Center for Kansas Studies
Resource Guide for Kansas Studies
PREFACE RESOURCE GUIDE FOR KANSAS STUDIES is the third in a series of publications by the Washburn Center for Kansas Studies. This publication was conceived as a finding aid for researchers. It identifies bibliographical resources which in turn list publications related to Kansas. The bibliographies and research collections listed here can be used to identify primary and secondary source materials. The items listed here which are owned by Mabee Library, Washburn University, are identified by an asterisk. The KANSAS LIBRARY CATALOG, available at most libraries, may be used to find additional Kansas locations for these items. Descriptions of three major research collections devoted to the subject of Kansas have been included to heighten awareness concerning the depth and quality of these collections. Their holdings are not necessarily included in the listed bibliographies and researchers are encouraged to consult each collections' catalog or finding aids. By identifying major Kansas resources, this bibliography should simplify the research process and assist scholars in the study of Kansas. Rachel R Vukas, Compiler June 1990 ----------------------------------------------------------------- BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES AMERICAN IMPRINTS INVENTORY #10. CHECK LIST OF KANSAS IMPRINTS, 1854-1876. Topeka, KS: WPA Historical Records Survey Program, 1939. * KANSAS IMPRINTS, 1854-1876. SUPPLEMENT. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, 1958. * These two items comprise a bibliography of books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the state of Kansas from 1854-1876. Materials which were identified after 1939 have been added to the 1958 publication. The 1939 edition was reprinted by Kraus Reprint Corp., New York, in 1964. Anderson, Aileen, Ed. & Comp. KANSAS NEWSPAPERS: A DIRECTORY OF NEWSPAPER HOLDINGS IN KANSAS. Topeka, KS: Kansas Library Network Board, 1984. * This directory lists newspapers published in Kansas since the 1850's and the repositories which hold collections of the newspapers. Arranged by county, there are also indexes by city and newspaper title. BOOKS BY KANSANS OR ABOUT KANSAS. Emporia, KS: Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia, Department of Library Science, 1954. This is a short, eight-page typewritten bibliography. Books are listed under the following categories: Poetry and Drama, Fiction, Books by William Allen White, Books about William Allen White, Non-Fiction, and Children's Books. First issued by the class of 1949, this bibliography was revised by the Readers' Services Class, Department of Library Science, Spring Semester, 1954. Bruce, Chester C and Leighty, Richard D. THE SUNFLOWER STATE.: A BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE STUDY OF KANSAS, GRADES 7-12. Topeka, KS: State Department of Education, 1972. * This annotated bibliography includes materials from the 1860's through the 1960's. Sources were selected to encourage the inter-disciplinary study of Kansas covering subjects such as geography, economics, political science and the arts. The bibliography is well-organized by topics such as Buffalo Hunting, Cattle Industry, Immigration and Settlement, and Folklore. Although dated, this identifies some useful sources. Carswell, Roger. KANSAS PERIODICAL INDEX. 1 South Union, Emporia, KS: Roger Carswell, 1984+. * An annual subject index to articles in thirteen Kansas periodicals. A variety of subjects are covered including business, agriculture, art, history, and current topics. The indexed periodicals are: Fins and Feathers/Kansas, Kanhistique, Kansas!, Kansas Business News, Kansas Business Review, Kansas Farmer, Kansas Government Journal, Kansas History, Kansas School Board Journal, Kansas Sports, Kansas Wildlife & Parks, The Territorial, Wichita Business. Cochran, Mary Elizabeth. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF KANSAS HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND FICTION. Pittsburg, KS: Pittcraft, 1965. * This bibliography focuses on Kansas history, including literary history, and works of fiction and poetry about the state. The compiler was a member of the history faculty of Kansas State College of Pittsburg from 1930-1962. Excluded are government publications and works on science relating to Kansas. Dary, David. KANZANA, 1854-1900: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND EPHEMERA OF KANSAS. Lawrence, KS: Allen Books; Austin, Texas: Jenkins & Reese; Bryan, Texas: Frontier American Corporation, 1986. A selected bibliography of the more significant books, pamphlets, and ephemera concerned with Kansas that were published inside and outside the boundaries of Kansas Territory and the state of Kansas between 1854-1900. Entries include full bibliographic documentation, physical description, location of the copy examined, indication of content and a facsimiline of the publication's title page. Entries are indexed by author, title, publisher, printer and place name. DIRECTORY OF HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES IN KANSAS. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, 1989. * This annual publication lists local historical and genealogical societies, as well as local museum and historical society support groups in Kansas. Entries are arranged alphabetically by society name and are also indexed by county and city. The entries provide information as to address, personnel, and a museum, historical site or library/archives where applicable. Fuson, Benjamin Willis. CENTENNIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF KANSAS LITERATURE, 1854-1961. Salina: Kansas Wesleyan University Print Shop, 1961. * A bibliography of books about Kansas and by Kansas writers. Includes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Also included are brief biographical sketchs of Kansas authors. Hoy, James, ed. THE ESSENTIAL FLINT HILLS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY. Emporia, KS: Center for Great Plains Studies, 1989. * An annotated bibliography of articles and books concerned with the Flint Hills region of Kansas. KANSAS AND THE GREAT PLAINS. New York: Eberstadt, Edward, & Sons, 1955. Subtitled "A collection of original historical sources comprising exploration, travel narratives, guidebooks, Santa Fe Trail, cattle trade, early imprints, laws and constitutions, Indian treaties, John Brown, border warfare, local history, pioneer railroads, etc., etc.; rare books, maps, prints etc. offered for sale." Annotations are included for many of the items. KANSAS COUNTY HISTORY DIRECTORY. