Ralph Richards Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Ralph Richards Papers
Call Number: MS 74-14
Size: 5.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Source unknown
Processed By: MDH, 7-29-1974; SMC, 2-17-1998; MN, 1-2009
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions

None

Content Note

The Ralph Richards Papers are composed primarily of correspondence and manuscripts, speeches, and plays for the years of 1918 to 1952. A history of Fort Scott is also a part of the collection, as well as miscellaneous other memorabilia.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-13 Correspondence
Series 2 Box 1 FF 14 Federal Building Proposal
Series 3 Box 1 FF 15-Box 9 FF 4 Manuscripts
Series 4 Box 9 FF 5-Box 10 FF 2 History of Fort Scott
Series 5 Box 10 FF 3-10 Miscellaneous Papers. Includes clippings and other printed materials.
Series 6 Box 11 FF 1-8 Manuscript Addendum
Series 7 Box 11 FF 9-13 Miscellaneous Addendum

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Correspondence

Box 1 FF 1 Correspondence -- 1918-1928
Box 1 FF 2 Correspondence -- 1931
Box 1 FF 3 Correspondence -- 1932
Box 1 FF 4 Correspondence -- 1933
Box 1 FF 5 Correspondence -- 1933
Box 1 FF 6 Correspondence -- 1934
Box 1 FF 7 Correspondence -- 1935
Box 1 FF 8 Correspondence -- 1936
Box 1 FF 9 Correspondence -- 1937
Box 1 FF 10 Correspondence -- 1938
Box 1 FF 11 Correspondence -- 1939
Box 1 FF 12 Correspondence -- 1940
Box 1 FF 13 Correspondence -- 1941-1952

