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Records of the Education and Outreach Division, Kansas State Historical Society

Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Education and Outreach Division

Date: 1983-1999

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 309917

Restrictions: None.

Abstract: Contains Subject files, synopses of rough drafts and final copies of articles submitted for the society’s scholarly journal, Kansas history, including correspondence between the author and the various editors. The Book reviews folders within the Subject files include the review by an editor as well as any pertinent transfer agreements between the author and the Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka). Subject files : training manuals describes various artifacts and how to interpret them for the intended audience. The Traveling Trunks Program ships trunks containing reproduction museum objects in an effort to bring Kansas history alive for grade or high school students. The Evaluations portion of the Traveling trunk files consists of response forms used to determine if the society met the users’ expectations. The Inquiries folder has correspondence, comments, criticisms and compliments dealing with brochures, tapes, or trunks requests.


Folder List
Rec.gp.-subgp.Box.Fold.  Box # Description
(entry 0195-288)
Authors and editors, Book notes and reviews
288-003.01.01                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Book Notes
288-003.01.02                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Book Reviews                                                                                 
288-003.01.03                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Brodhead, Michael J. “Visions of a Better World, Comparisons of Kansas Jurists, David J. Brewer and Frank Doster”
288-003.01.04                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Cecil-Frosnan, Bill “Death to All Yankees and Traitors in Kansas, The Squatter Sovereign and the Defense of Slavery in Kansas”
288-003.01.05                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Haywood, C. Robert “Populist Humor, The Fame of their own Effigy”
288-003.01.06                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Higgins, Cindy “Kansas Breweries, 1854 - 1911”
288-003.01.07                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Inside Front Cover
288-003.01.08                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Miller, Worth Robert “A Centennial Historiography of American Populism”
288-003.01.09                                                 Box 1     Spring 1993 – Valentine, Les “Boosting Omaha the Market Town, the 1906 Trade Excursion across Northern Kansas”
288-003.01.10                                                 Box 1     Summer 1993 – Book Reviews                                                                                 
288-003.01.11                                                 Box 1     Summer 1993 – Baldridge, Gary “Pottawatomie County says No to Prairie Preservation”
288-003.01.12                                                 Box 1     Summer 1993 – Carney, J. E. “The Freudians come to Kansas, Menninger, Freud, and the Émigré Psychoanalysts”
288-003.01.13                                                 Box 1     Summer 1993 – Clapsaddle, David K. “Conflict and Commerce on the Santa Fe Trail, the Fort Riley – Fort Larned Road, 1860 - 1867”
288-003.01.14                                                 Box 1     Summer 1993 – Douglas, Donald M. “Forgotten Zions, Jewish Agricultural Colonies in Kansas in the 1880s”
288-003.01.15                                                 Box 1     Summer 1993 – Pierson, Michael D. “A War of Extermination, a newly uncovered letter by Julia Louisa Lovejoy, 1856”
288-003.01.16                                                 Box 1     Autumn 1993 – Book Notes
288-003.01.17                                                 Box 1     Autumn 1993 – Book Reviews                                                                                 
288-003.01.18                                                 Box 1     Autumn 1993 – Davis, Gayle R. “The Diary as Historical Puzzle, Seeking the Author behind the Words”
288-003.01.19                                                 Box 1     Autumn 1993 – Hatcher III, Richard W. and Piston, William Garrett (editors) “Kansans go to War, The Wilson’s Creek Campaign as reported by the Leavenworth Daily Times, Part 1”
288-003.01.20                                                 Box 1     Autumn 1993 – Miner, Craig “Here Today, Here Tomorrow, G-K Farms in the Dust Bowl Years, Thomas County, Kansas”
