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The Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS or KHS) was formally organized on 13 December 1875, though previous attempts had been made to found such a society. The Kansas Editors' and Publishers' Association were the driving force for this latest version, and the committee created to form the society appointed Franklin G. Adams as its secretary. The Society soon outgrew its space in the State Capitol and after several successive moves within the building, its collections were moved to the new Memorial Building built near the Capitol in downtown Topeka, at the intersection of Tenth and Jackson Streets. In 1984 the Kansas Museum of History (KMH) moved to a new building located on SW 6th Avenue on over eighty acres of land. Ten years later in 1995 the Center for Historical Research (CHR, or History Center) followed, and now all operations of the Historical Society, bar those taking place at historic sites throughout the state, function out of the Sixth Street location. The Kansas State Historical Society holds object and documentary collections documenting the history of the state of Kansas, its environment, and its people. The private organization and the Society's current six divisions--Administration, Cultural Resources, Education and Outreach, Historic Sites and Facilities, Museum, and Library and Archives--conduct all activities and programs in order to fulfill its mission to identify, collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate materials and information pertaining to Kansas history in order to assist the public in understanding, appreciating, and caring for the heritage of Kansas. [Hunt, Mark A., "The Kansas Museum of History: A Functional Design for the Future," Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains 7, no. 1 (Spring 1984): 34-39.] [Kansas Historical Society, "Kansas Historical Society," http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/kansas-historical-society/12118 (accessed 13 December 2010).] [Langsdorf, Edgar, "The First Hundred Years of the Kansas State Historical Society," The Kansas Historical Quarterly XLI, no. 3 (Autumn 1975): 265-425.]

From the description of Records of the Kansas Historical Society, 1875 - [ongoing]. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 692440136

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referencedIn Brown, John, 1821-1895. John Brown, Jr., papers, 1857-1895. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
referencedIn Brown, J. C. (Joseph C.). A map of the road surveyed and marked out, from the western border of Missouri near Fort Osage, to San Fernando in the Valley of Taos, near Santa Fee in New Mexico by order of the Government of the United States in the years 1825, 1826, and 1827, Oct. 27, 1827. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn KCH grant received for study of Black Kansans. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf MS 16773, National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Indian Affairs and Indian Agents records 1824-1878 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Reynolds, John D., 1943-. Appraisal of the archeological resources of the Onaga Reservoir, Pottawatomie County, Kansas / prepared by John D. Reynolds. Colorado State University, Morgan Library
creatorOf Brown, Orville Chester, 1811-1904. Orville Chester Brown papers [microform], 1834-1904. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Colt, Miriam Davis, b. 1817. Letters : Albion, Mich., and Winthrop, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., to F.G. Adams, [Topeka, Kan.], 1884-1899. Newberry Library
creatorOf [Kansas State Historical Society programs and invitations for special meetings]. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949. George Allen Root papers, 1895-1949. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Dawson, John S., 1869-. John Shaw Dawson speeches, papers, teaching certificates, 1894-1958. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Memorial building dedication by President William H. Taft : Topeka, Kansas, September 27th, 1911. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. Decennial census, Kansas, 1905. [microform] Republic County and Rice County (part). Central Kansas Library System, CKLS
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas Quilt Project, circa 1980s. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Fort Scott restoration records, circa 1975-1978 Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Ambrose, William H., b. 1832. Letter : Lane, Kan., to [F. G.] Adams, [Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kan.], 1878 February. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Benjamin, David, 1963-. [Old West Lawrence historical resources survey] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
creatorOf Porter, A. [Castle Rock house located in Kansas City, Kan., built by Dr. A. Porter and Hazel Davis] [picture]. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIh, 1892-1896 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Witty, Thomas A. Appraisal of the archeological resources of the Elk City Reservoir, Montgomery County, Kansas / [Thomas A. Witty]. Colorado State University, Morgan Library
