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Jul 08

Material on the History of Education in Kansas

Posted on July 8, 2022 at 2:29 PM by Bill Sowers

Geary County Schoolhouse 1913Material on the History of Education in Kansas

A short list of online material on the history of education in Kansas.  This material is available at the KGI Online Library and websites of the HathiTrust Digital Library, University of Kansas, Emporia State University, and the Kansas Historical Society.

Early reports of Kansas state educational agencies (1861-1980)
(Found in KGI Online Library)

(provided by the Kansas Historical Society)
Adult Education
School Consolidation
Health Education
Higher education (Colleges Universities)
Native Americans Education
Preschool or Early Childhood Education
Primary Education
Private Education
Rural Education
Secondary Education
Segregation and Desegregation

Columbian History of Education in Kansas [1893}
(edited by Lyman Child Wooster, HathiTrust Digital Library, 1893 original publication)

Higher education in Kansas
(by Frank W. Blackmar, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900)

A History of the Administration on Education in Kansas
(by Emmet Leslie Bennett, at University of Kansas website, 1914)

Historical study of the mission schools in early territory now comprising Kansas. 
(by Mary Alice Bordenkircher, at Emporia State University website, 1931)
(Click on “View/Open” link)

A historical outline of the territorial common schools in the state of Kansas
(by Lloyd C. Smith, at Emporia State University website, 1942)
(Click on “View/Open” link)

Kansas educational progress, 1858-1967 : a brief review of education in Kansas...
(Kansas Department of Public Instruction, 1958)

History of the Kansas State Department of Education
(Kansas Department of Education, 1985)

Kansas Educational Reform in 1913
(Blog by Donna Casement, State Library of Kansas, 2020)

History of Kansas education
(by Sherrill Martinez and Lue Ann Snider, Kansas State Department of Education, 2001)