288-003.01.21                                                 Box 1     Autumn 1993 – SenGupta, Gunja “Servants for Freedom, Christian Abolitionists in Territorial Kansas, 1854 - 1858”
288-003.01.22                                                 Box 1     Winter 1993 – Book Notes
288-003.01.23                                                 Box 1     Winter 1993 – Book Reviews                                                                                 
288-003.01.24                                                 Box 1     Winter 1993 – Black, Brian “Mastering the Kaw, The Bowersock Dam and the Development of Lawrence Industry”
288-003.01.25                                                 Box 1     Winter 1993 – Grant, H. Roger (editor) “In the Land of My Dreams, The Reminiscences of Graydon Horath, a Farm Laborer in Kansas”
288-003.01.26                                                 Box 1     Winter 1993 – Hatcher III, Richard W. and Piston, William Garrett (editors) “Kansans go to War, The Wilson’s Creek Campaign as reported by the Leavenworth Daily Times, Part 2”
288-003.01.27                                                 Box 1     Winter 1993 – Socolofsky, Homer “The Bitter Sweet Tale of Sorghum Sugar”
288-003.02.01                                                 Box 2     Spring 1994 – Book Notes
288-003.02.02                                                 Box 2     Spring 1994 – Book Reviews                                                                                 
288-003.02.03                                                 Box 2     Spring 1994 – Dean, Virgil W. “Another Wichita Seditionist: Elmer J. Garner, Publicity, and Radical Right Wing Opposition to World War II”
288-003.02.04                                                 Box 2     Spring 1994 – Introduction
288-003.02.05                                                 Box 2     Spring 1994 – Johnson, Judith R. “The Wages of Opportunity, Women Aircraft Workers in Wichita during World War II”
288-003.02.06                                                 Box 2     Spring 1994 – McCusker, Kristine M. “The Forgotten Years, of America’s Civil Rights Movement: War Time Protests at the University of Kansas, 1939 - 1945”
288-003.02.07                                                 Box 2     Spring 1994 – O’Brien, Patrick G. “Kansas at War: The Home Front, 1941 - 1945”
288-003.02.08                                                 Box 2     Summer 1994 – Armitage, Katie H. “The Public and Private Lives of Fannie B. and James C. Horton in 1874”
288-003.02.09                                                 Box 2     Summer 1994 – Book Notes
288-003.02.10                                                 Box 2     Summer 1994 – Book Reviews                                                    
288-003.02.11                                                 Box 2     Summer 1994 – Lovett, Christopher C. “The National Emergency of 1940 – 1941, Mobilization of the Thirty Fifth Infantry Division and the Kansas National Guard”
288-003.02.12                                                 Box 2     Summer 1994 – Paddock, Joel “Conservative Democratic Politics in a Republican State: The Gubernatorial Campaigns of Robert Docking, 1966 - 1972”
288-003.02.13                                                 Box 2     Summer 1994 – Saul, Norman E. “Through Curious and Foreign Eyes: Grigorii Machtet Chronicles the Kansas Frontier, 1872 - 1873”
288-003.02.14                                                 Box 2     Autumn 1994 – Agran, Edward Gale “William Allen White’s Small Town America: A Literary Prescription for Progressive Reform”
288-003.02.15                                                 Box 2     Autumn 1994 – Book Notes
288-003.02.16                                                 Box 2     Autumn 1994 – Book Reviews                                                                                 
288-003.02.17                                                 Box 2     Autumn 1994 – Peterson, John M. “Forgotten Kansas Artist: Adam Rohe”
288-003.02.18                                                 Box 2     Autumn 1994 – Pohly, Linda L. “Welsh Choral Music in Nineteenth Century Kansas”
288-003.02.19                                                 Box 2     Autumn 1994 – Sculle, Keith A. “The New Carlisle of the West: Haskell Institute and Big Time Sports, 1920 - 1932”
288-003.02.20                                                 Box 2     Autumn 1994 – Warren, Stephen A. “The Baptists The Methodists, and the Shawnees: Conflicting Cultures in Indian Territory, 1833 - 1834”
288-003.02.21                                                 Box 2     Winter 1994 – Bennett, Lyn Ellen “Reassessing Western liberality: Divorce in Douglas County, Kansas, 1867 - 1876”
