robinson amendment to include farms in Summers bill; Robinson-Steagall bill providing for refinancing of farm mortgage indebtedness through second mortgages on long terms & at low interest rates.
Baxter Springs 1944-1947 – re Military Chemical Works and its conversion to peace-time industry for manufacture of fertilizer.
Bethany College 1941-1948 – re Bethany College having its library designated as a selective depository for Federal Government publications.
Bethel College 1950 – requesting memorial gift for new library.
Bill of Rights 1941 – SJRes100 introduced by Capper providing for observance of 150th Anniversary of Bill of Rights.
Blindness 1947-1950 – constituent mail re problems of the blind.
Block Bookings ( Motion Pictures) 1939 – re S280 Neely bill to outlaw “block booking” and “blind selling” in motion picture industry.
Boeing Airplane Company 1943-1948 – War Production Board notified of negative conditions at Wichita plant (1943); approval of shop, supervisory and technical – clerical rates; concerns of keeping plant production (primarily B-29’s for Pacific Theatre) up to par as war winds down in Europe (March 1945); activation in 1948 of plant for modification & production of bombs in connection with Navy & Air Force joint aircraft program; plant difficulties with Veterans Administration.
Border Patrol 1948 – memorandum pertaining to Customs Border Patrol: organization, duties, training, equipment.
Bridges, Harry 1945 – re application to become a citizen; much constituent mail requesting it be denied because of his Communist track record.
S625 regulation of liquor advertising; Marquis Childs, columnist; James E. Chinn, Washington Post; S614 & Christian Science Church; John H. Cline, Washington Star; Albert M. Cole, Harry W. Colmery; Harry Crane, Chairman of Shawnee County Republican Central Committee; SRes 35 (1947); Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine (1951); W. C. Cunningham, President, Fort Hays Kansas State College; Senate amendment to HR6635 exempting insurance agents from Act—thanks from Kansas Assoc. of Insurance Agents.
Calendar Simplification 1928-1947 – John Kee bill in House for adoption of World Calendar to stabilize time-table. (pamphlets)
Carver, George Washington 1949-1953 - Appeal of The George Washington Carver Foundation for funds; HR3s5 designating January 5th as George Washington Carver Day; undelivered speech 5/12/49 for Kansas George Washington Carver Memorial Foundation program at Mac Vicar Chapel at Washburn University; dedication of Missouri birthplace as National Monument on July 14, 1953 (Capper’s birthdate).
Cheyenne Bottoms Game Refuge 1930-1948 – S3950 authorizing migratory refuge in Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton City (1930). Need for new appropriation under flood control or rivers & harbors bill. ($250,000 originally appropriated for purchase of land lapsed because land price exhorbitant). 1947 possibility of flooding bottoms by Kansas State Forestry & Game Commission. Blueprint showing topography.
Child Day Care 1947-1948 - S751 Child Day Care Centers started in WW II need to be continued; mimeo fact sheets re centers.
Child Labor 1928-1948 - Capper-Zihlman Child Labor Bill passed in 1928; Federal Child Labor Amendment 1935; National Child Labor Committee; Hawes-Cooper Act; Ashurst-Summer Act; S2226 Wheeler-Johnson Bill; Barkley bill; Black-Connery bill (excellent child labor provisions in Fair Labor Standards Act 1938); Kansas ratification of Child Labor Amendment to Constitution 1948; some artificial records.
China 1940-1941 - China Emergency Relief Committee; United China Relief, Inc. (Capper member); Stettinius re relations between Chiang Kai-Shek and General Stilwell; issue of copyright of American authors in China; Report of Committee on Foreign Affairs re communism in China.
Chiropractors 1941 - HR1052 Totan bill to give chiropractors right to take care of government cases like MDs or osteopaths; concern re profession not represented on Healing Arts Educational Advisory Committee to Director of Selective Service.
Citizenship 1921, 1931, 1942 - address; constituent mail.
Civil Air Patrol 1942-1948
General Correspondence CAA – Claims S
Civil Aeronautics Authority 1941-1948 - Civil Pilot Training Program at Kansas Colleges; certificate correspondence for airlines serving Kansas communities; R. C. Allmon complaint against Joe Davis in Wichita; appointment of Harold Evans Hartney to CAB; Wichita Chamber of Commerce support of International Airport at Houston; issue of Bakewell’s amendment to reinstate $4,930,800 for tower operation (item for CAA in pending Commerce Dept. appropriation).
Civil Defense – see Office of Civil Defense
Civil Rights 1947-1948 - President’s Committee on Civil Rights (list of committee members); S42 Case-Warner Anti-Lynching bill; S984 FEPC; HR29 anti-poll tax measure.
Civil Service 1936-1948 - various artificial records & copies of bills; copy of FDR’s executive order 12/16/41 re transfer of employees possessing qualifications for defense work; S2114 (1944); transitional period 1946 CSC reverting to peace-time operations; Arthur Flemming letter 1947 re placing displaced federal workers.
CCC (Civil Conservation Corps) 1935-1943 - re diversion of CCC enrollees to war work.
Civilian Production Administration 1943-1947 - Kansas Oil Men’s Association in Wichita; 1946 problem of automotive parts; tractor construction equipment; construction permits; new school bus shortage for school districts due to steel shortage (1947).
Claims 1935-1947 - various civilian monetary claims against US government during WW II (e.g., vehicle accidents involving military vehicles).
A – B
C – D
E – H
I – M
N – R
General Correspondence Claims T-Z Conscription
Claims T – Z (cont.)
Coins (Commemorative) 1947-1948 - copies of various bills introduced for commemorative coinage; HST memorandum of disapproval for using coinage in a commemorative way.
Columbia, South America 1947 – American Missionaries from Mission of the Andes, Prairie View; Charles Bohlen, State Dept. counselor; Rexford mission at Garagoa.
Commissions (Military) 1941-1944
A – C
D – G
H – L
M – P
Q – S
T – Z
Communism 1946 – 1950 - re Hamilton Fish’s book, “The Challenge of World Communism” (1946); PR Communist Party, USA (1947); William Z. Foster; J. Parnell Thomas’ pamphlet, “100 Things You Should Know about Communism in the USA”; Mundt-Nixon bill; clippings.
Conscription 1921-1940 - S2561 “Capper Draft Act”, Universal Draft bill; clippings, editorials; compulsory military training bill (1940); S4164 Burke-Wadsworth selective service bill; Capper proposal of one year voluntary enlistment in peacetime (1940); radio speeches includes some reference to taking profits out of war.
General Correspondence Conscription-Democracy
Conscription 1945-1946 - compulsory military training in peacetime; universal military training; some artificial records.
Conscription 1947 - Capper’s opposition to extending draft as well as compulsory military training in peacetime; some artificial records.
Conscription 1948 & Miscellaneous – Selective Service Act 1948; list of organizations opposed to compulsory military training; some clippings, pamphlets.
Consumer Credit Control 1947 – SJRes157; resolution by Topeka Clearing House Association.
Copper 1942-1948 - investigation of activities of Keystone Copper Mining Company (President Norman Rehg, El Dorado); raw copper shortage 1947; Bureau of Mines explorations 1948 re KCMC.
Crime and Law Enforcement 1932-1938 - Lindbergh kidnapping/murder; prohibition; foreign criminal element; speeches, clippings.
Crippled Children 1931-1947 - Capper interview 3/6/47 on WRC with David Brinkley re Capper Foundation for Crippled Children; International Society for Crippled Children; National Society for Crippled Children & Adults, Inc.; American Federation of the Physically Handicapped; clippings, speeches.
Harry Darby; Gomer Davies; Dean of Grace Cathedral John Day; Laird Dean, Merchants National Bank; American Gold Star Mothers of the World War, Inc.; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom; light cruiser named “Topeka” to be launched April 1944; S692 providing for grant to Prisoners Relief Society for use in rehabilitation of chronic alcoholics.
Defense Bonds 1941-1943 - Independent Business Men’s Association of Wichita; purchase of war bonds at Fort Leavenworth; bond payroll deductions; speeches.
Demobilization 1945 - Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson statement re War Department Demobilization Plan.
Democracy 1916-1948 - valedictory speech Senator Albert W. Hawkes, NJ; other speeches.
General Correspondence Depression-Federal Courts
Depression 1931-1938 - Capper’s plan for Balanced Labor; Capper’s opposition to “pump priming” by federal government; preferring private spending.
Displaced Persons 1947-1948 - Refugees Defense Committee; HR2910 (Stratton bill) admission of 400,000 displaced Europeans; Mennonite concerns; clippings, artificial records.
Disarmament 1933 – World Disarmament Campaign (conference to continue despite withdrawal of Germany); reentry of Germany and subsequent withdrawal from conference and League of Nations as well. Speeches.
E (General) 1917-1947
Central Union Mission commending Capper on Palestine question stand 1945; French Commission meeting in Kansas City 1917; El Dorado Ordinance storage depot; to Milton Eisenhower re Capper’s visit to Kansas State University March 1949 on occasion of School of Engineering silver anniversary.
Economy Act 1933 - for refund of deductions made from pensions of Spanish War veterans under certain circumstances; clippings.
Economic Cooperation Administration 1948 – Daily Capital staffer Ray Morgan gets position with ECA (Paul G. Hoffman, Administrator); artificial records.
Education 1929-1948 - George-Reed bill 1929 (additional appropriation for vocational education); S637 Thomas-Hill bill 1943 favoring federal government aid to public schools; needs of Plainview schools near Wichita (federal housing project) 1943; list of bills in 80th Congress providing for federal aid to education; Friends University; President’s Commission on Higher Education 1948; Alliance for Guidance of Rural Youth 1948; HR17165 Robison Public School bill establishing National Department of Education with cabinet rank.
Eisenhower, Dwight David 1945-1948 - Capper suggests DDE as Republican presidential nominee 1948; “Draft Eisenhower for President League 1947; Eisenhower Memorial Foundation; Capper rebuttal to London Sunday Times attack on Ike’s handling of Allied Forces in European Theatre; clippings; Saturday Evening Post article; copy of “Get Ike” song.
Ethiopia (undated) – clippings.
European Economic Relief 1946-1947 - CARE (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe); SAFE (Save a Friend in Europe); clippings, artificial records.
“Outline of a European Recovery Program” – confidential notebook prepared for Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
European Recovery Program 1947 – 1948 - Marshall Plan; constituent mail re produce growers wanting outlet for produce through Marshall Plan; S2202 European Recovery bill 1948; clippings, pamphlets.
Export Insurance Act 1946 – copy of act; letter of transmittal to Senator James E. Murray.
F (General) 1915-1948
Walter Fees, Kansas Republican State Committee; W. G. Fink, Democrat National Committeeman; Clarence Francis, President General Foods; Louis E. Frechtling, Foreign Policy Association (author of 1941 report “Oil & the War” used by Capper); NAACP Topeka Branch; John C. Frye, State Geological Survey, KU.
Fair Employment Practice Committee 1943-1948 - Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination in industry 1943; Colored Methodist Episcopal Church 1946; National Council of Jewish Women pressing for permanent FEPC 1947; HR4004 78th Congress.
Fair Labor Standards 1939-1946 - S1349 Fair Labor Standards Act, also referred to as minimum wage bill 1946; amendments.
FBI 1935-1952 - consisting almost entirely of personal notes between Capper and J. Edgar Hoover, Director of FBI.
Federal Communications Commission 1939-1948 - Frederick I. Thompson, appointee; Capper endorsement of James M. Mead for chairmanship 1947; pamphlet, clippings.
Federal Courts 1946 - redistricting of Kansas for Federal Court alarming possibility—referred to Congressman Hope.
General Correspondence Federal Expenditures-Flag
Federal Expenditures 1939-1948 - re Pittman bill; clippings, artificial records.
Federal Government (undated) – 1930’s speech; 1946 NEA article.
Federal Home Loan Bank 1935-1947 - John H. Fahey, Chairman.
Federal Housing 1940-1945 - WW II housing shortage; Bailey Development Co; Lanham Act 1941; Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; HR6617; HR6750; National Housing Agency; securing of emergency national defense areas in Kansas; Work Projects Administration; Federal Public Housing Authority; Curry Construction & Realty Co., Wichita; Henry A. Bubb, Capitol Federal & John Ihlder, National Capital Housing Authority re S1342; clippings.
Federal 1946-1948 - big cities’ housing shortage; KU housing problem 1946; Wichita Housing Survey 1947.
Federal Power Commission 1945 – 1947 - Natural Gas Investigation (Docket G-580).
Federal Reserve Banks 1942-1947 - responses from Kansas banks re proposal to terminate Topeka as a reserve city.
Federal Security Agency 1947-1948 - establishment of Bureau of Employees Compensation by FSA.
Federal Trade Commission 1919-1948 - commissioners & chairman’ Iowan Keith Jaquiss proposed for vacancy; reappointment of William A. Ayres, Wichita, 7 year term 1947; biographies of commissioners 1947.
Federal Works Administration 1941-1945 - Defense Public Works; Lanham Act; location of Sunflower Ordnance Plant at Eudora; Child Care service in Salina; De Soto schools; War Production Board re Douglass Hospital in Kansas City; Child Care Facilities at KU; Vo-Tech at Abilene; FWA aid for various Kansas towns and public school systems.
Federal Works Administration 1946 – 1948 - more FWA aid for Kansas towns and schools.
Federal Works Administration (Wichita) – FWA funds involving only Wichita schools and business such as Boeing.
Flag 1939-1949 - American Legion concerns re flags on graves of veterans 1941; questions re official Service flag for WW II 1943; Christian flag 1949.
General Correspondence Flood Control
Flood Control (General) 1927-1948 - program of storing flood waters in ponds, lakes & reservoirs; JR285 re Wilder Dam in Kansas Legislature; Conemaugh Dam in Pennsylvania 1945; Arizona; Virginia; Kansas City; Ohio River Valley; Mississippi River; Flood Control Act 1936; Santa Barbara; Colorado River; Kansas projects; Osceola Dam, Missouri; Verdigris River; Arkansas Valley; Kirwin Dam; Glen Elder; Cottonwood River; Second Deficiency Act 1943; Smoky Hill River Basin (Kanopolis Reservoir); artificial records, Senate reports.
Arkansas River Valley 1927-1948
Cedar Bluff Dam 1948
Elk City Reservoir 1945 – 1946
Hutchinson 1945 – 1946
Kansas (Miscellaneous Projects) 1942-1948
Kansas River Valley 1945-1948
Kaw Valley Drainage District 1915-1948
Marais Des Cygnes 1942-1948
Missouri River Basin 1943-1948
Neosho River Valley 1927-1948
Pick-Sloan Plan 1948-1951 – flood control plan for Missouri Basin (preferred by Capper to an MVA similar to TVA).
Republican River Valley 1935-1948 – S1361 re compact to be entered into by Colorado, Kansas & Nebraska with respect to use of Republican River Basin waters 1941; HR reports, documents.
General Correspondence Flood Control – Fulbright Act
Flood Control (cont)
Tuttle Creek Dam 1938-1948
Verdigris River Valley 1926-1948 – HR document #440.
Food & Drug Administration 1940-1948 - Thayer Chemical Co. (1940-1942); Dr. John A. Crabb’s concern with insoluble vitamins 1945; text of Tugwell bill (new federal food and drug law 1933).
Foreign Service 1942-1948 - personal communiqués re Foreign Service appointments.
Foreign Relations 1926-1947 - NBC “University of the Air” radio series 1945; New
York Times; Life Magazine; Cordell Hull 1947; Harnischfeger, Milwaukee; AAUW; American Express Co. President Ralph T. Reed 1947; Arthur H. Vandenberg; Senate remarks, radio broadcasts, hearings, reports, clippings, artificial records.
Foreign Policy 1928-1947 - late 1920’s clippings; keeping US out of European War 1939.
Forestry 1935-1947 - Interior Department considering adding to its Forest Reserve in Utah; S376 to facilitate control of soil erosion and/or flood damage originating upon lands within exterior boundaries of Uinta and Wasatch National Forests in Utah (HR4339); HR3897 similar bill re Cache National Forest in Utah; Report of Chief Forester; Senate reports.
Fort Riley 1939-1948 - E. W. Rolfs, Central National Bank; boundary concerns from local farmers.
Franking Privilege 1943 - alleged abuse; Hamilton Fish remarks.
Freedom 1941 – reprint, clipping, UN pamphlet re four freedoms.
Freedom Train 1946-1948 - Attorney General Clark 1947; KU Chancellor Deane Malott re routing train through Lawrence; Liberal stop.
Freight Rates 1942-1946 - Santa Fe; Interstate Commerce Commission.
Fremont, John C. 1941-1944 – monument honoring Fremont proposed by sculptor T. A. Rovelstad; bill introduced in Senate for appropriation for construction.
Fulbright Act 1947-1948 - Public Law #584; pamphlets, letters.
General Correspondence G – Hoover
G (General) 1942-1947
R. H. Garvey’s concerns re Wendell Willkie’s “One World” stance; Bernard Geis re interview Esquire Magazine; National Grange Master Albert S. Godd re Capper’s support of Langer bill to restrain liquor advertising; Utility bill; frigate “Constitution”; adoption of war orphans.
Game Refuge 1934-1936 - constituent W. H. Davis wishes government to buy his 26,000 acres in Duchesne County, Utah to add to National Forest. King & Robinson bills not involve that county.
Gas 1942-1947 - gasoline rationing in WW II; HR4051 Rizley Natural Gas bill 1947 (breakdown on House vote).
Germany 1939-1947 - German-American Fund; S2101 Trading with the Enemy Act 1946 permitting shipment of relief supplies to countries with which the US has been at war; German aliens.
GI Bill of Rights 1943-1948 - S180 1943; S1509 1944; S1767 1944; post-war GI on-the-job training; constituent problems; S2477 tightening controls for on-the-job training programs 1946; S971 providing grants to institutions of higher learning for construction of educational facilities required in education & training of war veterans; S1394 & HR4212 increase in GI subsistence allowance.
Global Alphabet 1943 – Hon. Robert L. Owen’s petition to Senate.
Good Neighbor Policy 1942-1948 - Victory Volunteers; Good Neighbor Day; Good Neighbor Foundation, Benjamin E. Neal, President; SHRes121 proclaiming Good Neighbor Day 1947; Thomas E. Dewey response to proclamation; responses from other governors; Al Capp letter promoting GND to 94 leading cartoonists.
Gold 1944-1947 - decrease in monetary gold stock in US 1944; proposed subsidy on domestic mined gold 1947.
Government Waste 1942-1947 - constituent concerns.
Gove County Gunnery Range 1943-1946 - protests re site of target range for Army Air Force, involving Gove, Logan, Lane & Scott counties. Objection based on agricultural value of site; overruled by Army’s urgent need; farmers distressed with low lease paid for use of land (218,880 acres with 150 farm families involved); clipping re opening of range.
Government Seizure – J. I. Case – government seizure of the Case Plants; CIO issue of power, control, protection; concern that government not give into CIO demands by seizing plants; state farm implement dealers concerned.
Greece 1939-1946 - “Justice for Greece Committee”, George E. Phillies, Chairman 1946; Sres82 certain territorial Greece claims 1946; clippings; aid to Greece.
Guam 1938-1940 - legislation re Guam; 2 ½ page history.
Guyer, Ulysses S. 1946 - issuance of memorial volume on his life and service as Representative from 2nd Congressional District.
H (General) 1918-1950
Republican National Committee Chairman John Hamilton; Chief Justice of Kansas Supreme Court W. W. Harvey; Methodist Pastor William I. Hastie; Lacy Haynes, Kansas City Star; Capper views on legislative matters to NEA; President of Baker University Nelson P. Horn; Charles S. Huggman, Representative from Columbus; Howard B. Bishop, Human Engineering Foundation; 1944 conference sponsored by National Council for Prevention of War, Robert M. Hutchins of Chicago, speaker; Circuit Judge Walter A. Huxman.
Hatch Act 1936-1942 - S2471 amending Hatch Act of 1939 to extend provisions to civil service employees; National Civil Service Reform League 1937.
Hawaii 1944-1947 - constituent mail re statehood issue.
Highways 1939-1948 - federal highway programs; HR9575 Hayden-Cart-Wright Federal Highway Act 1940; designation of highways for military purposes; US Highway 81 Association.
Home Loan Bank Administration 1932-1947 - Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (refinances mortgages).
Homesteading 1944-1946 - homestead opportunities for veterans on reclamation projects; Department of the Interior; circular, pamphlet.
Hoover, Herbert 1928-1949 - Capper letter to William Allen White in 1942 re Hoover’s book “Problems of a Lasting Peace”; radio address by Capper during Hoover’s presidency; Capper’s support for re-nomination and re-election of Hoover-Curtis ticket; pamphlets.
General Correspondence Hospitals – J
Hospitals 1941-1948 - Lanham Act; Wichita & Kansas City Hospital situation; Federal Works Agency; University of Kansas hospitals; Public Health Service; War Production Board; small town Kansas hospitals; S191 Hospital Survey & Construction Act 1944.
Hugoton Oil Fields 1943-1944 - Capper urges Secretary of Interior to open Hugoton gas field to competitive bidding.
Huron Cemetery 1947-1948 - Indian burying ground being considered for disposal; S1372 & HR3685 deal with issue; summary paper by Grant Harrison re Wyandotte Indian history; Shawnee Mission Indian Historical Society.
I (General) 1941-1950
Manuscript “Know Your Isms” by Martin Dodge, published by American Viewpoint, accompanied by letter from Dodge (1949); Nelson Antrim Crawford note re response to religious fanatic.
Immigration 1924-1945 - Immigration Act of 1924; National Origins Clause of same; Robert St. John 1945 broadcast NBC; Capper Senate speech “American Welfare Demands Restricted Immigration” 1924; some artificial records re visa information for immigrants.
India 1942 – Editor Clarence Poe of “The Progressive Farmer” re India problem of independence; Wichita council of Churches re same.
Indian Affairs (US—Native) 1939-1948 - S2103 Reorganization Act 1939; Dr. Karl A. Menninger 1949; Department of Interior; Office of Indian Affairs (re Indian reservations in Kansas and other states); some artificial records of Indian affairs; S1372 1947; S952 1947; Kickapoos in Horton; Navahos in New Mexico & Arizona; Pottawatomie Indian claims in Kansas & Wisconsin; S1737 to emasculate formation of Indian Claims Commission; League of Nations, North American Indians; S2660 1939; S1117 1941; S1688 1947; artificial records.
Insurance 1919-1950 - S1362 1943; HR3269 & HR3270 1943; constituent pros & cons re S1362; temperance cause re alcohol-related accidents; relationship of insurance to farm debt; clippings.
Inter-American Highway 1945-1947 - SRes74 proposing feasibility study re inter-American Highway.
International Copyright Convention 1934-1941 - hearing proceedings before Senate subcommittee of Committee on Foreign Relations 1937; S1928 enabling US to enter the International Copyright Union 1934; 1935 & 1941 report from Committee on Foreign Relations.
Interstate Commerce Commission 1939-1948 - Lindley Truck Co. case 1940; S1629 Motor Carrier Act 1935; Report: “Preliminary Report of Secretary of Midwest Operators Association Concerning Government Seizure and Operation of Properties of Middle West Motor Freight Lines” 1944-1945.
Investigations 1930-1948 - 1930 broadcast re Senate investigations; national defense program investigation 1941; 1945 investigation of Tom Clark request.
Irrigation 1944-1948 - Flathead Irrigation Project; Mobile, Arizona irrigation water needs.
Italy 1944-1947 - proposal to use Italian prisoners of war in private employment; John J. McCloy, acting Secretary of War; Committee for a Just Peace with Italy (1946) re concerns with Italian treaty 1947.
J (General) 1943-1947
Harold B. Johnson, Watertown Daily times (NY) editor; constituent mail.
Jackson Hole National Monument 1947 - HR1330 providing for abolishment of JHNM; HR2438 amending Antiquities Act, taking away power of President to create national monuments; Commission on Public Lands; Jackson Hole pamphlet.
Japan 1938-1945 - Arms to Japan issue; Cordell Hull re sale of war materials & scrap iron to Japan 1939; 12/9/41 Capper letter (copy) to FDR re Pearl Harbor attack two days earlier; Capper talk (undated) re scrap iron sales to Japan—war profit motive by US manufacturers; clippings (entire TDC front page 12/8/41); copy of “Instrument of Surrender”.
Jews 1937-1948 - American Jewish Congress; Zionist Organization of America; American Zionist Bureau; Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs; Stephen S. Wise; Committee for a Jewish Army; American Palestine Committee; American League for a Free Palestine; American Memorial to Six Million Jews of Europe Inc. 1947; Capper talk before American Jewish Congress 1948; Anti-Jew propaganda piece.
General Correspondence K - Kellogg-Briand Pact
W. K. Kellogg of Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI; Kerford Quarry Co. (black) in Atchison in WW II (War Production Board).
Kansas (General) 1924-1948 - numerous Capper speeches and broadcasts about Kansas; constituent mail; clippings, artificial records, pamphlets.
Kansas Industrial Development Commission 1939-1942 – Oscar S. Stauffer chairman re federal government recognizing Kansas’ role in defense program. Richard Robbins chairman in 1942; Associated Industries of Kansas, Inc.; War Production Board.
