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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


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                           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.
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