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Kansas Society of New York photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P2796(ff)


One oversize photograph of the first annual banquet of the Kansas Society of New York, which was held at the Hotel Astor on January 29, 1906.


  • Creation: January 29, 1906


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of the Kansas Society of New York

The purpose of the Society was "to cherish and perpetuate the memories, associations, traditions and records of the State of Kansas and its people, and to cultivate friendly relations between Kansas men residing or sojourning in New York, and to provide headquarters in the City of New York." The organization was a society for men with Kansas ties that met and reminisced and discussed events in Kansas. They had scheduled meetings throughout the year with an annual meeting held close to Kansas Day (January 29).

The Society had officers and held elections on the third Tuesday of November. Members had to be "over eighteen years of age, a native or the son of a native of Kansas, or who was a resident of Kansas for a period of three years, or who graduated from any of the higher educational institutions in Kansas, or who was the son of any member of the Society, may be admitted as an active member, provided he resided in or within fifty miles of the City of New York."


1 folder (1 oversize folder) ; Photograph measures 51 x 61".

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH P2796(ff)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Kansas Historical Society for James Corsaro, New York State Library, 2000.


Guide to the Kansas Society of New York Collection
Kansas Society of New York photograph
Finding aid prepared by eml, 2014. Finding aid encoded by eml, 2014. Finding aid revised by eear, 2016; mwh, 2021.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Kansas Society of New York photograph, RH PH P2796(ff), Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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