Kansas History and Life

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Kansas History and Life

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A collection of student work that highlights overlooked aspects of the daily life for the people of Kansas.

Items in the Kansas History and Life Collection

Cheyenne Dog Soldier Depredations on Settlers in the Northern Kansas Frontier; From 1864 to 1869
During the 1860s, Indian tribes raided frontier settlements across the plains, most notably the Cheyenne in North Central Kansas. Numerous counties in Kansas felt the scarring effect of the raids; however, the counties of Jewell, Mitchell,…

The Firebrand: Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas; December 1883-November 1884
Among the 713 newspapers in print in Kansas in the 1880s, a single short-lived newspaper provides insight into political shifts and battles in small towns. The Firebrand newspaper in Clay Center provided inflammatory rhetoric for a single year, also…

Publicity Stunt: The Importance of Seymour Rogers and Free Water in the Creation and Survival of Liberal, Kansas, 1885-1888
A study connecting the story of where the name of Liberal, Kansas came from to the factors that impacted town survival in Seward County during the late 1880’s and early 1890’s. Seymour Rogers, the figure who is credited with inspiring the name of…

Small Town, Big-Time Doctor: Dr. Thomas Dechairo, Westmoreland, Kansas, 1936-1986
This study focuses on the impact that Dr. Dechairo’s Hospital had on the town of Westmoreland Kansas. The hospital was very advanced for its time and the doctor who ran it was entirely focused on his community. Research was performed at Rock Creek…

Anna Austin Ingleman, A Convergence of Passion and Career: Dramatics in Independence, Kansas (1900s-1930s)<br /><br />
This study involves the impact by teacher Anna Ingleman in Independence, Kansas during the early 20th century on the dramatics and theatre of the school, town, and the legacy they inspired. This study includes yearbook photographs and articles,…

Cameras in the Streets: The Use and Evolution of Photography in Kansas, 1839-1950
This paper is an in-depth documentation of where Kansas falls into the grand scheme of photography as the trend of hobby photography swept across the nation and the globe. This is accomplished by examining the different kinds of cameras that were…

Animals for Profit: The Ecological and Economic Causes of the War on Coyotes in Kansas from 1890 to 1899
This study examines how humans, coyotes, and black-tailed jackrabbits interacted under drought conditions in Kansas during the 1890s. Using newspapers, scientific studies, and commissioner’s records from Clay and Riley counties, the study tells the…

Exploring the Conditions That Have Led to a Rise in Mexican Immigration and Entrepreneurship in Liberal, KS
This paper seeks to explore the socioeconomic conditions among Mexican immigrants and emphasize the factors that have bred the rise of immigrant entrepreneurship—despite the political and economic systems being against their favor. It will do so…

The Library Ladies of Clay Center: Clay County, Kansas, 1898
This exhibition covers the history of The Clay Center Library Club, based out of Clay Center in Clay County Kansas. The Club was a charter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and were responsible for many efforts to promote education,…

Faith in Transformation: Eskridge Covenanter Church and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Eskridge, Kansas, 1884-1964
This is an exploration of the Covenanter Church in Eskridge, Wilmington Township, Wabaunsee County. The Eskridge Covenanter Church belongs to the Reformed Presbyterian Church, which was from the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland. This study of…