Selected Library of Congress Resources for Kansas
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Kansas resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln, Sunday, February 28, 1864. Report on conditions...
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Colton's Kansas and Nebraska, 1855
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“With an Even Hand” : Brown V. Board at Fifty
Destitution in Kansas. Appeal for help ... October 30, 1860
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The only remaining sod school house in Decatur County, Kansas
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Information for emigrants to Kansas. Office. National Kansas Committee, Chicago...
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Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900
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The mayor of Prairie Dog Town, Abilene, Kansas, 447 miles west of St. Louis, Mo, 1867
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Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Kansas, 1897
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Hard times in Kansas / George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar.
Ho for the Kansas plains / by James G. Clark, 1856
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