Series 2 ‒ Federal Building Proposal

Box 1 FF 14 Federal Building Proposal and Forms

Series 3 ‒ Manuscripts

Box 1 FF 15 Manuscript -- Passing the Plate (One Act Play)
Box 1 FF 16 Manuscript -- The Flaming Cross (One Act Play)
Box 1 FF 17 Manuscript -- The Why and Wherefore of a Tax Limitation
Box 2 FF 1 Manuscript -- The Parlor Bee in Parlor "B"
Box 2 FF 2 Manuscript -- Wichita As I Knew It
Box 2 FF 3 Manuscript -- Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow
Box 2 FF 4 Manuscript -- Our Million Minimum Slide Toward an Industrial Hell
Box 2 FF 5 Manuscript -- Our Million Minimum Slide Toward an Industrial Hell
Box 2 FF 6-10 Manuscript -- Notebook
Box 3 FF 1-17 Manuscript -- Notebook
Box 4 FF 1-10 Manuscript -- Notebook
Box 4 FF 11 Manuscript -- America at War
Box 4 FF 12 Manuscript -- The Cynic Spouts
Box 4 FF 13 Manuscript -- The American Laborer and His Leeches
Box 4 FF 14 Manuscript -- A Flash, Alas, Alack
Box 4 FF 15 Manuscript -- The Old Home Town and Her Parasites
Box 4 FF 16 Manuscript -- The Hun and Our Shame Faced Dollar
Box 4 FF 17 Manuscript -- Quo Vadis?
Box 4 FF 18 Manuscript -- On Brother Brauder on Mark Twain
Box 4 FF 19 Manuscript -- The College of Your Own Doorstep
Box 4 FF 20 Manuscript -- Austin McCreary Keene
Box 4 FF 21 Manuscript -- Not Forsaken
Box 4 FF 22 Manuscript -- The Whole Truth
Box 4 FF 23 Manuscript -- The Critical Fool
Box 4 FF 24 Manuscript -- You Bet
Box 4 FF 25 Manuscript -- The Battle Cry or Our Man in the Ranks
Box 4 FF 26 Manuscript -- What the East Thinks of the West
Box 4 FF 27 Manuscript -- Kansas City Story
Box 4 FF 28 Manuscript -- Stop - Look - Listen
Box 5 FF 1 Manuscript -- The Deliberations of the Devil
Box 5 FF 2 Manuscript -- Is This Hussy Your Hag?
Box 5 FF 3 Manuscript -- Minus-World Leaders and . . .
Box 5 FF 4 Manuscript -- The Crowning Glory of Humanity
Box 5 FF 5 Manuscript -- Modern Morality
Box 5 FF 6 Manuscript -- Oh the Joy That Is From Making a Last Will and Testament
Box 5 FF 7 Manuscript -- Are You Satisfied to Remain One of a Majority Made Cowardly by . . .
Box 5 FF 8 Manuscript -- Another Eminent Authority Heard From Regarding our RR Problems
Box 5 FF 9 Manuscript -- Goodbye to J. Barleycorn
Box 5 FF 10 Manuscript -- A Way to Salvation
Box 5 FF 11 Manuscript -- Only a Fool or a Knave Will Take a Wife Before He Can Decently Keep Her
Box 5 FF 12 Manuscript -- Who Is To Blame?
Box 5 FF 13 Manuscript -- The World "Do Move"
Box 5 FF 14 Manuscript -- Ranters are Usually Runts
Box 5 FF 15 Manuscript -- Irishmen and Stone Walls
Box 5 FF 16 Manuscript -- Cease Your Effervescing Brothers - Blow Off the Froth and Settle Down
Box 5 FF 17 Manuscript -- The Works of the Wise Are Aborted by the Acts of a Weak Willed Majority
Box 5 FF 18 Manuscript -- Be a Real Man -- Butt in for the Good -- Butt Out For the Bad
Box 5 FF 19 Manuscript -- In the Art of Growing Crops We Are Men -- In the Business of Marketing We Are Children
Box 5 FF 20 Manuscript -- Are You Coming Hither or Going Thither?
Box 5 FF 21 Manuscript -- Females Attached and Expectant -- Who Lacked and Slacked -- During the War
Box 5 FF 22 Manuscript -- Jesus Christ -- A Family Man Though Unmarried
Box 5 FF 23 Manuscript -- Where Is the Blood and Iron of the Issue Between Capital and Labor?
Box 5 FF 24 Manuscript -- Of Such Was the World War
Box 5 FF 25 Manuscript -- Where Do the Rights of a Land Owner Close?
Box 5 FF 26 Manuscript -- Are Our Schools and Colleges on the Verge of Ruin?
Box 5 FF 27 Manuscript -- Widows Who Are Weeds
Box 5 FF 28 Manuscript -- Vile Standards of Living and Leaders of Labor
Box 5 FF 29 Manuscript -- To A Mighty City
Box 5 FF 30 Manuscript -- Here's to, and for, Heads of Families
Box 5 FF 31 Manuscript -- The Spirit of a Man Who Has Much, Wanting Much
Box 5 FF 32 Manuscript -- The Profiteer and His Double Decker Vacuum
Box 5 FF 33 Manuscript -- There Be Autocrats or Crafts as Well as Cults -- Both Damnable
Box 5 FF 34 Manuscript -- Helping Around the House
Box 5 FF 35 Manuscript -- Volumes Supplementing Original Collection of Rare Law Books Belonging to the Bourbon County Bar Association
Box 5 FF 36 Manuscript -- Capital and Labor as Known to Us Are Imported Pests
Box 5 FF 37 Manuscript -- France and Germany
Box 5 FF 38 Manuscript -- The Worldly Model
Box 5 FF 39 Manuscript -- Century of Progress in Science
Box 5 FF 40 Manuscript -- Republican Brethren
Box 5 FF 41 Manuscript -- Alas, He is Our God Too and War Is Hell
Box 5 FF 42 Manuscript -- God is Answering Now
Box 5 FF 43 Manuscript -- Folks and Forms in Connection With Religion
Box 5 FF 44 Manuscript -- We Are Cowards All or ...
