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The Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library
Kansas government publications, resources and information available from the State Library of Kansas

Feb 23

Kansas Fish and Game magazine, 1939-1969, online

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 3:47 PM by Bill Sowers

How many of you have ever flipped through pages of "Kansas Fish & Game," a quarterly magazine published by the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission. Begun in 1939, the periodical featured articles and photos on hunting, fishing, trapping, game laws, and Kansas wildlife and scenes.

Interested? Well, the State Library of Kansas has a deal for you!  Wet that virtual thumb and turn back the pages of time looking through this magazine once more... or for the first time... at the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library.

We've scanned issues of this wonderful magazine from 1939 to 1969 and offer it up for any and all to peruse.  Read the articles or just skim through looking at the pictures.  You can access issues of this document via the KGI Online Library record:

Just click on the title link and you'll be taken to a list of yearly volumes with combined issues throughout each year.

Happy hunting!



We feature here a different agency or division of a large agency and its publications within the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library:

The mission of the State Board of Education is to promote academic achievement by providing leadership, accountability, opportunity, educational vision, and advocacy for all. Schools will work with families and communities to prepare each student with the living, learning, and working skills and values necessary for caring, productive, and fulfilling participation in a changing society. The ten-member State Board of Education has authority for the general supervision of public education. Board members are elected for four-year terms and represent specific geographic areas of the state. The Board appoints a Commissioner of Education who serves at the pleasure of the Board and is responsible for administration of the Department. The primary duties of the Board include classification and accreditation of schools, approval of teacher preparation programs, establishment of graduation requirements, distribution of state and federal financial aid, certification of teachers and administrators, and administration of school lunch and nutrition programs. In addition, the State Board of Education has jurisdiction over the School for the Blind and School for the Deaf.
Jan 30

Adding 2016 State Agency Periodicals to KGI Online Library

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 4:40 PM by Bill Sowers

Every January we start to work on updating all the newsletters, news releases, annual reports and other state agency periodical collections in the KGI Online Library adding the previous year's cumulated issues to the online collection.  This is a huge task involving hundreds of issues.  Most of this work falls on the shoulders of Rita Troxel in Technical Services. Vicky Wolf helps as well. Our hats are off to both for their continued labors in updating/adding these titles.

Here's a sampling of just the news releases issued by a few of the state agencies that we have collected in the KGI Online Library.  Our collections of news releases are not always complete but on the whole they give the viewer a good look at the activities of a Kansas state agency through the years.

The dates under each agency indicate how far back we have the news releases for that particular agency.  Keep in mind that this is just a sample of a handful of Kansas state agency news releases.  You can view the full list of current agencies and their publications held by KGI here:  http://cdm16884.contentdm.oclc.org

Kansas Department of Agriculture news releases

Kansas Office of the Attorney General news releases

Kansas Department for Children and Families news releases
(includes Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services news releases)

Kansas Department of Commerce news releases

Kansas Corporation Commission news releases

Kansas Department of Corrections news releases


Kansas Governor Brownback news releases


Kansas Department of Health and Environment news releases

Kansas Highway Patrol news releases

Jan 23

Older Publications on Prisons in Kansas

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 12:47 PM by Bill Sowers

We added an interesting document to KGI this morning.  It was a federal review of the three main prisons in Kansas, published in 1938.  The report, authored by a federal agency, the Prison Industries Reorganization Administration, appears on the surface, to be a reveiw of convict labor and prison industries in Kansas.  It covers this but also delves into the treatment of prisoners, prison governance, prison employee conditions, services to prisoners and the treatment of women and mentally disabled prisoners.  The report centers around the Kansas State Prison in Lansing, the Kansas State Reformatory in Hutchinson and the Kansas Industrial Farm for Women in Lansing. Information is also included on a Central Receiving Center.

The report can be found in the KGI Online Library at:  

The Prison Labor Problem in Kansas : a survey [1938]
(A word of warning.  This is a large file and takes a while to load)

For those interested in more Kansas government publications relating to the history of criminal justice administration in our state here are a few other titles found on the virtal shelves of the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library:

Message from the governor to the Senate : communicating the facts as shown by the records with reference to the persons pardoned or paroled from the State Penitentiary, or whose sentences have been commuted, during the past two years [1925]

Biennial report of the directors and warden of the Kansas State Penitentiary, to the Governor of Kansas 1861-1952 [Incomplete]

Report of the committee appointed by Governor Stubbs to examine the conditions and management of the Kansas State Penitentiary [1911?]

Biennial report of the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory, 1885-1954

Report of inspection : Kansas State Penitentiary coal mine, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas [1938]

Report on State penitentiary. Preliminary information  [1935]

Biennial report of the State Board of Corrections [1914-1916]

Biennial report of the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women, Lansing, Kansas, 1916/18 - 1948/50

Library resources survey : Kansas institutions, 1967 (includes correctional institutions)

Also take time to see the resources provided on prisons at the Kansas Historical Society's "Kansas Memory" website:



We feature here a different agency or division of a large agency and its publications within the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library:

Created by the 1987 Kansas Legislature, the Kansas Development Finance Authority works with qualifying public and private entities to identify financial resources and appropriate financial structures. The Authority promotes economic development for Kansas by facilitating long-term financing for capital projects and programs via the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt bonds or other securities. KDFA is the only multi-purpose, State-level finance authority serving Kansas.