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  • Collection: Kansas History and Life

RedmonPostcardCollection.jpg
If we are fortunate in life, we may make a discovery that alters the face of human existence and society. The Historic Redmon Postcard Collection is not one of those discoveries. But nonetheless, it does provide a unique insight into early 20th…

Quivira Historical Society.jpg
This exploration of the amateur history and archaeological organization, the
Quivira Society, was a semester-long KSU intern project involving a museum collection
of rich primary sources, Indian artifacts, and publications. Although accessioned,…

Schiff_Wichita.jpg
This document includes the following: a brief history of the Wichita Kansas segregated school system, including avoiding integration in the 1950’s. The study also addresses the legal process of integrating the Wichita schools in the late 1960’s.…

Clay Center Library Club.jpg
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,…

Collins-The Firebrand.jpg
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…

Clay County-portermorganhospital.jpg
This study analyzes the cases of smallpox in Clay County, Kansas, between the years of 1900-1925. Evidence suggests proactive prevention methods were used to limit and eventually eradicate Smallpox. Data and information is drawn from county disease…

I-house.jpg
This study includes maps of the country, information from books and online articles as well as photographs and diagrams of homes. The I-House was an early form of architecture throughout the History of the United States. This home migrated with the…

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The author uses historic newspaper reports, census records, city directories, and historic advertising to recreate the Chinese community found in Wichita, Kansas around the turn of the century.

McCoy-Technology, Mechanization and the Life and Death of a Kansas Common Pasture.jpg
Many small towns in Kansas had a shared dairy commons. The author of this study connects the commons in Westmoreland, Rock Creek Valley, with the strong German and Sudetenland settler culture; he also traces the life of the commons and its eventual…
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