Kansas – Judicial System 1935 – Senator McGill attempting to have new Federal Judicial District created in Kansas (would make a second federal judgeship for a Wichita Democrat).
Kansas – Judicial System 1936-1948 - 1945 concern to appoint Midwesterner Orie L. Phillips to Supreme Court (vacancy created by resignation of Justice Roberts); 1938 still pushing for additional federal judgeship for Kansas (many western farmers feel farms lost due to Federal Judge Richard J. Hopkins); Hopkins letter to Capper defending actions against farmers; Capper supporting Phillips; 1945 second KS federal judgeship in place.
Kansas – Republican Party 1942-1948 - Capper re-election campaign; clippings.
Kansas – Social Welfare 1942-1948 - State Department of Social Welfare, constituent concerns; clippings.
Kansas – Taxation 1947 – administration of income tax law.
Kellogg-Briand Pact 1922
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (James T. Shotwell, Director, Division of Economics & History); J. D. Chamberlain, Columbia University Legislative Drafting Research Fund; Capper resolution to outlaw war; Chairman Nicholas Murray Butler of CEIP; radio broadcasts & Senate remarks by Capper 1929 supporting Kellogg Pact; clippings, pamphlets.
General Correspondence L – MacArthur
L (General 1918-1951
Ernest K. Lindley, Newsweek Magazine; Malvina Lindsay, Washington Post; miscellaneous constituents.
Labor 1918-1951 – letters from various union organizations re McCarran amendment to Public Works Relief Bill 1935; wartime labor problems; National War Labor Board; Wagner Labor Act 1946; Taft-Hartley bill (see also Box 23); voting record of Capper on principal labor bills 1929-1941; C. M. Vickland (Local 223, CIO) interview of Landon & Capper (at age 81); Capper statement post 80th birthday; record of Senate & House vote on over-ride veto of Taft-Hartley Act.
Labor – Wages & Hours 1939-1948 - Fair Labor Standards Act; small business constituent mail; S1349 Wage Hour Law 1946; wage-hour division of US Dept. of Labor position on Saturday, Sunday, Holiday and night pay.
Land – General Land Office, Office of Land Management 1938-1938 Department of Interior re oil & gas leases; WW II government/defense military project sites; Land-Grant railroad rates 1944; Morton County re leasing government-owned lands to returning veterans 1946; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Wichita, wanting to exchange land in Pike National Forest in Colorado; Kansas Ordnance Plant.
League of Nations 1918-1938 - Capper appointed vice-chairman Mid-continent Congress for League of Nations 1919; editorials (Capper in favor of staying out of LN); Speech re staying out of European wars (1938?).
Legislation – Miscellaneous 1942-1948 - S1160 & HR2550 to improve methods & facilities for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness (Menninger staff letters) 1945; summary of Capper’s legislative activities 1946; S48 Library Demonstration bill 1948; pamphlet on Reports on the Senate Committee on Claims 1929; indexed record of bills introduced by Capper in 1947 & 1948.
Land-Lease Program 1941-1946 - US Department of Agriculture; Capper attacks land-lease, objecting to dictatorial powers given to President to lease, lend or give any American defense supplies to any foreign country 1941.
Lincoln, Abraham 1918-1943 - Lincoln Day addresses by Capper.
Lobbying 1930-1948 - “Looting by the Lobby” speech 1930; new lobbying act 1947; US Savings & Loan League indicted for failing to register properly under provisions of act.
London Conference 1930 – radio broadcast; St. Louis paper clipping.
Loyalty – US Government 1946-1948 - correspondence with Robert L. Owens of California re House Committee on Un-American Activities and Rees speech in House 1948.
Lynching 1935-1940 - Costigan-Wagner anti-lynching bill; clippings articles.
M (General) 1921-1949
Bernarr McFadden, Physical Culture Magazine; Archibald MacLeish, Fortune Magazine; Federal Reserve Regulation; May Act operations in vicinity of Fort Bragg 1942; cartoons by Ruben F. Menendez who is returning to Cuba after 19 year absence; Salina Chamber of Commerce supporting A. Q. Miller to represent Agriculture on Board of Directors of US Chamber of Commerce; possible candidacy of Milton Eisenhower for Governor of Kansas; eradication of marihuana in Kansas 1942; Wichita Eagle 65th anniversary 1937; Capper re-election campaign 1942; clipping.
MacArthur, General Douglas 1943-1951 - 1948 presidential possibility; Jonathan M. Wainwright & Frank E. Gannett supporting same; Capper supporting Vandenberg until his withdrawal; MacArthur for President letter; clippings; Charles L. Hall, Emporia, poem; cartoon page of MacArthur done by cartoonist Albert T. Reid.
Medals of Honor 1942-1945 - Capper’s proposed legislation to award medals to men defending Pearl Harbor; clipping; citation of 12 Kansas Congressional Medal of Honor winners.
Menninger Foundation 1939-1950 - Drs. Karl & Will Menninger; constituent mail.
Merchant Marine 1922-1948 - S2806 to extend military insurance privileges to merchant Marine 1942; post-war status of Merchant Marine concerns; defeat of proposal to transfer large number of Merchant Marine ships to foreign countries; clippings; summary paper 1948.
Mexico 1943-1946 - Mexican Water Treaty 1945; Imperial Valley & San Diego; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations minority report against treaty; Jerry Voorhis, US Rep CA: Ernest W. McFarland, US Sen AZ; Salt River Project 1945; clippings.
Military Chemical Works 1943-1945 - Kenneth A. Spencer, President of The Military Chemical Works, Inc. in Kansas City, MO; Jayhawk Ordnance Works, Pittsburg; draft deferment of chemists & chemical engineers 1944.
Mines & Minerals 1942-1944 - Department of the Interior and Bureau of Mines re zinc/lead deposits in Baxter Springs, especially the McArthur field; small business problems of zinc & lead ore producers; HR6941 support of continuation of premium prices for lead & zinc ores; mining subcommittee of Senate Special Committee on Small Business – report; clippings; Contract Settlement Act 1944; War Minerals Relief Commission history 1919-1941.
Mississippi Valley Association 1947-1948 - formation of MVA to support economic development of area; 1947 MVA platform.
Monetary Question 1931-1939 - Federal Reserve Bank operations; Arthur Brisbane re silver issue; concern re increasing national debt; concern re stabilizing the dollar; editorial, clippings.
Monopoly 1917-1948 - Banking Act of 1933; utility pirates 1935; holding companies of chain stores; Wheeler-Rayburn bill; talks, editorials, clippings.
Montgomery Ward – WW II – seizure of Montgomery Ward by Attorney General Biddle; question of issues falling under War Labor Disputes Act.
Moral Re-Armament 1939-1948 - Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd 1947; “The Good Road” revue produced by Moral Re-Armament group; John McC Roots: MR Congress in Los Angeles 1948; broadcasts, clippings.
Mundt-Nixon Bill 1948 - constituent mail pro & con re communism.
Munitions Racket 1934 - Nye Act 1934; war racketeers; taking the profits out of war; clippings.
Muscle Shoals 1931 – broadcast re Muscle Shoals legislation, history.
N (General) 1928-1951
David Neiswanger re placing defense industries in middle west 1941; J. C. Nichols re passage of Capper-Cramton bill 1930 & other defense matters.
National Cemetery 1943-1947 – input from several Kansas towns re possibility of establishing regional national cemeteries; Arlington National Cemetery mimeo history; mimeo story of Unknown Soldier.
National Debt 1939-1947 – constituent mail re Capper’s stand on reducing national debt; radio broadcasts, clippings.
National Defense 1939-1941 – National Association of Manufacturers; Capper warning against defense spending waste; Capper urging US keep out of European war; war appropriation dollars; Capper urging strong national defense program to keep US out of war.
National Defense Advisory Council 1940-1948 – advisory body to Council of National Defense; problem of establishing defense industries in middle west.
National Defense Plants 1941-1945 – locating defense plants in middle west; Kansas State Industrial Commission; military base sites.
General Correspondence National Rivers – Nitrate
National Rivers & Harbors Congress 1944-1946 – HR3961 Rivers & Harbors Omnibus Bill 1944; suggested appointees to Kansas Advisory Commission to same.
National Securities Resources Board 1940-1948 – mimeo document re National Security
Factors in Industrial Location; clippings.
National Youth Administration 1935-1944 – NYA cheese-making plant in Dodge City;
problems of NYA Topeka offices being moved to Kansas City 1942; mimeo copy
of the VA 1936.
Navy 1934-1947 – Vinson-Trammell Naval Construction bill 1934; HR9218 Naval
Expansion Bill 1938 (Capper one of 14 Senators against); USS Normandy fire
1942; Navy withdrawal from CAA-WTS Program summer 1944; Navy medical
training program; retirement increase; James Forrestal, Secretary of Navy re
destruction of Navy property in Pacific; clipping re taking profit out of war as
related to naval expansion bill; clippings.
Negroes 1918-1949 – Negro National Educational Congress; NAACP; National Medical
Association; National Council of Negro Veterans; national Federation of Colored Farmers; YWCA of Kansas City, KS; Jordan Patterson Post 319; Topeka attorney Elisha Scott; 1943 census statistics; Negro Digest; United Protective League for Freedom, Inc.; Ives-Quinn Anti-Discrimination law 1945; Topeka attorney T. W. Bell; various Negro newspapers & editors; Negro Digest Publishing Co.; Ebony; Urban League Service Fund; Colored Veterans Cab Co., Topeka; clippings, many speeches.
Neutrality 1936-1941 – random sample of letters (out of thousands received) re keeping out of WW II.
Neutrality – Miscellaneous papers 1936-1941 – speeches, clippings.
New Deal 1933-1938 – clippings & speeches by Capper showing swing from supporting FDR in 1933 to being critical foe in 1938.
Newfoundland 1948 – plebescite of Newfoundland to link up economically with US.
Newspapers 1916-1937 – 1916 Capper biography; clippings, speeches.
Nitrates 1945 – nitrate production in Chile and the US; Edward R. Stettinius, Secretary of
General Correspondence O – Organizations
O (General) – National League of Women Voters; Louise M. O’Connor, chairman of
Child Welfare Committee; John Morrell Co re Thomas amendment to OPA Extension Act.
Office of Civilian Defense 1942-1943 – Director James M. Landis re rural fire prevention
& protection; 1943 Boy Scout manual describing Junior Citizens Service Corps;
Office of Price Administration 1942-1945 – OPA issues; eligibility classification for scarce products, price freezing, rationing, rents; problem of feeding migratory harvest workers with rationing; Lubri-Gas (additive).
Office of Price Administration 1946-1950 & Miscellaneous – Meat shortage; removal of price controls; Wagner-Murray-Dingle bill 1946; Kansas State Board of Health, Paul A. Porter, administrator 1946; Republican Congressional Food Study Committee 1946; sugar scarcity and controls; artificial records, pamphlets, bills, acts, resolutions.
Organizations (A) 1945-1951 – Academy of Arts & Sciences; Alliance for Guidance of Rural Youth; Allied Youth; America First Committee; American Business Men’s Research Foundation; American Country Life Association, Inc.; American Friends Service Committee; American Foundation for Overseas Blind, Inc.; American Peace Society; Amvets; American War Dads; American Youth Congress; Americans for Democratic Action; Americans United for World Organization; Archives of Time Foundation, Inc. (Idaho); Armenian National Committee.
Organizations – American Legion 1921-1948 – Kansas Department of American Legion; veteran/military affairs; Veterans Administration; national headquarters; clippings.
Organizations – American Viewpoint 1942-53 – War Service Committee; pamphlets to aid morale of servicemen and women – “I Am An American” & “When A Man Faces Death” (Rickenbacker).
Organizations – B – Big Brother Movement; Boy Rangers of America; Boy Scouts of America; Boys’ Town; speeches, clippings, pamphlets.
General Correspondence Organizations C – Z
Organizations C-E – Children’s Emergency Fund (United Nations International); Children’s Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.; International Society of Christian Endeavor; Christian Rural Overseas Program; Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid; Christian Voters Federation; Church World Service; Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report; Citizens Council for Community Planning; Committee of Americans; Committee for Constitutional Government; Committee of 100 (justice & equality for blacks); Common Religious Life in the Nation’s Capital; Council Against Intolerance in America; District Association of Workers for the Blind; East & West Association; Emergency Peace Campaign; Estonian Nat’l Council.
Organizations F – Farmer’s Educational and Cooperative Union of America; Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America; 4-H Clubs; clippings, speeches.
Organizations G-I – Grand Army of the Republic; Girls Nation; Girls State; Home-Front Soldiers; Good Neighbor Day; Grammercy Boys’ Club; the Helios Foundation; Hi-Y Clubs of America; the Home, Church, School Foundation; Institute for American Democracy; Infantile Paralysis Committee 1941; Institute of International Relations; Institute on Race Relations; Institute of Scientific Criminal Research, Inc.; Committee for Inter-American Cooperation; International Council of Religious Education (Harold E. Stassen, James E. Kraft); American Peace Society; Inter-Parliamentary Union; Iron Curtain Refugee Campaign.
Organizations J-N – Japan International Christian University Foundation; Kansas Council for Children; Kansas Hi-Y; Kansas Society for Crippled Children; Keep American Out of War Congress; Kosciuszko Foundation; Lafayette Preventorium; Layman’s Movement for a Christian World; League for the American Home, Inc.; Lord’s Day Alliance for the US; Love’em All Club; Madison Square Boys’ Club; Masonic Lodge; National Civic Federation; National Committee for Christian Leadership; National Conference of Christians & Jews; National Council of American People, Inc.; National Economic Council, Inc.; National Federation of the Blind; Kansas State Advisory Committee for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; American Heart Association; National Institute of Family Relations; Illinois Association for Applied Psychology; National Kindergarten Association; National Municipal League; national Popular Government League; National Probation Association; National Recreation Association; National Republic Organization; National Women’s Trade Union League; National Woman’s Party; Near East Foundation.
Organizations – NAACP 1922-1949 – articles by Walter White.
Organizations – National Council for Prevention of War 1936-1952 Frederick J. Libby, executive secretary.
Organizations – O-Z – Panepirotic Federation of America, Inc.; Pan-Rhodian Society; Peace Now Movement; Peoples Mandate to Governments to End War; Polish American Congress, Inc.; Post War Council; Public Ownership League of America; Rally of Hope; St. Francis Boys’ Home; Salvation Army; Save the Children Fund (S. J. Crumbine, M.D., executive vice-chair); Save the Children Federation; Spastics of America, Inc.; Sunshine Foundation Junior Republic; Topeka Orphans’ Home; United Brotherhood Tolerance Movement; United Cerebral Palsy Association; United Nations Fund; USO; United States Federation of Justice; United States Flag Association; United States Patriotic Society, Inc.; the Volunteers of America; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom; World Council of Christian Education; World Government Association; World’s Sunday School Association; YMCA.
General Correspondence P – Politics
Phister Ranch problems in Missouri; William S. Paley, CBS; Dr. Daniel L. Poling, Baptist minister; Government Employees Council, American Federation of Labor; “Pschiana” & Frank B. Robinson, Moscow, ID; Florida ship canal.
Palestine Question 1942-1948 – Arab National League critical of Capper’s support of Jewish refugees; United Palestine Appeal; American Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs (Rabbi Stephen S. Wise); Council of Jewish Organizations; Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson 1946; Secretary of State Dean Acheson; League for a Free Palestine (Maurice Rosenblatt, executive secretary); case of Rabbi Baruch Korff; Capper support of UN decision to reestablish a Jewish state in Palestine; Paul Reznikoff; Americans for Haganah; shock of US reversing its decision on Palestine; question of lifting arms embargo to Israel; clippings, artifical records.
Pensions (Congressional) 1942-1947 – Capper efforts to repeal law granting pensions to congressman; pension-bill subsequently repealed; speeches, clippings.
Pensions (Old Age) 1933-1934 – Social Security; recommendation from Sheridan Downey, chairman of Special Committee to Investigate the Old Age Pension system 1941; clippings, speeches.
Petroleum (General) 1921-1948 – status of independent oil producers; proposed increase in federal gas tax 1933; S1163 introduced by Capper repealing federal gasoline tax 1935; copy of Landon letter to W. P. Cole 1935; Capper letter to Harold L. Ickes 1942; Percentage Depletion Allowance 1942; wartime petroleum concerns—crude oil situation; petroleum administration for war; post-war lifting of wartime price restrictions; stripper oil wells; Anglo-American Oil Treaty 1946.
Petroleum (Pipe Lines0 1946-1948 – proposed crude oil pipeline from southwest Texas and southeast New Mexico to Valley Center, KS; Kansas refining capacities to support need for additional crude oil supply in mid-continent area; War Assets Administration (Big Inch and Little Inch pipelines) involved in disposal of these government owned lines; steel and oil shortage in 1948; Oil & Steel Subcommittees of Senate Small Business Committee 1948 hearings; clippings.
Petroleum (Miscellaneous Papers) 1930-1947 – Clippings, broadcasts, pamphlets, mimeos.
Philippine Islands 1933-1948 – support of bill granting independence to Philippines 1933; S1734 pay for Americans remaining in Philippines after Pearl Harbor, especially members of Philippine Army for services to US in WW II; Philippines War Damage Commission; Argao Institute.
Politics – Correspondence 1919-1948 – Republican National Committee; constituent mail.
Politics (Miscellaneous Papers) 1940-1952 – clippings, speeches, pamphlets, mimeos.
General Correspondence Post Office – Prohibition
Post Office 1917-1948 – postage rates 1917 (Capper against incorporating second class postal rate divisions in war revenue bill); postal zone law 1919; National Federation of Post Office Clerks (AFL) 1924; Railway Mail Association 1924; National Association of Letter Carriers 1926; National Civil Service Reform League 1937; National League of District Postmasters 1938; HR1366 & HR2928 (fixing duty hours of postal employees0 1943; HR3035 1945; S785 amending 1945 act re compensation post office employees 1947; S1949 increasing postal employees salaries 1948.
Presidential Tenure 1945-1947 – American Citizens Association advocating limiting presidential term to single six-year term or two terms of four years each (22nd Amendment—as of 8/12/47 ratified by 18 states); speech.
Prisoners of War 1941-1948 – (both US prisoners overseas and Axis prisoners in US); Secretary of State Cordell Hull re repatriation of individuals; possible POW camp near Concordia 1942; individual letters from families of POW’s re exchange; 1942 letter from POW in Shanghai, reply in 1943; temporary German prisoner camp at old CCC buildings near Council Grove; War Relocation Authority; War Manpower Commission—use of prisoners to relieve acute labor shortage; treatment of German POW’s in Hillsboro; Edward W. Franzke, state manpower director, War Manpower Commission; Veterans of Foreign Wars object to use of POW’s as laborers, citing unfair competition 1945; clippings.
Prohibition 1916-1936 – Anti-Saloon League of America; Kansas Woman’s Christian Temperance Union; National WCTU; speeches, editorials.
Prohibition 1937-1944 – NWCTU; Kansas Yearly Meeting of Friends; Kansas WCTU; clippings, speeches.
Prohibition 1945-1946 – concern that grain sent to Europe not be used for manufacture of alcoholic beverages; liquor advertising bill 1947; clippings, speeches.
Prohibition 1947 – liquor advertising; NWCTU; Gannett newspapers refusing liquor advertising; S757 Johnson bill; S265 anti-liquor advertising bill; National Temperance Movements, Inc.; International Reform Federation; National Temperance Digest; American Businessmen’s Research Foundation; Federal Council of the Churches of Christ; National Youth Conservation.
Prohibition (Miscellaneous Papers) 1947 – clippings, speeches, articles.
General Correspondence Prohibition – Railroad
Prohibition 1948 Correspondence – S265 restricting liquor advertising; concern that grain for Europe not be used for making liquor; Capper against repeal of Kansas Dry Law; clippings, speeches.
Prohibition (Miscellaneous Papers) 1948 – clippings, speeches.
Prohibition (Miscellaneous Papers) 1949-1950 – National Committee for Education on Alcoholism (Yale); NWCTU; Anti-Alcoholic Beverage Foundation of America; Capper introduction of bill to prohibit liquor advertisements in interstate commerce 1950; clippings, articles.
Public Works Administration 1935-1940 – National Emergency Council; Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace; producers and wholesalers’ problems (possibility of PWA funds to construct wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Kansas City); application for improvement of public levy property of Kansas City including erection of grain elevator terminal dock 1934.
Issue of Medal of Merit to Col. William H. Rankin, WW II; Ratner for Governor; Edward H. Rees, Representative 4th District; E. C. Robbins, Kansas Livestock Association (meat shortage 1942); Roy Roberts, Kansas City Star; Capper speech re Will Rogers; prohibition; Lemke anti-vivisection bill.
Race Relations 193901951 – Council Against Intolerance in America; Motion Picture Association; Meharry Medical College.
Radio 1924-1947 – Radio Trade Association supporting Capper’s objections to taxing radio 1924; Radio Institute of the Audible Arts 1935; FCC 1941; clippings, speeches.
Railroad 1919-1949 – Kansas City Northwestern Railroad and Railroad Administration settlement 1919; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen labor issue 1932; Interstate Commerce Commission; abandonment of various lines in Kansas; boxcar shortage re bumper crop 1945, 1947; S249 (Railroad Reorganization Act) and HR3237 and HR3980 1947; pullman reservation racket, 1948; clippings, mimeos.
General Correspondence Reclamation – Russia
Reclamation 1927-1948 Boulder Canyon bill 1927; Republican & Smoky Hill rivers 1946; Phoenix, AZ, water problems; HR2042 resolution; Governor of Wyoming Lester Hunt 1947; Arizona fighting for Colorado river waters under Bureau of Reclamation projects; projected Bureau projects for 1949 cited.
Reconstruction Finance Corporation 1937-1948 – Carroll B. Merriam board member; 1941 Post editorial re Capper; Stove company plant, Leavenworth; RFC Chairman John D. Goodloe 1947-1948; HR2535 amendment to RFC Act 1947.
Refugee Children 1939-1946 – 1939 Wagner-Rogers bill admitting 10,000 German refugee children over quota; SJR64 & HJR168 upping to 20,000?; orphans 1946; clippings.
Religion 1943-1947 – Capper participation in Federal Council of the Churches of Christ radio series “The Church in Action”; clippings, speeches, mimeos.
Rent Control 1942-1948 – rent control problems in Wichita, Junction City/Fort Riley, Kansas City, Hutchinson, Parsons, Pittsburg, Topeka, Emporia, Leavenworth, Larned, Arkansas City, Dodge City; OPA; Chester Bowles, administrator OPA: Rent control Division of War Price and Rationing Board; the Housing Expediter Office, Washington DC; rent control areas in Kansas; clippings, address.
Rural Electrification Administration (REA) 1941-1948 – state cooperatives; REA assistance in establishing cooperative (loans, financing lines0; 1946 concern re future appropriations for REA; REA (still functioning 1948).
Reorganization Plan (Executive) 1938-1948 – United States Building & Loan League; Executive Reorganization Act 1939; HCR131 designed to block President Truman’s Reorganization Plan, supported by Capper 1948; copy of plan.
Retirement (Military) 1943-1947 – S760 1943 & S333 1945 restoration to active duty of certain retired officers of regular army; S513 1947; HR716, S946, S1554 all 1945.
ROTC 1943-1947 – ROTC programs in various Kansas colleges and universities; S1196 effective operation and expansion of ROTC 1947.
Russia 1943-1950 – National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc.; Russian Traders Co. in New York 1945; Agricultural Committee for American-Soviet Friendship, Inc.; Fulton Lewis, radio commentator; gasoline shipments to Russia; clippings, mimeos, broadcasts.
General Correspondence S – Taft-Hartley Act
Everett Sanders, chairman Republican National Committee 1932; Rep. Errett Scrivner 1944; Dutch Shultz; newspaper editors; Harry Snyder, commissioner of Parks and Public Property, Topeka 1943.
Schoeppel, Andrew P. 1941-1952 – chairman, State Corporation Commission 1941; Governor 1943; discussion of $3,000 given to Schoeppel by Republican Senatorial Committee; Capper support for Schoeppel as his Senate replacement; clippings.
Securities & Exchange Commission 1941-1946 – Edward C. Eigher, chairman 1941-1942; mimeograph statements.
Small Business 1940-1948 – Charles G. Daughters’ application for position of director of research for Committee on Small Business Research Survey (James E. Murray, chairman); OPA; postwar difficulties in procuring steel.
Smith-Vare Case 1926 – William S. Vare, political boss of Philadelphia; contributions to Vare’s campaign; clippings, articles re corrupt elections.
Social Security 1935-1948 – Federal Social Security Act 1935; Social Security Board 1942; Vandenberg amendment to revenue bill 1943; constituent problems; clippings.
Spain 1938 – Capper’s signing of the Memorial to the Spanish Parliament.
Stamps (Commemorative) 1941-1948 – constituent mail re commemorative stamp issues; clippings.
State Department 1946 – American Society of Newspaper Editors—committee of eight editors to investigate world news distribution with particular attention to State Department’s information activities; copy of nine-page report.
