Rogler Ranch records, 1874-1988
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Brief Description:

This collection documents the activities of the Henry Rogler family and the Rogler Ranch Incorporation, also known as Pioneer Bluffs Ranch, from 1874 to 1993.  It contains information on the family history, family correspondence, corporate records, photographs and the Tallgrass Prairie.

Family History series is comprised of one (1) box and includes information pertaining to the personal lives of family members separate from the work of the ranch.  Included are obituaries, family stories, marriages, divorces, Henry Rogler as Kansas Legislator and Wayne Rogler’s time as a Senator.

There is a wealth of information in the six and one-half (6.5) boxes of Family Correspondence Series.  This series has two sections.  One is arranged alphabetically and the other is chronological by decades.  The alphabetical section has information pertaining to the life on the ranch, college life, married life, individuals living in other states, grandchildren, anniversary cards, birthday cards and sympathy cards.  The chronological section is made up of correspondence written to Helen Rogler, Henry and Maud Rogler and Wayne Rogler from their friends and associates.

The Ranch Records Series (1925-1988) consists of fifty-three (53) boxes and is the largest part of the collection.  It includes ranch records beginning in 1894, while Henry Rogler was living with his parents, Charles W. and Mary Mariah Satchell Rogler.  Included are account ledgers and journals (1894-1900; 1920-1959), cattle book records (1960-1973) and yearly records (1925-1988).  There is a gap in the account ledgers and journals between 1901 and 1919.  The early yearly records between 1925 and 1948 are not complete.  The records include some banking information on cattle bought and sold, the inventory of cattle, feed purchases, land leased from other ranchers and farmers, correspondence to ranchers, farmers, and companies, monthly bills and taxes showing what was spent on operating the ranch and a list of employees.

The Tallgrass Prairie Series (1957-1984, undated) is made up of six (6) file folders in one-half (.5) of a box.  Tallgrass Prairie vehicle bumper stickers and postcards were removed from this series and placed in the Artifact Series.

The Photograph Series (1882-1987, undated) consists of one and one-half (1.5) boxes.  Included are members of the Rogler family and Kansas State University class photographs from 1898 to 1902, cattle, grass and oil leaks.  There are also three (3) photograph books that include photographs of the Rogler family and the ranch.

The Scrapbook Series (1918-1978) consists of three (3) scrapbooks in two and one-half boxes (2.5).  Scrapbook one (1) includes newspaper clippings about Wayne Rogler, the Bluestem Prairie and Henry and Maud Rogler.  Scrapbook two (2) contains newspaper clippings about Kansas History and the Rogler family.  Scrapbook three (3) contains newspaper clippings, cards and letters to Henry and Maud Rogler on their 50th, 60th, and 65th wedding anniversaries.

The Artifact Series (1934, 1951, 1958-1959, 1981, undated) contains blank postcards that Henry and Maud Rogler and Wayne and Elizabeth Rogler collected on their travels.  Also included in this series is a dried corsage that Maud Rogler wore on her 50th wedding anniversary on July 21, 1951.  There are two (2) envelopes with clips of human hair belonging to Susan Ferris Sauble, mother of Maud Rogler, and Helen Rogler, daughter of Henry and Maud Rogler.

The Rogler Ranch Records have been assigned Accession Number P1993.12.

Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at] ksu.edu
Volume: 106.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/01/1993.
Arrangement: These records were kept in the original order and arranged in seven (7) series: (1) Family History Series (1931-1984, undated); (2) Family Correspondence Series (1874-1986, undated); (3) Ranch Records Series (1894-1988); (4) Tallgrass Prairie Series (1957-1984, undated); (5) Photograph Series (1882-1987, undated); (6) Scrapbook Series (1918-1978;  and (7) Artifact Series (193, 1951, 1958-1959, 1981, undated).
Access Restrictions: No restrictions.
Subject Index
Kansas life and culture
Kansas life and culture - Agriculture and rural life
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Acquisition Notes: Henry Wayne Rogler  Donation.
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PreferredCitation: [Item title], [item date], Rogler Ranch Records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.