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"A Colony in Kansas--1882." American Jewish Archives 17 (November 1965): 114-39.

Adler, Frank J. Roots in a Moving Stream: The Centennial History of Congregation B'nai Jehudah of Kansas City, 1870-1970. Kansas City, Mo.: Congregation B'nai Jehudah, 1972.

Aleichem, Sholom. The World of Sholom Aleichem. New York: Harper and Row, 1943.

Andreas, A. T. History of the State of Kansas, Vol. 1. Chicago, Ill.: A. T. Andreas, 1883.

Antim, Mary. From Plotzk to Boston. Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1899.

Antim, Mary. The Promised Land. Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1912.

Barber County History Committee. Chosen Land, A History of Barber County, Kansas. Medicine Lodge, Ks.: Barber County History Committee, 1980.

Baughman, Robert W. Kansas Post Offices. Topeka, Ks.: Kansas State Historical Society, 1961.

Billington, Ray Allen and Ridge, Martin. Westward Expansion: A History of the American Frontier. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1982.

Blanchard, Leola Howard. Conquest of Southwest Kansas. Wichita, Ks.: The Wichita Eagle Press, Inc., 1931.

Brandes, Joseph. Immigrants to Freedom. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1971.

Brownstein, Albert. "A Letter to My Grandchildren." Personal letter, unpublished, undated. Copies of the letter are in the possession of the Brownstein family including Jerald J. Brownstein, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 53 pages.

Christiansen, Thomas Peter. "The Danish Settlements in Kansas." Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society, 17 (1926-1928): 300-05.

Comanche County Historical Society. History of Comanche County. Coldwater, Ks.: Comanche County Historical Society, 1981.

Costello, David F. The Prairie World. New York: Thomas F. Crowell Co., 1969.

Cowen, Philip. Memories of an American Jew. New York: International Press, i-932.

Crawford, Nelson Antrim. "The County That Never Was." Kansas Magazine (1944):1-7.

Croy, Homer. Corn Country. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947.

Cumonow, Joy; Reiner, Fred N.; and Hymnowitz, Kay E., eds. The Spirit Unconsumed: A History of the Topeka Jewish Community. Topeka, Ks.: Temple Beth Sholom, 1979.

Davidson, Gabriel. Our Jewish Farmers. New York: L. B. Fischer, 1943.

Davidson, Gabriel, and Goodwin, Edward A. "The Jewish Covered Wagon." Jewish Criterion, January 29, 1932, p. 2.

Douthit, Katrina S. "Shortlived Experiment: Esperanza Colony at Urbana." Kanhistique, Vol. 6 (August 1980): 5.

Ducker, Walter. Contributions of Jews to the American Economy. New York: Jewish Occupational Council, 1955.

Dystra, Robert R. The Cattle Towns. New York: Atheneum, 1976.

Eads, Angie Eubank. The Story of Mt. Nebo School District No. 25. Pratt, Ks.: Mrs. Angie Eubank Eads, undated.

Eppstein, Elias. Kansas City Diary, 1880-83. Holograph; 260 pp., in American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Feineman, Ethel R. "A History of the Jews of Kansas City." The Reform Advocate (Chicago), March 28, 1908.

Feld, Lipman Goldman. "New Light on the Lost Jewish Colony of Beersheba, Kansas, 1882-1886." American Jewish Historical Quarterly 60 (December 1970): 159-68.

Feldstein, Stanley. The Land That I Show You. Garden City, N. Y.: Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1979.

Finney County Historical Society. History of Finney County Kansas, Vol. 1. Garden City, Ks.: Finney County Historical Society, 1950.

Finney County Historical Society. History of Finney County Kansas, Vol. 2. Garden City, Ks.: Finney County Historical Society, 1950.

Gendler, Carol. "The First Synagogue in Nebraska: The Early History of the Congregation of Israel of Omaha." Nebraska History 58 (Fall 1977):323-41.

Greenberg, Louis. The Jews in Russia: The Struggle for Emancipation. New York: Schocken Books, Inc., 1976.

Harris, L. David. "Lest We Forget Beersheba." The Wichitan, February, 1981, pp. 49-51, 60-63.

Herscher, Uri D. Jewish Agricultural Utopias in America, 1880-1910. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1981.

Howe, Irving. World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976.

Howes, Charles C. This Place Called Kansas. Norman, Okla.: University of-okl-ii-h-oma Press, 1984.

Karp, Abraham J., gen. ed. The Jewish Experience in America. 5 vols. New York: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1969.

Katz, Nancy H. "Jewish Agricultural Colonies in the United States." M.A. thesis, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1964.

KANU Radio, The University of Kansas. "Beersheba: A Jewish Agricultural Colony in Kansas." Lawrence, Ks.: Division of Continuing Education, University of Kansas, 1981.

Kearny County Historical Society. History of Kearny County. Lakin, Ks.: Kearny County Historical Society, 1979.

Landman, Isaac, ed. "Colonies Agricultural," The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. 3. New York: Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc., 1941.

Levine, Darwin S. "A Brief Survey of the Activities of Jews in American Agriculture." M.A. thesis, Columbia University, 1939.