Steel 1947-1948 – freezing of large quantities of steel at manufacturing plants by Army; Kansas manufacturers’ concern with farm implement production (sheet steel shortage); question of steel pipe for domestic production of oil in Kansas; Steel Subcommittee Hearings in Kansas City, MO.
Stream Pollution 1947 – S418, HR123 stream pollution bills.
Supreme Court 1935-1942 – confirmation of Justice Black 1937; vacancy created by Byrnes 1942.
Synthetic Rubber 1941-1943 – proposed synthetic rubber plant in Kansas; interested in chemical rather than agricultural methods because of time factor; city of Atchison interested in being site for plant, but by 1943 no chance for Kansas site.
J. N. Tincher, Hutchinson; tobacco; D. I. Todd, Royal Oak, MI, re liberty 1949; F. G. Todd, Atchison, re HR6505 1939; constituent compliment on Capper’s radio response to October 1939 Hitler broadcast.
Taft-Hartley Act 1947 – passage of Taft-Hartley labor bill despite President Truman’s veto (Senate voting record).
General Correspondence Taxation – Veterans
Taxation – Community Property 1941-1948 – Kansas taxpayer discriminated against because Kansas not a community property state; KU pamphlet on Tax Issues of Community Property 1947.
Taxation – Excise Tax 1943-1948 – proposed ten per cent excise tax 1943; federal tax on museum admissions 1948; cosmetics 1948; sporting goods (long memorandum).
Taxation (General) 1924-1948 – constituent mail over the years re various taxes over the years; clippings, speeches.
Taxation – Poll Tax 1943-1948 – anti-poll tax measure 1943; HR29 to abolish poll tax in 1946; clippings.
Tennessee Valley Authority 1947 – Kansas plants wish to obtain concentrated superphosphate from TVA; distress with government subsidized TBA being in competition with private business.
Topeka Weather Bureau 1945-1946 need for 24 hour weather service to increase air service.
Travel Pay Bill 1936-1940 – travel pay allowance to Spanish American War Veterans who served in the Philippines; HR289 1940; speeches, pamphlets.
Unism Plan; Utopia College started at Eureka (Babson Institute); clippings, pamphlets.
Unemployment 1931-1944 – President’s Organization on Unemployment Relief; United States Employment Service; unemployment insurance; clippings, pamphlets.
UNESCO 1946-1947 – SJR135 1946; U. S. National Commission for UNESCO, Milton S. Eisenhower, chairman, clippings.
United Nations 1945-1947 – Conference on International Organization in San Francisco; constituent requests for UN employment 1947; concerns re UN positions; speeches, mimeos.
University of Kansas 1938-1948 – Deans Lindley & Malott; KU seek Capper’s help in securing reduction on import tax on carillon.
Un-American Activities 1940 – House Committee on Un-American Activities, J. Parnell Thomas, chairman, clippings, pamphlets.
V (General) – distress re appointment of Myron Taylor Vatican envoy.
Veterans 1921-1948 – legislation proposed by The American Legion; United Spanish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; clippings, mimeos.
General Correspondence Veterans Hospitals – WW I
Veterans Hospitals 1940-1947 – possibility of new base hospital at Leavenworth & Independence for 7th corps area; application of Fort Scott for new Army General Hospital; Topeka Army General Hospital completed 1942; consideration of construction of 1500 bed hospital near Wichita; Gen. Omar Bradley letter to capper re Salina losing out to Topeka for VA hospital because of building condition & local help problem 1946; Karl Menninger concerned with potential reduction in allocations 1947; problem of Kansas brick manufacturers being able to compete in bidding for VA hospital job; announcement of Winter General Hospital to be directed by Dr. Karl Menninger 1945.
Vivisection 1942-1948 – Animal Protective Association; International Conference Against Vivisection; Langer-Burdick bill against vivisection 1945 & reintroduced by Lemke of ND 1947; national Society for the Humane Regulation of Vivisection; Anti-Vivisection of the District of Columbia.
Virgin Islands 1947 – S516 to extend provisions of Soil Conservation & Domestic Allotment Act to the Virgin Islands.
Frederick Taylor Wilson, author & lecturer; Representative Roy O. Woodruff speech re first flight to North Pole 1927; Harry Woods; Walter White, NAACP; nomination of John M. Wright for 1944 Springarn Medal.
War Assets Administration 1945-1948 disposal of war surplus material, including land; federal funds to higher educational institutions to help them meet demands of veterans education; Camp Phillips hospital & other buildings taken over by Smoky Hill Army Air Base; Liberal Army Air Field (there were 40 military airfields in Kansas at end of WW II); mimeos.
War Production Board 1941-1948 – (mostly 1941-1945 with emphasis on 1942) Solvay Plant, Hutchinson; WW Grinder Corp, Wichita; Donald M. Nelson, chairman WPB 1942; W. M. Jeffers, Rubber Director WPB; H. C. Davis Mill Machinery, Bonner Springs.
WPB – Smaller War Plants Corporation 1943-1945 – Robert Wood Johnson, Brigadier General & vice-president WPB & chairman, SWPC; Small Business Committee critical of SWPC: Johnson ill late fall 1943, replaced by Maury Maverick; Harry W. Colmery, executive director & assistant to chairman; regional structure of SWPC listed; pamphlet “Report on Trip to England” by Maverick.
WW I – General Correspondence 1917-1918 – League for National Unity; letter to parents whose son was first from Kansas to die in service (but not on battlefield) in 1917; National Committee of Patriotic Societies; United War Work Campaign; telegrams.
WW I Misc. Papers – clippings, editorials, pamphlets, speeches.
WW I War Debts (Moratorium) 1931 – lawyer W. R. Perkins letter to Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury; Perkins letter to Englishman re distress at England’s handling of war debt problem; clippings, editorials, speech.
General Correspondence WW II – Washington, DC
WW II – General Correspondence 1939-1945 – Ludlow Amendment, 1939; 1939 correspondence on staying out of war; Congress urged to stay in session summer 1940; only 3 1941 letters; post-1941 concerns with war effort; concern with post=war employment.
WW II – Profiteers 1929-1936 – Ray Murphy, National Commander of American Legion, statement to Congress to take profits out of war; article on Bernard Baruch pamphlet “Taking the Profit Out of War”; 1929 Capper Memorial Day speech “Put an End to War Profits, Now”.
WW II – Referendum 1934-1949 – pre-war correspondence re keeping out of war; War Referendum Resolution 1939; clippings, pamphlets, articles.
WW II – Miscellaneous Papers – clippings, speeches, pamphlets.
WW II – Armaments 1932-1939 – Presidential armament requests; clippings, articles.
WW II Peace 1937-1948 (& 1929 article) – Emergency Peace Campaign; National Council for Prevention of War; National Student Forum on the Paris Pact; We the Mothers Mobilize for America; postwar plans for peace; clippings, speeches, editorials, pamphlets, articles.
WW II – War Brides 1945-1948 – Australian brides; directives re their admission into US.
Washburn University 1941-1949 – Civil Aeronautics Authority War Training Service Program 1943; President Stauffer efforts to establish Capper Foundation at Washburn 1945; Washburn scholarship money from Capper Publications; growth of Law School.
Washington, DC – General Correspondence 1919-1948 – District of Columbia problems: e.g. schools, library, children’s museum, pay for firemen.
General Correspondence Washington, DC
Miscellaneous Papers 1944-1947 – clippings, speeches, bills re museums, schools, milk, home rule, etc.
Alley Dwelling Authority 1936-1948 – clearing slums by elimination of alley dwellings & redevelopment of such areas; speeches, clippings.
Capper-Crampton Act 1948 – appropriation for National Capital park & Planning Commission in Independent Offices Appropriation bill.
Cooperatives 1939-1941 – S2013 regulation of cooperatives in DC; United Federal Workers of America; DC Cooperative League; Women’s Trade Union League of DC; Retailers National Council; American Retail Federation; Federal Works Agency.
Credit Unions 1932-1943 – Credit Union bill 1932; DC Credit Union League; S2352 providing for incorporation of credit unions within DC 1939; S598 amending Credit Union Act of 1932 in 1941.
Gallinger Hospital 1943-1947 – investigation of Psychopathic Division of this municipal hospital associated with George Washington and Georgetown universities (only hospital in DC accepting violent patients).
Housing 1943-1948 – National Capital Housing Authority’s work re slum alley dwellings; Federation of Citizens’ Association; John B. Blandford, Administrator, National Housing Agency; CIO; S610 Urban Development bill; John Ihlder, executive officer, NHA, re NCHA need for more funds; S1426 proposed by Capper 1945; S751 prescribing use of NCHA funds 1947; S866 TEW Housing bill 1948; HR5854 1948; clippings.
Judgeship 1945-1948 – Capper endorsements; David Brinkley broadcast 1948.
Liquor 1939-1947 – “cash” beer bill 1939; S1338 permitting granting of beverage licenses to foreign service clubs in DC 1943; S790 re alcoholic advertising 1943; HR8470 to amend section 6 of DC Alcoholic Beverage Control Act 1934; HR4971 1942 & S878 1947 to amend DC ABC Act.
Nursery Schools 1942 – HR7522 amending DC Appropriation Act of 1943 authorizing use of public school buildings for day nurseries, nursery schools and other purposes; WPA involvement due to child care needs increasing because of mothers doing defense work; clippings, statements, mimeos.
Sesquicentennial 1948 – National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission request for $25,000 for planning celebration being turned down due to misunderstanding (Capper a Commissioner); Edward Boykin, NCSC director; clippings.
Public Defender 1937-1946 – S2028 Capper sponsored & HR3155 Scott sponsored Public Defender bill 1937; Samuel Rubin writing book 1937; letters from lawyers in state with public defender system; 1939 S2871 reintroduction of Public Defender bill by Capper, creating office of PD for District of Columbia, S1845 creating office of Public Defender in each judicial district 1939; S488 providing for appointment of public defender in each US District Court 1941; S1780 Public Defender bill 1946, clippings.
Suffrage 1921-1939 – re voteless District of Columbia; Voteless District of Columbia League of Women Voters; Federation of Business Men’s Associations; National Representation for DC; DC Federation of Women’s Clubs; clippings, mimeos, pamphlets, speeches.
General Correspondence Washington, DC – Youth
Washington, DC (con’t.)
Suffrage 1940-1944 – Capper recognized leader in fight for DC suffrage; S1513 regulating election of delegates from DC to national conventions 1940; S288 Presidential Primary bill 1941; S33 supported by Capper giving DC people right to vote for President & Vice-President of US; support letters from various groups; clippings.
Suffrage – 1945-1949 – SJR35 Sumners-Capper Amendment to Constitution 1945; support letters from various citizen groups; clippings, broadcasts, speeches.
Temple Heights 1941-1945 – S2567 to purchase Temple Heights for memorial to Grand Army of the Republic, with site to provide recreation center for government employees as well, 1942; S2059 1941; S157 1943; S332 1945; SJR50 1945.
Washington, Booker T. 1946-1948 – BTW Birthplace Memorial; HR2377 to coin 5 million 50-cent pieces; 1947 efforts to proclaim February 8th as BTW Day; HR3814 & S1414 providing for establishment of veterans’ hospital for Negro veterans at birthplace of BTW in Franklin County, Virginia; S1843 & HR4664 to convey two defense homes in Washington, DC to BTW Birthplace Memorial to be used as institute of industrial training 1947; conflict between BTWBM & Howard University; speeches, clippings, mimeos.
Waterways 1927-1948 – St. Lawrence Seaway project; strong pro & con constituent & elsewhere mail; Kansas farmers generally supportive; S1331 1945; copy of Herbert Hoover 1926 address; mimeos.
Winrod, Gerald B. 1937-1951 – a religious zealot from Wichita – “Defenders of the Christian Faith”; 1938 failed attempt to gain Senate seat; GBW editor Defender magazine; Missionary Messenger; pamphlet “Communism in Prophecy, History, America” by GBW; mimeos, articles.
Winter General Hospital 1941-1948 – 1942 decision to construct general army hospital in Topeka; Mark Drehmer, Harry Woodring & Dusty Rhoads urging permanent construction but only able to get semi-permanent approved; 1945 strategy to have hospital operated by VA after released by army; October 1946 Truman signs authorization for 1000 bed neuropsychiatric hospital to replace Winter Veterans Hospital which will then be turned back to army; 1948 appropriation funds for site only. Purchase of various amounts to acreage to add to site.
Women 1915-1948 – Women’s World Court Committee 1926; Votes for Women Empire State Campaign Committee 1915; Equal Franchise Federation; National Women’s Party 1928; National League of Women Voters 1929; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Women’s International Education Council; World Woman’s Party; General Federation of Women’s Clubs; Women’s Patriotic Conference on National Defense (WW II); clippings, speeches, broadcasts.
Work Projects Administration 1937-1945 – assistance for needy Kansans; employment of veterans on WPA projects (issue in Crawford County); school project in Cheney; projects in Wichita, Williamsburg, Sterling.
World Court 1930-1935 – Capper supportive of US involvement with World Court; pamphlets, clippings, broadcasts.
Half a dozen miscellaneous letters.
Young Republicans 1940-1948 – National Young Republican Federation; memorandum, speeches, articles.
Youth 1937-1944 – Kansas Allied Workers; American Youth Congress; Young Communist League of USA (Waldo McNutt); opposition to Capper’s endorsing American Youth Congress (considered leftist because of involvement with Young Communist League)—expressed by Clarence P. Oakes of Independence; 1938 Capper refuses board membership on AYC, but listed as patron Annual Dinner 1939; National Youth Administration; National Youth Commission of the American Council on Education 1939; clippings, speeches.
Famous People A – G
A Lyman Abbott; Dean Acheson; G. E. Adamson, USA; Paul Aiken; Henry J. Allen; Clinton P. Anderson; Ellis Arnall; Lt. Gen. H. H. Arnold, USA: Louise Atwill; Warren R. Austin; M. H. Aylesworth; two unreadable.
B Newton T. Baker, Secretary of War 1917; Sen. John H. Bankhead; Sen. W. Warren Barbour; Sen. Alben W. Barkley; Wm. S. Beardsley, Gov. IA; Walter H. Beech; Bell of H. J. Heinz Co.; Henry Adams Bellows, CBS; Rep. George H. Bender; Fay L. Bentley, juvenile court judge; William Benton, assistant Secretary of State; Henry Biddle, Ambassador to France; Cliff Berryman; Francis Biddle, Solicitor General & Attorney General; Sen. Theodore G. Bilbo; Robert W. Bingham, state department; Rep. Frances P. Bolton; Se. Wm. E. Borah; Chester Bowles, OPA; Gen. Omar N. Bradley, USA; Chief Justice Louis D. Brandeis; T. H. LeBretany, Ambassador from Argentina; Sen. Ralph O. Brewster; Sen. Owen Brewster; John W. Bricker, Gov. OH; Arthur Brisbane, NY Evening Journal; W. E. Brock, Tennessee; Sen. Smith W. Brookhart; Sen. C. Wayland Brooks; Charles W. Brough, Gov. AK; Philip Brown, Wash, DC; Herbert Brownell, Jr.; Brumbaugh, Gov. PA; Sen. C. Douglas Buck; Pearl S. Buck; J. A. A. Burnquist, Gov. MN; Sen. Harold H. Burton; Theodore E. Burton; Harlan J. Bushfield, Gov. SD; Sen. Hugh Butler; Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University; Butler of British Embassy; William M. Butler, Boston; Sen. Harry Byrd; James F. Byrnes, Secretary of State.
Bernard Baruch 1920-1944
Joseph L. Bristow 1909-1912
C Sen. Harry P. Cain; British Embassy person; Rep. Clarence Cannon; W. R. Castle, Republican National Committee; Carrie Chapman Catt; Sidney J. C. (unreadable), Gov. FL; Judge Nathan Cayton; Minister of Cuba; Sen. Albert B. Chandler; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Ernest H. Cherrington, Gen. Mgr. Anti-Saloon League of America; Walter P. Chrysler; Winston S. Churchill (on White House stationery dated 12/27/41); Sen. Bennett Champ Clark; Tom Clark, Attorney General; G. W. Clarke, Gov. IA; John J. Cloy, assistant Secretary of War; Frank C. Clough, Office of Censorship; Frank S. Cobb, editor The World; Charles Francis Coe, Rep. John M. Coffee; John Cohille for Winston Churchill; Sen. Tom Connally; Sen. John S. Cooper; Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, Royal Oak, MI; Sen. James Couzens; lawyer Albert L. Cox; George Creel, chairman Committee on Public Information; E. H. Crowder, Provost Marshall General 1917; Leo T. Crowley, FDIC; Homer Cummings, Attorney General 1939; French Ambassador to US 1945; Canadian Legation person.
Frank Carlson 1940-1951
Calvin Coolidge 1920-1931
Charles Curtis 1909-1918
D Sen. John A. Danaher; Jonathan Daniels, administrative assistant to the President 1943; Josephine Daniels, Secretary of Navy 1915-1920; Joseph E. Davies, department of state; Chester C. Davis, department of agriculture; Dwight F. Davis, Secretary of War 1925; Sen. John J. Davis 1943; Jim Davis, department of labor; Charles G. Dawes, President Central Trust Co. of Illinois 1925; Geoffrey Dawson of The Times, London; Harvey Delano of Evening Sunday Star; Preston Delano, comptroller 1943; Rep. John J. Dempsey; Rep. Martin Dies; Edwin D. (?), Secretary of Navy 1921; N. E. Dodd, under-secretary of Agriculture 1946; Henry Doorly, publisher World-Herald (Omaha); L. W. Douglas, NYC; Sen. Sheridan Downey; James C. Dunn, department of state 1941; Edward F. Dunner, Gov. IL 1916; Sen. Henry C. Dworshak.
Thomas E. Dewey 1939-1948
E Stephen Early, under-secretary of Defense 1949; Joseph B. Eastman, federal coordinator of transportation 1936; Rep. Herman P. Eberharter; Charles Edison, Secretary of Navy; A. E. Eggleston, LIFE magazine; John S. D. Eisenhower; Milton S. Eisenhower; Ambassador from Ecuador.
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1942-1950
F James Farley, postmaster general 1934; Sen. Lynn J. Frazier; Sen. Homer Ferguson; James E. Ferguson, Gov. TX; Rep. Hamilton Fish; Doris Fleeson, The News; Henry P. Fletcher, Republican National Committee; Henry Ford,; James B. Forrestal, under-secretary of Navy 1944; Raymond B. Fosdick, War Department 1917; (unreadable), Army Service Schools at Fort Leavenworth 1910; Mrs. Frederick Funston 1917, 1930’s.
G Dolly Gann (Mrs. Ed E. nee Curtis); Frederick D. Gardner, Gov. MO; Sen. Walter F. George; Governor of Indiana 1917; Howard M. Gove, Secretary of Agriculture pre-1926; Rep. Robert A. Grant; William Green, AFL; Dwight Griswold, Gov. NE; Ernest Gruening, The Nation; Sen. Joseph F. Guffey; Julius C. Gunter, Gov. CO; Sen. Chan Gurney.
Famous People H – O
H Chefik Hadda, IRAQ; Dr. William J. Hale, Dow Chemical; Lord Halifax, British Embassy; Edwin A. Halsey, Senate secretary; Robert Hannegan, postmaster general; W. Averell Harriman; Emerson C. Harrington, Gov. MD; Nat E. Harris, Gov. GA; Sen. Pat Harrison; Japanese Embassy officials Sen. Albert W. Hawks; Will H. Hays, chairman Republican National Committee 1918; William Randolph Hearst; Myron T. Herrick, President Society for Savings (Cleveland); Ben Hibbs, editor Saturday Evening Post; Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper (&Gov. IA); Grover B. Hill, under-secretary Agriculture 1944; Sen. Lister Hill; Frank T. Hines, Administrator Veterans Administration 1945; Walker D. Hines, Director General of Railroads 1918; David Hinshaw, Institute of Public Relations; Marcus H. Holcomb Gov. CT; Sen. Rufus C. Holman; Harry L. Hopkins, D. F. Houston, Secretary of Agriculture, Treasury 1919-1920; Herbert S. Houston, NYC; Rep. John M. Houston 1936; Clinton N. Howard, International Reform Federation 1941; Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice; Cordell Hull, Secretary of State; George W. P. Hunt Gov, AZ; Patrick Hurley, ambassador to China 1944; Arthur M. Hyde, Secretary of Agriculture 1929.
Warren G. Harding 1920-1922
Herbert Hoover 1917-1949
Clifford R. Hope 1934-1951
I Harold L. Ickes; Sen. John J. Ingalls 1890-1897; Ralph McA Ingersoll, Time Magazine.
J Robert H. Jackson, Attorney General 1940; W. M. Jardine, President Kansas State University 1925 & Secretary of Agriculture 1927; Sen. William E. Jenner; Sen. Edwin C. Johnson; Hiram W. Johnson Gov CA: Hugh S. Johnson, administrator NRA; Sen. J. E. Johnson; Sen. Magnus Johnson; Eric A. Johnson, President Chamber of Commerce of US; Sen. Olin D. Johnston; William A Johnston, Chief Justice Kansas Supreme Court; Jesse H. Jones, Secretary of Commerce; Ms. Jusserand, ambassador from France.
K Herbert Kaufman; Sen. Estes Kefauver; Sen. James P. Kem; W. C. Kendall, Director General of Railroads 1919; Joseph P. Kennedy, chairman US Maritime Commission; Sen. William H. King; Sen. William F. Knowland; Frank Knox, publisher Chicago Daily News & Secretary of Navy 1942-1944; Sen. P. C. Knox; Arthur Krock, NY Times; “Cap” Krug, Secretary of Interior 1947.
L Ernest Lister Gov. WA; Frank O. Lawden Gov. IL; Robert Lansing, Secretary of State 1917; Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of Interior 1918; Robert M. LaFolette, Progressive Republican Headquarters; Rep. William Lemke; R. C. Lindsay, British Embassy (re death of George V); Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge; attorney William Langer, ND; Fiorello LaGuardia, Mayor NYC 1941; Fulton Lewis Jr, radio commentator; John L. Lewis, United Mine Workers; Sen. Scott Lucas; Rep. Clare Boothe Luce; Henry R. Luce, editor Time Magazine.
Alfred M. Landon 1932-1948
M Douglas MacArthur 1935 & 1943; Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress; Irish legation person; Rep. E. H. Madison of KS 1910; Sen. George W. Malone; Sen. Francis Maloney; Gov. Manning, SC; George P. Marshall; Gen. George C. Marshall, USA; Brigadier Gen. Miles Reber, USA; Thomas R. Marshall, Vice-President 1920; Sen. Edward Martin; Rep. Joseph W. Martin; W. G. McAdoo, Secretary of Treasury 1917; H. A. McBride, assistant to Secretary of State; Samuel W. McCall Gov MA 1916; Medill McCormick, publisher, Chicago Tribune; Sen. Kenneth McKeller; Governor of Ohio 1895; Sen. W. H. McMaster; Sen. Charles L. McNary 1940; George Meany, AFL; Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of Treasury 1930; Perle S. Mesta, US Ambassador to Luxembourg; writer Agnes E Meyer; Eugene Meyer, publisher Washington Post, International Bank for Reconstruction & Development 1946; Eugene D. Millikin; secretary to Milliken Gov. ME; Chinese embassy person; Rep. Frank W. Mondell 1919; House Chaplain James Shera Montgomery 1942; Henry W. Morgenthau, Secretary of Treasury 1941; Sen. E. H. Moore; Dwight Morrow, Ambassador to Mexico; Sen. Wayne Morse; Royal Norwegian legation person; Myrtle Cheney Murdock (wife of Rep. John R. Murdock); Frank Murphy, Attorney General 1939 & Supreme Court Justice 1940; Sen. James E. Murray.
N Francisco Castillo Najera, Ambassador from Mexico; New Zealand legation person; unreadable from postmaster general’s office 1925; Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN; Royal Netherlands minister; Sen. George W. Norris; Rep. Mary I. Norton; Theodore W. Noyes, Evening Star; Sen. Gerald P. Nye.
· W. Lee O’Daniel, Gov. TX 1941 & Sen. 1943; Sen. Tasker L. Oddie; Ambassador Oumansky 1939; S. Osmena, Vice President of Philippines on Special Mission to US 1939.
Famous People P – W
P Wm. Tyler Page, House minority clerk 1942; Rep. Wright Patman; Robert P. Patterson, Secretary of War 1945; Lt. Gen. George H. Patton, USA 1945; columnist Drew Pearson 1941; J. C. Penney; Sen. Boise Penrose 1920; Frances W. Perkins, Secretary of Labor 1941 – 1944; Milo Perkins, US Department of Agriculture & Board of Economic Welfare; Gen. John J. Pershing 1919; Ambassador from Perus 1921; Gifford Pinchot, PA Commissioner of Forestry & Gov. 1923; David A. Pine, US attorney; Finland legation; Merlo J. Pusey, Washington Post.
