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Mar 31

KGI Online Library Material on Women in Kansas

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 10:18 AM by Bill Sowers

Women in Government small

As Women's History Month comes to a close we'd like to salute all those women who have worked for the people of Kansas in state government.  Sadly we can't supply a data base with a list of the thousands of women who have kept the wheels of government spinning for the past 160 years (and that would be a very cool thing if there were such a thing!).  What we can do is provide links to material/collections in the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library of women in state government, as well as historical publications about services to women by state government.


Proceedings of the ... annual convention of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas
1887-1937


Report of the Woman's Committee of the Council of Defense for Kansas
from July 6, 1917 to December 30, 1918.


Kansas Mothers' Manuals, 1917-1944  
(published by different divisions of the Kansas State Board of Health)

Hours, wages and conditions surrounding women in industry in Kansas. A survey by the Women's bureau, U.S. Department of Labor in cooperation with the Industrial Welfare Commission of Kansas.
1921


Annual Report of the Public Service Commission Women's Division (and Child Labor) of the State of Kansas for the year ending, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 [4 reports bound together]

Women Workers in Kansas, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938 
(Kansas Commission on Labor and Industry. Women's Division)

Vocational training in the institutional field for Kansas high school girls
(Kansas. State Board for Vocational Education - 1932)

Report of wages and hours of women and minors in industry
(Kansas. Department of Labor and Industry. Women's Division - 1938)

Industrial welfare orders governing the employment of women and minors, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1950
[4 editions bound together in one collection]

(Kansas State Labor Department. Women's and Children's Division - 1939, 1940, 1947, 1950)

Biennial reports of Kansas Maternal and Child Health extracted from the Kansas Biennial Reports Covering Agencies of the Government of Kansas, 1960-1980

Affirmative Action Reports, 2008-2015
(Kansas Department of Labor)

Reweaving our social fabric : a comprehensive plan to prevent sexual and domestic violence in Kansas, 2011-2018
(Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Planning Committee - 2012)

Becoming an outdoors woman
(Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - 2019)

Anna E. Arnold (1879-1942)-Educator and Author
(KGI Blog article written by Donna Casement, State Library of Kansas - 2020)

Celebrating 100 Years of Women and the Vote
(State Library of Kansas Talking Books Service article by Maggie J. Witte - 2020)
[Blog article with bibliography of books available via the Talking Books Service]

Women's History Month
(State Library of Kansas Talking Books Service article by Maggie J. Witte - 2020)
[Blog article with bibliography of books available via the Talking Books Service]

Ernestine Gilliland, State Librarian of Kansas, 1975-1981: three tributes
(KGI Blog article, State Library of Kansas - 2020)

Portrait and Three Blog Articles on Kansas State Librarian, Annie Diggs
(KGI Blog articles written by Donna Casement, State Library of Kansas - 2020)