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Temperance history correspondence

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Date: 1903-1904

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Temperance History Coll. #645, Box 3-4

Unit ID: 227632

Summary: This correspondence was sent and received by Kansas State Temperance Union secretaries Rev. J. E. Everett and Rev. W. L. Dexter. Correspondents include Howard H. Russell, Superintendent of the American Anti-Saloon League, Rev. H. W. Chaffee and Rev. C. S. Nusbaum of the Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, Harry A. Caton, Mayor of Winfield, Woman's Christian Temperance Union representatives from several states, and several members of Congress. Included are subscription lists with members' names from several counties including Brown, Butler, Jackson, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, and Reno. Much of the correspondence concerns efforts to advance anti-liquor agendas in local, state, and national politics. Although Kansas was the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in 1880, the law was largely unenforced.

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Title (Main title): Temperance history correspondence

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Portions of Collection Not Separately Described:

  1. Correspondence, January 1903
  2. Correspondence, February 1903
  3. Correspondence, March - April 1903
  4. Correspondence, May - June 1903
  5. Correspondence, July - September 1903
  6. Correspondence, October - December 1903
  7. Correspondence, January 1904
  8. Correspondence, February 1904
  9. Correspondence, March 1904
  10. Correspondence, April 1904
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