Eleanor Roosevelt 1935-1944
R Rep. Jennings Randolph 1940; Rep. Jeannette Rankin; Rep. John E. Rankin; Clyde M. Reed, KS; Ogden Reid, NY Tribune 1924; Sen. Robert R. Reynolds 1941; E. V. Rickenbacker, President Eastern Airlines; Fernando de los Rios, Spanish Ambassador 1937; Sen. A. Willis Robertson; Sen. Joe T. Tobinson, chairman Conference of the Majority 1936; Josephine Roche, assistant secretary of Treasury 1937; John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 1916; Nelson A. Rockefeller 1943-1944; Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers; Rep. Will Rogers, Jr.; Archibald B. Roosevelt; Nicholas Roosevelt; Elihu Root 1925; Julius Rosenwald 1924 (Sears Roebuck); Nellie Taylor Ross, Director of the Mint 1943; Sen. Joseph Rosier; Kenneth C. Royall, under-secretary of War 1947; Damon Runyon 1939; Sen. Richard B. Russell; Tennessee Governor 1917.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1932-1943
Theodore Roosevelt 1912-1941 – only one letter 1912 and one telegram 1918 from “T. Roosevelt” and Theodore Roosevelt. Rest from his son? (Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, LI; Office of the Governor General of the Philippines; Doubleday, Odran & Co.)
S Rep. S. J. Sabath; Leverett Saltonstall Gov. MA; Carl Sandburg; David Sarnoff, RCA; Lewis B. Schwellenbach, US District Judge; M. Mary E. Sessions (widow of Charles); Rep. Joseph B. Shannon; Albert Shaw, the American Review of Reviews editor; Hu Shih of Chinese Embassy; Rep. Dewey Short; Lawyer Kenneth F. Simpson; Harry Slattery; Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, chairman of “Committee of 1,000,000”; Sen. H. Alexander Smith; Rep. & Sen. Margaret Chase Smith; Rolland H. Spaulding Gov. NH; A. O. Stanley Gov. KY; Lloyd Star Gov. MO; Wm. D. Stephens Gov. CA; Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Office of Lend-Lease Administration, under-secretary & Secretary of State; Henry W. Stimson, Secretary of State 1932; Harlan F. Stone, Attorney General 1925 & Supreme Court Justice 1929; H. C. Stuart Gov. VA; W. R. Stubbs Gov. KS 1908-1909 & chairman Kansas Livestock Association; Mark Sullivan; Rep. Hatton W. Summers; evangelist William A. Sunday 1917; Otis Peabody Swift, Fortune & Life Magazines.
Charles M. Sheldon 1909-1946 – includes some clippings.
T Sen. Robert A. Taft; Wei Tao-ming, Chinese Embassy 1943; Sen. Glen H. Taylor; Rep. Albert Thomas; Sen. Elbert D. Thomas; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Sen. John Thomas; Norman Thomas; Dan Thornton Gov. CO; Sen. Edward J. Thye; Sen. Charles W. Tobey; Sen. John G. Townsend, Jr.; A. Trnyanovez, USSR Embassy; Sen. Millard E. Tydings.
William Howard Taft 1909-1929 – “League to Enforce Peace” pre-WW I.
Harry S. Truman 1944-1951 (including Truman telegram Capper’s death).
U – V C. A. Ueueta of Colombia Legation 1921; Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg; Fred M. Vinson, federal loan administrator 1945; Rene Viviani, France 1921; Rep. Jerry Voorhis.
W Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture; Henry C. Wallace (publisher and HA’s father); Senate clerk Arthur Walsh; David I. Walsh Gov. MA & Sen.; Franklyn Waltman, director of publicity, Republican National Committee; Earl Warren, Gov. CA; Sen. James E. Watson; Kansas Supreme Court Justice Judson S. West 1919; Sen. Burton K. Wheeler; Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry; James A. White, assistant clerk to US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Sen. Wallace H. White, Jr.; William L. White—magazine article; New York Governor 1915; Claude R. Wickard, Secretary of Agriculture 1940; Sen. Alexander Wiley; Frank B. Willis Gov. OH 1916 & then Sen.; Sen. Raymond E. Willis; Wendell L. Willkie, Republican candidate for President 1940; W. B. Wilson, department of Labor 1919; columnist Walter Winchell, NY Mirror; Rep. Thomas D. Winter; Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood 1917 (re being relieved of command); R. E. Wood, President Sears Roebuck & “America First Committee” 1941; Harry H. Woodring, Secretary of War 1937.
William Allen White 1911-1946 (some posthumous); clippings, pamphlets.
Woodrow Wilson 1913-1918
Agricultural Correspondence Agriculture 1918 – 1946
Agriculture 1918 – 1937 – General Correspondence – post WW I farm problems of equipment shortages; question of farmer paying the bill on war profiteering; support of Packer anti-grain speculation bill 1921; various farm groups in 1920’s; constituent mail re depression in early 30s to pre WW Ii.
Agriculture 1938 – General Correspondence – constituent mail re farm problems.
Agriculture 1939 – General Correspondence – constituent mail re pre WW II concerns.
Agriculture 1940-1941 – General Correspondence – constituent mail re early part of WW II; clippings, pamphlets.
Agriculture 1942-1946 – General Correspondence – WW II farm/equipment/labor problems; subsidy issues; storage issue; transport issues; price ceiling issues; post WW II farm problems.
Agricultural Correspondence Agriculture 1947 – 1951 – Canadian Harvestors
Agriculture 1947 – General Correspondence – post WW II concerns as agriculture reverts to peacetime status.
Agriculture 1948 – 1951 – General Correspondence – mostly 1948; crop problems; clippings, pamphlets.
Agriculture (Miscellaneous Papers) – undated clippings, speeches, editorials.
Argentina 1935-1939 – Issue of Argentine beef competition for Kansas livestock growers; clippings, speeches.
AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Act/Agency) 1935-1945 – 1938 Act; clippings, speeches.
Brannan Plan 1948-1950 – farmers distressed with Brannan Plan; Capper feels it not in best interest of farmers & not as good as Hope-Aiken bill (Brannan Plan involves subsidies).
Canadian Harvesters 1946-1948 – Canadian harvesters help with US wheat harvest.
Agricultural Correspondence “The Challenge of the Land” – Cooperatives 1920
“The Challenge of the Land” – manuscript by Arthur Capper 1936.
Cooperatives (General) 1921-1949 – 1921 Capper Cooperative Marketing bill; 1929 farm relief bills; amendments to 1938 AAA; WW II concerns; post WW II concerns.
Cooperatives – Miscellaneous Papers – clippings, pamphlets, articles.
Cooperatives – Speeches & Notes – speeches, broadcasts, editorials.
Cooperatives – Capper-Hersman bill 1920 – April 1920 telegrams endorsing Capper-Hersman bill legalizing cooperative marketing.
Cooperatives – Capper-Hersman bill 1920 – more telegrams.
Cooperatives – Capper-Hersman bill 1920 – still more telegrams.
Agricultural Correspondence Cooperatives – Flour
Cooperatives – Capper-Hersman Bill 1920 – telegrams supporting bill legalizing cooperative marketing.
Cooperatives – Kansas Cooperative Council 1943-1948 – concern and support for various bills; clippings.
Cooperatives – Taxation 1943-1948 – issue of whether or not cooperatives should pay taxes.
Corn 1942-1947 – Price concerns; planting corn on unused wheat allotment 1942; corn-livestock situation; corn allocations 1947; clippings, article.
Crop Control 1937-1938 – mostly 1937 constituent mail re distress over production controls.
Cotton 1934-1947 – Texas & Oklahoma growers concerns; break in cotton market 1946.
Crop Insurance 1936-1947 – Crop Credit Insurance Plan 1936; one 1944 letter re same; Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 1946; clippings, articles.
Dairy Industry 1921-1948 – some pre-WW II problems; mostly WW Ii problems.
Farm Credit Administration 1934-1944 – a few letters; Handbook on the Farm Credit Administration of Wichita.
Farm Labor 1942-1948 – WW II concerns re farm labor supply; Selective Service; clippings, speeches, pamphlets.
Farm Safety 1944-1945 – National Farm Safety Week 1944; national Safety Council; national Grange; speeches, mimeos.
Farm Surplus (Baerman Bill) 1941-1944 – S1442 agricultural surplus bill 1941; S2041 to provide permanent farm surplus solution 1944; copy of 1929 report on agricultural surplus control act. Clippings.
Farmers Home Administration 1939-1949 – constituent concerns re FHA loans.
Fertilizer 1943-1948 – S1421 & HR3405 re government complying with state laws in its handling & sale of feeds, fertilizers, etc.; S1251 dealing with certain phases of fertilizer question 1947; 1948 concern with chemical fertilizers poisoning soil; compost, organic fertilizers better solution; speech, clipping, mimeo.
Farm Security Administration 1939-1947 – Re rural rehabilitation loans made through it—post WW II.
Flour 1919-1948 – millers’ constituent concerns, mostly WW II & post WW II problems.
Agricultural Correspondence Grain Futures – Price Stabilization
Grain Futures – General Correspondence 1928-1948.
Grain Futures – Miscellaneous Papers 1928-1948 – speeches, clippings, articles.
Grass 1947 – export market of Kansas growers of “meadow fescue” or “English blue grass” seed endangered by introduction of new grasses; Kentucky 3 & Alta Fescue.
Livestock – Direct Buying 1934-1936
Livestock – General Correspondence 1922-1947 – livestock groups in Kansas & elsewhere.
Livestock – Packer and Stockyard Act (1921) 1935-1939 – S1424 introduced by Capper to amend act 1935; S2750 to further amend 1937; S446 to again amend same 1939; speeches, clippings.
Livestock – Foot and Mouth Disease 1946-1947 – Kansas Livestock Association concerns with eradication of foot and mouth disease in Mexico; clippings.
Loans 1933-19947 – Henry Morgenthau, Governor of Farm Credit Administration; farm loans, with emphasis on 1930’s depression to pre-WW II period; clippings, speeches, broadcasts, mimeos.
McNary-Haugen Bill 1928-1939 – bill vetoed; Capper thought it would have been a start in the right direction for farm relief; speeches, editorials.
Machinery 1943 – scarcity of farm machinery in WW II; War Production Board.
Meat Inspection 1944-1947 (see also Box 37 Production &: marketing Administration 1946-1948) – meat inspection service; House Appropriation Committee proposing to transfer costs of federal meat inspection directly to meat packing industry.
Oleomargarine 1931-1948 – Brigham-Townsend Oleomargarine Act 1931’ issue of repealing oleomargarine tax 1947.
Orchards 1941-1942 – apple and other fruit industry problems caused by freezes in November 1940—trees killed by 1941; Capper secured appropriations for rehabilitation of orchards through loans in KS, IA, NE & MO.
Parity 1939-1942 – Capper Senate speech on parity; clippings.
Potatoes 1922-1948 – late WW II seed potato problem; potato surplus problem 1946; 1947-1948 price supports on potatoes; clippings, mimeos.
Poultry 1944-1948 – White House declaration 1947 that poultry is not to be eaten on Thursday—need for amendment exempting Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s 1948 hatcheries problem.
Price Stabilization 1942-1947 – WW II price controls; Hope-Flanagan bill 1946 with extensive analysis of same; clippings.
Agricultural Correspondence Production & Marketing Administration-Wool
Production & Marketing Administration 1946-1948 – Field Service Branch at Manhattan; Commodity Credit Corporation price problems.
Soil Conservation 1941-1948 – statement re Farm Bill 1936; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR & Republican River Valley situation; HR6054 introduced by Rep. Hope to establish new land policy to halt the destruction of the nation’s agricultural land and water resources; clippings, speeches.
Soil Conservation Service Activities in the Northern Great Plains Region—folder—1/1/44 (Region 5)
Soybeans 1942-1948 – WW II production problems; post WW II adjustments.
Tariff 1930-1937 – Tariff Act of 1922 needing adjustment by 1930; speeches, broadcast.
Taxation 1946-1948 – estimated income tax problems 1946; income tax investigations in Kansas farming areas 1946.
Tenancy 1937-1939 – problem of every farmer having own farm and every family owning own home 1937; Farm Tenant Purchase Program 1939.
Wheat 1946 – wheat surplus problem; Ward Food Order #144 setting up system of controls over marketing of wheat; Kansas millers, elevator operators, feed merchants & farmers advocating end of OPA; speeches, articles.
Reciprocal Trade – General Correspondence 1937-1948 – Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act; 16 page letter from Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, chiding Capper for his opposition to same; question of excise tax or tariff duties on imported (Venezuelan) oil 1938; Chilean copper question 1940; issue of renewing RTAA 1940 (Capper fighting for independent oil producers); HR6556 House votes to renew RTAA for one year only.
Reciprocal Trade – Miscellaneous Papers 1939-1947 – clippings, speeches, articles, pamphlets.
Wheat 1925-1945 – depression era through WW II concerns; parity issue 1942; damage to stored wheat 1943; War Food Administration 1944; Soft Red winter wheat for alcohol production; Commodity Credit Corporation, Kansas Wheat Improvement Association; 1925 pamphlet.
Wheat 1947 – re export controls; Capper urged to vote against proposed International Wheat Agreement; clippings, speeches.
Wool 1937-1948 – commercial standards issue 1937; problems with wool market for Kansas growers 1942; S814 Wool bill 1947; quartermaster US Army bids 1948; clippings.
Legislative Correspondence A – Contract Settlement
Admiralty Islands National Park 1948-1949 – bill introduced by Capper to make Admiralty Islands in Alaska public park & game refuge; copy of act; description of Island.
Advertising 1933-1934 – S1592 introduced by Capper opposing advertising fraud, regulating misleading advertising & making fraudulent advertising federal crime.
Alcove Springs 1947-1948 – possibility of designating this historical Oregon Trail campground an historical site/national park. S1335 introduced by Capper by adverse report by Department of Interior suggesting it be a state or county park.
Alien Apportionment – Immigration – General Correspondence 1929-1947 deportation of criminal aliens 1929; issue of eliminating the effect of alien population in fixing apportionment as to federal representatives; American Christian Alliance, American Protestant Alliance, Wm. H. Anderson, General Secretary; Sen. Reynolds’ bill 1939 to provide registration of aliens, deportation of those troublesome and restrictions “until the melting pot can catch up”; 1939 Un-American Activities & keeping US out of war; Sres85 to amend Federal Constitution to stop counting aliens when reapportioning Congressional districts; New York Civic League.
Alien Apportionment – Immigration – Miscellaneous Papers – 1929-1947 clippings, speeches, broadcasts, articles.
American Creed Legislation 1942-1943 – S2638 to recognize William Tyler Page’s “American’s Creed” as a national creed.
American Friends Service Committee 1948 – S2108 exempting from taxation certain property of AFSC.
Arms Embargo 1929-1939 – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Nicholas Murray Butler, Director; Social Science Research Council 1932 directed by James T. Shotwell (later director CEIP); Capper resolution to forbid shipment of arms to Kellogg Pact violators 1932; SJRes229 to prohibit exportation of arms or munitions of war from US under certain conditions 1933; Capper against repeal of Arms Embargo 1939; clippings, speeches, articles, mimeos.
Bible Reading Legislation 1944-1947 – SJRes139 designating period from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas of each year for Nationwide Bible Reading 1944; SJRes44 re same 1947; SJ99 substitute for SJRes44.
Chain Stores 1935-1939 – independent businessmen opposition to chain stores—angered by manufacturers’ secret rebates to chain stores.
Christian Amendment 1944-1950 – SJRes150 introduced by Capper 1947; clippings, articles, pamphlets.
Contract Settlement 1948 – S2079 sponsored by Capper re contract settlement.
Legislative Correspondence E – India
Equal Rights Legislation 1939-1948 – SJRes8 granting equal rights to men and women 1941; Capper stating in 1945 concern with ERA for 25 years; professional groups & individual constituent mail.
Fair Trade 1925-1929 – various national organization as well as individual businessmen; Capper-Kelly bill 1928 (HR11) & 1929, fair trade/price maintenance bill.
Fair Trade 1930 – Capper-Kelly Fair Trade Bill; clippings.
Fair Trade 1931 – business constituent mail re likely impact on businesses of Capper-Kelly Bill, nationwide as well as Kansas; clippings, speeches.
Fair Trade 1932 – Capper-Kelly Fair Trade Act S97 & HR11 hearings; clippings, speeches, mimeos.
Fair Trade 1933-1935 – independent retailers to benefit from Capper-Kelly Fair Trade Bill; HR14583, S299; S497, HR3677 Capper-Kelly 1933; California Fair Trade Act.
Fair Trade 1936-1939 – Sen. Millard Tydings reintroduces bill; nationwide retailers react; by 1937 price, maintenance laws in force in 42 states; clippings, articles.
Flag Week 1943 – Sres148 to declare June 8-14 as Flag Week.
Guardianship Act 1945 – S1388 Uniform Veterans Guardianship Act.
Health 1937-1941 – S855 health insurance 1937; S658 to aid in alleviating loss caused by sickness; S3660 re establishing & maintaining state health insurance plans 1940; S489 in 1941 re same; clippings, speeches, mimeos.
India 1945-1946 – S331 authorizing naturalization and admission into US of certain quota of Eastern Hemisphere Indians 1945.
Legislative Correspondence Indian Affairs – Mother’s Day
Indian Affairs – General Correspondence 1937-1945 – S2854 conferring upon Court of Claims jurisdiction to hear claims of certain members of Prairie Band of Pottawatomie Indians 1937; S790 Pottawatomie Indian Bill 1939; S372 re same 1940; S1154 re same 1941; S1389 (never passed) authorizing treasury to pay Brown County re Iowa Tribe.
Indian Affairs – Miscellaneous Papers 1937-1945 – affidavits & reports dealing with Indian bills above.
Labor – International Labor 1939-1947 – includes copy of a 1920 speech; S82 Frances W. Perkins, Secretary of Labor, re proposed convention on “Regulation of Contracts of Indigenous Workers” 1939; Women’s concerns with being discriminated against in labor; clippings, speeches, memos.
Labor-Unemployment 1934 – constituent mail national labor groups & organizations as well as individual businesses & people; clippings, pamphlets, speeches.
Marriage and Divorce 1923-1943 – S3098 setting up marriage and divorce code bill 1937; S810 re uniform marriage & divorce law 1943.
Marriage and Divorce 1944-1946 – national women’s groups, lawyers; S726 & SJRes47 in 1945; clippings, pamphlets, speeches.
Marriage and Divorce 1947 – S726 still up for passage; S265 & SJRes28 in 1947; S198; nationwide constituent mail; clippings, speeches.
Marriage and Divorce 1948-1951 & Miscellaneous Papers – Capper concerned with inconsistency of marriage and divorce laws across country; interviews.
Minor Children Support 1941-1947 – bill proposed by General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1941 for federal non-support legislation & in 1944 under S761; S453 National Non-Support Act 1945.
Mother’s Day 1947 – Anna M. Jarvis, Mother’s Day founder; Capper remarks.
Legislative Correspondence Motion Picture - Vocational Education
Motion Picture Educational Society 1944-1945 – war efforts 1944; HR2857 to establish national library of motion pictures in Washington 1945.
Negroes 1924-1947 – NAACP; Howard University; Elisha Scott; Walter White; National Medical Association; US Army; Negro National Defense Committee; labor policies discriminating against Negroes, especially re defense industries; Negro newspapers; education; War Department; Roy Wilkins; Fred Turner, NAACP; mimeos re federal positions held by Negroes; editorials, speeches, articles.
Negroes-National Council of Negro Veterans 1940-1945 – war effort and national defense programs.
Newspapers 1929-1939 – S4076 1936 & S627 1937 sponsored by Capper exempting newspapermen from obligation to reveal confidence obtained in line of duty; speeches, pamphlets.
“Observe Sunday” Legislation 1943-1948 – Lord’s Day Alliance of the United States (NYC), Dr. Harry L. Bowlby, general secretary; The Sunday League, Inc.; SJRes36 1947; clippings, articles.
Pensions – Spanish American War 1945 – S753 & legislative bulletin 1945; S442 to increase rate of pensions for widows of Spanish-American War Veterans.
Press Awards 1945-1948 – 1948 bill to bestow medals to 16 reporters; Ed Kennedy case. (reporters covered German Surrender at Rheims) S2481 & SCRes49; speeches.
Private Bills 1934-1939 – S3302 1935 & HR5648 1936 re Major Wilbur Rogers.
Rain-Making Legislation 1947-1948 – Capper urged to solicit cooperation of federal agencies in experimental effort to bring needed moisture to Kansas crops thru cloud seeding; “Snowflake Scientist” Vincent J. Shaefer, GE Research Labs in Schenectady, NY, talk on rain-making January 1948 at Municipal Auditorium; clippings, mimeos.
Retired Army Officials 1943-1947 – S760 1943 & S513 1947; hearing information.
Short Selling 1931-1934 – S1311 & Sres93 investigating short selling practices; clippings, statement, speeches.
Student Training Corps 1937 – S984 amending World War Adjusted Compensation Act.
Submerged Lands 1948 – S1988 confirming and establishing title of the several states to lands and resources beneath navigable waters within state boundaries.
Tariff (Pork Products) 1937 – S2604 to levy excise tax on imports of pork products.
Third Term Resolution 1940-1947 – SJRes289 limiting office of President to two terms 1940; SJRes303 refinement.
Truth in Fabric Bill 1937 – S856.
Veterans 1935 – S2400 amending adjusted compensation act.
Veterinary Corps 1934-1935 – S2476 increasing efficiency of Veterinary Corps of Regular Army 1934; S363 1935 re same.
Vocational Education Bill 1930-1936 – Capper-Reed bill promoting vocational education by extension of federal aid to states; S2883 1935 further development of vocational education in states and territories; statement, mimeos, speeches.
Political Correspondence Campaign Material 1912 – 1930
Campaign 1912 – constituent mail, clippings, speeches.
Campaign 1912 Speeches – Memorial Day; economy; What the Church Has Done for Kansas.
Campaign 1914 – speeches.
Campaign 1916 – speeches.
Campaign 1918 (for Senator) – constituent mail, speeches (low key campaign due to war).
Campaign 1920 – speeches & mail.
Campaign 1922 – speeches.
Campaign 1924 (for Senator) – speeches & mail.
Campaign 1926 – speeches & mail.
Campaign 1928 – speeches & mail.
Campaign 1930 (for Senator) – mail & election items.
Political Correspondence Campaign Material 1932 – 1942
Campaign 1932 – speeches & mail.
Campaign 1934 – speeches; Capper supporting Representative Clifford Hope; mail; article “Premature Obituaries” by Capper; clippings.
Campaign 1936 (for Senator) – campaign expenditure items.
Campaign 1938 – Shawnee County Republican Central Committee thank-you for contribution.
Campaign 1940 – state Republican organizations ;:& individuals.
Campaign 1940 – Miscellaneous Papers – clippings & speeches.
Campaign 1942 – Correspondence – Kansas & elsewhere individuals; newspapers, lawyers, politicians, businessmen.
Campaign 1942 – Correspondence – more of same.
Political Correspondence Campaign Material 1942 -= 1952
Campaign 1942 – Miscellaneous Papers – speeches; expenses & receipts; mimeos re Capper’s voting record.
Campaign 1942 – Clippings.
Campaign 1944 – speeches & mail.
Campaign 1946 – mail & clippings.
Campaign 1948 – constituent mail; Republican State Committees.
Campaign 1948 – more of same.
Campaign 1948 – Miscellaneous Papers – clippings, articles, speeches.
Campaign 1950 – individuals, lawyers, political committee.
Campaign 1952 – two pamphlets.
Political Voting Record 1929-1958; Pension Records
71st Congress – chronological each session; indexed.
72nd Congress – alphabetical by subject each session.
73rd Congress – (file missing from collection 7/83)
74th Congress – alphabetical by subject each session.
75th Congress – alphabetical by subject each session.
76th Congress – chronological each session; indexed.
77th Congress – chronological each session; indexed.
78th Congress – chronological each session; indexed.
79th Congress – chronological each session; indexed.
80th Congress – outstanding roll calls in House/Senate; interim reports by Editorial Research Reports; total votes each bill & individual voting record (new form).
Pension Record – volume – includes letter to Capper from Peter Norbeck, chairman of Committee on Pensions, re status of 18 pension bases, each one of which has a separate bill number; alphabetized, 1919-1943.
1911 – “The Tomorrow of Kansas”; at Garnett; Topeka real estate men.
1912 – Capper employees; Topeka real estate men; Modern Woodmen; Congregational Church, Valley Falls; “Good Roads”; July 4th, Alma; Women’s Relief Corps reception, Topeka.
1913 – Topeka Industrial Council; Memorial Day, Clearwater GAR; “Good Roads”, Newton; Dr. J. T. McFarland, First ME Church; Wakeeny; Anti-Horse Thief Association.
1914 – “A Neighborly Message from Kansas”, Columbia, MO; race question, Central Congregational Church; First Christian Church; YMCA, Wichita; welfare meeting, First ME Church; “National Americans”; Woman’s Federation; prohibition, Kansas Good Citizenship League, Emporia.
1914 (cont) – Overbrook Grange; North Topeka Grant School social center; Kansas Agricultural College; Odd Fellows, Eureka Lake; First Baptist Church, Lawrence; Kansas Osteopath; Chapman High School; Blue Rapids YMCA; Memorial Day, Hoyt GAR.
