Kansas history http://kmuw.org en How A Digital Database Revealed The Early Days Of Delano http://kmuw.org/post/how-digital-database-revealed-early-days-delano <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Historians will always need to visit archives and libraries, although it is truly amazing how much information is available in digital form.</p><p>A few months ago, I was looking at a <a href="http://gis.sedgwick.gov/pdfmaps/">Sedgwick County mapping database</a> and was surprised when a search for material on Delano turned up a document for the community of Elgin, platted in early 1871. A quick search turned up an almost identical plat for the community of Delano a few months later. Clearly, one replaced the other.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jay Price 31254 at http://kmuw.org How A Digital Database Revealed The Early Days Of Delano Past and Present: A President's Kansas Heritage http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-presidents-kansas-heritage <p></p><p>Recently, two students and I had a chance to work on a project that looked at the <a href="http://obamakansasheritage.org/">Kansas ancestors of President Barack Obama</a>. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Jay Price 23494 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: A President's Kansas Heritage Kansas Coal Miner Featured On New USPS Stamp http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-coal-miner-featured-new-usps-stamp <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursday the U.S. Postal Service released a stamp featuring a photo of a coal miner from the Kansas Historical Society’s collections.</span></p><p>The 12-stamp series "Made in America: Building a Nation" honors industrial-era workers just in time for labor day. The vintage, grayscale photos of the series portray men and women of the era at work.<br><br>Photographer Lewis Hine took 11 of the photos used in the collection.<br><br>The photo of the coal miner from the ‘40s or ‘50s was donated to the society in 1966 by the Kansas Department of Economic Development. It depicts the unidentified miner at work with a handpick and lantern.<br> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:04:40 +0000 Nicollette Engels 21740 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Coal Miner Featured On New USPS Stamp Past and Present: The Pride Of The Interurban http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-pride-interurban <p></p><p></p><p>In the 1910s, a person in Kansas City who wanted to attend the University of Kansas-University of Missouri game in Lawrence only needed to take the trolley to the station of the Kaw Valley Interurban, where trains left every hour on the half hour. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Jay Price 21508 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: The Pride Of The Interurban 'In Cold Blood' Case Files Now Online http://kmuw.org/post/cold-blood-case-files-now-online <p>The inmate case files for convicted murderers Richard Eugene “Dick” Hickock and Perry Edward Smith have been added to <a href="http://www.kansasmemory.org/">Kansas Memory</a>, the Kansas Historical Society’s online archives of photographs, manuscripts, and government records.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:44:31 +0000 Kate Clause 18227 at http://kmuw.org 'In Cold Blood' Case Files Now Online Six Kansas Sites Added To National Register Of Historic Places http://kmuw.org/post/six-kansas-sites-added-national-register-historic-places <p>The Kansas Historical Society recently placed six Santa Fe Trail locations in Kansas on the National Register of Historic Places. With the addition of these sites in Marion and Morton counties, the state now has 1,310 registered historic sites.</p><p>Thirty properties were nominated for <a href="http://www.kshs.org/news/releases/pdfs/2013_kshs_national_register_approvals_april_2013_3.pdf">the Santa Fe Trail project</a>, and these six were the first to be approved by the National Park Service.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:21:00 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 18052 at http://kmuw.org Six Kansas Sites Added To National Register Of Historic Places