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Beecher Bible & Rifle Colony Bibliography

Photo of First Church of Christ in Wabaunsee is also known as the Beecher Bible & Rifle Church, Wabaunsee."Beecher Church Fifty Years Old: Established by 'Bible and Rifle Company.'" Topeka Daily Capital. Oct. 28, 1906. [1 p.]. (Reel: T132).

"Beecher Church 100 Years Old." Topeka Daily Capital. June 9, 1957. [1 p.]. (Reel: T620).

"Bibles and Rifles in Kansas: Interesting and Instructive Correspondence." Wabaunsee County Clippings. Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K/978.1/-W11/Clipp./V. 1/pp. 1-3).

Black, Leslie. "Kansas Day Again Recalls Epic Story of Wabaunsee." Manhattan Republic and Manhattan Nationalist. Feb. 4, 1948. [1 p.]. (Reel: M567).

Broderick, Robert C. "Mission Churches Across the Land." Historic Churches of the United States. New York, NY: Wilfred Funk, 1958. (GL 277.3/B784/pp. 61, 64 and 66).

Burt, F.I. "Eighty-Year Memorial of the Becher Rifle Colony at Wabaunsee." Alma Signal. June 4, 1936. [1 p.]. (Reel: A230).

Burt, Henry F. "Wabaunsee History: A Brief History of the Connecticut Kansas Colony, Better Known as Beecher Bible and Rifle Company." Wabaunsee County Truth 7 (Sept. 1931): 1-2. (Reel: LM 53).

"Church of the 'Beecher Rifles,' Built by Men Who Could Shoot as Well as Pray." Topeka Daily Capital. Jan. 18, 1899. [1 p.]. (Reel: T96).

Cottrell, Amos A. The New Haven Colony's History in Kansas. Wabaunsee, KS: Congregation Church, 1907. (K/978.1/-W11/Pam.v.1/no. 3).

"Eightieth Anniversary of the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony at Wabaunsee, May 30, 1936." Wabaunsee County Truth 13 (July 1936): 1-4. (Reel: LM 53).

Foster, Georgia. "Eighteen Teenagers Restore Church." Topeka Daily Capital. June 29, 1958. [1 p.]. (Reel: T632).

Harger, Charles M. "Beecher Rifle Church." Kansas Scrap-Book Biography. Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K BB/V. 69/pp. 129-130).

__________. "Bibles and Rifles." The Outlook 59 (July 9, 1898): 629-630. (GL 051/Ou8L/V. 59).

Howe, Henry. "New Haven Kansas Colony." Outline History of New Haven. New Haven, CT: A. Dorman, 1884. (K974.62/-N45/Pam.v.1/pp. 29-30).

Howes, Cecil. "'Beecher Bible and Rifle Church' Restored For the Use of a Wabaunsee Congregation." Kansas City Times. Sept. 13, 1948. [1 p.]. (Reel: 8Q).

__________. "This Month in Kansas History: Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony." The Kansas Teacher 56 (April 1948): 46-48. (K370.6/K13/V. 56/no. 8).

Kansas State Historical Society. "Beecher Bibles." Kansas Portraits. Topeka, KS: Author, 1985. (SP 906/K13kp/pp. 9-10).

__________. "Bibles and Rifles." Kansas Territory Clippings, 1854-56. Topeka, KS: Author, 2004. (K978.1/Clipp./V. 1/pp. 216-218).

__________. "Eighty Years Ago 'Beecher's Bibles' Made Their Appearance in Kansas." Kansas History Clippings. Topeka, KS: Author, n.d. (K978.1/Clipp./V. 9/pp. 67-71).

__________. "Kansas Meeting in New Haven in Reverend Dutton's Church." Kansas Territory Clippings, 1854-56. Topeka, KS: Author, 2004. (K978.1/Clipp./V. 1/pp. 204-209).

__________. "Kansas Meeting in New Haven in Reverend Dutton's Church." Kansas Territory Clippings, 1854-56. Topeka, KS: Author, 2004. (K978.1/Clipp./V. 1/pp. 204-209).