1914 (cont) – Lyons Republicans; Idana Farmers Picnic; Colored ME Church, Lawrence; Colored ME Church, Kansas City, KS; Louisville Chatauqua; Modern Woodmen in Snokomo, Wabaunsee County; WRC Reception; Peace Meeting, Topeka auditorium; Swedish Americans; Shawnee County WCTU; Odd Fellows, Manhattan; National Parity Congress in Kansas City; Methodist Brotherhood, Baldwin.
1914 (cont) – Harvey County Republicans (Kansas Day speech); Second Presbyterian Church, North Topeka; Effingham Electric Light Celebration; “Peace”; Smith Center Republicans; Kansas Day Club; Oak Grange; Wichita; talk re Dr. Charles Sheldon.
1914 (cont) – “Farmers Rights”, Berryton; Holton Grange; pamphlet issued by Capper-for-Governor Club; “A Busy Man’s Plea for Higher Citizenship in Business, in Politics and in Daily Life”; “ I Am a Republican”.
1915 – Gov. Capper message to Kansas Legislature; Kansas Day Flag Presentation; Farmers Union; Peace Conference; Lincoln Day, Sorosis Club; Central Congregational Church; Dr. Mott meeting, Lawrence; Reception for Dr. Guild; Leavenworth Commercial Club; First ME Church; Kansas Bankers, Wichita; Sunday School Association; Cherokee High School.
1915 (cont) – Pittsburg Normal Banquet; Memorial Day, Wilson; Nebraska 50th Anniversary, Lincoln, NE; July 4th, Wichita ME Church; birthday at Salt Lake; Kansas Day Celebration, San Francisco; Fraternal Aid, Pasadena, CA; “Respect for Law” at Eskridge Homecoming; Massachusetts Equal Suffrage Society; “Inefficient State Government”, Columbus; State Fair, Topeka; Sanitation Day, Fredonia; West Indianola Farmers; Wichita Wheat Congress; Current Topic Club of YMCA, Topeka—“Preparedness”; re Gustavus Adolphus at Swedish Lutheran Church, Kansas City, KS; County Tax Assessors; “What Makes a City Great?”, Mercantile Club, Kansas City, KS; “Good Roads”, Arkansas City.
1915 (cont) – Topeka Teachers; church group, Emporia; San Diego Press Club; Professor Strickler’s Business College; Caldwell High School; Wakeeny schools; to legislature re need for stringent economy; Campbell College, Holton; Leavenworth Citizenship.
1915 (cont) – “Kansas Out of Debt”—ceremonies attending cancellation of last state bond in Topeka; Anti-Horse Thief Association; State Board of Agriculture; Welfare Meeting, Salina; Winfield Commercial Club; Kansas Peace Society; Kansas Address; Farmers Union; President’s Welcome; pamphlet; “Masonry and Democracy” (Grand Lodge of AF & AM of Kansas, Topeka).
Speeches 1916 - 1925
1916 – Republican Banquet, Hiawatha; Republican Convention, Garnett; Enterprise Social Center; “Kansas” Greatest Need: Industrial Development”, Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce; Pittsburg Normal and Training School; Women’s Federated Clubs; YMCA, Barnes; Royal Neighbors; Memorial Day, Washington, KS; Western University, Quindaro; Coffeyville Lodge; John Brown Celebration, Osawatomie; WCTU, Topeka (Oakland); “out Duty and Responsibility at the Close of the World War”, Conference of Governors, Washington, DC (supporting League of Nations); Topeka Chamber of Commerce; “Men and Soldiers”; supporting nomination of Hughes and Fairbanks; “A War for Disarmament and Lasting Peace”; “No War with Mexico”.
1917 – Capper’s political record; AME Church, Kansas City, KS; mothers’ pensions & prohibition; Father & Son Banquet; “The Flag”; “End of the King Business”; “The Man in the Ranks”; “We Must Stand by the Kansas Boys at the Front”; “Kansas’ Duty in Time of War”; “Patriotic Meeting”; State Council of Defense; Leavenworth Citizenship; Fort Scott High School.
1917 – (cont) – Inaugural Address; “Simplifying Government in Kansas” article in Teaching Journal; State Temperance Union; Stockman of Arkansas City; Kansas Editorial Association; Agricultural Conference; Council of Clubs in Kansas City; New York Advertising Men; Knights of Pythias State Convention; Memorial Day, Wichita; “Let the War Profits Pay the Bill”, Ex-Governors’ Saturday Night Club; July 4th, Olathe “100% Americanism”; Unveiling of McPherson statue, McPherson July 4th; “This Must Be the Last War”, Chatauqua address, Sterling; “Human Hogs in War Time”, Auburn; “After the War”; “The Republican Party’s Service to the Nation in Time of Crisis, Annual Banquet of Missouri Republican Club, Kansas City; Caldwell High School; “The Era of the Golden Rule in Business”; Influence of Church in Public Opinion; men at Fort Sheridan; roads needing attention article (written by Dillon for Hutchinson News & Highway Magazine).
1918 – Campaign speech; “How a Little Girl Helped to Win the War”, Trinity Methodist Church, Wichita; “How We Can Help Win the War”; Farmers Union, Smith Center; the Lincoln Monument; Lincoln Day, Topeka; Council of Defense Chronicle—publication re Capper’s efforts concerning food problems; patriotic address; Emporia YMCA; “Our After-the-War Program”, Assaria; “to men and soldiers”; re Russia; the New Americans.
1919 – “Our Duty and Responsibility at the Close of the World War”; Inaugural Address; Victory Liberty Loan, Topeka; Bureau of Advertising; Shriners; “How the High Cost of Living and Profiteering Hits the Farmer and Stockman”, US Senate; “Profiteer and Bolshevist (Each Is a Menace to the Country)”, US Senate; pamphlet: “The Road Program of Kansas”; Red Cross, Topeka; “What Makes a City Great”, Battle Creek, MI.
1920 – “The Mid-West Farm Market for Motor Trucks”, Highway Transport Conference, NYC; “The Farmer’s Place in American Business”, Farm Paper Conference; “Our Greatest Menace is the Greed of the Profiteers”, US Senate; “Food Production Is the Nation’s Most Vital Problem”, US Senate; “Profiteers Wax Fat and Smile While the People Pay and Groan”, US Senate’ “Financing of Agricultural Operations”, US Senate; “Motor Cars and the Community Life”.
1921 – “Protection of American Agriculture is a National Duty”, USS; “American Legion Program Should Supersede All Other Legislation”, USS’ “The Challenge of Agriculture to American Business”, NYC advertising men; “High Railroad Rates Greatest Obstacle to Restoration of Business” (re freight rates), USS; note penciled on New Jersey speech indicating Capper feel that “leaving out Junior Senator KS has a strong delegation”; “The ‘Farm Bloc’ and What It Means to the Nation”, USS.
1922 – US Senate: “Freight Rates Must Be Reduced”; “A Constructive National Program for Agriculture”; “Fallacy of American Valuation”; “Agriculture Must Have Reduced Freight Rates”; “Public Schools of the District”.
1923 – “A Foreign Market for Our Surplus Farm Products Is Vital to the Farmers’ Prosperity, USS; Farmer-Labor meeting; ME Church, Wichita; “The East Begins to See” at Neosho County Fair at Chanute; “Looking Forward with Optimism”, Poor Richard Club, Philadelphia.
1924 – Kansas Day; New York Republican Club; Princeton University; Cleveland Chamber of Commerce; “American Welfare Demands Restricted Immigration”, USS; Volstead Act Modification (radio); radio debate with Representative John Philip Hill (MD) re Volstead Act (enforcement of 18th Amendment to Constitution); New York Clothing Men; National Electric Light Association; Hutchinson Sunday School; “Kansas Is Feeling Fine”, NYC advertising men; Pig Club; Detroit Ad Club.
1925 – Cleveland Farm Bureau; Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce; radio talk re agriculture, Minneapolis; bootleggers; “High Cost of Government”, St. Louis; Wichita Republicans; Republican speech, Milwaukee; “Economy in Public Expenditures”, Illinois Chamber of Commerce; ABC dinner, Chicago; “The Economic Necessity for the Immediate Improvement and Navigation of the Missouri River”; Grand Rapids (too much government regulation); Kansas University; Bethany College; Cincinnati Ad Club; Dayton Chamber of Commerce; “The Business Man and the Farmer”, Greenville, MI; Memorial Day, Kansas City; “ A Senator’s Duties as I Find Them”; “Economy”.
Speeches 1926 – 1931
1926 – “High Cost of Government”, Philadelphia; Moving Pictures, Atlantic City; “Put Agriculture on an Economic Equality with Business & Industry”, USS; “United West”, Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; High Twelve, Topeka; New York Rotary Club; Linwood Christian Church, Kansas City, MO; Southeast Kansas Farm Conference, Chanute; “Loyalty of the Common Man to His Government”; McPherson Republicans; Need of Price Stabilization, state convention of Kansas Retail Grocers’ Association in Topeka; Republican campaign speech.
1927 – Massachusetts Republican Club; League of Women Voters, DC; Advertising Men, Milwaukee; Mid-Day Luncheon Club, Springfield, IL; reception for Fred Lehman, Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City; Rotary Club, Wichita; Kansas City Law Banquet; Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs, Emporia; Ed Howe dinner, NYC; Household Remodeling meeting, Dixon, IL; “Journalism and the Nation”, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Goff High School; Memorial Day, Nickerson; Capper-Curtis Press Club dinner; radio address re role of radio; American Legion, Fort Riley; ME Church, Aurora, IL; Woman’s Republican Club, Magnolia, MD; Meridale, NY, Church; Fourth District Federation of Women’s Clubs, Eskridge; “For a Greater Kansas”, convention of Kansas State Municipal League, Junction City; KU journalism students; Wichita Lions Club; Kansas Postmasters, Topeka; “A Way to Wipe Out the Farm Debt”, in Capper’s Farmer paper; Rotary, Rock Island, IL; “Why the East and West Should Work Together”, Philadelphia Rotary; Kiwanis Club, New York.
1928 – A Practical Program for the Advancement of Agriculture”, USS; Farm Conference, Columbia University, NYC; Pen Women’s League, Washington, DC; Women’s Republican Club, Newark, NJ; Topeka Rotary; Federated Club Women, Coffeyville; “The Case for the Pact”, Academy of Political Science, NYC: “Cotton Prices—Individual Views”, USS; “The Great International Snipe Hunt”, radio speech WMAL.
1929 – Master Farmers, Harrisburg, PA; “Protect Farmer Against Board of Trade Gambling”, USS; “Some Essentials of a Farm Relief Plan, Annals of AAPSS; Law Enforcement, radio; American Society of Editors; “Making the Peace Pact Effective”, AAPSS, Philadelphia; Farm Bill; “Exclude Aliens in Reapportioning the Membership of Congress”, USS; “The Next Step in the Renunciation of War—the Capper Resolution”, USS; Resolution for DC Representation in Congress, radio; Roy Bone’s dinner for Curtis; San Francisco Ad Club; Commonwealth Club, San Francisco; Masonic Scottish Rights, Washington, DC; domestic relations between East and West, National Radio Forum, CBS; Master Farmers; Prohibition Enforcement; “Prohibition Can and Will Be Enforced”, Federal Farm Board for Forbes Magazine.
1930 – Parent Teacher Association reception; “The Red Cross and the Farmer” at American Red Cross luncheon; “The People’s Interest in the Supreme Court”; London Conference; Agricultural Publishers Association, Washington, DC; “Potomac Parkway for All the People”, CBS; White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, CBS; Tariffs; “Tariff May Turn the Tide”, CBS; “Blue Monday”, re stock market, CBS; “American on Wheels’, CBS; WMAL broadcast re Congress still in session July 9th; Junior Capital Radio Club; Topeka Rotary; Hutchinson Wheat Festival; “Some Encouraging Factors in the Farming Situation”; St. Louis Ad Club; “Home Farewell”, WIBW; “The World Court”, WMAL; “Unemployment”, CBS; “Rebuilding the Nation’s Capital”, CBS; “Alien Representation in Congress & Immigration Restriction”, CBS; Marshall County Pig Club; “I Am an American”; “The Rebuilding of Washington”; Investigations”, CBS; Petworth Citizens’ Associations.
1931 – “Those Who Work with Their Hands”, CBS; “Faith, Hope & Charity”, CBS; “Government, Big Business and Little Business”, NBC, League of Women Voters program; “Limitation of Petroleum Imports”, Senate Committee on Commerce; “The Big Oil and Gasoline Racket”, CBS; response to Post’s editorial “oil Lobby’s Futile Move”; “Eighty Per Cent Dividends on Nine Cent Bread’, CBS; “The Capper-Kelly Fair Trade Bill”, USS; “The Senate Filibuster”, CBS; Farmer Chamber of Commerce, Dayton, OH; “Cooperation vs Combination”, Dayton, OH; Homecoming radio address, WIBW; “Boys and Girls of the Farm”, WIBW; Salvation Army; Kansas City Jubilee Celebration; “Fewer and Better Aliens”, WIBW; Federal Employees, Leavenworth; Leavenworth Farm Bureau; “High Cost of High Finance”; Eastern Kansas Industrial-Agricultural Meeting, Lawrence; Chamber of Commerce, Albert Lea; Odd Fellows Home in Manhattan; Tom Thompson dinner; ME Church, Lawrence.
1931 – (cont) – “Market Gambling Must Be Curbed”, WIBW; Congregational Banquet; “Federal Taxes”, WIBW; Topeka Federation of Labor; “Your Monument to George Washington”, KSTA meeting, Wichita; “Depression &: Mergers & Consolidations”; “Starting for Washington”, WIBW; “A Plea for National Unity”, Life Insurance Presidents, NYC; “The New Congress”, WIBW; “A Firearms Control Act for the Nation’s Capital, WRC; Merry Christmas, WIBW; “The National System of Agricultural Extension”, NBC; “Foreign Debts”, WMAL; master Farmers Banquet, Harrisburg, PA; Firemen’s Convention,Topeka; “Farmer and Foreign Trade”.
Speeches 1932 – 1933
1932 – “Short Selling”, WIBW; “Firearms for Protection—Not for Slaughter”, CBS; “Taxes”, WIBW; “Rents”, WMAL; “Our Daily Food”, A&P sponsor; National Grange auspices, NBC; talk, WIBW; Life Insurance Day, WRC; “Current Questions in Congress”, CBS; Kansas Day, KGGF; talk, WMAL; “Good Roads”; Community Chest radio address; proposed remarks to District Committee (Capper Chairman), WRC; short selling, oil tariff, tax exempt bonds, WIBW; Oil, CBS; “Foreign Debts”, CBS; Hoover Credit Plan, inflation, taxes, WIBW; “The New Washington”, WMAL; “Short Selling Curb”, CBS; reduction of expenditures, centralization of wealth, KGGF, WIBW; “Let’s Padlock the Poorhouse”; “Current Questions before Congress”, CBS; “The War Against Depression”, WRC; Teachers Union, Washington, DC; “Balancing the Budget”, WIBW; “Current Questions before Congress”, CBS; “Paradoxes of American Isolation”, World Affairs Institute, NYC.
1932 (cont) – “Backing Up the Peace Treaties” (summary of last speech in previous folder); talk, WIBW; Bruce Barton dinner, Washington, DC; “Missouri Pacific Railroad Loan & Stabilization of the Dollar”, CBS; talk, WIBW; “A Square Deal for Washington Straphangers”, WMAL; deflation/taxes, CBS; “A Farmer Must Have Cost Dollar Stabilization”, CBS; “The Grip of Holding Company”, WMAL; “Government Cost Reduction”, CBS; National Council of Radio in Education, Buffalo, NY; talk, KGGF, WIBW; NAACP 23rd Annual Conference, Washington, DC; “District Affairs in Congress”, WMAL; Current Questions in Congress, CBS: “The Farmer and Law Observance”, Grange radio program; “What Will Congress Do for the District?”, WMAL; Capper asks for Re-nomination & Re-election of Hoover – Curtis ticket, CBS; depression & farm prices, KGGF, WIBW; “What Congress Has Done”, National Radio Forum; Ren situation, Washington, DC, WRC; “District Legislation in Congress”, WMAL; Current Questions before Congress, CBS; Holding Companies, Stock Market Gamblers, Financial Racketeering, WIBW; SE Kansas political campaign, WIBW; 18th Amendment, WIBW.
1932 (cont) – Farmers Union, Clay Center; Returning to Washington, WIBW; “Farmer’s Side of the Campaign”, Mt. Vernon, OH; “Look Before You Leap”, Shenandoah, IA; national election, WIBW; “A Fighting Chance for the Farmer”, WIBW; farewell to Kansas friends: farm situation, refinancing, monetary scene; “I AM Opposed to Repeal”, National Radio Forum, NBC: “The Congress of Disappointment and Preparation”, CBS; “Domestic Allotment”; Christmas greeting, lighting of Community Christmas Tree, Washington, DC; Moratorium, honest dollar & better prices, KGGF, WIBW; “Taking Stock on Law Enforcement”, CBS; “Spending Other People’s Money”, American Taxpayers League; “West vs East”; political talk; “The Farmer’s Side of the Campaign”; “Agriculture and the Depression”; “Farm”; “Munitions Racket”; DC Budget & Public Schools; Rents (two speeches); Old Age Pensions; Home Again, KGGF, WIBW.
1933 – Monetary problems, farm debt, CBS; monetary system, refinancing mortgages, WIBW; “The Necessity of an Education from the Business Man’s Standpoint”, WRC; “Debts and Taxes”, CBS; “The Congress” – pamphlet by Capper/Michener; The Capper-Kelly Fair Trade Bill, Chain Stores & Report to the Federal Trade Commission, 72nd Congress (Congressional Record—CR); “Debt Relief”, CBS; “Refinancing”, WBBZ, KGGF, WIBW; “Debt Cancellation”, CBS; “Refinancing Farm Indebtedness”, WBBZ, KGGF, WIBW; “Rural America”, NY Advertising Club; re President Roosevelt, CBS; The New Deal, WIBW; “No Time for Petty Politics”, CR; The New Deal, WIBW; Grange radio; FDR dictatorial powers, CBS; talk re FDR, KGGF, WIBW; blue sky securities, banking crooks & stop gambling, KGGF, WIBW; emergency farm mortgage act, KGGF, WIBW; Woman’s Law Enforcement League re Congressional apportionment including aliens; foreign trade, world economic situation, KGGF, WIBW.
1933 (cont) – need for drastic economy in public expenditures, United Typesetters, Carlton Hotel; “Insurance”, WRC & NBC Blue; “Education a Matter of Primary Importance”, NBC; “Crime”; “Farm Relief Bill &: Inflation”, KGGF, WIBW; Sigma Delta Kappa Law Fraternity dinner, National Press Club, Washington, DC; Unknown Soldier Wreath Laying Ceremony, Arlington national Cemetery; Federated Women’s Clubs; workability of new farm relief program, KGGF, WIBW; better farm prices, KGGF, WIBW; “Rents”, Central High School, Helping Crippled Children, Washington Community Radio Forum, WMAL; FDR’s Audacity, KGGF, WIBW; special session of Congress, KGGF, WIBW; “Law Observance & Law Enforcement”, NBC; work of last session of Congress, giving President broad powers, KGGF, WIBW; “The President’s Program”, KGGF, WIBW; “Cooperation” radio broadcast under auspices of Committee of Kansas Farm Organizations; Advertising Federation of America, annual convention, Grand Rapids, MI; “Truth in Advertising”; “Homecoming”, WIBW; need for better prices for farm products, NBC’s Farm & Home Hour; July 4th, Topeka; “New Deal”, Rotary, Topeka.
Speeches 1933 – 1934
1933 (cont) – concern re nations building up armaments again; winning the war against depression; “Words of Encouragement”, radio; Sons of American Revolution dinner, Washington, DC; “Critical Days”, St. Louis radio; “Hand to Hand Struggle with Crime”; conditions in Kansas; laborer & farmer; “The West and Its Problems”; crime, law enforcement, world peace, depression, international bankers, stock jobbing; Capper editorial “Clean Up the Crime Cities”; “The Sales Tax—the Case Against It”, Consumers Council of Washington, DC.
1933 (cont) – talk, WIBW; “Unemployed Meeting”, Topeka; Women’s City Club annual meeting, Emporia; FDR’s National Recovery Plan, WIBW; talk with Governor Landon, WIBW; Hi-Twelve, Topeka; 20th Kansas Reunion, Topeka; St. Louis Ad Club; Mexican School, Topeka; Annual Picnic of Doniphan County Farm Bureau and Farmers Union; Annual Picnic of Lebo American Legion Post #323; re Landon’s legislative message concerning bond forgery scandals in Kansas; Nemaha County Cooperative Creamery Picnic, Sabetha; Missouri Farmers Federation, Sedalia, MO; Appeal for Support of NRA, NBC; “Time for Action, Not Argument”; Spanish American Veterans; need to offset decrease in farm purchasing power which is accompanying NRA, WIBW; World Peace Meeting, Salina; Kiwanis Convention, Hutchinson; Kansas State Farm Bureau, WIBW; need to correct lopsided development of farm program, WIBW; talk with Roosevelt, Morgenthau, Wallace, WIBW; Women’s Club of the Air, WIBW; Lincoln Tablet, Topeka High School; concern re price spread between producers and consumers, WIBW; Republican meeting, Lawrence; Salvation Army, WIBW; Recovery Program, WIBW; late special session, Kansas Legislature, WIBW; Young Republican Club; upcoming Congressional session, WIBW.
1934 – Old Age Pension, Washington, DC; partisan politics, CBS; talk re farm loans, agricultural adjustment administration, packing bill, KGGF, WIBW; FDR’s Monetary Control Bill, CBS; Kansas Day Reunion, Washington, DC; FDR’s administration; “Small Business Man”, CBS; Fletcher-Rayburn bill to regulate stock exchanges & stock exchange practices, WIBW; Tariffs, CBS; “Tribute to Memory of Susan B. Anthony”, CR; talk on current items, CBS; Moose Convention; Child Labor Amendment, CBS; Citizens’ Associations of the District of Columbia”, NBC; Automobile Industry, automobile show, Washington, DC; New Deal, WIBW; “On Neglected Schools”, CBS; “Current Topics in Congress” program, CBS; Crippled Children, WJSV; representation in legislature, KGGF, WIBW; proposed amendment to make representation in House of Representatives based on citizenship instead of population, USS; New Deal, KGGF, WIBW; Farm Schools for Tomorrow, NBC/WEAF network.
1934 (cont) – “Current Topics in Congress’ program, CBS; regulation of stock exchanges, silver legislation, New Deal program; “The New Deal”, KGGF, WIBW; “Stock Exchange Bill”, CBS; mail talk, WIBW; “Munitions Embargo”, CBS; “Increasing Debts & Taxes”, CBS; “The Drought”, WIBW; Current Topics in Congress; agricultural legislation, Farm & Home Hour, NBC; homecoming address, WIBW; “Comfy Time” speech, WIBW; “Drought”, WIBW; “Lakes & Ponds”, WIBW; campaign speech for Landon, WIBW; “Presidents I Have Known”; “Crime”, WIBW; Republican Party Council; Party Council politics, WIBW; 4-H Clubs, Garnett; North Topeka churches; 4-H Clubs-Youth Movement, WIBW; “Munitions Racket”, WIBW; Cement Safety Meeting, Independence; “Automobile Accidents”, WIBW; “Unemployment”, WIBW; Sixth Congressional District, WIBW; introduction of Dr. Cherrington, Topeka; “Prohibition”, WIBW; Republican Rally, Wichita.
1934 (cont) – “My Program”, WIBW; “What the Election Means”, WIBW; Armistice Day, Lawrence; “Unemployment”, WIBW; 4-H Clubs, Hays; taking stock, post election, WIBW; Kansas City Woman’s Chamber of Commerce; ME Church, Atchison; “Juvenile Crime & Unemployment”, WIBW; Thanksgiving, WIBW; “The Farmers’ Buying Power”, WIBW; Cooperative Clubs, WIBW; pre-Christmas address, CBS & BBC; “Program at Washington”, WIBW; NBC Farm & Home Hour, Chicago; pre-departure for Washington (no more “lame duck” sessions—Congress now convenes 1/3 instead of 3/1); Capper’s Program; Topeka Labor Picnic; Farm Picnic, Allen; Woman’s Republican Club magazine article (Nov); Woman’s Republican National Magazine; Reciprocal Tariff Measure, USS: Old Age Security Law in Washington, DC; “Stop Aliens & Restrict Immigration”.
