We will refer you to the May 2019 Newsletter of the National Archives at Kansas City. They have a monthly column, “Hidden Treasures from the Stacks,” and during the Centennial of WWI they had run stories of items in their collections relating to the war.

They return to the Great War this month with a story about a former United States Senator, Richard Franklin Pettigrew of South Dakota, who was quite frank and quite public in his opposition to the war that he was indicted under the Espionage Act of 1917.

Use this link for the newsletter and scroll down to page 3 for the story: https://www.archives.gov/files/kansas-city/press/newsletter/2019-may.pdf

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.