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Kansas Information for Students & Researchers


Kansas Get Away Guide

(Full of pictures, maps and information on Kansas.
Provided by Kansas Travel & Tourism, Kansas Dept. of Commerce)

Kansas Statistical Information, Basic History

Kansas Quick Facts (Kansas Governor's Office)
(Basic information on Kansas history, government and symbols)

Kansas (Wikipedia: the free online encyclopedia)
(Excellent resource for basic information on Kansas)

Kansas at a Glance (Kansas Secretary of State)
An excellent resource on Kansas.

Kansas Fast Facts (Kansas Travel a& Tourism)
(An excellent site with basic information on Kansas)

Kansas Facts and Fancies (The Kansas Collection Web Site)
(Trivia questions about Kansas history)

Kansas Statistical Abstract (Policy Research Institute, University of Kansas)
(In depth statistical information on Kansas. Adobe Acrobat software required)
A good resource for statistics with charts, lists, etc. for all 50 states of the United States
An excellent place to get basic information on all 50 states of the United States

U.S. Census Bureau web site
(Click on the menu link, AMERICAN FACT FINDER or select Kansas in the drop down box under STATE AND COUNTY QUICK FACTS)

Kansas Timeline of State History (provided by The Statehouse Girls)
(An excellent chronological look at Kansas history)

Kansapedia (Kansas State Historical Society)
(Explore the Kansas Historical Society's online encyclopedia of Kansas history. Browse by people, place, theme, and race and ethnicity.)

Photographs of Kansas scenes
(A photo tour of Kansas provided by Harland J. Schuster)

Kansas Lists (Kansas Sampler Foundation)
(The largest, the smallest, the oldest... "some strange, all true." Halls of Fame, "Capitals," etc.)

Kansas Firsts (Center for Great Plains Studies)
(The first state to have a bullfight, the first woman mayor, etc)

(From" The Kansas Directory)
1)-- Kansas Voting information
2)-- Incorpoarted cities of Kansas
3)-- Population of Kansas counties and cities from most recent federal census
3)-- Primary Zip Codes for Kansas towns
You'll need Adobe Acrobat software to view this online document)

Kansas County Officials (From: The Kansas Directory)
(Names, addresses and telephone numbers of county officials in Kansas
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In-Depth Kansas Historical Research

Research Resources at the Kansas Historical Society
(Territorial constitutions, old photos, Territorial Kansas Online Project, Kansas MemoryProject)

The Kansas Collection (Carrie Project, University of Kansas)
(Articles, books, illustrations and research projects on the history of Kansas and the Great Plains)

Kansas Book Transcriptions On-Line (KSGenWeb Project)
( Online transcriptions of books on statewide and local Kansas history)

Western Trails Project (Kansas State Historical Society)
(Digitized photographs, printed materials, and maps that document several facets of transportation across Kansas)

Territorial Kansas Online, 1854-1861 (Kansas State Historical Society)
(A virtual repository for territorial Kansas history)

Kansas Memory
(Primary sources from the Kansas Historical Society)

Kansas Historical Quarterly Transcription site
Kansas Collection Project
Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas Historical Collections
Kansas Historical Collections Transcription site
(17 volume set published from 1875-1928. A few articles have been transcribed but the bulk are only available on microfilm via interlibrary loan from the Society)

Kansas Government
(Official web site of the state of Kansas)

Basic Kansas Government Information (From: The Kansas Directory)
You'll need Adobe Acrobat software to view this online document)

Kansas at a Glance (Kansas Scretary of State)
(Includes a section on Kansas government. You'll need Adobe Acrobat software to view this online document)

Kansas State Constitution online
(The current state constitution. Does not includes amendments)

Searching our Online Catalog (ATLAS)

Click on any of the following ATLAS subject terms to browse through lists of material available at the Kansas State Library and other research libraries in Topeka, Kansas.

Kansas--Politics and government


Kansas--Description and travel
(Under this heading you'll find both historic and newer travel Kansas information) You can also search the ATLAS catalog for resources on local history. As an example the following subject headings will connect you to Topeka research library holdings on Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas:

Topeka (Kan.)--History
Shawnee County (Kan.)--History
Topeka (Kan.)--Biography
Shawnee County (Kan.)--Biography

The State Library also has an extensive newspaper clippings file with articles from several Kansas daily newspapers covering this topic. This collection does not circulate but is available in the library for research. An online index to recent years of this collection is available.

If you see something you'd like to borrow from the Kansas State Library or have further questions feel free to contact us

All information provided by the Kansas State Library Research and Information Division

Last updated April 5, 2013

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