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. "A Day In My Community" Project, 11 October, 2001. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930. William Elsey Connelley papers, 1878-1931. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Six generations of Black families in rural Kansas. Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIj, 1898-1988 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf New England Emigrant Aid Company. New England Emigrant Aid Company papers. [microform] / editor, Joseph W. Snell. Assistant editor: Eunice L. Schenck. Microfilm technician: George T. Hawley, 1854-1909. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Montgomery, Ada Jarboe, 1884-1970,. Montgomery family papers, [ca. 1862-ca. 1963]. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Adams, Zu, 1859-1911. Zu Adams papers, 1872-1911. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division. Kansas State Historical Society selected newspaper clippings, 1875-2003 / Collected and photocopied by the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society ephemeral pamphlets (Spring meeting information) Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Green, Nehemiah, 1837-1890. Nehemiah Green letter (transcript) ; postal card, 1889-1906. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Brinkerhoff, Fred W. (Frederick Walter), 1885-1966. Frederick W. Brinkerhoff papers, 1902-1966 (bulk 1940-1954). Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society,. Kansas post offices : [data] 1828-1961, [compiled] 1955-1961. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Old West Lawrence historical resources survey, 1985-1987 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society,. Autographs collection, [ca. 1750-ca. 1950]. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Brown, John, 1821-1895. John Brown, Jr., papers, 1857-1895, 1931. University of Oslo Medical Library
creatorOf Wilmeth, Roscoe. Excavations in the Pomona Reservoir / Roscoe Wilmeth. Colorado State University, Morgan Library
referencedIn Nation, Carry Amelia, 1846-1911. Carry Amelia Nation papers 1870-1961 (bulk 1872-1909). Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Martin, George W. (George Washington), 1841-1914. George Washington Martin papers, 1858 - 1914 Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Brown, John, 1800-1859. John Brown papers [microform], 1826-1948. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society ephemeral pamphlets (Fall annual meeting information) Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Malin, James Claude, 1893-1979. Letters written by Malin [microform], 1919-1976. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Biographical sketch [of Annie Heloise Abel] / prepared at the request of [Kansas State Historical Society] Secretary [George W.] Martin ... [Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kan., ca. 1904]. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Malin, James Claude, 1893-1979. James Claude Malin papers, 1916-1976. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Historical Society photograph collection, 1889 and undated. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Buffalo soldiers. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas. Centennial Commission. Historical album of Kansas, 1960. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Grant Project, 2005-2006. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Pawnee Business Council. Reading file, 1991. Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
creatorOf Witty, Thomas A. Appraisal of the archeological resources of the Cheney Reservoir, Reno, Kingman, and Sedgwick Counties, Kansas / Thomas A. Witty. Colorado State University, Morgan Library
referencedIn Burnham, John H. (John Howard), 1834-1917. Kansas Kickapoo collection, 1832-1907 and 2000. Mclean County Historical Society Library
referencedIn Harrison Clifford Dale research papers, 1827-1957. Houghton Library
referencedIn Long, Richard M., 1898-. Papers, 1919-1967 (bulk 1934-1939). Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn MS 6223, Brigham Young University Church History and Doctrine Department. Church history project collection 1977-1981 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Morgan, Dale L. (Dale Lowell), 1914-1971. Dale L. Morgan collection [microform], 1943-1971. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Herzog, Jill. Topeka funeral homes / compiled by Jill Herzog, December 2001. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Marshall, James O. Appraisal of the archeological resources of the Big Hill Reservoir, Labette County, Kansas / prepared by James O. Marshall. Colorado State University, Morgan Library
creatorOf Kelsey, Jane J. Biographical sketch of Lela Elmendorf Barnes, [ca. 1997-1998]. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Dartt, Mary. A novel career : how Mrs. Maxwell made her centennial collection/ by Mary Dartt [187-]. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf MS 8238, Jacobs, Jerome 1910-. Jerome Jacobs papers 1974-1985 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987,. Senator Frank Carlson papers [microform]. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Gleed, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1856-1920. Charles Sumner Gleed papers, 1872-1928 (bulk 1880-1920). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Boone, Carol (Carol A. Bendure). Bendure-Dowell-Lerch family papers, 1894-1962 (bulk 1912-1919). Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Salina Indian Burial Site collection, 1940-1995 Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Historical Society Manuscripts Dept holdings [microform], 1854-1985. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Membership lists, 1907 - Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library
