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Kansas Republican Party records

Call Number: RH MS 923


This collection is comprised of the records of the Kansas Republican Party, the Kansas organization of the National Republican Party, and reflects the group's activities during the decades of the 1960s and 1970s. Records include subject and research files regarding legislation and political topics of interest to Republican constituents; copies of legislative bills; conference, convention, inaugural, and other event files; chronological files; campaign information; financial documentation; newspaper clipping files; audio-visual material and photographs; and other related materials.


  • 1960 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

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


95.5 Linear Feet (104 boxes)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The collection is loosely organized in multiple alphabetical runs. Boxes are sometimes identified with a specific political figure in the Kansas Republican Party, notably Kansas Governors Robert Docking and Robert Bennett, U.S. Representatives William "Bill" Roy and Joe Skubitz, and Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller.

Topics that appear repeatedly in the collection include but are not limited to abortion, agriculture, bingo and gambling, consumers and consumer protection, education, ethics, the 1970s energy crisis, drugs and drug abuse, specific counties in Kansas, inflation, taxes, Vietnam, Watergate and Nixon, etc.

Physical Location

RH MS 923

Physical Location

Contact Spencer Library Public Services (Library Annex)

Other Finding Aids

Boxes 1-85 are described in the attached inventory: ksrl.kc.republicanpartykan.pdf.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Kansas Republican Party, 1982

Processing Information

This collection was reboxed from shipping boxes into cubic foot boxes, with the result that the original contents did not always fit into one cubic foot box. When this was the case, A, B, and very occasionally C boxes were created for a single box number to maintain the accuracy of the original inventory list. On attached Pdf listing, where "A/B" follows box number, box A and B must be paged if all of original box contents are to be represented.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 351.

Guide to the Kansas Republican Party Collection
Kansas Republican Party records
Finding aid prepared by rh, 2007. Finding aid encoded by rh, 2007; revised by mwh, 2016.
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Preferred citation
Kansas Republican Party records, RH MS 923, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States