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  • Collection: Kansas History and Life

You're so Vane (You Probably Think This is About You): The Provenance of the Dave Redmon Postcard Collection

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If we are fortunate in life, we may make a discovery that alters the face of human existence and society. The Historic Redmon Postcard Collection is not one of those discoveries. But nonetheless, it does provide a unique insight into early 20th…

What We See and Why We Stay: Place Studies Through Windshield Surveys of Scott County, Kansas

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The western plains of Kansas sweep from one end of the horizon to another seemingly without ending. They are broken only by the sharp asphalt of highways cutting through fields and pastures which connect the numerous small towns that dot the…

The Quivira Historical Society of Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas 1901-1912

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This exploration of the amateur history and archaeological organization, the
Quivira Society, was a semester-long KSU intern project involving a museum collection
of rich primary sources, Indian artifacts, and publications. Although accessioned,…

The Process of Integrating Public Schools in Wichita, Kansas 1890-1971

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This document includes the following: a brief history of the Wichita Kansas segregated school system, including avoiding integration in the 1950’s. The study also addresses the legal process of integrating the Wichita schools in the late 1960’s. It…

The People’s Game: Uncovering Diversity in Baseball, Pottawatomie County and Humboldt, Kansas, 1911-1924

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This is a study of baseball in the early twentieth century and the diversity within town teams in Kansas. Research reveals that several Kansas towns housed African-American and women’s teams. This paper is based on fieldwork, journals, books, and…

The Library Ladies of Clay Center: Clay County, Kansas, 1898

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This exhibition covers the history of The Clay Center Library Club, based out of Clay Center in Clay County Kansas. The Club was a charter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and were responsible for many efforts to promote education, service…

The Firebrand: Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas; December 1883-November 1884

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Among the 713 newspapers in print in Kansas in the 1880s, a single short-lived newspaper provides insight into political shifts and battles in small towns. The Firebrand newspaper in Clay Center provided inflammatory rhetoric for a single year, also…

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…