Levine, H. J., and Miller, B. The American Jewish Farmer in Changing Times. New York: Schocken Books, 1966.

Lifschutz, Ezekiel. "Jacob Gordin's Proposal to Establish an Agricultural Colony." The Jewish Experience in America, Vol. 4, Era of Immigration. New York: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1969.

Lindner, Claudine. "History of Garfield County, Kansas." M.A. thesis, University of Wyoming, 1949.

Lindquist, Emory. "Some Aspects of the History of Jews in Kansas." Paper presented at the Wichita Hebrew Synagogue, Wichita, Kansas, November 10, 1975.

Litvin, Martin. The Journey. Galesburg, Ill.: Galesburg Historical Society, 1981.

Lockwood, Maren. "Experimental Utopias in America." Daedelus 94 (Spring 1965):101-14.

Manners, Ande. Poor Cousins. New York: Coward and McCann, 1972.

Marcus, Mildred. "Date of Arrival--Old Jewish Families of Wichita, 1868-1920." Unpublished paper, researched for the Institute of Cultures Exhibit, Wichita, Kansas, February 1, 1970.

Myers, A. J. "Long Time Resident of Lane County Writes of Early History of Ravanna." Dighton Herald, February 18, 1953.

Nordhoff, Charles. The Communistic Societies of the United States. New York: Schocken Books, Inc., 1965.

Norman, H. C. History of Hodgeman County, Kansas. Kinsley, Ks.: H. C. Norman, 1941.

O'Neal, Bill. Henry Brown, The Outlaw Marshal. College Station, Texas: Creative Publishing Co., Inc., 1980.

Ooringderff, Barbara. True Sod. North Newton, Ks.: Mennonite Press, Inc., 1976.

Price, George M. "The Russian Jews in America," The Jewish Experience in America, Vol. 4, Era of Immigration. New York. KTAV Publishing House, Inc. 1969.

Rath, Ida Ellen. Early Ford County. North Newton, Ks.: Mennonite Press, Inc., 1964.

Reigel, Robert E., and Athearn, Robert G. America Moves West. Hinsdale, Ill: The Dryden Press, Inc., 1971.

Rosenthal, Marcus. "The Jewish Immigration 'Problem.'" Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly 6 (July 1974): 278-79.

Rudin, A. James. "Beersheba, Kan.: 'God's Pure Air on Government Land.'" Kansas State Historical Quarterly 34 (Autumn 1968): 282-98.

Rumberg, Kris. "Old Tope." New West, June 5, 1982.

Samuels, Ruth. Pathways Through Jewish History. New York: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1977.

Sapinsley, Elbert L. "Jewish Agricultural Colonies in the West: The Kansas Example." Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly 3 (April 1971):157-69.

Schultz, Joseph P. ed. Mid-America's Promise: A Profile of Kansas City Jewry. Kansas City, Mo.: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, 1982.

Shaw, Albert, ed. "The Jewish Farmer." The American Review of Reviews 37 (May 1908):617-18.

Shpall, Leo. "Jewish Agricultural Colonies in the United States." Agricultural History 24 (1950):120-29.

Singer, Richard E. "American Jew in Agriculture, Past History and Present Condition." Unpublished prize essay, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1941.

Stephens, H. A. Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines in Kansas. Lawrence, Ks.: Regents Press of Kansas, 1969.

Stern, Norton B. "The Beginning of Organized Jewish Life in Kansas." Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly 12 (July 1980): 304-05.

Tobias, Henry. The Jews in Oklahoma. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980.

"Trail Blazers of the Trans-Mississippi West." American Jewish Archives 8 (October 1956):92-93.

Yarmolinsky, Avrahm. A Russian American's Dream. Lawrence, Ks.: University of Kansas Press, 1965.

Yost, Nellie Snyder. Medicine Lodge: The Story of a Kansas Frontier Town. Chicago: Swallow Press, Inc., 1970.

Zornow, William Frank. Kansas, A Historv of the Jayhawk State. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957.


Barber County Census Records, 1885, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas.

Barber County Land Records, Barber County Courthouse, Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Clark County Land Records, Clark County Courthouse, Ashland, Kansas.

Comanche County Land Records, Comanche County Courthouse, Coldwater, Kansas.

Finney County Census Records, 1885, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas.

Finney County Land Records, Finney County Courthouse, Garden City, Kansas.

Ford County Census Records, 1885, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas.

Ford County Land Records, Ford County Courthouse, Dodge City, Kansas.

Hodgeman County Land Records, Hodgeman County Courthouse, Jetmore, Kansas.

Kearny County Land Records, Kearny County Courthouse, Lakin, Kansas.

Pratt County Census Records, 1885, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas.

Pratt County Land Records, Pratt County Courthouse, Pratt Kansas.


Goldschmidt, Mrs. Sam (Edith), Wichita, Kansas, April 27, 1983.

Kauffman, Mrs. Harry (Reva), Kansas City, Missouri, June 24, 1984.

Lake, Dan, Lake City, Kansas, July 5, 1983.

