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Topeka Good Government Club records

Creator: Good Government Club (Topeka, Kan.)

Date: 1903-1939 (bulk 1920-1939)

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 124

Unit ID: 40124

Abstract: The collection consists of secretary's books (with copies of the club's articles of incorporation) as well as loose copies of meeting minutes, correspondence, treasurer's financial records, meeting programs & other printed materials, annual reports, and other such records. Included is a charter, 1928, and annual meeting records of the Good Government Club of Kansas, founded by the Topeka Good Government Club. The records reflect the members' interests in suffrage and legislative issues and are dated 1903-1906 & 1920-1939 with the bulk of the materials from the 1920s & 1930s.

Space Required/Quantity: 0.50 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Topeka Good Government Club records

Titles (Other):

  • Good Government Club (Topeka, Kan.) records
  • Good Government Club records
  • Records
  • Topeka Good Government Club collection

Administrative History

Administrative History: The Topeka Good Government Club existed in the first half of the twentieth century as a not-for-profit organization working for the maintenance of a Legislative Department that promoted laws and ordinances, for the betterment of women, children, and the home; civic betterment; legislation and national and educational topics.

Originally it was organized in 1903 as an auxiliary organization to the State Equal Suffrage Association, with its focus on stimulating the individual effort and development of women along all industrial, legal, and educational lines, along with securing suffrage for women. In 1920, after suffrage was made legal for women nationally, the club reorganized its duties and plans accordingly, still with a focus on developing women's interests and education and ensuring equality between them and men.

Scope and Content

Contents: Minutes -- treasurer's records -- correspondence -- miscellaneous material -- material relating to the Good Government Club of Kansas.


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Index Terms


    Good Government Club (Topeka, Kan.) -- Accounting
    Good Government Club (Topeka, Kan.) -- Records and correspondence
    Good Government Club of Kansas
    Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
    Kansas -- Social conditions -- 20th century
    Topeka (Kan.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
    Topeka (Kan.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
    Clubs -- Kansas
    Clubs -- Kansas -- Topeka
    Political participation -- Kansas
    Political participation -- Kansas -- Topeka
    Social problems -- Kansas
    Social problems -- Kansas -- Topeka
    Suffrage -- Kansas -- Topeka
    Women -- Kansas -- Societies and clubs
    Women -- Suffrage -- Kansas -- Topeka
    Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Creators and Contributors

Additional Information for Researchers

Use and reproduction: Information on literary rights available from the Kansas Historical Society (Topeka).