Box 5 FF 45 Manuscript -- Money -- Getting and Using
Box 5 FF 46 Manuscript -- Is This Diagnosis as to Certain Ills of Fraternal Orders Correct?
Box 5 FF 47 Manuscript -- Law Good Also
Box 5 FF 48 Manuscript -- To William White and You
Box 5 FF 49 Manuscript -- 1858 Last Manuscript Period
Box 6 FF 1 Manuscript -- The King of War
Box 6 FF 2 Manuscript -- The Soliloquy of Death
Box 6 FF 3 Manuscript -- Life's Drama
Box 6 FF 4 Manuscript -- I Am a Bolshevik
Box 6 FF 5 Manuscript -- Is the "Bookman" Nodding?
Box 6 FF 6 Manuscript -- Either Education is Not Educating or We Are Using the Wrong Definition for Education
Box 6 FF 7 Manuscript -- . . . Picture of Political Correction You Were Responsible For
Box 6 FF 8 Manuscript -- The Philosopher's Plea
Box 6 FF 9 Manuscript -- Personality Plus Spirituality Invincible
Box 6 FF 10 Manuscript -- The Real Stuff That Socialists Are Made Of
Box 6 FF 11 Manuscript -- In Memoriam
Box 6 FF 12 Manuscript -- Our Prairie
Box 6 FF 13 Manuscript -- To A Mother
Box 6 FF 14 Manuscript -- Where Is the Blood and Iron of the Issue Between Capital and Labor
Box 6 FF 15 Manuscript -- Come Devil, Shop Devil, Any Devil, Abate This Nuisance
Box 6 FF 16 Manuscript -- 1919 -- A Nightmare of Time and Space
Box 6 FF 17 Manuscript -- What Think You of This?
Box 6 FF 18 Manuscript -- It Is Not the Braggarts, Part I, play
Box 6 FF 19 Manuscript -- Though Not of the Fool's Paradise -- We Seem to Be In It
Box 6 FF 20 Manuscript -- Why Is the Weakling's Way ...
Box 6 FF 21 Manuscript -- America is Barrowing Trouble
Box 6 FF 22 Manuscript -- Real Leaders and Pretruders
Box 6 FF 23 Manuscript -- To Dis-arm and Why?
Box 6 FF 24 Manuscript -- How Far Above 100% of Asininity Dare We Assume to Presume That God Almighty Will Permit Humanity to Go?
Box 6 FF 25 Manuscript -- The Gentle Art of Giving -- From the Offside Touched On
Box 6 FF 26 Manuscript -- As If I Were Director General of Your Social as Well as My Own
Box 6 FF 27 Manuscript --To Clemenceau
Box 6 FF 28 Manuscript -- All the World Might Be Moved to Better Things If Only Those Bodies Supposed to Move the World Were Modernized
Box 6 FF 29 Manuscript -- To Critics
Box 6 FF 30 Manuscript -- Preface
Box 6 FF 31 Manuscript -- Hop a Side Door Sleeper Instead of an Auto for Rough Traveling Low Cost
Box 6 FF 32 Manuscript -- One Visit to a Town That Has Lost Its Railway Line Will Make a Booster Out of the Worst Knocker
Box 6 FF 33 Manuscript -- Safety Plus Is the Railway Way
Box 6 FF 34 Manuscript -- We Made the Grade, Why Retrograde?
Box 6 FF 35 Manuscript -- Nine Reasons Why All of My Freight Shipments Go Over the Railway Lines
Box 6 FF 36 Manuscript -- Ten Reasons Why I Travel By Rail
Box 6 FF 37 Manuscript -- Behold My God
Box 6 FF 38 Manuscript -- Ethics in Business
Box 6 FF 39 Manuscript -- Mr. Workman, Mr. Skilled Laborer
Box 6 FF 40 Manuscript -- The Power of Unity and Service That is Beyond Price
Box 6 FF 41 Manuscript -- First Case on Record of Our Women Overlooking Claiming All That They Are Entitled To
Box 6 FF 42 Manuscript -- The Rich and the Poor
Box 6 FF 43 Manuscript -- Regarding Markings You Will Be Known By
Box 6 FF 44 Manuscript -- Should Modern Crusaders Trim to Christian Patterns the Human Abominations of Our Time?
Box 6 FF 45 Manuscript -- Introducing a Pink Parrot
Box 6 FF 46 Manuscript -- Why a Committee?
Box 6 FF 47 Manuscript -- Some Reasons Why Great Souls Are Scarce
Box 6 FF 48 Manuscript -- Some Disconnected Thoughts Which Shaken Will Connect Pertinently with Present Day Conditions
Box 6 FF 49 Manuscript -- When Inclined to Make An Ass of Yourself -- Think of This
Box 6 FF 50 Manuscript -- The Mother and the Other
Box 6 FF 51 Manuscript -- Matured Reflections and Suggestions Concerning the Ways of Life
Box 6 FF 52 Manuscript -- A Half Hour in a Union Station
Box 6 FF 53 Manuscript -- Here's To and For Heads of Families
Box 6 FF 54 Manuscript -- I Move You, That Our Good Homestead Exemption Laws, Be Better
Box 6 FF 55 Manuscript -- Who Knows the Lady's Mind?
Box 6 FF 56 Manuscript -- Of This Stuff Is True Manhood Made
Box 6 FF 57 Manuscript -- Doggeral as Good as Ugly Bank
Box 6 FF 58 Manuscript -- Temperamentally Unfit as a Public Servant
Box 6 FF 59 Manuscript -- Hard Labor -- Lap of Luxury and Birthright
Box 6 FF 60 Manuscript -- Eating in the City
Box 6 FF 61 Manuscript -- Nothing Lacking ... But Brains
Box 6 FF 62 Manuscript -- Some Yankee Traits and Oddities of the Day
Box 6 FF 63 Manuscript -- Come Hither All You Who Love the Legitimate Theatre, Lend A Hand Toward Rehabilitation
Box 7 FF 1-12 Manuscript -- No Title
Box 8 FF 1-14 Manuscript -- No Title
Box 9 FF 1-4 Manuscript -- No Title

