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Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 167

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee

The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin contains "a study of social problems in four related families through five generations." John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.

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Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, bulletin 307

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee

The Kansas Emergency Relief Committee was created in July 1932 to obtain and administer federal emergency loans made available to states through Herbert Hoover's Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932. President Franklin Roosevelt expanded on this act with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in 1933, leading the Kansas committee to change its name to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC). Under the direction of Kansas's new governor, Alf Landon, the KERC managed direct and work relief programs in Kansas including emergency education, transient relief, rural rehabilitation, drought relief, and a slew of public works projects including the construction of farm ponds and lakes, and the renovation and construction of public buildings, roads, and quarries. This bulletin contains a report on county poor farms and examines their social and economic cost. In 1934, 77 out of the 105 Kansas counties had a county poor farm for the aged and ill. John Stutz was executive director of the KERC.

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Elect Robert Docking for Governor

A 1966 campaign brochure that promotes Robert Docking as the Democratic candidate for governor who has an eye on the future of Kansas. Docking and the entire Democratic team of candidates have pledged to serve the voters for a vigourous two-party government in Kansas!

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Labor Day proclamation

Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)

In August of 1890, Kansas Governor Lyman U. Humphrey issued this proclamation officially recognizing Labor Day in Kansas as September 1st. He issued the proclamation at the request of the Topeka Trades and Labor Assembly and the Kansas State Federation of Labor. The proclamation was then, and is now, considered to be the first official recognition of Labor Day by any head of state and became an example that others states would soon follow. In the proclamation, Humphrey expressed an interest in improving the working conditions for laboring people and asked that business be suspended on Labor Day so that working people could enjoy the holiday.

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Invitation to Washington's Birthday Ball

Kansas Rifles Number 1

A printed invitation to a Washington's birthday ball hosted by the Kansas Rifles No. 1 at the Free State Hotel on February 22, 1856.

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Barclay's Business Directory of Leavenworth for 1859

Pierse, Allen

In addition to a listing of businesses and advertisements, the directory included the elected officials for the city of Leavenworth for 1858-59 and the newspapers published in Leavenworth. A few women are listed as owners of businesses. The information for the directory was compiled by Allen Pierse.

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Charles Plummer Tidd

Hinton, Richard J . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901

A pen and ink sketch of Charles Plummer Tidd used as an illustration in Hinton's book, John Brown and His Men. Tidd, a John Brown follower, escaped the Harpers Ferry raid and returned to Kansas.

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Minutes of the Kansas Equal Suffarge Association at the fifth annual meeting

Kansas Equal Suffrage Association (1884-1913)

The Kansas Equal Suffrage Association held its fifth annual meeting in Emporia Kansas from November 13-15, 1888. The pamphlet includes the minutes of the convention, an address by the president Laura Johns, listings of officers of the state and local organizations. It contains information about the activities of district, county, and local branches of the organization. Susan B. Anthony attended the meeting. With the support of both the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, a Council of Women was formed during this meeting. The constitution of this organization is included in the pamphlet. Mrs. C. H. Cushing of Leavenworth was elected president.

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Circular of the State Impartial Suffrage Association

This circular describes the efforts to secure suffrage for blacks and women in the state of Kansas. The flyer indicates the Henry B. Blackwell of New York and Mrs. Lucy Stone were traveling in Kansas at that time. The Association was being organized in 1867. S. N. Wood was the corresponding secretary for the association. There is a hand written note on the back from H. C. Whitney, Lawrence, Kansas, indicating his willingness to speak for the group.

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Court of Industrial Relations annual reports

Kansas. Court of Industrial Relations

These annual reports of the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations include legal cases and opinions, overviews of industrial conditions, financial statements, factory inspections, accidents, laws, employment services, and state mine inspections. The Kansas legislature created the Court of Industrial Relations by special legislation in January 1920 following a series of coal strikes in Southeast Kansas. The court's purpose was to resolve labor disputes between labor organizations and employers and it caused considerable debate throughout the United States. The United States Supreme Court declared the court unconstitutional in 1923. The Kansas Public Service Commission succeeded the court in 1925. Volumes 1(1920), 2(1921), 3(1922), 4(1923), and 5(1924) are included. The Court had 3 judges each session and the following served as judges at various times: W. L. Huggins, Clyde M. Reed, George H. Wark, Jas. A. McDermott, John H. Crawford, Henderson S. Martin, and Joseph Taggart.

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