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The Agora Records

Call Number: RH MS 15


Correspondence, subscriptions, and business records, 1895-1897 of The Agora, a monthly periodical published in Abilene, Kansas, originating in 1890.


  • Creation: 1895-1897


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Agora

The Agora, a monthly periodical, published in Abilene, Kansas, originated in 1890 as a quarterly journal under the editorship of Thomas E. Dewey. In 1895, the journal was published monthly, and was managed by Fred B. McKinnon, secretary to Chancellor Francis H. Snow of the University of Kansas. T. E. Dewey remained as editor and the publication office was retained in Abilene, Kansas. The journal was primarily interested in publishing current literary and scientific papers of interest to the general public.


0.25 Linear Feet (112 items in 8 folders in 1 box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The collection is a chronology of correspondence received by Messers. Dewey and McKinnon in 1895-1897 during their tenures as editor and business manager, respectively, of The Agora.

Physical Location

RH MS 15

Guide to the Agora Collection
Finding aid encoded by jma, 1973. Finding aid revised by cmp, 2024.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Agora Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 15, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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