Arthur Capper papers, 1853-1956 (bulk 1918-1948).


Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951. Arthur Capper papers, 1853-1956 (bulk 1918-1948).

Arthur Capper papers, 1853-1956 (bulk 1918-1948).

Primarily the papers cover his 30 years as U.S. senator from Kansas, 1919-1949, although there are some items relating to years prior and after that period until his death in 1951. Nearly half the volume of the collection consists of general correspondence; a fourth is devoted to Capper's speeches. The remainder is equally divided among agricultural correspondence; business papers; correspondence with famous people; and legislative, political & personal correspondence. The collection also reflects his wide range of interests & concerns and his deep commitment as a public servant. Over the course of time, the papers reveal the isolationist Capper of post-World War I having to shift his views somewhat with the advent of World War II. Capper's media involvement is detailed in the business papers related to the Capper Publications (principal correspondent: Henry Seavey Blake) and WIBW Radio (principal correspondent: Ben Ludy).

32 ft. (76 boxes)

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WIBW (Radio station : Topeka, Kan.) (corporateBody)

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

Blake, Henry Seavey, 1888-1956. (person)

Ludy, Ben, 1900-1983. (person)

Capper Publications, Inc. (corporateBody)

Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 (person)

Publishing, radio executive; Kansas governor; U.S. senator from Kansas. Of Garnett, Topeka, Kan. From the description of Arthur Capper papers, 1853-1956 (bulk 1918-1948). (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 85600345 ...

United States. Congress. Senate (corporateBody)