Speeches 1935 – 1936
1935 – Munitions racket, direct buying, huge appropriations of Navy, WIBW; the new Congress, oil control, CBS; National Grange Hour; Kansas Day, Washington, DC; Federal Child Labor Amendment, WEAF; Foreign Trade, CBS; “What’s Ahead for New Congress” on Current Questions before Congress (CQBC) program, CBS; NEA broadcast; “Encouraging & Discouraging Signs in Government & Business”, CBS; Vote on Prevailing Wage, WIBW; Looking at New Deal for Past Two Years, CBS; Food Costs, WIBW; Takoma Park, Washington, DC; “Holding Companies, Shipbuilding Companies”, CQBC, CBS; Farm Exports, WIBW; Keep Out of War, NRA, CBS; Increasing Pay Roll, Increasing Public Expenditures, WIBW; Public Works-Relief Recovery Act, CBS; “The Rent Problem in DC”, mass meeting in DC; “Dust Storm”, WIBW; politics on CQBC, CBS; Crippled Children Convention, Washington, DC; Frazier-Lemke Bill (farm mortgage measure), WIBW; Supreme Court Decisions, CBS; Stabilization of Dollar, Goldborough Amendment, WIBW; Holding Company Springfield meeting, CBS; “Farm to Market Roads”, WIBW; tribute to Harold T. Chase; Tax Bill, Grain Exchanges, CBS; homecoming, WIBW.
1935 (cont) – Huge Spending Program, New Deal Slipping, Holding Company, CBS, WIBW; “Pay Day is Coming”, CBS; birthday greetings, WIBW; “War Profiteers”, WIBW; bible study class; “When Will Congressional Session End?”, CBS; “Americanism vs Communism”, US Flag Association, Washington, DC; Anti-New Deal Sentiment, CBS; look at end of current session, WIBW; “Embargo on War Supplies—Keep the Profit Out of War”, CBS; Failure of Congress to pass deficiency appropriation bill, WIBW; American Legion, Hutchinson; Young Kansas—A Message to the Boys & Girls, WIBW; Rotary Club, Topeka; Sen. Huey Long’s assassination, WIBW; “Canadian Treaty”, Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson; unemployment, WIBW; “Closing the Gates to War”, WIBW; Situation in Kansas, WIBW; Plea for Crippled Children, Belleville & WIBW; Kansas Speech; Rotary Club, Abilene; Mason, Demolay, Topeka; Chain Stores, War in Ethopia, WIBW; Community Fair, Richmond; Nazarene Church; “We Should Strengthen Our Neutrality”, WIBW (5th in series of Sunday afternoon broadcasts).
1935 (cont) – Kansas Bankers Association, Valley Falls; Kansas Association of Municipal Utilities, Pratt; “Spending Spree at Washington”, WIBW; First District Editors; “The Mile-A-Minute Problem” (traffic), WIBW; “War & Peace”, Congregational Church, Emporia; Agricultural Adjustment Act, WIBW; “Age Pensions, Battleships & Boy Scouts”, WIBW; “Emerson Carey, Builder” at dedication of Carey Memorial, Hutchinson; “Events & Comment”, WIBW; “The Senate & the West”, WDAF; Farmers Union Program, Iola & WIBW; “Our Greatest Possession”, WIBW; “An Appeal for the Red Cross”, KFBI, Abilene; “Uncle Sam’s Watchdog”, WIBW; American Legion address, Armistice Day, Topeka; “Americanism & Communism”; Red Cross Drive, WIBW; “Trade Pact with Canada”, WIBW; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kansas City; Peace, Communism, Square Deal, My Program, WIBW; “Trade Pace with Canada—Relief Situation”, WIBW.
1935 (cont) – “Our American Gypsies”, WIBW; “Washington and Kansas + East and West”, WIBW; “We Are Living in the Best Country”, WIBW; Farm Bureau broadcast, WIBW; Will Rogers Memorial Fund, WIBW; “The Fight for Honest Markets”, WIBW; Young Republican Meeting, Topeka; “Give the Young Folks Their Chance”, WIBW; “Common Folk Pay the Taxes”, WIBW; “The Battle of the Highways”, WIBW; “Aliens May Choose Our Next President”, WIBW; “Senator Capper’s Christmas Message”, WIBW; “Opening of Congress, Farm Relief”, CBS; “Federal Responsibility for Liquor Advertising”, Annual Convention, National WCTU; Masonic message, Kansas City, MO.
1936 – “A Happy New Year for Kansas from Senator Capper”, WIBW; “Opening of 74th Congress”, WIBW: AAA Decision, WIBW; National Grange, NBC; AAA, Neutrality, WIBW; re impounded processing taxes, WIBW; Farm Legislation, WIBW; “The New Farm Program”, USS; Soil Conservation & Soil Erosion Control Bill, NBC; “Neutrality”, WIBW; “Increase in Expenditures, Public Debt”, WIBW; latest tax proposal in Congress, WIBW, WREN; Germany, Italy & Japan threaten civilization today, WIBW; Worsening European Situation, WIBW, WREN; Soil Erosion, Compulsory Military Training, WIBW, WREN; Major Legislation Pieces: s tax bill, flood control, relief money, WIBW, WREN, KMMJ; Packer Bill, WIBW, WREN, KMMJ; Women’s Republican Club, DC; “The Nation’s Pay Day”, CBS; “Alien Unemployed”, WIBW, WREN, KMMJ; Facing the Facts, National Grange Hour, NBC; Ritter Case, Farmers Independence Council, WIBW, KMMJ; “The Bill Must Be Paid”, WHN; “War Profits”, WIBW, KMMJ; “Spending Program”, WHN; “The New Deal Balance Sheet”, discussed by Senators Black & Capper, CBS; “Balance Sheet”, Peoples Lobby; Alcohol ;& Narcotic Meeting; “What This Congress Has Done”, WIBW, WLBF, KMMJ, WLBF; Republican National Convention (same 4 stations); “Highlights of Late Session Congress”, WIBW; “Farm Talk”, WIBW: campaign issues, WIBW, WLBF; July 4th, Crowley County.
Speeches 1936 – 1937
1936 (cont) – (undated within the year) – “Give the Farmer a Chance”; Rotary Club; “To Doubtful Farmers”; campaign speech #2; “Candidate for Senator”; campaign speech; “A Personal Message”; “My Work in Congress”; Farm speech; “Trading Off the Farmers”; “Crop Insurance”; Monopolies”; “Agriculture of First Importance”; “Give the Farmer the American Market”; “Farm Imports”.
1936 (cont) – “Youth Problem”, WIBW; “A Candidate for Senator”, WIBW; farm broadcast, WIBW; “Governor Lowden & the Farm Problem”, WIBW, WLBF; “Alien Problem”, WIBW; birthday talk, WIBW; “Farm”, WIBW; “Drought”, WIBW, WLBF; “World Peace & War Profits”, WIBW; Landon/May candidacy, WIBW; notification to Landon of his being nominated by Republican Party, WIBW; “My Candidacy in Senate”, WIBW, WLBF; “Automobile Accidents”, WIBW: “My Candidacy”, WIBW; “What the Farmer Needs”, WIBW; “Drought”, WIBW; Discouraging European Situation (re war profits), WIBW; “The Spending Record”, WIBW; Farm Relief Funds, WIBW; Spanish War Veterans, Osage City; “Crime & Youth”, WIBW; Landon, farm imports, WIBW; Review of William Allen White’s “What It’s All About” book, WIBW; Workmen’s Compensation banquet, Topeka; Farm speech, Hutchinson; “Lower Interest Rates” (re Landon & agriculture), WIBW; pre-election campaign speech for Landon.
1936 (cont) – “Keep out of War”, WIBW; “Landon—My Candidacy”, WIBW; “Social Security”, WIBW; “Farm Program in This Campaign”, WIBW; “My Candidacy”, WIBW; “Kansas Youth & Communism”, WIBW; campaign speech, WIBW; Wyandotte County, WIBW; “Last Political Talk of 1936 Campaign”, WIBW; 4-H Club over WREN, Lawrence: “After Election”, WIBW; “The Verdict of the People”, WIBW; “Farm Tenancy”, WIBW; post-election thank-you, WIBW; “World War Profits”, WIBW; “Where Do WE Go from Here?”, Young Republicans; “A Challenge & an Opportunity”, WIBW; Argonaut Club; “World Affairs”, WIBW; Catholic Mothers’ Club, Topeka; Kansas Farm Bureau Hour; farewell, WIBW; (following undated: “To Doubtful Voters”; campaign speech; “Farmers Must Have Help”; “My Candidacy”.
1937 – “Foreign Relations”, WOR; “Opening of Congress”, CBS, WIBW; “Farm Tenancy”, WIBW; “Civil Service”, WIBW; “Farm Distress”, WIBW; “Child Labor Amendment Should Be Ratified”, USS; “Reciprocal Trade Agreements”, USS; “Neutrality”, WIBW; Monday Evening Club, Washington, DC; “Farm Program, Neutrality”, WIBW; Opposition to Supreme Court Re-organization, CBS; “Packing the Supreme Court”, WIBW; “Farm Tenancy”, WIBW; “Monopolies”, WIBW; “Crop Insurance”, WIBW; “Stop the Highway Slaughter”, USS; Huge Public Debts, Excessive Taxes, WIBW; National Debt Increase, WIBW; Post-appendectomy talk; “Monopoly”, WIBW; “Packing the Supreme Court”, WIBW; Explosion of Hindenberg and Munitions, WIBW; “Taxes”, WIBW; Goodwill Day: Opposition to Another War, WIBW; “Supreme Court Decisions”, WIBW; “Receivership & Railroad Financing”, WIBW; Worsening European Situation, WIBW; July 4th, Boy Scouts; Supreme Court, WIBW; “Labor”, WIBW.
1937 (cont) – “Supreme Court Fight”, WIBW; “Receivership”, WIBW; Civil Service, Aliens, WIBW; back home summary, WIBW; “Patriotic Talk” (date & location unidentified); Labor, Neutrality, Keep Out of War, WIBW; Labor Day celebration, Topeka; “Constitution”, WIBW; WCTU, Topeka; Carl Gray (railroads) party, Kansas City; “High Cost of Government”, WIBW; Baptist Young People’s Society; reporting on state fairs, WIBW; “Farm Meetings”; “Labor Day Message to Organized Labor; “Chinese-Japanese War”, WIBW; Neutrality, Highway Accidents, Tax Exemptions, WIBW; National Agricultural Program, Manhattan; World Peace & Neutrality, Federated Women’s Clubs, radio; Agricultural Program, Neutrality, WIBW; “Kansas Resources: Water Conservation”, WIBW; “Future of the Republican Party”, WIBW; Peace Council, Topeka; “Special Session called by FDR”, WIBW; Farm Bureau broadcast, WIBW; Neutrality, War Referendum, WIBW; American Jewish Congress; “Farm Bill”, WIBW; National Council for the Prevention of War, WIBW; Good Neighbor Policy (date & location unidentified); War, Tax Exempt Bonds, Civil Service, Housing, WIBW; “Marriage & Divorce”, WIBW; Landon’s unavailability for presidential candidacy, 1940, WIBW; American Farm Bureau speech; “Keep Out of War”, WIBW; War Situation, WIBW; “Minority of the Worst in the Senate” (date & location unidentified).
Box 54 Speeches 1938 – 1939
1938 – New Congressional Session, WOL, WIBW; Thrift, Budget, WIBW; War Referendum, WIBW; Unemployment, WIBW; Half of the Farm Problem (jobs for unemployed), WIBW; Little Business Men, Holding Companies, Branch Banking, WIBW; Farm Bill, WIBW; Unemployment, Relief, Farm Bill, War, WIBW; War Situation, WIBW; Reorganization, WIBW; Helping the Farmers—Imports & Exports under Roosevelt, NBC-Blue; Big Navy, WIBW; National Representation, Columbia Historical Society, Washington, DC; Europe’s War, Executive Reorganization, Park Tariff, WIBW; Our Foreign Policy, Big Navy, WIBW; Tax Bill, Stock Exchange Legislation, WIBW; Remarks at Fair Trade Meeting, NYC; Boys & Girls Looking for an Opportunity, WIBW; Roosevelt’s Spending Program, WIBW; District of Columbia Problems, WJSV; Tax Exemption, WIBW; Keep Out of Foreign Wars, WIBW; Tribute to Susan B. Anthony, Woodrow Wilson High School; New Deal, WJSV, CBS; Capital & Labor, WIBW & Kansas network; Foreign Propaganda, Foreign Flag Waving, WIBW, Unemployment, WIBW; Cooperation Between Government & Industry, WIBW; Relief in Politics, WIBW; 75th Congress, WIBW; National Farm & Home Hour re 75th Congress.
1938 (cont) – Homecoming, 4-H Clubs, Unemployment, Politics in Relief, WIBW; Keep Out of European War, Uphold Constitutional Government, WIBW; July 4th, Topeka; Water Conservation, WIBW; Restricted Production, WIBW; “War & Peace” at Union Meeting, Garnett; Upcoming Primary Election, WIBW; address, presentation of Phillip Billard Airplane to Kansas State Historical Society; Kiwanis Club, Topeka; Grange Meeting, Lebo; Visiting in Kansas, Agricultural Matters, WIBW; Primary Results, WIBW; Social Security, WIBW; Reclamation, WIBW (last radio talk before Capper vacations in Minnesota to escape hay fever); Oil, WIBW; Constitution Day, CBS fr Topeka; World War, WIBW; Salina Republican Committee; Distribution of Wealth, WIBW; War Situation, WIBW; Red Cross Roll Call, Topeka Red Cross; Republican Rally, Gridley; Republican speech, WIBW; Safety Councils, WIBW; Kansas State Federation of Labor Convention, Topeka; World Peace, WIBW; Republican National Committee auspices talk, CBS; “It’s Time to Ditch the New Deal”, Hutchinson; recent six-day trip through western Kansas, WIBW; Good Government, WIBW; What Election Means, WIBW; Women’s Club of the Air, WIBW; What Election Means, Part II, WIBW.
1938 (cont) – Republican Party Celebration, Girard; Farm Bureau broadcast, WIBW; World Affairs, WIBW; Armament Race, WIBW, New National Farm Program, WIBW; Proposed Amendment to Constitution re Uniform Laws on Marriage & Divorce, WIBW; ME Church, Oskaloosa; Christmas greetings, WIBW; Western Kansas trip; Campaign, 1938; What Congress May Do; Pope-Jones Water Facilities Act of 1937; Tightening Up Spending; Board of Trade Gambling in Wheat; My Program; Pump Priming, USS; Political notes on an envelope; Government Needs to Be Run on Business-like Basis.
1939 – Problems of Increased Armaments, WIBW; new session of Congress, WIBW; Presidential Message to Congress, WIBW; State of Union address, emphasizing foreign policy aspect, WIBW; The Peoples Lobby; approval of FDR’s taxing private income from federal, state or municipal governments, WIBW; “Rural Youth as a National Asset”, Alliance for Guides of Rural Youth meeting; Spending, What Industry Thinks of Agriculture Problem, WIBW; opposition to turning over authority to President to play Old World power game of power politics; War Situation, WIBW; United States Flag Association’s Lincoln’s Birthday-Eve radio program; Farm Matters, WIBW; Kansas State students, Manhattan; Family Sized Farms, Farm Interest, WIBW; fortification of Guam problem, WIBW; Bund, Aliens, Freedom of Speech, WIBW; National Forum of the Air in Support of the Proposed War Referendum Amendment to the Constitution; National Board of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, NYC; Spending Too Much, WIBW; Farmers & Cost of Production, WIBW; Take the Profits Out of War, WIBW; Neutrality, WIBW; Politics in WPA, Aliens & Immigration, WIBW; Maryland State Division of Keep American Out of War Congress; Refugee Children, WIBW; Hitler & Europe, WIBW; Bloom’s Neutrality Act; War Hysteria, NBC, Neutrality, radio; Longer Session of Congress, WIBW; War Referendum, WIBW; Dedication of Boys’ Republic Stadium, Arlington, VA; “Keeping Out of War”, National Grange, radio; mail bag, WIBW; national representation for District of Columbia, John Burroughs High School.
1939 (cont) – Europe’s Wars, WIBW; Communism, Fascism, Nazism, WIBW; King & Queen of England Visit to Washington, DC, WIBW; Flag Day Ceremonies at National Capitol; Government Spending on Behalf of Farmers, WIBW; 4-H Clubs remarks, USS; “Unemployment”, Forum of the Air, MBS; Neutrality, WIBW; Mid-City Citizens Association, Washington, DC; Foreign Policy, WIBW; Patriotic Celebration of Oldest Inhabitants of Washington, DC; Windup of Current Session of Congress, WIBW; letters from Kansas, WIBW; European Power Politics, WIBW; Lending & Spending, WIBW; Three Accomplishments of Congress; Hatch Bill passed, Lending Bill killed; Neutrality Act not enacted, WIBW; Kiwanis Club, St. Louis; good to be home again talk, WIBW; “The Preservation of Our American Ideals”, CBS; Problems with WPA< WIBW; Hi-Twelve Club; Keep Out of Foreign Wars, WIBW; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Topeka memorial for Captain Phillip Billard; Labor Day, Kiwanis Club, Topeka; Europe Is at War Again, WIBW; American Legion, WIBW; Neutrality, WIBW; Opposition to US Involvement in War, CBS; Neutrality Act, WIBW; Arms Embargo Provisions of Neutrality Act, WIBW; National Grange Program, NBC; “What European War Means to the American Farmer”, CBS.
Speeches 1939 – 1940
1939 (cont) – Talk (starts with frog joke), WIBW; upcoming vote on repeal of arms embargo & other proposed amendments to Neutrality Act, WIBW; supporting LaFollette amendment, USS; Revision of Neutrality Act to House for final action, WIBW; Bronxville Men’s Club; Lifting of embargo on arms, ammunition & implements of war shipments to warring nations, WIBW; Suffrage for District of Columbia, Columbia Heights Citizens Association; current items, WIBW; disagreement with Secretary of State Cordell Hull over effect of reciprocal trade agreements on American farmer, WIBW; Thanksgiving talk, WIBW; pamphlet “The Rise of a New Spirit: by Sen. William Bankhead; Russian attack on Finland, WIBW; Annual Convention of American Farm Bureau & Federation; Home for Christmas talk, WIBW; Freedom of Speech, University Club, Lawrence; Christmas Eve talk, WIBW; Happy New Year talk, WIBW; “Greetings to the Home Folks”; Remarks to Appropriations Committee re enforcement of US Grain Standards Act; War & Hitler; European War, article in Wharton Review; Foreign policy article for Philadelphia Enquirer; “Defend America First”, WIBW; visit at home.
1940 – Kiwanis Club, Washington, DC; Reciprocal Trade Agreements, American Forum of the Air, MBS, WIBA; National Defense, WIBW; Finland, Public Debt, Economy, WIBW; Rural Housing, National Public Housing Conference; Northeast Citizens Association, Washington, DC; Logan-Walter Bill remarks, USS; mail from home, WIBW; “Abraham Lincoln”, Lincoln Day meeting of Alexander Hamilton Club of Baltimore; 75th Anniversary of Washburn College, WIBW; European War Involvement, WIBW; Reciprocal Trade Agreement, University of Chicago Roundtable, NBC; Youth Congress, WIBW; “Gold Buying Game”, WIBW; Republican National Committee release of Capper’s criticism of Hull Reciprocal Trade Agreements Program; “How to Help Finland”, CBS; Reciprocal Trade Agreements, WIBW; Hatch Law, Parity Payments, Agriculture, WIBW; “Bureaucratic Tariff Making”, American Forum of the Air; Europe’s War, WIBW; “A Plea Issue, WIBW; Presidential Nomination, Republican Program, WIBW; beginning of real fighting in European War, WIBW; Political Study Club, Washington, DC; National Debt, WIBW; Trend Against New Deal Program, WIBW; Anti-Lynching Legislation, NBC.
1940 (cont) – Agriculture, WIBW; World Mother’s Day, USS; War in Europe (Hitler invading Lowlands), WIBW; opposition to US intervention in European War, NBC-Blue; supporting FDR’s request for more national defense monies, but against actual US involvement, NBC; “I Am an American”, Metropolitan Presbyterian Church; “America Defense Minded but not War Minded”, WIBW; Farm Problem, Columbia Farm Hour; War in Europe—cash & carry provisions of arms embargo repeal, WBIW; Flag Day, Aliens, War, National Defense, WIBW;
Red Cross, Washington, DC; War, WIBW; Compulsory Military Service, American Forum, WOL; supporting Wendell Willkie for Republican nomination for president, WIBW; responses to Hearst questionnaire; “McNary-Haugen Two Price Plan”, Granik Newspaper Forum; Treasury Problems of Huge National Debt, WIBW; coming home-birthday, WIBW; Burke-Wadsworth Bill providing for conscription of men for military service in time of peace, WIBW; against Compulsory Military Training, USS; Opposition to Peacetime Conscription, NBC; “Christian Citizenship”; Burke-Wadsworth Bill, WIBW; Conscription, Aliens, WIBW; Trading Destroyers for Naval Bases, WIBW; Conscription, WIBW; Powers Granted to FDR (to conscript, draft & spend), WIBW; US industry boom, WIBW; export-import, WIBW; National Defense as an Insurance Against War, WIBW; supporting Wendell Willkie, WIBW; report on Congress remaining in session, WIBW.
1940 (cont) – supporting Wendell Willkie, WIBW; home again, WIBW; recent trip to 6th & 7th districts, WIBW; pre-election talk, WIBW; Hi-Twelve, Topeka (post-election); post-election results, WIBW; return to Congress, WIBW; Congress remaining in session, WIBW; two main thrusts in upcoming Congress: revision of Johnson Act & Neutrality Act so Britain can get credit from US & repeal of “cash & carry’ provision of Neutrality Act, WIBW; Dictatorship, Autocracy, Logan-Walker Bill, Loans to Europe & South America, WIBW; need to decentralize ever-increasing army of federal employees, WIBW; “Defend America First”, Chicago; An All-Around American Leader, supporting Sen. Charles L. McNary for Republican vice-presidential nomination; National Convention Farmers Union, Topeka; “Should We Have A War Referendum”; Granik Newspaper Forum re farm problem, McNary-Haugen Two Price Plan; FDR urged to not run for third term; unable to attend Republican State Convention; Fifty Years, Business Magazine; How National Election Will Go; Bill of Rights; Too Much Executive Power; Stop Gambling in Grain Markets; Unemployment; Monopolies Must be Checked; Taxes Must be Reduced; Aliens; For the Merit System in Government Service; Cut Off the Useless Job-holders; Ask Europe to Pay Her War Debts; Take the Profit Out of War; Keep Out of Foreign Wars; Take Relief Out of Politics; Too Much Spending; We Want More Farm Owners, The American market for the American Farmer; Lower Interest Rates for Farmers; Must Have Equality for Agriculture; Farmers Need Help from their Government; Stop Tax Exemption; Farmer Must Get Cost of Production and a Fair Profit; support of AAA as emergency measure.
Speeches 1941 – 1942
1941 – War, WIBW; Lend-Lease Bill, WIBW; FDR’s powers as reflected in Lend-Lease Bill, WIBW; Lend-Lease Bill, WIBW; “Shall Uncle Sam Police the World”, CBS; Lend-Lease Bill, WIBW; War Bill #1776 a dictatorship bill, WIBW; opposition to HR1776 (lend-lease bill), USS: re HR1776, WIBW; Washington’s birthday remarks, CR; DAR Flag Committee; opposition to HR1776, WIBW; Aid to China, WINX; post passage HR1776, WIBW; Municipal Assembly, Barker Hall re National Representation for DC; implication of HR1776 passage; US on war basis in Europe, Asia, Africa, South Seas, WIBW; Strikes, WIBW; Stabilization of Agricultural Prices, WIBW; re death of Sen. Morris Sheppard, TX, WIBW; increase in taxes coming, WIBW; Taxation & the Farmer, WIBW; Preparation of Public Mind for US Involvement in Convoying, WIBW; critical days in Washington—Capper feels US will be in the war in a few months, WIBW; Gov. Ratner & Capper visit with FDR, WIBW; Resurgence of Negotiated Peace Rumors, WIBW; FDR’s latest fireside chat making for more confusion than clarification re US war efforts, WIBW; English blockade against Germany hurting Belgium, WIBW; US involvement in European War, WIBW; visit of Kansas delegates to 4-H Club Convention, WIBW; Independence Day, WIBW; July 4th, “Salute to Kansas”, WINX; Four Freedoms, WIBW; good to be home again, WIBW; Republicans New First District rally, Sabetha; good-bye to Kansas, anticipating FDR asking for changes in conscription act.
1941 (cont) – Draft Act, WIBW; Cost of War, WIBW; “Long Live Norway”, WRUL; Development of Power & Industries in West, CR; National Grange Hour, NBC: National Defense Program problems; Churchill-Roosevelt rendezvous resulting in 8 Point Declaration of Peace Aims, WIBW; Taxes, WIBW; Federal Taxes, WIBW; Division of Contract Distribution, WIBW; FDR’s speech warning Germany & Italy to keep war craft off high seas, WIBW; US at Brink of War, WIBW; Small Businessman, WIBW; Real Free Press, CR; US Mint, WIBW; War Expenditures, WIBW; Columbus Day, WIBW; Argentina, WIBW; Neutrality, WIBW; Keep Out of War; Neutrality Repeal, USS; FDR’s Foreign Policy, WIBW; “America First”, WOL; Passage of resolution to send US merchant ships under Naval convoys into harbors of warring European nations, WIBW; glad to be home again at Thanksgiving, WIBW; Kiwanis Club, Topeka; Working Program of Capper as US Senator from Kansas; WIBW; farm speech, Kiwanis Club, Troy; Kansas Young Republicans; 12/7/41 re FDR’s announcement of Japan attacking US at Pearl Harbor, WIBW; Ingram Congregational Church, Washington, DC, WIBW; Decentralizing of Government, Small Farmer-Small Businessman, WIBW; National Farmers Union Convention, Topeka; “The United Nation”, NBC; Christmas message, WIBW; Churchill’s visit to US at year’s end, NBC; Kiwanis Club, Topeka; “Freedom of the Press’ article; War & Postwar Headaches for Agriculture, Atchison Globe’s annual farm number; Federal Taxes; Renewed Hope from Visit to Kansas.