288-003.02.22                                                 Box 2     Winter 1994 – Book Notes
288-003.02.23                                                 Box 2     Winter 1994 – Book Reviews     
288-003.02.24                                                 Box 2     Winter 1994 – Index
288-003.02.25                                                 Box 2     Winter 1994 – Inside Front Covers
288-003.02.26                                                 Box 2     Winter 1994 – King, Charles R. “Physician to Body and Soul: Jotham Meeker - - Kansas Missionary”
288-003.02.27                                                 Box 2     Winter 1994 – Leiker, James “Voices from a Disease Frontier: Kansans and Cholera, 1867”
288-003.02.28    Box 2     Winter 1994 – Miner, Craig “Civilizing Kansas”
288-003.02.29    Box 2     Spring 1995 – Book Notes / Book Reviews 
288-003.02.30                                                 Box 2     Spring 1995 – Brackman, Barbara “Legend Posing as History: Hyer, Justin, and the Origin of the Cowboy Boot”
288-003.02.31                                                 Box 2     Spring 1995 – Gunn, Virginia “Industrialists not Butterflies: Women’s Higher Education at Kansas State Agricultural College, 1873-1882”
288-003.02.32                                                 Box 2     Spring 1995 – Juhnke, James C. “Edmund G. Kaufman, Peace College President in Wartime”
288-003.02.33                                                 Box 2     Spring 1995 – Quastler, I. E. “Charting a Course: Lawrence, Kansas, and its Railroad Strategy, 1854 – 1872”
288-003.03.01                                                 Box 3     Summer 1995 – Book Notes / Book Reviews     
288-003.03.02                                                 Box 3     Summer 1995 – Hazlett, O. James “Cattle Marketing in the American Southwest: the Rise of the Kansas City Commission Merchant in the Nineteenth Century”
288-003.03.03                                                 Box 3     Summer 1995 – McInnes, Robert A. “I spent almost Two Years in the Insane Asylum”
288-003.03.04                                                 Box 3     Summer 1995 – Thierer, Joyce “Queen of the Kansas Prairies: Butler County’s Kafir Corn Carnivals”
288-003.03.05                                                 Box 3     Summer 1995 – Watts, Dale “How Bloody was Bleeding Kansas? Political Killings in Kansas Territory, 1855 - 1860”
288-003.03.06                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Book Notes / Book Reviews     
288-003.03.07                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Cornish, Dudley T. “It all began at 10th and Jackson”
288-003.03.08                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Dean, Virgil “Preserving the Cultural Resources of Kansas, A Brief History of the Kansas State Historical Society”
288-003.03.09                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Hope Jr., Clifford R. “Memories of the Memorial Building”
288-003.03.10                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Michaelis, Patricia “Write on Time! Trends in the Kansas State Historical Society’s Publications”
288-003.03.11                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Prosser, Dan “Foundations of Our Past: The Architecture of the Memorial Building”
288-003.03.12                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Richmond, Robert W. “This Grand Structure: Remembering the Memorial Building”
288-003.03.13                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Socolofsky, Homer E. “Beginning One Childhood Summer: a Reminiscence”
288-003.03.14                                                 Box 3     Autumn 1995 – Snell, Joseph W. “It was my Good Fortune: a Memoir”
288-003.03.15                                                 Box 3     Winter 1995 – Book Notes / Book Reviews     
288-003.03.16                                                 Box 3     Winter 1995 – Bowman, Larry G. “I Think it is Pretty Ritzy myself: Kansas Minor League Teams and Night Baseball”
288-003.03.17                                                 Box 3     Winter 1995 – Rogers, Richard D. “A Story of Brave Kansans: Presidential Address”
288-003.03.18                                                 Box 3     Winter 1995 – Sutter, Paul S. “Paved with Good Intentions: Good Roads, the Automobile, and the Rhetoric of Rural Improvement in the Kansas Farmer, 1890-1914”
288-003.03.19                                                 Box 3     Winter 1995 – Tidwell, John Edgar “Frank Marshall Davis: Ad Astra, Per Aspera”
288-003.03.20                                                 Box 3     Winter 1995 – Tucker, Susan B. and Katz, Milton S. “Ester Brown, A Pioneer in Civil Rights: the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948”