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society for the Kansas Committee for the 125th, 1987. * This source contains basic historical information for each county in Kansas. Information was obtained froma 15-item survey questionnaire submitted to each county. A sample of the information provided includes the organization of the county, founders, origin of county and city names, local legends, significant historical events, and a bibliography of printed source material, if any. KANSAS LIBRARY CATALOG. * Produced by the Kansas State Library, and continuously updated, this catalog lists all the books and some audio-visual materials cataloged by public and academic libraries in Kansas. Each entry identifies the libraries which own the item. The catalog is available in two formats: microfiche and compact disc. KANSAS MATERIALS: BOOKS AND TEACHING AIDS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF KANSAS AND THE OLD WEST. Dodge City, KS: Kansas Heritage Center, n.d. * An annual catalog of items for sale by the Kansas Heritage Center. Materials focus on the history of Kasnas and the western frontier. the types of items available include books, posters, coloring books, activity kits, rubber stamps, bookmarks, maps and other teaching aids. Materials are suitable for a range of ages, from children to adults. Kansas State Historical Society. A LIST OF BOOKS INDISPENSABLE TO A KNOWLEDGE OF KANSAS HISTORY AND LITERATURE. Topeka, KS: State Printing PLant, 1916. A bibliography of the 250 books most often used or requested in the Historical Society Library for information on Kansas. Items listed were published from 1850-1915. Karrow, Robert J., ed. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900, NEBRASKA AND KANSAS. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1981.* A list of all types of maps of Kansas and Nebraska including maps of the state, region, counties, cities and bodies of water. Libraries which own these maps are identified. Library of Congress. KANSAS AND NEBRASKA, CENTENNIAL OF THE TERRITORIES, 1854-1954; AN EXHIBITION IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 3, 1954 TO APRIL 26, 1954. Published in cooperation with the Kansas Territorial Committee and the Nebraska Territorial Centennial Commission. Washington, D.C.: Library of congress, 1954. * A catalog describing each item in the exhibition of materials about Kansas and Nebraska. The exhibit contained books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, engravings and other artwork depicting the states. Some reproductions of the artwork are included in the catalog which also contains "An Historical Address on Kansas and Nebraska delibered at the opening of the exhibit by the Hon. Andrew F. Schoeppel, Senator from Kansas." OCLC ONLINE UNION CATALOG. * An international database of materials (books, audio-visuals, serials) cataloged by more than 10,000 libraries. Containing over twenty million entries, this database indexes materials from national libraries such as the Library of Congress and the British National Library, from major research institutions such as Stanford University and Harvard, and from thousands of public libraries ranging from Chicago Public to Topeka Public. Subject access is available through the EPIC Online Search Service. REFERENCE MATERIALS AND RESOURCES. Dodge City, KS: Kansas Heritage Center, 1990. * Published every two years, this catalog lists audio-visual materials available on loan from the Kasna Heritage Center, including videotapes, 16mm films, recordings, filmstrips, slides, transparencies and games. Rental fees are included. Books are available for loan, but are not listed. STATE DOCUMENTS OF KANSAS CATALOG. * An annual microfiche catalog of all materials published by a Kansas state government agency which have been cataloged by the Kansas State Library. Materials are indexed by subject, title, author and state agency. Wilder, Bessie E. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF KANSAS, 1854-1958. Lawrence: University of Kansa, 1965. * A list of official Kansas documents published by the territory and the state, 1854-1958. It is also a checklist showing where this material may be found. Volume I lists territorial and state publications, volume II lists publications of state institutions and societies. RESEARCH COLLECTIONS Center for Historical Research Library, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. The Historical Scoiety library collects materials in the subject areas of Kasnas, genealogy, Native Americans, the West, Kansas State documents and U.S. documents. The library's holdings include over 125,000 books, 214,000 pamphlets, 24,000 periodicals and 1,800 clippings. Joan O'Bryant Kansas Folklore Collection, Art & Music Division, Wichita Public LIbrary, Wichita, Kansas. This collection contains approximately 200 hours of folk music and oral histories on tape' over 27,000 note cards covering topics such as anecdotes, beliefs, customs, jokes, medicinal lore, proverbs, recipes, riddles, sayings, etc.; 102 college student research papers on folklore topiocs, and over 70 mounted quilt blocks. Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. The Kansas collection contains over 700,000 manuscipts, maps and books, nearly one million photographs and negatives, and 1,500 serial titles covering all aspects of Kansas history.