1942 – New Year’s Day, WIBW; US going to win the war but bad war news ahead, WIBW; “Protection of Our Armed Forces”, Foundry Methodist Church; mail bag, WIBW; War-time Profiteering, WIBW; Military Appropriations, WIBW; re vote for minor amendments to Civil Service Retirement Act of 1930, WIBW; war news & war effort problems, WIBW (two programs0; mail bag, WIBW; three months into the war, WIBW; protesting increase in Federal Gasoline Tax resolution by Kansas Oil Men’s Association; mail bag, WIBW; threat of profiteering contractors & racketeering labor leaders to winning the war, WIBW; National 4-H Mobilization Week remarks, CR; Little Business Bill unanimously supported by Senate, WIBW; Young Republicans, Wichita, WIBW; USO, WIBW; political scene in Kansas, WIBW; current legislation, WIBW; war problems at home, WIBW; “Two Party Government”, Woman’s Republican Club; Mother’s Day, WIBW; Spirit of Sacrifice, WIBW; problems of producing rubber from grain alcohol, WIBW; Memorial Day, National Cemetery; Gasoline Rationing Coming, WIBW; more on proposed gasoline rationing, WIBW; Littell Digest reprint of Capper statement re gasoline & rubber situation; last six months & next six months of war, WIBW; Industrial Uses of Farm Products, National Grange Hour, NBC-Blue; “All Roads Lead to Rome, WIBW; “The Lasting Peace” book by Herbert Hoover & Hugh Gibson, WIBW.
1942 (cont) – July 4th, WIBW; birthday party, WIBW; Parity Prices for Farmers Justified, WIBW; candidacy for reelection to US Senate, WIBW; campaigning, WIBW; death of newspaperman Tom McNeal, WIBW; primary results, WIBW; “The Navy’s Challenge for Service” radio talk; re McNeal’s funeral service, WIBW; distress with Union for Democratic Action trying to defeat Congressmen identified as isolationists (Capper included), WIBW; Winning the War (sacrifices involved), WIBW; FDR program to halt inflation, WIBW; war problems, WIBW; Farm Prices ;& Farm Income (response to FDR Fireside Chat), WIBW; Price Control Legislation, WIBW; Anti-Inflation Bill, WIBW; re transcription records having been broken in transit, WIBW; “USN and Its Challenge for Service”, (introduction of naval broadcast re celebration of Navy Day); LaGuardia’s Concern for Small Business, WIBW; Winning the War, WIBW; candidacy for reelection to US Senate, WIBW; Cost of War, WIBW; campaign speech, WIBW; closing campaign speech, WIBW; “no one’s rubber stamp” final campaign speech, WIBW; What the Election Means, WIBW; Kansas Annual Farm Bureau, WIBW; War News Abroad & Happenings at Home, WIBW; nationwide gasoline rationing to go into effect 12/1, WIBW; Food Shortage, WIBW; Cabinet Changes, WIBW; resolutions adopted at Farm Bureau Convention, WIBW; resignation of Henderson as Price Administrator, further gasoline rationing, WIBW; “Better Prices for Crude Oil”, USS; “The Mob We’ve Got to Do” (undated); candidacy speech; remarks re S2365, USS.
Speeches 1943 – 1945
1943 – New Year’s Day, WIBW; State of the Union, WIBW; Farmers, Finance & a Man Named Flynn, WIBW; Roosevelt-Churchill Casablanca meeting, WIBW; “Why I Oppose Pensions for Senators & Representatives”, USS; Cost of War, Price of Peace, WIBW; “Abraham Lincoln & the Freedoms”, Ingram Congregational Church, Washington, DC; Alarming Labor Shortage on the Farm, WIBW; Washington’s birthday, WIBW; Farm & Food Problem, WIBW; supporting legislation exempting married men with children from draft, WIBW; Mme Chiang Kai-Shek, WIBW; Foreign Affairs (Russian people being kept in ignorance of Lend-Lease Aid to Russia), WIBW; Post-War Plans, WIBW; “A Plea for the Vote in DC”, Society of Natives, Women’s City Club, Washington, DC; re Churchill’s AAA Program, WIBW; Hoover & Gibson program for post-war world relationships, WIBW; “Must Have a Better Price for Oil”, USS; Days of AAA Numbered, WIBW; Central Business Association, Washington DC with introduction by Clayton Gasque, WINX; William Jeffers of Union Pacific scheduled to testify next morning before Truman Committee; Prices on Petroleum Products, WIBW; Farm problem emphasis shifting from prices to production, WIBW; “Tribute to Mrs. Ballington Booth”, CR; re Churchill’s broadcast at Joint Session previous Wednesday, WIBW; Memorial Day, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, DC; OPA changes necessary, WIBW; Rollbacks & Subsidies Harmful to US Farmer, WIBW; “A Check-Upon the Food Front”, USS; Flag Day, Women’s Relief Corps & Grand Army of the Republic; war news good, but inflation a problem, WIBW; Dr. George Cutten’s “We Are at War” remarks entered by Capper into Congressional Record; July 4th, “The Pledge of Victory Volunteers” on steps of US Capitol (Capper one of first to sign VV pledge); Looking forward to coming home, WIBW; celebrating 78th birthday tonight, WIBW.
1943 (cont) – Kansans & War Effort, WIBW; summer recess, WIBW; wheat harvest, WIBW; Rotary Club, Kansas City; St. John’s AME Church, Topeka; mail bag, WIBW; re Prentiss Brown’s discussion of OPA, What Capper Does during Recess, WIBW; editorial: distress at cost of bureaucracy; War Situation, Topeka; leaving for Washington, WIBW; Third War Loan Drive, WIBW; Congress in session again, WIBW; pending post-war policy resolutions, WIBW; Connecticut Avenue Citizens Association meeting; report of five Senators who toured battlefronts past summer (war may be longer & more bitter), WIBW; Post-War Policies & Consumer Food Subsidies, WIBW; recent two-day trip with Gubernatorial nominee Frank Carlson, WIBW; Closer Cooperation between US & USSR; more on Post-War Policies & Consumer Food Subsidies, WIBW; Connally-Vandenberg resolution, Stegall Bill, New Tax Bill, WIBW; Gallup Poll, WIBW; Charter Women’s Advertising Club of Washington; mail bag, WIBW; War Propaganda, Northwestern University Roundtable, WOL; HR3477 continuing Commodity Credit Corporation (Steagall Bill), WIBW; “The Coming of the Cow”, NBC Inter-American University of the Air; Farm Subsidies, WIBW; Juvenile Delinquency, USS; Argentine beef, cattle & disease, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; Merry Christmas, WIBW; undated: Opposing Neutrality Act (two); “The Farmer as an Individualist”; interview with Rep. Karl Stefan, NE.
1944 – Rationing, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; President supporting enactment of Universal Draft, WIBW; eulogy for William Allen White, WIBW; “For a Just & Lasting Peace”, USS; Memorial Service, Statuary Hall, for Frances Willard (IL WCTU) & WIBW; Post-War Planning, WIBW; Women’s Republican Club, Washington, DC & WIBW; “Observance of Sunday-Stamping on Mail Proposed”, USS; issue of sending farm machinery to Europe when in short supply in US, WIBW; Price Control Act amendments being considered, WIBW; Columbia Heights Citizens Association, Washington, DC; Wisconsin primary results & Willkie’s withdrawal from Republican presidential nomination, WIBW; Invasion Uncertainty, WIBW; Price Control Act, WIBW; Post-War Intentions of Russia, WIBW; talk with members of Kansas House & Senate delegation, WIBW; Dealing with Germany—After the War Issues, WIBW; Investigation of Montgomery Ward Seizure, WIBW; “Our Rural People as a National Asset”, Institute on War & Postwar Problems of Youth Migration; testimonial dinner for Dr. Walter Clay Lowdermilk, Washington, DC; Baptist concerns with postwar world order, WIBW; New World Order, Postwar, WIBW; Invasion of Western Europe (D Day) (June 11th broadcast), WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; The Year of Decision for Republicans (re FDR running for fourth term), WIBW; upcoming election, WIBW; birthday reminiscences, WIBW; Things Looking Brighter, WIBW; Now Likely in Last 100 Days of War with Germany, WIBW; back to Washington, war moving toward climax, WIBW; Virginia Republicans; Dewey’s warning against proposals that US join Britain, Russia & China in 4-power alliance to dominate the world, WIBW.
1944 (cont) – Opposition to giving power to one man to declare US at war, WIBW; “To a Gold Star Mother”, Dumbarton Oaks, WIBW; Upcoming Election, WIBW; Problem of War Leaving Most Prewar Problems Unsolved, WIBW; Congressional Recess, WIBW; good to be home again, WIBW; Campaign Issues, WIBW; Campaigning, WIBW; Christian Century Magazine; Pre-election, WIBW; Post-election, WIBW; “Nebraska Campaign Resume”, USS; 78th Congress, WIBW; “Buy Bonds & Buy a Lot” to farmers, WIBW; Situation of the American Farmers, WIBW; Cotton Conference, WIBW; News from Europe Confusing, WIBW; William Allen White Memorial meeting, NYC; Christmas Eve, WIBW; post Christmas, WIBW; New Year’s Eve, WIBW; “Memo on Kansans” (undated).
1945 – 79th Congress begins, Selective Service issue, WIBW; Longer War, WIBW; “Drafting of Farmers & Farm Workers”, USS; War News Better, WIBW; Henry Wallace vs Jesse Jones, WIBW; FDR’s nomination of Wallace for Secretary of Commerce & Federal Loan Administrator, WIBW; more re Wallace fight, WIBW; Yalta meeting in Crimea three weeks earlier (Stalin, Churchill & Roosevelt), WIBW; George Washington’s Farewell Address, WIBW; FDR’s address to Joint Session urging adherence to treaty to be drawn up at San Francisco for world security league, WIBW; Debt Problem, WIBW; Meat Shortage, WIBW; US Nitrate Output, WIBW; “Expedition of Captain John C. Fremont”, USS; US lending problem, WIBW; re Truman having been President for ten days, WIBW; re fall of Berlin & San Francisco Convention, WIBW; “Peacetime Military Training, USS: End of WW II in Europe, WIBW; V-E Day Confusion, WIBW; German Concentration Camps, WIBW; Marriage & Divorce Laws, WIBW; French Resistance, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; UN talks in San Francisco, WIBW; “Farm Safety”, US Department of Agricultural Safety Council meeting; Eisenhower’s appearance at Joint Session, WIBW; UN conference in San Francisco, WIBW; UN Charter & Breton Woods Agreement, WIBW; “Compulsory Peacetime Military Training”, USS; birthday greetings, WIBW; birthday thanks, WIBW.
Speeches 1945 – 1947
1945 (cont) – Increase in National Debt, WIBW; looking forward to being home, WIBW; Capper at eighty: “ try to live each day so that I like to live with myself”, WIBW; Columbia’s Country Journal, CBS—Agricultural Adjustment Act; Kansas history, WIBW; WW II ending, reference to atomic bomb, WIBW; emergence of Russia as only major power on continent of Europe, WIBW; coming postwar session of Congress will be busy, WIBW; leaving for Washington, WIBW; Labor Day, Chapman—re war ending; President Truman’s message to Congress, WIBW; increasing concern with amount borrowed from US by other countries, WIBW; MacArthur’s views on postwar Japan, WIBW; Senate Judiciary Subcommittee re limiting presidential term to two years; postwar military decisions, WIBW; Conference of Foreign Ministers, London, not progressing with terms of Italian treaty & strikes at home, WIBW; re Rep. Clifford Hope’s recent tour of war-torn world, WIBW; Truman’s upcoming message citing need for compulsory military training in peacetime, WIBW; “Why I Oppose Universal Training in Peacetime”, USS; final installment on money US is putting up for United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), WIBW; WW I Armistice Day, WIBW; “Is Our Present Foreign Policy Laying the Foundation for Future Wars?”, WMAL; problem of postwar loans US is making, WIBW; changing world power structure, WIBW; disturbed conditions in Europe & Asia, WIBW; promoting Eisenhower for Republican presidential nomination in 1948, WIBW; Cost of War; Christmas Eve, noting 25th Anniversary of Capper Foundation, WIBW; Asbury Methodist Church, Washington, DC; New Year’s Eve, WIBW; “Labor & Peace” article for Trade Union courier (undated).
1946 – 1846 & 1946, UN organization, WIBW; American Veterans Committee, re suffrage for DC; rough sailing ahead in Congress before adjournment, WIBW; FDR program of Consumer Food Subsidies responsible for cost of living going up, WIBW; Society of Natives of Washington, DC; “Loan Subsidy”—the child of Lend-Lease?; Abraham Lincoln tribute, WIBW; “The Dark Bread Program”, USS; National Debt Problem, WIBW; “Give the Vote to DC”, WMAL; continuation of price controls & consumer food subsidies for another year, WIBW; comments on speeches by Churchill, Truman, Vandenberg, Byrnes re Russia’s foreign policy, WIBW; world politics with reference to Russia’s march across Europe into Asia, WIBW; Kansas Round-Up; mail bag, WIBW; UN Security Council & power politics, WIBW; voting against British subsidy loan, WBIW (twice); Veterans’ Housing Bill, WIBW; William Allen White Memorial, NYC; consideration of British loan-subsidy & OPA operations, WIBW; “Food & Feed for Foreign Shipment”, USS; eulogy re Lord Keynes, British economist, WIBW; Why Senate approved British loan-subsidy, WIBW; recent policy shifts & changes in Washington, WIBW; Railroad strike off, WIBW; coal strike settled, WIBW; “Man and His Government” commencement, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN; A National Farm Program, WIBW; re Dean Leland E. Call of Kansas State University, WIBW; possible extension of OPA price & rent controls, WIBW; “Continuation of the OPA”, USS; birthday anniversary in Washington, DC, WIBW; birthday thanks, WIBW; session to end soon, WIBW; NBC University of the Air, Our Foreign Policy series, WIBW; “Americans All”, WWDC; Great Britain’s economic struggles, WIBW.
1946 (cont) – Capper corn trophy presentation, Richmond; Prohibition, WIBW; opposition to repeal of prohibition amendment to Kansas Constitution, WIBW; Paris Peace Conference, WIBW; 4-H Clubs, WIBW; Truman’s demand for Wallace resignation, WIBW; Berryton Grange; Need for Less Confusion in Foreign Policy & Domestic Program, WIBW; Indian Creek Grange, WIBW; High Cost of Living Related to High Cost of Government, WIBW; Upcoming Election, WIBW; at Hutchinson with Frank Carlson; report on two-day trip with Gubernatorial nominee Carlson; Republican State Central Committee, WIBW; Truman removing price & other controls, WIBW; Truman’s message to Congress supporting UMT, WIBW; Republican campaign speech, Ottawa; political campaign in Kansas, WIBW; post-election results (Republicans in control of both houses for first time in 16 years), WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; last radio talk till next summer, WIBW; Problems in Forthcoming Congress—organized labor, labor-management, balanced budget, Social Security, WIBW; transition of American agriculture from war to peacetime footing, WIBW; upcoming 80th Congress, WIBW; New Year’s Eve, WIBW.
1947 – New Year’s Day, WIBW; American Veterans Committee, re suffrage for DC; Truman’s message to Congress, Marshall to succeed Byrnes as Secretary of State, WIBW; “Attitude of British Government Toward Resistance Movement in Palestine”, USS; Reorganization cutting number of standing committees in both houses, WIBW; marriage & divorce laws, Fellowship Breakfast; Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture (Capper chairman for first time), WIBW; dilemma of growing demand for tax reduction & increasing demand for federal payments from Treasury, WIBW; Truman’s first annual report to Congress on United Nations, WIBW; “National Representation”, Senate Judiciary Committee; hoof & mouth disease of cattle, WIBW; “Congress Puts an End to Rubber Stamp Era”, USS; reduction of federal expenditures & balancing budget, WIBW; 28 year anniversary of being US Senator, WIBW; German Bund meeting, Madison Square Garden drawing complaints, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; Truman’s message to Congress re Mediterranean Situation, WIBW; Wheat Market, Mediterranean Situation, WIBW; “Aid to Greece”, USS; Truman’s request to aid Greece & Turkey, WIBW; Aid to Turkey & Greece, Mid-East situation, WIBW; Implications of supporting Greece & Turkey, WIBW; Food Prices & Farm Prices, WIBW; Food Supplies, WIBW; Winners & Losers in WW II, WIBW; S265 to prohibit transportation in interstate commerce of advertisements of alcoholic beverages, WBIW; S265 hearings, WIBW; Distressing World Food Situation, WIBW; Congress involvement in: reduction of government expenditures, reduction of taxes, labor-management relations, foreign relief, rehabilitation & preparedness, WIBW; new tax bill, Taft-Ives-Hartley compromise labor bill, WIBW; no immediate reduction of income tax ahead, WIBW; “Stop Russia” movement, WIBW; Sligo Seventh Day Adventist Temple, Takoma Park, DC; Governors’ Conference names Carlson chairman for 1950 session, WIBW; Confusion Abroad & Discords at Home, WIBW; European Situation Threatens America; WIBW; birthday at Ripley Park, Topeka.
1947 (cont) – National Farm Safety Week, WIBW; Soil Conservation Payments to Farmers, WIBW; Work of Congress, WIBW; “America All”, WWDC; leaving Washington for Topeka, Marshall Proposal, WIBW; Problems Facing Next Congress, WIBW; Conditions Overseas, WIBW; Future of Agriculture in Kansas & US, WIBW; Pan-American Conference, Rio de Janeiro, WIBW; Eisenhower for President, WIBW; “The Planners”, WIBW; Truman questions need for special session of Congress in fall, WIBW; Aid to certain Western European Nations, WIBW; Marshall Plan, WIBW; Farm Problem, World Reconstruction, World Wide Inflation, WIBW (two parts0; political rally for Carlson, Ottawa; Senate Foreign Relations Committee work, WIBW; special session of Congress to consider emergency aid for western Europe, action to bring down high food prices, WIBW; European Aid proposals, WIBW; Aid for Austria, Italy & France, WIBW; money for occupied Germany, WIBW; support for interim-aid bill, WIBW; Food & Mouth Disease in Mexico, WIBW; Organized Labor, WIBW; compromise program with Mexico for eradication of foot and mouth disease in Mexico, WIBW; refusal of extra session of Congress to consider Truman’s 10-point anti-inflation program, KAKE; Christmas message, WIBW; last talk for 1947, WIBW; upcoming meetings of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, KAKE (Wichita); formal opening of KAKE, Capper remarks; (undated) candidacy announcement.
Speeches 1948 – 1951
1948 – Post-Christmas, WIBW; Truman’s social program, hearings on European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan), WIBW; “Young Republican News Editorial Defines Communism”, CR; Truman’s three messages: State of the Union, budget, economic conditions, KAKE: Truman wants price, credit & wage controls & rationing program, WIBW; Capper plans on running again, WIBW; American Farm Bureau Federation, Allan W. Kline, new president, WIBW; Universal Military Training—constituent views, WIBW, KAKE; Long-range Farm Problems, WIBW; margin required on futures trading in wheat, WIBW, KAKE; European Recovery Program, WIBW; Finland & Czechoslovakia into Russian fold, WIBW, KAKE; foreign policy concerns, WIBW; European Recovery Program passed, WIBW; current events, hearings re revamping of Department of Agriculture, radical changes in parity formula & price support program, WIBW; WW III may be in the making, WIBW; “Food for War and Peace”, WEAM; Opening of KCLO, Leavenworth, WIBW; Truman pushing for return to wartime controls, WIBW, KAKE; three bills directed at liquor advertising, WIBW; current events in Washington, WIBW; “Where Are We At?”, WIBW; William > White urges Capper to withdraw from seeking reelection, WIBW (Capper read letter written to White citing Landon’s urging Capper to run), WIBW; Proposed International Wheat Agreement, WIBW; Memorial Day, WIBW; Welcome Address, Townsend Club National Convention, Washington, DC; recess for upcoming Republican National Convention, WIBW, KAKE; decision to retire and not seek reelection, WIBW; July 4th after discharge from Bethesda Naval Hospital; leaving Washington for Topeka, anticipating birthday party; interviewed by Dorothy Russell “Thirty Years in the US Senate” on Are We Agreed radio program, WBCC; birthday talk (83), WIBW; glad to be home, WIBW; return to Washington for extraordinary session called by Truman re Berlin blockade, WIBW; reflecting on past 30 years as US Senator, WIBW; Value of the Dollar, WIBW; “The Iron Curtain at Home” speech by Sen. Homer Ferguson, MI, WIBW; “The Future of America” with Charles Parmer, WEAM (from Bethesda Naval Hospital); Accidents, WIBW; opposed to repeal of prohibition for Kansas, WIBW.
1948 (cont) – Republicans not opposing repeal of prohibition, amendment in party platform, WIBW; Dedication Service, Central Union Mission, Washington, DC; US role in policing the world, WIBW; “Americans All” interview of Capper by Dr. Tomlinson D. Todd, WOOK; Steel Allocation Program, WIBW; maintenance of farm price support needed, WIBW; Dewey’s recent foreign policy speech in Salt Lake City, WIBW; recipient of Conservation Award from American Forestry Association, WIBW; Kansas City reception for Presidential candidate Dewey, WIBW; Committee of 100,000 Opposed to Repeal (of prohibition), Hutchinson, WIBW; Shawnee County WCTU, First Presbyterian Church, Topeka; presentation of oil portrait of Dean Emeritus Emberger to Kansas State University; Farmers’ Union Convention; dedication of swimming pool, Rock Springs Ranch; campaign speech for Dewey & Warren, WIBW; post-election results re Truman’s election, WIBW; “surprise election results” & resulting mandates, WIBW; Thanksgiving Day, WIBW; forthcoming Longshoremen’s strike, WIBW; National Committee on Boys and Girls Club Work, annual meeting, Chicago; Council Against Intolerance in American; Madame Chiang Kai-Shek’s mission to US to get help for Chinese nationalist government, WIBW; Washington’s cool reception to Mme Kai-Shek, WIBW; Kansas Society of Washington; American Farm Bureau Federation; report on preceding two dinners, WIBW; post-Christmas, WIBW; farm program of price supports needs to be coordinated; prohibition speech (undated); American Forestry Association official remarks.
1949 – Last Day as Senator from Kansas, January 2nd, WIBW; Washington Junior Board of Commerce; Truman’s State of Union message, WIBW; Kansas State Board of Agriculture, Capper’s response to presentation; need to increase federal & state taxes re Truman’s inaugural speech, WIBW; Kansas Day Events, WIBW; “War of Words” between Truman & Stalin, WIBW; Farm Problem, farm luncheon in Topeka, re farm luncheon, WIBW; Connally chairing Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, WIBW; Truman’s criticism of a certain columnist, WIBW; 4-H Club Week, WIBW; conservative trend in Congress last three months, WIBW; British state socialism, WIBW; Australian letter, WIBW; North Atlantic Pact, WIBW; trend toward buyer’s market, WIBW; acceptance remarks on being given check from Topeka Kiwanis Club for Capper Foundation; remarks at Household Magazine luncheon for Mrs. L. Martin Krautter; Russia & China problem, WIBW; death of two WIBW staffers & Lyon County farmer in small plane crash, WIBW; Kansas State Government (Boys’ State); response to presentation of testimonial plaque from Kansas Cooperative Council; Boys’ State, WIBW; Truman wants greater executive powers, WIBW; CROP in Kansas, remarks in Kansas Senate; Coffey County Farm Bureau Tour; Sen. George W. Malone letter, WIBW; Mt. Hope Dedication Service; Truman regarding Sen. Byrd as nuisance, WIBW; 4-H Club 25th Annual Roundup, Carlson & Eisenhower also present; “The Police State), WIBW; Truman’s appointment Georgia Neese Clark as Treasurer of US, WIBW; Democrat Midwest Farm Conference in Des Moines, IA.
