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Kansas government publications, resources and information available from the State Library of Kansas

May 30

1920 Influenza Pandemic in Kansas

Posted on May 30, 2020 at 1:46 PM by Bill Sowers

Schools, public gatherings, religious services cancelled. People urged to stay at home, wash hands, avoid hand-to-face contact. Health workers overwhelmed by thousands of stricken people. Sound familiar? Well, this was the state of things in 1920 during an influenza pandemic that spread across the world. Read the article and accompanying reports of Kansas newspapers as this deadly disease spread across the state one hundred years ago. All available at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library...

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May 21

Wheat Art

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 5:13 PM by Bill Sowers

A wonderful little booklet published over 50 years ago by the Kansas Wheat Commission, "Creative Beauty With Wheat Art" available at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library...

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May 16

Newspaper Clippings on State Librarian, Annie Diggs, Part 3

Posted on May 16, 2020 at 4:01 PM by Bill Sowers

Annie Diggs was a noteworthy and acclaimed national political advocate who rallied men and women to the social issues of the Prohibition party, the Farmer’s Alliance party and finally to the People’s party throughout Kansas in the late nineteenth century.  Read the blog and check out the full arricles cited at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library...

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