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Rogler Ranch records, 1874-1988

By Cynthia A. Harris

Collection Overview

Title: Rogler Ranch records, 1874-1988

Extent: 106.5 Linear Feet

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).

Date Acquired: 07/01/1993

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: No access restriction: All matreials are open for research.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Physical Access Note: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.

Acquisition Source: Wayne Rogler

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Appraisal Information: Acquired because it documents cattle ranching and pasture management in Kansas, which enchances the department's Kansas life and culture--agricultural and rural life collection.

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For more information please see http://www.lib.k-state.edu/finding-aids.

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Rogler Ranch Records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Cynthia A. Harris, Library Assistant III, Manuscripts/Collections Processor, processed the collection and Dave Allen, curator, reviewed it on February 1, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Family History Series, 1931-1984, undatedAdd to your cart.
Boxes 1-2.
Series 2: Family Correspondence Series, 1874-1986, undatedAdd to your cart.

Boxes 2-8 - alphabetical order: George and Stella Crissman, Tille Dunn, Mattie Sauble Ford, Catherine Lawrence, Jennie Millender, Mattie Millender, L. F. and Lucile Moseley, Helen Palenske, Victor and Irene Rogler Palenske, Pat Palenske,Mary Olive Price, Charles Rogler, George and Vera Rogler, Helen Rogler, Henry Rogler, Joan Rogler, Mary Ann Rogler, Maud Sauble Rogler, Wayne and Elizabeth Rogler, F. E. "Shanty" Sauble, Leonard Sauble, J. C. Sauble, Pat Sauble, Susan Sauble, Joan Rogler Schieffer, Elizabeth Siegman, Helen Elizabeth Rogler Sinn, Mayme Sauble Tarbet, Susan Rogler Troop, David K. Wood, Jennie Rogler Wood,  and Patricia Palenske Youngquist

Correspondence, chronological to Helen Rogler, Henry and Maud Sauble Rogler and Wayne Rogler.

Subject/Index Terms:
Kansas life and culture - Agriculture and rural life
Kansas life and culture - Prairie studies
Rogler Ranch Records (1874-1988)
Series 3: Ranch Records Series, 1894-1988Add to your cart.
Boxes 8-60 - includes account ledgers and journals (1894-1959), cattle record books (1960-1973), weekly time reports (1952-1953), Kansas State Agricultural College record books (1898 and undated), and yearly records (1925-1988).
Subject/Index Terms:
Kansas life and culture - Agriculture and rural life
Sub-Series 1: Account Ledgers/Journals, 1894-1959Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Corporate Records, Chronological, 1925-1988Add to your cart.
Series 4: Tallgrass Prairie Series, 1957-1984, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 61, 6 folders- includes documents from Kansas Grassroots Association (1975, 1977-1984), articles about the tallgrass prairie (1957, 1959, 1967-1969, 1971-1981 and 1983-1984), the House of Representatives, Bills H. R. 5592 and H.R.9120 and maps of the Tallgrass Prairie National Park and Preserve (1978 and undated).
Series 5: Photograph Series, Circa 1882-1987, undatedAdd to your cart.
Boxes 61-62-includes photographs of the Rogler family and friends and cattle, grasses, family homesteads, oil leaks, pasture damage, railroad, Sauble Ranch, Rogler Ranch, a wreck between a track and a truck and some unidentified photographs.  There are also 3 photographs albums and a Sauble Family chart.
Subject/Index Terms:
Kansas life and culture
Kansas life and culture - Agriculture and rural life
Rogler Ranch Records (1874-1988)
Series 6: Scrapbook Series, 1918-1978, undatedAdd to your cart.
Boxes 62-64 - includes newspaper clippings about Henry and Maud Rogler, Wayne Rogler, Bluestem Prairie, Kansas History and the Rogler family.
Series 7: Artifacts Series, 1934-1981, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 65 - includes Maud Rogler's dried corsage she wore at ther 50th Wedding Anniversary (1951), a section of hair from Susan Ferris Sauble, Maud Rogler's mother, (1934), a section of hair from Helen Rogler (undated), a valentine (undated), many blank postcards (1934-1935, 1951, undated), vehicle bumper stickers about the Tallgrass Prairie (undated).
Subject/Index Terms:
Kansas life and culture
Kansas life and culture - Agriculture and rural life
Kansas life and culture - Prairie studies