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Jul 08

Material on the History of Education in Kansas

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on July 8, 2022 at 2:29 PM by Bill Sowers

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

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Sep 04

Educating Children in Wartime Kansas, 1863

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on September 4, 2019 at 10:07 AM by Bill Sowers

A recent addition to the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library:  The 1863 Annual Report of the Kansas Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Step back in history and get an idea how Kansans struggled to provide a decent education for their children in a time of war...

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Sep 26

Kansas Educational Directories, 1940-2016

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on September 26, 2016 at 9:48 AM by Bill Sowers

The State Library of Kansas has added Kansas Educational Directories, 1940-2016, to the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Libraray. This collection consists of over 70 volumes of information on statewide, regional and local educational institutions, school districts, associations, boards, and administrators.  Information is provided on both public and private schools within the state.  The directories include some basic numbers on teachers and students within each district as well.

The directories were issued by the State Department of Education and its predecessor, the State Department of Public Instruction and can be a valuable tool in locating schools no longer in existence as well as the names of principals, board members and other administrators.

The directories are located here:


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

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