1949 (cont) – Shawnee Federal Savings & Loan Association; July 4th, WIBW; Abraham Lincoln, WIBW; birthday party, WIBW; 1892 story, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; Truman backs down on demand from Congress for authority to arm any nation he chooses, WIBW; lack of peace four years after end of WW II, WIBW; price of gold, WIBW; Free Fair, Richmond; re Eisenhower’s address Topeka Junior Chamber of Commerce dinner, WIBW; Kansas Free Fair, WIBW; Treasury Department Report, WIBW; Devaluation of British Pound Sterling, WIBW; 90th birthday of William E. Hogueland, Yates Center; Rep. Ed Rees (Emporia) statement, WIBW; Kansas Farmer editorial, WIBW; Truman’s Need to Balance Budget, WIBW; Gallup Polls, WIBW; quotes from Lyle C. Wilson, United Press Washington manager in Washington, DC; re final rites for Sen. & former Gov. Clyde M. Reed, WIBW; Henry Buzick’s declaration for Wint Smith, Mankato, WIBW; resignation of Jake Mohler, Secretary of State Board of Agriculture, WIBW; events of past week, WIBW; Capper Foundation for Crippled Children, WBIW; Brannan Farm Plan opposition by American Farm Bureau Association, WIBW; Christmas greetings, WIBW; Topeka Hospital Council honor; remarks at dinner honoring S. D. Flora, weatherman; plaque from Monmouth Township Farm Bureau & 4-H; American Legion citation (undated).
1950 – New Year’s Day, WIBW; Truman’s State of Union message, WIBW; Truman’s economic program, WIBW; Kansas Day, 89th birthday, WIBW; post Kansas Day thoughts, WIBW; Truman’s decision to instruct Atomic Energy Commission to continue work on all forms of atomic weapons, including H bomb, WIBW; groundbreaking ceremonies for William Allen White Memorial Library, Emporia, WIBW; George Washington’s Farewell Address, WIBW; Kansas Flag presentation to Business & Professional Women’s Club of Topeka; re Truman’s view of four political parties in US, WIBW; Truman wants power to seize coal mines, WIBW; events of past week, WIBW; Paper Money Problems, WIBW; British Food Problems, WIBW; Truman’s denunciation of Republican Senators for criticism of State Department, WIBW; Easter Sunday remarks; racketeering investigation, WIBW; Truman wants an 82nd Congress which will enact his Welfare Program, WIBW; Truman emphasizing foreign affairs in campaign swing, WIBW; Capper anticipating returning to Washington for Sesquicentennial Celebration, WIBW; feeling of approaching war pervades Washington, WIBW; recent visit to Washington, WIBW; 90th Anniversary of founding of Washington, Kansas, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; Herbert Hoover’s recent Chicago speech, WIBW; world government and USSR, WIBW; last week’s functions, WIBW; birthday party invitation, WIBW; birthday greetings; Hoover & birthday events, WIBW; Korean situation, WIBW; Five C’s of a War Economy: Controls, Contracts, Conscription, Confiscation, Confusion, WIBW; primary election results in Kansas, WIBW; disturbing Washington & Korea events, WIBW; upcoming vote on Defense Production Act of 1950, WIBW.
Speeches 1950 – 1951, Miscellaneous Speeches
Speeches 1950 – Huge Military Program in Korea, WIBW; plaudits to Rep. Ed Rees of Emporia, WIBW; Labor Day, WIBW; Topeka Free Fair, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; Truman’s mobilization program, WIBW; memorial to Herbert A. Meyer, Independence, WIBW; upcoming Pacific meeting of Truman & MacArthur, WIBW; memorial to Gomer T. Davies, editor, WIBW; Kansas Farmers Union annual convention dinner, WIBW; campaigning for upcoming election, WIBW; post-election results, WIBW; Thanksgiving Day, WIBW; Senator Taft’s Six Questions, WIBW; more on Taft, WIBW; Capper Foundation for Crippled Children, WIBW; Truman’s recent Korean speech, WIBW; memorial to Mrs. William Allen White & Christmas message, WIBW; New Year’s talk, WIBW.
1951 – White House & Korean news both bad, WIBW; “Tell the People Why They Are Asked to Sacrifice, WIBW; General Eisenhower’s upcoming report on state of Europe, WIBW; applauds Joe McCarthy’s communist hunt, WIBW; plaudits to Hoover, Taft & McCarthy, WIBW; mail bag (twice), WIBW; reflections on becoming a Senator 32 years ago, WIBW; quotes New York farmer, WIBW; Reconstruction Finance Corporation, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW; Dollars, WIBW; death of Arthur Vandenberg, USS, WIBW; Truman’s message to Congress; higher taxes, more controls, WIBW; General Douglas MacArthur’s hearing, WIBW; Truman rewards friends, gets rid of enemies, WIBW; Meat Rationing, WIBW, is US Afraid of Peace?, WIBW; OPA Problems, WIBW.
1951 (cont) – OPS Concerns, WIBW; Can US Afford Peace?, WIBW; General MacArthur’s speeches in Texas, WIBW; re Wint Smith of Mankato’s weekly letter, WIBW; July 4th, WIBW; upcoming 86th birthday, WIBW; flood controls, WIBW; what is happening elsewhere while Topeka occupied with floods, WIBW; Defense Production Act, WIBW; “Government by Whim No Substitute for Constitution”, WIBW; Heroes in Flood, WIBW; flood control programs, WIBW; signing of Japanese treaty to be at San Francisco, WIBW; report on actual signing, WIBW; Armed Services budget, WIBW; New Tax Bill, WIBW; OPS problems, WIBW; education, WIBW; hopeful domestic signs, WIBW; “Men of Yalta” leaving public office, WIBW; conservative British government with Winston Churchill as prime minister, WIBW; food prices high but farm prices going down, WIBW; Truman & Stalin problems, WIBW; mail bag, WIBW (twice); Capper reviews own newspaper history, WIBW; last speech read for Senator Capper, 12/9/51, WIBW quoting “The Economics of Moral Decay” from The American Economic Foundation.
Miscellaneous Speeches – collection of undated speeches on a variety of subjects, unidentified as to occasion as well.
Miscellaneous Speeches – second folder of same.
Miscellaneous Speeches and Notes
Miscellaneous Speeches- undated speeches on a variety of subjects, unidentified as to occasion.
Miscellaneous Speeches – undated speeches on a variety of subjects unidentified as to occasion.
Miscellaneous Speeches- undated speeches on a variety of subjects, unidentified as to occasion.
Miscellaneous Speeches – undated speeches on a variety of subjects unidentified as to occasion.
Miscellaneous Notes – undated; clippings.
Miscellaneous Notes – undated; both handwritten & typewritten.
Miscellaneous Notes – undated; on small square pink pieces of paper.
Undated, handwritten notes on small pieces of paper.
Diaries and Notebooks 1886 – 1936
Two 5x8x1 notebooks of names and addresses.
1886 diary 3x5x1 – sparsely filled in.
11 appointment diaries (2x5) for 1915-1918, 1924-1928, 1932, 1936.
Undated 3x5 slim notebook of quotes & sayings, in pencil.
Two 5x8x3/4 diaries: June 19, 1891- Feb. 29, 1892 by Arthur Capper
June 19, 1891- Feb. 19, 1892 by Florence Crawford
Identical, leather-bound diaries given to Capper by Florence Crawford, requesting at the beginning of his that he write in it daily and she will do the same in hers (Capper was going to Washington for several months).
1853-1872 – personal letters of Arthur Capper’s father, Herbert, to and from friends—mostly typewritten.
1883-1889 – items & clippings of Arthur Capper, including his high school valedictory speech at Garnett; correspondence as City Editor of the Daily Capital (position taken after high school).
1890-1897 – summary of newspaper work 1884-1892. Capper starting in business for himself with the Topeka Mail. 1896 cartoon.
1900-1909 – mostly 1908 & 1909. Personal & business transaction to and from Capper (Governor, Mayor, etc.). Pencil remarks of Capper re opening of new building January 1909. Copies of The Certificate of Capper’s being appointed Kansas State University regent for four years, ending 4/1/13.
1910 – personal & business letters to Capper; printed clipping “The Gentleman from Topeka” with picture, ca 1910.
1911 – personal & business letters re Gubernatorial candidacy to and from Capper; clippings, printed material, Photostats.
1914 – Freemason certificate in leather folder; less than ten items re business & personal correspondence. Reference to 1914 victory for Governor of Kansas.
1915 – personal & business correspondence as Governor; many concerned with problems in Fish & Game Department – Capper’s secretary Charles H. Sessions investigating Warden W. C. Tegmeier’s conduct.
1916 – personal & business correspondence; clippings, articles. Primarily mail to Capper.
1917 – personal & business correspondence to and from Capper; copies of two speeches. WW I mentioned; indications he will run for Senate.
1918 – personal & business correspondence, mostly having to do with war work, his Gubernatorial functions and the business of running the newspaper. Election to US Senate barely noted. A few speeches.
1919 – personal & business correspondence centering around Washington scene as Capper arrives to assume Senatorial duties. Clippings; interview with James B. Morrow, Detroit Free Press.
Personal Papers 1920 – 1940
1920 – three items, all to Capper.
1921 – mostly mail to Capper; several items re stopping promotion of Major Robert G. Peck.
1922 – invitation to dinner from the President of the United States; copy of letter to Henry Blake stating Capper’s Senate record to date.
1923 – five letters to Capper; interview in New York Evening Post.
1924 – courtesy letters to Capper; clippings, speeches.
1925 – personal & business to Capper; Arthur Capper’s passport (1925 Special) for him and his wife, Florence, with visas. Program for Associated Press luncheon honoring Vice-President of US.
1926 – One letter in the fall re Florence’s death from Carroll B. Merriam in Topeka. Summary of Capper’s career to date. “Capper and the Christmas Pig” story. Copy of Florence Capper’s obituary. (she was born July 1, 1868, married December 1, 1892 and died May 10, 1926.).
1927 – copy of NY Herald Tribune story of Coolidge choosing not to run; Capper with him in Rapid City, South Dakota at the summer White House at the time. Capper relates returning to the Black Hills after announcement at press conference. Copy of Chapter 33 from William Allen White’s “A Puritan in Babylon”.
1928 – two letters to Capper; “Printer’s Devil to Fame” article re Capper by Anne Hard; Moosehart article “The World Does Improve” by Capper.
1929 – three letters to Capper; Book of Savings Accounts by Arthur Capper for children of employees.
1930 – six letters to Capper; articles; Capper Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture to Dr. S. M. Babcock; certificate “Honorary American Farmer”.
1931 – three letters to Capper; Capper Agricultural Award statement by F. D. Farrell, Kansas State University President.
1932 – mostly letters to Capper; birthday party speech; Universal Service article re Capper by George Rothwell Brown.
1933 – mostly letters to Capper, some from; WIBW talk 1/19/33 re sudden death of Calvin Coolidge; interview by William H. Rankin in Wichita Beacon 7/2/33.
1934 – to Capper from various organizations & people; Moose convention remarks 2/24/34.
1935 – mail to Capper; October statement by Capper declaring no interests outside of newspaper; clippings, articles, Masonic speech.
1936 – mail to Capper; editorial re death of A. L. Nichols; birthday talk.
1937 – notebook by advertising staff of Topeka Daily Capital wishing speedy recovery to Capper after appendectomy; mail to Capper; United Press biography 4/20/37.
1938 – courtesy mail to Capper; birthday speech; Washington Board of Trade statement honoring Capper for role in development of national capital (auspices of Columbia Historical Society).
1939 – courtesy mail to Capper from wide range of people, organizations and places; autographed copy of Marian Anderson concert program at Lincoln Memorial 4/9/39; clippings.
1940 – mostly courtesy mail to Capper from wide range of people, organizations and places; printed magazine article/editorial; clippings; article re Capper’s Senate record.
Personal Papers 1941 – 1947
1941 – courtesy mail to Capper, primarily Kansas & Washington; clippings, 1940 cartoon.
1942 – courtesy mail to Capper; William Allen White sketch of Capper, Capper’s statement re FDR, Senate seat, general politics; clippings; primary election certificate; list of members of 77th Congress.
1943 – courtesy mail to Capper, with a few carbon replies from Capper; clippings, birthday speech.
1944 – courtesy mail to Capper; list of Capper’s checks cashed on Riggs National Bank, Washington, DC; Capper’s remarks re death of Charles L. McNary of Oregon; clippings, memorandum, article re crippled woman.
1945 – courtesy mail to Capper with some carbon replies; Riggs National Bank account checks; clippings, articles, speech, statement re “Capper of Kansas” by Jacob Simpson Payton; KWCTU certificate; birthday speech.
1946 – courtesy mail to Capper; Riggs National Bank account checks; commencement address, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN; poems sent capper; membership certificate, Junior UNO; Chapter 23 excerpt from “There Shall Be a Highway”, autobiography of William Colfax Markaham; pamphlet “The Constant Crusades” by Robert J. Blakely (22nd address for Don R. Mellett Memorial at NYC).
1947 – courtesy mail to Capper; Riggs National Bank account checks; clippings; WIBW speech re 28th anniversary in Senate; “What the Bible Means to Me”, WWDC; Kansas Flying Farmers talk (made an honorary member); George W. Malone speech on Capper’s 82nd birthday, USS; Citation for 4-H work; list of organizations to which Capper belongs; Parmer radio interview; copy of poem dedicated to capper “Thy Face Was in the Shining Sun!” by Ben E. Neal.
Personal Papers 1948
January – June 8 – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re his decision not to run again; clippings.
June 9 –12 – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re his decision not to run again; clippings.
June 13-30 – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re his decision not to run again; clippings.
July-August – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re his decision not to run again; clippings.
September-October – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re his decision not to run again; clippings.
November-December – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re his decision not to run again; clippings.
Miscellaneous Papers – Riggs National bank account checks; clippings re retirement decision; copies of various statements (see Speeches 1948).
Personal Papers 1949 – 1956
1949 – January-May – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re his decision to retire; clippings.
1949 – June-December – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re his decision to retire; clippings.
1949 – Miscellaneous Papers – (see Speeches 1949) Riggs National Bank account checks; clippings, articles, speeches.
1950 – courtesy mail to & from Capper, many re retirement; clippings.
1950 – Miscellaneous Papers – (see Speeches 1950) clippings, speeches.
1951 – many letters re Capper’s death December 19, 1951; courtesy mail to & from Capper prior to death; clippings; description of Capper’s wedding by Peggy of the Flint Hills, Topeka Daily Capital columnist 8/29/51. Notebook of expenses for period of illness preceding death; copies of interrogatories to be presented to Arthur Capper, witness for defendant in Mississippi Valley Trust Co vs International Reform Federation.
1952 – post death correspondence; statement of Capper having $60,122 cash on hand in three banks; copy of medical expenses for 1951; Blake executor of estate; resolutions; Capper’s will; clipping; article “Arthur Capper As I Knew Him” by G. A. Nichols.
1954 – mail to & from Henry S. Blake & Julia McKee; clippings; Capper cover of “The Kansas Publisher” magazine.
1955 – statement re Capper Memorial Museum in Garnett; Ada Montgomery tribute; Capper birthplace to be preserve; clippings.
1956 – Capper Memorial Museum in Garnett; clippings.
Personal Miscellaneous Papers – Christmas notes from Landon children Nancy & Jack; Capper speeches & articles; clippings; personal property statement 1914; wedding guest list with signatures of those attending (Capper-Crawford wedding).
Miscellaneous Materials Concerning Capper Birthplace Movement – letters, statements, releases, clippings.
Business Papers (Capper Publications) 1904-1941
1904 – two letters to other editors.
1905 – fewer than twelve letters to other editors, papers.
1906 – nearly two dozen letters to other editors, papers.
1907 – much correspondence re advertising matters; concerns re articles in Capper papers which might be damaging to potential advertisers, thereby losing advertising revenue; stock deals with firms for advertising.
1908 – correspondence with advertising agencies, mostly.
1909 – correspondence with advertising agencies & individual advertisers.
1910 – more of same as above.
1911 – more of same as above.
1912 – more of same as above; also re printing presses; Crowell Publishing Co.
1913 – more of same as above; one letter re campaign.
1915 – one letter from T. A. McNeal re salary raise.
1917 – night telegrams & replies; increase in second class postage rates concerns.
1918 – only a few items.
1919 – two items (before leaving for Washington as Senator-elect).
1920 – one item, re Frank Seaman Advertising Agency re Capper Farm Press.
1935 – one item re Securities & Exchange Commission.
1936 – correspondence re incorporation of Capper Publications; copy of suggested Plan of Reorganization & “Our Plan of Financing”.
1937 – competition from Henry Allen’s Journal re advertising rates and circulation; dispute with Levands of Wichita Beacon re advertising contracts with Wrigley.
1938 – apology to Levands (Max & Louis) of Wichita; problem of competitive ad rates re Henry Allen’s State Journal; competition from Kansas City Star; concern re possibility of losing Marco Morrow; bad year economically; Allen raising ad rates for Journal; concern with amount of money Capital lost in January and February; question of selling Missouri Ruralist & Kansas Farmer papers.
1939 – problems of keeping good staff with business not good enough to support salary raises.
1940 – re Oscar Stauffer purchasing Journal; Stauffer wants Capital to go in with Journal & set up combined company, on 60/40 basis (60 for Capital). Capper against consolidation, fearing reduction in competition would in turn reduce volume of business but explores legal aspects of consolidation with lawyer James A. McClure; union troubles stemming from mail room force (four black workers were let go); Stauffer withdraws offer to merge in July; Stauffer application to purchase radio station; clippings; costs for different Capper publications 1928-1940.
1941 – money problems; reference to stockholder meetings; much correspondence to and from Henry S. Blake; Capper changes beneficiary in life insurance policies from Florence Capper to Capper Publications, Inc.; Kansas City Journal-Post proposition; merger of Capital & Journal accomplished; Sister Edith Eustice’s estate issues; Household Magazine in trouble financially; copy of agreement between Capital & Journal to form Topeka Newspaper Printing Company, Inc. as umbrella for combined papers; plan for common operation of two papers.
Business Papers (Capper Publications) 1942-1944
1942 – January-April – trying to make paper profitable at outset of WW II; by march potential for Stauffer to cause trouble noted; question of merging Household Magazine with Capper’s Farmer; Henry S. Blake principal correspondent.
1942 – May-December – competition from Kansas City Weekly Star; papers doing better financially be end of year; death of Charles S. Sessions; financial figures for publications; Henry S. Blake, principal correspondent.
1943 – January-May – primarily correspondence with Henry S. Blake re managing paper; better year financially but still money problems; Household Magazine still in trouble.
1943 – June-December – continuing problems with Household Magazine; newsprint shortage; need for new presses; financial sheets on Capper publications; Henry S. Blake principal correspondent.
1944 – record of editorial meeting 1/4; newsprint quota concerns; Henry S. Blake principal correspondent; concern with converting remaining certificates into new securities or cash; concern re pay raises; Capper states “nearly half my work here (Washington, DC) has to do with Capper Publication and their affairs”; current assets as of May $500,000 in bank balances and US certificates. Liquidation of Missouri Agricultural Publishing Company be September; concerns re business downturn ahead; minutes of Board of Directors meeting, TNPC; copies of Capper’s Farmer News Letter.
Business Papers (Capper Publications) 1945-1947
1945 – January-May – FM stations; employment figures for Capper operations; payroll figures; IRS & SEC problems (involving McClure); newsprint situation; Henry S. Blake principal correspondent; minutes of executive committee meeting in Cleveland in February & in Topeka in March; considering an advertising agency for Capper Publications – possibly Lorenzen and Thompson firm; Nelson Antrim Crawford wants Capper to do short anecdotal monthly article for Household Magazine; Landon expressing concern that paper is boosting Schoeppel’s Senate candidacy too much; presses need quick-drying equipment for color runs; Household Magazine still in trouble financially.
1945 – June-December – correspondence with Mr. Libby of the National Council for the Prevention of War; Henry S. Blake primary correspondent; Capper unable to be in Topeka for 80th birthday; salaries paid branch office employees; 26 year record of Household Magazine advertising revenue; end of WW II; business looking good in terms of advertising; Capper Printing Co.’s September statement; report sheet for October, with Capper’s Weekly and Household Magazine showing good profit; internal upper level staff problems; copy of Accident Policy.
1946 – Henry S. Blake still primary correspondent; report on 4-H Camp; concern re mineworkers; IRS & SEC audit concerns (trying to lessen amount of taxes); May statement; rising costs of publishing; Capper not in Topeka for birthday; postwar readjustment problems; labor problems at paper; list of wage scales for pressmen & others; composing room problems.
1947 – January-April – newsprint shortage still (mad worse by large publishing companies buying up their own newsprint mills); advertising competition between Journal & Capital; concern re approaching business upset.
1947 – May-December – Household Magazine still in difficulty; minutes of two Board of Directors meetings; considering using presses of Deering Co. in Louisville, KY; Stauffer relationship very tentative; April statement; newsprint shortage; Capper Publications planning to float $4,000,000 in bonds for expansion program; Household Magazine only part of operations in the red; red (October statement of earnings for different operations); outlook for 1948 better; problem of oleomargarine advertising in farm publications.
Business Papers (Capper Publications 1948-1951; WIBW RADIO 1928-1951
Capper Publications Cont)
1948 – Household Magazine in new form; need for publications to reflect changing scene in farming, with farmers now 3/4 mechanic and 1/4 farmer; great October issue of Capper’s Farmer; newsprint shortage still worrisome; Capper making plans to move back to Topeka after retiring from US Senate; rising cost in labor and material. Henry S. Blake primary correspondent.
1949 – amount of correspondence with Blake decreases significantly as Capper returns to Topeka; INS pressures paper to use them as well as United Press news service (already also using AP); need to supply local news to AP; press room description.
1950-1951 – page from Capper’s will re 18th point.
WIBW Radio 1928-1951
1928 – problems of reception interference by other stations; CBS & NBC efforts to sign up WIBW; telegrams re same.
1929 – CBS contract; Charles Sessions primary correspondent; telegrams; Federal Radio Commission correspondence; statement of station operating cost; summary of case before FRC.
1930 – current financial status of WIBW; report on public service rendered by WIBW.
1932 – Sessions primary correspondent; mail from listeners; memorandum stating duties of office employees.
1933 – Joe Nickel; problem of interference from station XEPN, Eagle Pass, TX—involves Mexican government. Application for license renewal.
1934 – Nickel, Blake & Session primary control; trying to obtain full, unlimited time by changing tower & antennae system and increasing power to 2 ½ kilowatts daytime and 1 kilowatt at night. Hearing transcript re license renewal; testimony from variety of people, including Alf Landon re renewal.
1937 – one item – accounts with WIBW before Final Adjustments.
1938 – possibility of increasing nighttime power to equal daytime power of 5000 watts. List of property accounts for WIBW; need for new transmitter; correspondence with Ben Ludy, General Manager of WIBW; issue of KCKN competition.
1939 – possibility of acquiring another station of 100 watts in Topeka.
1940 – re hearing of Kaw Valley Broadcasting Company.
1941 – WREN looking for new frequency; auxiliary transmitter problem; Ben Ludy primary correspondent; WREN applying to move to Topeka and apply for 50,000 watts on 1060 kilocycles; New Orleans concern also applying.
1942 – one item; Ludy letter re promoting sale of Savings Bonds.
1943 – only a few items to and from Ludy; transcribing messages from military patients at Winter General Hospital.
1944 – one item – Ludy letter with attached editorial from Emporia Gazette, May.
1945 – one item re advertising of candy product containing chocolate liquor.
1946 – re KCKB (managed by Ludy as well); Upton Close incident; FM concerns—need higher transmitting tower.
1947 – trying to eliminate all but most desirable religious broadcasts by upping rate nearly 200%; Representative Albert Cole seeks 10 minutes each week to comment on governmental & congressional matters. Recollections about Capper home at 135 Topeka Blvd which had been made into WIBW studio; letters commending WIBW for public service announcements.
1948 – concerns with KSAL & KFBI; FCC not likely to clear Laubengayer’s purchase of KFBI; primarily Ludy correspondence but some from listeners as well.
1949-1951 – report on CBS Television Clinic—possibility of going into television.
Miscellaneous Galley Proofs
Draft & Proof of Dr. Homer E. Socolofsky’s Biography of Capper
Page proofs; galley proofs; original manuscript.
Congressional Session Books
Visitors for September 27, 1943 – December 20, 1948.
Capper Bills – chronological listing of bills introduced or sponsored Capper; handwritten entries giving number of bill, date & subject, subcommittee referred to and purpose of bill in “remarks” column”:
66th Congress (5/28/19) – 70th Congress (2/23/29)
71st Congress (4/18/29) – 73rd Congress (3/3/33)
73rd Congress (4/24/34) – 80th Congress (8/7/48)
Personal Checkbooks 1922 – 1932
Riggs National Bank
3/10/22 – 3/15/26
6/21/23 – 6/23/25
6/3/25 – 11/23/27
11/25/27 – 10/23/29
10/23/29 – 12/24/32
Personal Checkbooks 1932 – 1941
Riggs National Bank
1/12/32 – 5/29/34
5/29/34 – 5/1/37
5/1/37 – 8/9/39
8/16/39 – 3/12/41
Note: some overlapping in checkbooks.
One Tube containing:
Four certificates relating to Arthur Capper’s membership in the order of Ancient Scottish Rites of Freemasonry, October 1929.
(20 ½” x 5 ¼”; 23 ¾” x 20 ½”; 12” x 14”; 12” x 14”)