Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:58 AM by Candace Leduc
Recycling has become more popular in recent years. Many people feel that it is a responsibility we owe to our planet, and not just a passing fad. It is also becoming easier to find recycling locations. Several towns in Kansas have operating recycling programs for their citizens. Check out these government and private recycling webpages for more information.
Shawnee County Recycling Services
Sedgwick County Recycling Guide
Johnson County Recycling and Disposal
Kansas City Recycling
Bonner Springs Curbside Recycling Program
City of Lawrence Recycling Program
Hays Recycling Program
Riley County Recycling
Find Kansas Recycling Programs
Recycle City (games and activities about recycling)
Kansas Organization of Recyclers
Posted on September 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM by Brian Herder
Posted on August 20, 2014 at 3:59 PM by Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois
One important resource in the State Library of Kansas is the newspaper clippings. These clippings are essentially like scrap books, containing material on state governmental topics for each year from newspapers throughout the state. The State Library has these from 1913 to the present in the collection.
In earlier years, the newspaper articles were cut and pasted by the legislative staff onto sheets of heavy card stock type material. The name of the newspaper, along with the date, is handwritten at the top of the article. Currently, newspaper articles are printed out from various news sources, and compiled into binders by subject and year. An archive of the clippings, going back to 2006, is also available on the library’s website at the Kansas Newspaper Clippings page.
The clippings are used by patrons to answer research questions, in addition to possibly providing legislative intent, especially in the earlier years when minutes were not kept for meetings. The clippings have historical value, and offer chronological coverage when researching past legislators, legislative sessions, and state agency issues.
Patrons can browse through the clippings by coming to the State Library between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. They are located in the lower stacks, and are accessible to all patrons. The clippings can be scanned or copied, and are available for use in the library.
The pictures below are just some examples of what the earlier clippings look like. These pictures are of the title page, and page 46, from the 1943 legislative session. In the second picture, the handwriting denoting the newspaper and the date is visible at the top of each article.