Master's Theses


Economics, Finance, & Accounting

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The main purpose of this thesis is to point out the significant trends in governmental revenue receipts and expenditures in Kansas during the period from 1880 through 1934. Especial attention is given to the state government as opposed to the local governments. The discussion in connection with the latter is confined to property tax levies, expenditures for roads, streets and bridges, and for education. Few new or startling facts are presented. The trends shown however, are based upon definite statistics and therefore give the conclusions that are drawn the element of accuracy which has usually been lacking in the popular generalizations about the trends in public finance. The statistical tables in the appendix contain much data about governmental finances that are not discussed in the body of the thesis. These tables were prepared to furnish general information about various financial conditions of government in Kansas.


Dr. E.R. McCartney

Date of Award

Summer 1935

Document Type



© 1935 Vernon Thomas Clover


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