Myra McHenry Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Myra McHenry Papers
Call Number: MS 88-34
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by John Rydjord
Processed by: KJC, 10-8-1991; JEF, 10-5-1998; MN, 11-26-2013; MN, 9-2014
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.

Content Note

This collection contains 15 letters written to Myra McHenry between 1900 and 1907. The correspondents include Carry A. Nation, A. T. Ayres, Lucy Wilhoite, J. C. Rogers and McHenry’s son Cornell McHenry. The chief subject of the letters is temperance; however, several include personal matters.

Biography

An activist in the early temperance movement in Kansas, Myra McHenry (1848-1939) staged street corner lectures, published a newspaper and many pamphlets, and was arrested frequently for her aggressive tactics.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from Cornell McHenry, December 9, 1900
Box 1 FF 2 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from C. U. (Cornell) McHenry, March 11, 1902
Box 1 FF 3 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from Lucy Wilhoite regarding the death of a friend, January 7, 1903
Box 1 FF 4 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from M. A. (Annie) Peebles, January 13, 1903.
Box 1 FF 5 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from Lucy Wilhoite regarding the “sins of rum,” January 20, 1903
Box 1 FF 6 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from A. T. Ayres (Elk County Attorney) regarding a court case, January 30, 1903
Box 1 FF 7 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from W. B. Denton, June 13, 1903
Box 1 FF 8 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from C. U. (Cornell) McHenry, August 3, 1903
Box 1 FF 9 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from Nettie Denton regarding an article and a speech, June 24, 1904
Box 1 FF 10 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from Lucy Wilhoite regarding a personal illness, March 11, 1904
Box 1 FF 11 Letter (incomplete) and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from unidentified correspondent regarding the Temperance movement, December 26, 1904
Box 1 FF 12 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from Carry A. Nation, June 30, 1906
Box 1 FF 13 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from W. Denton regarding a court case, July 27, 1906
Box 1 FF 14 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from Cornell (C. U.) McHenry, June 24, 1907
Box 1 FF 15 Letter and mailing envelope to Myra McHenry from J. C. Rogers regarding religious concerns, August 1, 1907