Lampl, Dr. Marc, Kansas City, Missouri, April 21, 1982.

Lampl, Richard, Washington, D. C., April 20, 1982.

Peltzman, Mrs. Nathan (Sarah), Kansas City, Missouri, June 8, 1984.

Ratner, Mrs. Payne, Wichita, Kansas, November 4, 1983.

Shklar, Robert, Kiowa, Kansas, June 29, 1984.


Brownstein, Albert. "A Letter to My Grandchildren." Unpublished, undated. Copies of the letter are in posession of members of the Brownstein family, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

Cline, Mrs. Wesley (Beulah), Lake City, Kansas, to the author, June 28, 1983.

Goodman, Lillian Goldansky. Letter to family members, unpublished, undated. Copies of the letter are in possession of Mrs. Harry (Reva) Kauffman, Kansas City, Missouri.

Lake, Dan , Lake City, Kansas, to Robert Goldstein, Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 10, 1977.

Lampl, Dr. Marc R., Kansas City, Missouri, to Richard Lampl, Washington, D. C., July 16, 1981.

Robinson, David, Portland, Oregon, to Jacob R. Marcus, director, American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 19, 1956.


Aetna Clarion, Aetna, Kansas, September 3, 1885-87.

American Hebrew, New York City, New York, 1881-90.

American Israelite, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1881-90.

Barber County Index, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, 1884-90.

Cimarron Herald: Kansas Sod House, Cimarron, Kansas, July 16, 1885-86.

Cimarron New West, Cimarron, Kansas, 1882, 1887-88.

Cowland Chieftain, Cowland (Ravanna), Kansas, 1885-86.

Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas, February 18, 1953.

Dodge City Globe, Dodge City, Kansas, 1884-88.

Evansville Herald, Evansville, Kansas, October 1, 1885-87.

Ford City Boomer, Ford, Kansas, December 18, 1885-87.

Fort Scott Tribune, Fort Scott, Kansas, August 17, 1899.

Garden City Daily Herald, Garden City, Kansas, April 23, 1886-November, 1888; April 1889-90.

Garden City Herald (weekly), Garden City, Kansas. March 17, 1883-84; 1887-90.

Garden City News, Garden City, Kansas, June 29, 1933.

Garden City Sentinel (daily), Garden City, Kansas, January 5, 1886-88.

Garden City Sentinel (weekly), Garden City, Kansas, July 30, 1884-June, 1887; September, 1888-90.

Garden City Sentinel and Cultivator (weekly), Garden City, July 1887-August, 1888.

Garden City Telegram, Garden City, Kansas, May 8, 1947.

Garfield County Call, Eminence, Kansas, July 1, 1887-93.

Garfield County Journal, Loyal, Kansas, July 1, 1887-89

Gray County Jacksonian, Cimarron, Kansas, April 2, 1886-88.

Hamelitz, St. Petersburg, Russia, March 14, 1884.

Ingalls Echo, Ingalls, Kansas, October 7, 1886-87.

Jewish Chronicle, Kansas City, Missouri, February 26, 1982.

Jewish Gazette, New York City, New York, 1884--86.

Jewish Messenger, New York City, New York, 1884-86.

Kansas Sod House: Ravanna Leader, Ravanna, Kansas, may 6, 1886-87.

Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri, June 4, 1929.

Kearny County Advocate, Lakin, Kansas, January 1, 1886-90.

Kearny County Coyote, Chantilly, Hartland, Kearny and Hartland, Kansas, January 1, 1887-90.

Kiowa Herald, Kiowa, Kansas, July 10, 1884-90.

Kiowa News Review, Kiowa, Kansas, April 8, 1935.

Lakin Pioneer Democrat, Lakin, Kansas, January 12, 1886-90.

Larned Chronoscope, Larned, Kansas, December 25, 1882.

Larned Optic, Larned, Kansas, August 11, 1882.

Medicine Lodge Chief, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, July 3, 1886-88.

Medicine Lodge Cresset, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, 1884-90.

Nescatunga Enterprise, Nescatunga, Kansas, March 20, 1886-88.

Nescatunga Western Kansan, Nescatunga, Kansas, January 16, 1885-86.

Niedielnaya Khronika Voshoda, New York City, New York, 1884.

Pratt County Democrat, Saratoga, Kansas, July 9, 1885-86.

Pratt County Press, Iuka and Pratt, Kansas, 1884-86.

Ravanna Chieftain, Ravanna, Kansas, April 22, 1886-94.

Ravanna Enquirer, Ravanna, Kansas, December 9, 1887-88.

Ravanna Leader: Kansas Sod House, Ravanna, Kansas, May 6, 1886-87,

Ravanna Record, Ravanna, Kansas, July 15, 1887-89.

Ryansville Boomer, Ryansville (Ford), Kansas, 1885-86.

St. Louis Jewish Free Press, St. Louis, Missouri, January, 1886.

Saratoga Sun, Saratoga, Kansas, March 5, 1885-86.

Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas, June 28, 1960.

Digitized with permission of Gertrude Harris, widow of the author, December 2001.

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