__________. "Ladies of Wabaunsee Helped Build Beecher Rifles Church." Wabaunsee County Clippings. Topeka, KS: Author, n.d. (K978.1/-W11/Clipp./V. 2/ pp. 49-50).

__________. "They Knew 'Beecher's Bibles.'" Wabaunsee County Clippings. Topeka, KS: Author, n.d. (K978.1/-W11/p. 142).

Kansas House of Representatives. "Beecher Bible and Rifle Church of Wabaunsee Resolution." House Journal Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Kansas. Topeka, KS: State Printer, 1987. (SP 328.1/K13/House/1987/pp. 892-893).

Koch, Mary S. "With Rifles and Bibles, Lovers of Freedom Founded Wabaunsee." Kansas City Times. Aug. 21, 1957. [1 p.]. (Reel: 325).

Lines, C.B. "Connecticut Kansas Colony" Circular Letter. New Haven, CT: Yale Collection of Western Americana, 1979. (K978.1/-W11/Pam.v.1/no. 5).

Image of first page of Connecticut Kansas Colony record book, 1856-1857Osmer, William A. "The Connecticut Kansas Colony of 1856-1857." Master's thesis, Kansas State College, 1953. (Reel: LM 318, no. 3).

Pantle, Alberta. "The Connecticut Kansas Colony: Letters of Charles B. Lines to the New Haven (Connecticut) Daily Palladium." Kansas Historical Quarterly 22 (Spring-Summer 1956): 1-50 and 138-188. (SP 906/K13q/V.22/nos. 1 and 2).

Riley County Historical Society. "In Pioneer Days: An Incident in the Early Settlement of Wabaunsee. Scrapbook. N.p.: n.d. (K978.1/-W11/Mss.).

Smith, G.E. Kidder. "Beecher Bible and Rifle Church." The Architecture of the United States. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press, 1981. (GL 720.9/Sm57a/V. 3/pp. 338-339).

Socolofsky, Homer E. "Beecher's Bibles." Encyclopedia USA. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 1985. (GL 973.03/En19/V. 5/pp. 202-203).

Stark, Andrew. "Wabaunsee County." The Kansas Annual Register for the Year 1864. Leavenworth, KS: Bulletin Job Printing, 1864. (K917.81/K13/1864/pp. 208-216).

Stocking, William. "The New England Churches and the Fugitive Slave Law." Detroit Historical Monthly 1 (March 1923): 8-9. (GL 977.42/-D48/V.1/no. 1).

Tabor, Milton. "Beecher Furnishes Bibles and Rifles." Topeka Daily Capital. Mar. 26, 1929. [1 p.]. (Reel: T306).

Thomson, Matt. Early History of Wabaunsee County, Kansas, With Stories of Pioneer Days and Glimpses of Our Western Border. Alma, KS: Author, 1901. (K978.1/-W11/T37/pp. 318-319).

"Victory Highway Passes Thru Wabaunsee, Historic Town, Settled in 1856." Topeka State Journal. Jan. 26, 1924. [1 p.]. (Reel: T1474).

Wabaunsee Congregational Church. Semi-Centennial Wabuansee Congregational Church, June 27-18, 1907. Alma, KS: Alma Enterprise Print, 1907. (K258.8/C76K/Pam.v.6/no. 14).

Watson, John. "Beecher Bible and Rifle Church Ideals Influenced State History: Group Helped Keep Slavery Out of State." Wichita Morning Eagle. Mar. 11, 1955. [1 p.]. (Reel: W1668).

Wellman, Paul I. "The Beecher Bible and Rifle Company Built Great Hopes on a Kansas Town." Wabaunsee County Clippings. Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K978.1/-W11/pp. 139-141).

Wolf, Clara H. "Bibles and Rifles." Overland Monthly 55 (April 1910): 362-365. (GL O51/Ov2/V. 55).