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Governor Arthur Capper to Phil Crab

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)

Date: June 11, 1918

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor Arthur Capper, Correspondence Files, Alphabetical File Box 36 Folder 11

Unit ID: 207829

Summary: Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka (Shawnee County) writes to Phil Crab of Ada (Ottawa County) requesting that he donate to the Red Cross. The Governor's request was prompted by a letter from Ottawa County Attorney, Lee Jackson, who informed the Governor of the resident's refusal to donate and the subsequent threats made by local residents against him. During WWI, persons whose allegiance to the United States was suspect were often referred to as "slackers." In his letter, the Governor encourages Mr. Crab to support the war by donating to the Red Cross and assures him that he will be considered a "disloyal citizen" or "slacker" if he does not. See Lee Jackson to Governor Arthur Capper, 8 June 1918.

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Title (Main title): Governor Arthur Capper to Phil Crab

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor Arthur Capper (1915-1919).


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