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  • Collection: Kansas History and Life

Exploring the Conditions That Have Led to a Rise in Mexican Immigration and Entrepreneurship in Liberal, KS

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This paper seeks to explore the socioeconomic conditions among Mexican immigrants and emphasize the factors that have bred the rise of immigrant entrepreneurship—despite the political and economic systems being against their favor. It will do so via…

Comparative Study of Contagious Diseases in Clay County
vs. Riley County: Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Smallpox,
Typhoid Fever, 1907-1917

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Analyzing contagious disease records kept by physicians in two contiguous Kansas counties, this study reaches interesting conclusions about the role of the railroads in
early twentieth century Kansas. Rail lines are suspected disease vectors. The…

African-American Life in Clay County

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This paper explores the agricultural history of Clay County, Kansas, and the African American workers who persevered during the time. Sources used were newspaper articles, the class reader, websites, and a book about Broughton, Kansas.

Braving the Storm: Suicide in Clay County, 1893 – 1905

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The author creates a vivid picture of turn of the century rural life as often impoverished,
harsh, and filled with economic loss. He examines the unusually high suicide rate among young farmers who lost their land in the Panic of 1893. This study…

Technology, Mechanization, and the Life and Death of a Kansas Common Pasture:
The Story of the Westmoreland Common Pasture, Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas,
1860-1940

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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…

Kansas State University: From Black Athlete to Black Student Union

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This paper explores the history of Kansas State University's Black Student Union, which was founded in 1968 by black K-State athletes as a site of solidarity in a time of social upheaval and racial progress. The author analyzes the founding of the…

The End of an Old Enemy: Smallpox in Clay County, Kansas, 1900-1925

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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…

Pearl Opera House: Phantom of the Flint Hills, Alta Vista, Wabaunsee County, Kansas, 1880s-1970s

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This study traces the introduction of an opera house to the small town of Alta Vista, Kansas and follows it until its closing. This highlights the role of the theater and its importance to the town. The author used collections at the Wabaunsee County…

A Rural Resort: Farming and Recreation in Scott County, Kansas at Beaver Beach, 1886-1933

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The author uses historic accounts to recreate the details of Beaver Beach Amusement Park, which was a source of recreation for rural Scott County residents.