288-003.03.21                                                 Box 3     Spring 1996 – Baker, T. Lindsay “Blowin’ in the Wind: Windmill Manufacturing and Distribution in Kansas”
288-003.03.22                                                 Box 3     Spring 1996 – Book Reviews     
288-003.03.23                                                 Box 3     Spring 1996 – Dobak, William A. “One of the Nastiest Rivers that I know of: Municipal and Rural Sanitation in Nineteenth-Century Kansas”
288-003.03.24                                                 Box 3     Spring 1996 – Domer, Dennis  “Water in Willow Springs Township”
288-003.03.25                                                 Box 3     Spring 1996 – Irvine, Robert “The Waterscape and the Law: Adopting Prior Appropriation in Kansas”
288-003.03.26                                                 Box 3     Spring 1996 – Marvin, Anne M. “A Grave Yard of Hopes: Irrigation and Boosterism in Southwest Kansas, 1880-1890”
288-003.03.27                                                 Box 3     Spring 1996 – Sherow, James E. “On the Rim of the Desert’s Heart, Kansas and Water”
288-003.03.28                                                 Box 3     Summer 1996 – Book Reviews     
288-003.03.29                                                 Box 3     Summer 1996 – Entz, Gary R. “Image and Reality on the Kansas Prairie: Pap Singleton’s Cherokee County Colony”
288-003.03.30                                                 Box 3     Summer 1996 – Hulston, Nancy J. “Our Schools must be open to all Classes of Citizens: The Desegregation of the University of Kansas School of Medicine”
288-003.03.31                                                 Box 3     Summer 1996 – Hurt, R. Douglas “Gaining Control of the Environment: The Morton County Land Utilization Project in the Kansas Dust Bowl”
288-003.03.32                                                 Box 3     Summer 1996 – O’Brien, Patrick G. “I Want Everyone to Know the Shame of the State: Henry J. Allen Confronts the Ku Klux Klan, 1921-1923”
288-003.03.33                                                 Box 3     Summer 1996 – West, Elliott “A Story of Three Families”
288-003.04.01                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1996 – Book Reviews     
288-003.04.02                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1996 – Colbert, Thomas Burnell “A Most Original Thinker: James C. Malin on History and Technology”
288-003.04.03                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1996 – Fisher, Glenn W. “The Worst Tax in the Civilized World?: Property Tax Reform and the Kansas Tax Commission”
288-003.04.04                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1996 – Isern, Thomas D. “Working the Bugs Out of the System: Folk Entomology in the Flint Hills of Kansas”
288-003.04.05                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1996 – Jaderborg, Jana M. and Martin, Sherri Garcia “From Country Doc to Pioneer Surgeon: Profile of A. C. Johnson, D. O.”
288-003.04.06                                                 Box 4     Winter 1996 – Book Notes / Book Reviews     
288-003.04.07                                                 Box 4     Winter 1996 – Chavez, Thomas E. “Introduction”
288-003.04.08                                                 Box 4     Winter 1996 – Evans, Sterling “Eastward Ho ! The Mexican Freighting and Commerce Experience along the Santa Fe Trail”
288-003.04.09                                                 Box 4     Winter 1996 – Myers, Harry C. “Banditti on the Santa Fe Trail: The Texan Raid of 1843”
288-003.04.10                                                 Box 4     Winter 1996 – Olsen, Michael L. “Old Ruts and New: The History of Santa Fe Trail History”
288-003.04.11                                                 Box 4     Winter 1996 – Oliva, Leo E. “A Faithful Account of Everything: Letters from Katie Bowen on the Santa Fe Trail, 1851”
288-003.04.12                                                 Box 4     Spring 1997 – Avila, Henry J. “Immigration and Integration: The Mexican American Community in Garden City, Kansas, 1900-1950”
288-003.04.13                                                 Box 4     Spring 1997 – Berneking, Carolyn Bailey  “E. H. S. Bailey, the State Laboratory, and the State Board of Health During the Progressive Era”
288-003.04.14                                                 Box 4     Spring 1997 – Book Reviews    
288-003.04.15                                                 Box 4     Spring 1997 – Patrick, Jeffrey L. “This Regiment will make a Mark: Letters from a member of Jennison’s Jayhawkers, 1861-1862”