referencedIn Inventory of the Everette B. Long Papers Ragan MSS 00080., 1949-1981 Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. [Stach School] [picture]. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Bondi, August M. (August Mendel), 1833-1907. August Bondi papers [microform], 1884-1952 (bulk 1903-1906). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf American Legion,. World War I Kansas soldiers collection, 1919-1923. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. Decennial census, Kansas, 1885. [microform] Reno County (part), Republic County, and Rice County (part). Central Kansas Library System, CKLS
creatorOf [Invitation to laying of the corner stone of a Memorial and Historical Building] Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn University of Connecticut, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Records, undated, 1965- Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Kansas State Historical Society. Records of the Kansas Historical Society, 1875 - [ongoing]. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Barnes, Lela Elmendorf, 1888-1980. Barnes railroad collection [microform] / Lela Barnes, compiler, [compiled] 1963-[ca. 1971]. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Witty, Thomas A. Appraisal of the archeological resources of the Marion Reservoir, Marion County, Kansas / [Thoams A. Witty]. Colorado State University, Morgan Library
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associatedWith Adams, Zu, 1859-1911. person
associatedWith Ambrose, William H., b. 1832. person
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center corporateBody
associatedWith Barnes, Lela Elmendorf, 1888-1980. person
associatedWith Benjamin, David, 1963- person
associatedWith Bondi, August M. (August Mendel), 1833-1907. person
associatedWith Brigham Young University Church History and Doctrine Department corporateBody
associatedWith Brinkerhoff, Fred W. (Frederick Walter), 1885-1966. person
associatedWith Brown, J. C. (Joseph C.) person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1800-1859. person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1821-1895. person
associatedWith Brown, Orville Chester, 1811-1904. person
associatedWith Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987, person
associatedWith Colt, Miriam Davis, b. 1817. person
associatedWith Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930. person
correspondedWith Dale, Harrison Clifford, b. 1885 person
associatedWith Dartt, Mary. person
associatedWith Dawson, John S., 1869- person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
associatedWith Ethnic Heritage Studies Program (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gleed, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1856-1920. person
associatedWith Green, Nehemiah, 1837-1890. person
associatedWith Herzog, Jill. person
associatedWith Jacobs, Jerome 1910- person
associatedWith Kansas. Centennial Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas State Historical Society. Manuscripts Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Kelsey, Jane J. person
associatedWith Long, E. B. (Everette Beach), 1919-1981 person
associatedWith Long, Richard M., 1898- person
associatedWith Malin, James Claude, 1893-1979. person
associatedWith Marshall, James O. person
associatedWith Martin, George W. (George Washington), 1841-1914 person
associatedWith Montgomery, Ada Jarboe, 1884-1970, person
associatedWith Montgomery, Mary Emma Milner. person
associatedWith Morgan, Dale L. (Dale Lowell), 1914-1971. person
associatedWith National Archives and Records Administration corporateBody
associatedWith National History Day. corporateBody
associatedWith Nation, Carry Amelia, 1846-1911. person
associatedWith New England Emigrant Aid Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pawnee Business Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Reynolds, John D., 1943- person
associatedWith Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949. person
correspondedWith Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-1970 person
associatedWith United States. Post Office Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmeth, Roscoe. person
associatedWith Witty, Thomas A. person
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Kansas
Kansas
Kansas
Kansas
Kansas
Nicodemus (Kan.)
Vinita (Okla.)
Kansas State Historical Society
Indian Territory
Oklahoma
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Grain elevators
Historical museums
Historic preservation
History
History
Indians of North America
Outreach programs in history
Postal service History
Post office stations and branches
African Americans
Agricultural machinery
Archaeology and state
Archival materials
Cities and towns
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