Series 4 ‒ History of Fort Scott

Box 9 FF 5-9 History of Fort Scott
Box 10 FF 1-2 History of Fort Scott

Series 5 ‒ Miscellaneous Papers

Box 10 FF 3 Miscellaneous Business Papers
Box 10 FF 4 Miscellaneous Documents
Box 10 FF 5 Newspaper Clippings
Box 10 FF 6 Pertaining to Kansas Flood Losses and Other Articles
Box 10 FF 7 Pertinent Comments and Statements of Facts of Vital Importance to You Concerning A Great Industry
Box 10 FF 8 Printed Pamphlets
Box 10 FF 9 Printers of Proof of Fort Scott
Box 10 FF 10 Who's Who in Kansas -- Incomplete

Series 6 ‒ Manuscript Addendum

Box 11 FF 1 Manuscript -- No Title
Box 11 FF 2 Manuscript -- Fair or Foul
Box 11 FF 3 Manuscript -- No Title
Box 11 FF 4 Manuscript -- No Title
Box 11 FF 5 Manuscript -- No Title
Box 11 FF 6-7 Manuscript of Anecdotes
Box 11 FF 8 Manuscripts -- No Titles

Series 7 ‒ Miscellaneous Addendum

Box 11 FF 9 Papers Dealing With Political and Religious Issues
Box 11 FF 10 Business and Personal Correspondence
Box 11 FF 11 Business Documents and Receipts
Box 11 FF 12 Correspondence with United States Government Regarding a New Post Office in Fort Scott and Other Civic Concerns
Box 11 FF 13 Ink Sketch by Unknown Artist