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Samuel Fremont Goheen papers

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Primary Creator: Goheen, Samuel Fremont (1855-1930)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is divided into 5 series by type of material: 1) Correspondence, 1915-1918; 2) Business documents,1914-1917; 3) Financial documents, 1912 -1919; 4) Literary productions, undated; 5) Printed material, 1912-1933.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1983

Subjects: Kansas life and culture

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes approximately 120 items, housed in one document box, relating to Samuel Fremont Goheen’s career as mayor of Manhattan, Kansas.

Series 1 consists of correspondence dating from 1915-1918, including letters to and from Goheen concerning Manhattan city government and greeting cards.

Series 2 consists of business documents, 1914-1917, including hand-written drafts of proclamations, heath and sanitation recommendations and tax levies are within this series.

Series 3, financial documents, consists of one ledger titled "Day Book" with entries dating 1912-1919.  It contains entries concerning the sale of groceries, coal and real estate property.

Series 4, literary productions, contains four pieces of handwritten poems, a manuscript entitled "A Quaker Wedding," and an ink drawing.

Series 5, the largest portion of the collection, is comprised of printed material with items dating from 1912-1933, including newspaper clippings about with World War I, prohibition, the jitney business, community sanitary precautions, and city ordinances, as well as pamphlets and single pages from pamphlets.

Note: The original state of the Samuel Fremont Goheen papers has made it difficult to accurately date and locate the source of many of the items.  Dates have been drawn from item content or subject matter.

Biographical Note

Samuel Fremont Goheen, the first mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, was born in Goheenville, Pennsylvania, on May 2nd 1855, and died in Manhattan, Kansas on December 8th 1930.  He was the son of George W. & Elizabeth (Holler) Goheen, grandson of James Madison and Sarah (Delp) Goheen.  He married Barbara Ellen Jack, daughter of Michael and Sarah (McKinney) Jack, in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on December 14th 1876.  Barbara was born in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on October 2nd, 1854 and died in Manhattan, Kansas on September 5th, 1933.

Goheen was a graduate of Dayton Academy (Dayton, Pennsylvania).  He took his family west in 1883 and settled on a farm in Riley County, Kansas.  He was active in church and community affairs, serving first as township assessor, then as county treasurer (1907-1911), and then as the first mayor of Manhattan from 1912-1919.  Upon his election to mayoral office, he moved to Manhattan proper.  He also served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church for thirty years.

As mayor, Goheen was primarily concerned with the modernization of Manhattan.  Some of the important issues during his two terms of office included residential lighting, jitney ordinance revision, sanitation practices, and the city-owned plant.

Subject/Index Terms

Kansas life and culture

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

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

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Samuel Fremont Goheen papers, Box 1, Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: The original processing of the papers was completed by Kerry Polston in March of 1984.

Finding Aid Revision History: Patrick C. Dittamo, graduate student at Kansas State University, reviewed the collection, revised the finding aid for input into Archon, and wrote the Creator Record, and curator David Allen reviewed it, in July 2017.


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Folder 2: Business documents, 1914-1917Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Financial documents, 1912-1919Add to your cart.
Series 4: Literary productions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Literary productions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Printed material, 1912-1933, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Poems and pamphlets, 1912, 1915-1918, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Poems and pamphlets, 1912, 1915-1918, 1933Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1913-1921, 1927, 1932-1933, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 1913-1915Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: 1917-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 1927, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Mar 14, 1915Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Oct 13, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Nov 13, 1915Add to your cart.
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