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Temperance history collection

Date: 1899-[ca. 1992]

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 645

Unit ID: 40645

Abstract: The Temperance History collection is an assembled collection of materials from various sources documenting temperance activities and organizations in Kansas. Included are records of the Kansas State Temperance Union; the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) McPherson/McPherson County, Walnut, & Crawford/Labette County (1932-1970) chapters; WCTU Books of memory [ca. 1941-ca. 1992]; and the Anti-Saloon League of America, Kansas Department, dated 1918-1920. The bulk of the collection consists of records of the Kansas State Temperance Union, comprised of cash books, publications, copies of letters sent, account books, and meeting minutes. The Kansas WCTU Books of memory give biographical information about and contain photographs of deceased members.

Space Required/Quantity: 12.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Temperance history collection

Titles (Other):

  • WCTU Books of memory

Scope and Content


Locator Contents
007-11-02-05 to 007-11-05-02  1899-1920 
014-12-03-01 to 014-12-03-03  [ca. 1941]-1992: Memorial Books of the Kansas Women's Christian Temperance Union. Scrapbooks.  
017-03-01-01  Kansas State Temperance Union roster of city workers and receipts, 1899-1908; subscription list, 1900. 
101-07-02-18  WCTU Walnut and Crawford/Labette County Chapter correspondence and publications, 1932-1970 

Related Records or Collections

Associated materials:

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union/Mary Evelyn Dobbs collection, no. 170: http://www.kshs.org/archives/40170

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Second Kansas District, history collection; manuscripts collection no. 657: http://www.kshs.org/archives/40657

Kansas State Temperance Union history collection, no. 603A: http://www.kshs.org/archives/42158

Indexes: Alphabetical name indexes for each vol. of the WCTU Books of memory.

Index Terms


    Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Kansas
    Anti-Saloon League of Kansas
    Kansas State Temperance Union
    Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Kansas -- Biography
    Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Kansas -- Biography -- Portraits
    Portrait photographs
    Temperance -- Kansas -- History