288-003.04.16                                                 Box 4     Summer 1997 – Book Reviews     
288-003.04.17                                                 Box 4     Summer 1997 – Cecil-Fronsman, Bill  “Advocate the Freedom of White Men, as well as that of the Negroes: The Kansas Free State and Antislavery Westerners in Territorial Kansas”
288-003.04.18                                                 Box 4     Summer 1997 – Charlton, John  “Westward the Course of Empire takes it way: Alexander Gardner’s 1867 Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division”
288-003.04.19                                                 Box 4     Summer 1997 – Pendleton, Jason  “Jim Crow Strikes Out: Interracial Baseball in Wichita, Kansas, 1920-1935”
288-003.04.20                                                 Box 4     Summer 1997 – Peterson, John M.  “From Border War to Civil War: More Letters of Edward and Sarah Fitch, 1855-1863, Part 1 and Part 2”
288-003.04.21                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1997 – Antle, Jay  “Against Kansas’ Top Dog: Coyotes, Politics and Ecology, 1877-1970”
288-003.04.22                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1997 – Book Notes / Book Reviews          
288-003.04.23                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1997 – Monhollon, Rusty L. “Taking the Plunge: Race, Rights, and the Politics of Desegregation in Lawrence, Kansas, 1960”
288-003.04.24                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1997 – Sheridan, Richard B. “The Semi-Centennial Memorial Reunion of the Survivors of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 20-21, 1913”
288-003.04.25                                                 Box 4     Autumn 1997 – Worley, William S. “A Legacy to a City: Kansas City Architects George Kessler, Henry Wright, and Sid and Herbert Hare”
288-003.05.01                                                 Box 5     Winter 1997 – Averill, Thomas Fox “Kansas Literature of Drought and Dust”
288-003.05.02                                                 Box 5     Winter 1997 – Book Reviews       
288-003.05.03                                                 Box 5     Winter 1997 – Garner, Nancy G.  “A Prayerful Public Protest: The Significance of Gender in the Kansas Woman’s Crusade of 1874”  
288-003.05.04                                                 Box 5     Winter 1997 – Grant, Michael J. “Food Will Win the War and Write the Peace: The Federal Government and Kansas Farmers During World War II”
Training Manuals
288-003.05.05    Box 5                                   n.d. – “Lucy goes to Oregon”
288-003.05.06    Box 5                                   n.d. – “Our Recent Past”
288-003.05.07    Box 5                                   n.d. – Training materials
288-003.05.08    Box 5                                   n.d. – Training materials
(entry 0199-288)
288-003.05.09    Box 5                                   FY 1986 – Evaluations
288-003.05.10    Box 5                                   FY 1993 – Evaluations
288-003.05.11    Box 5                                   FY 1994 – Evaluations
288-003.05.12    Box 5                                   FY 1995 – Evaluations
288-003.05.13    Box 5                                   FY 1996 – Evaluations
288-003.05.14    Box 5                                   FY 1997 – Evaluations
288-003.05.15    Box 5                                   FY 1998 – Evaluations
288-003.05.16    Box 5                                   FY 1999 – Evaluations
288-003.05.17    Box 5                                   FY 1984, and FY 1985 – Inquiries

Space Required/Quantity: 5 ft. (5 boxes)

Title (Main title): Records of the Education and Outreach Division, Kansas State Historical Society

Titles (Other):

  • Education and Outreach Division, Kansas State Historical Society [Portion of title]
  • Kansas history

Part of: Records of the Kansas Historical Society.

Administrative History

Administrative History:

In May of 1991, Jennie Chinn was named director of the newly formed Education and Outreach Division of the Kansas State Historical Society. The new division merged the folk life and Museum Education divisions from the Museum Department and the former Publications Department that included public information activities.

The mission of the Division is to facilitate public understanding and appreciation of Kansas’ history and culture through the dissemination of information. It is the charge of the Division to research, interpret, and spread, through public programs, issues of Kansas’ history and culture including the cultural diversity of the State.

Scope and Content

Scope and content:

The Education and Outreach Division is part of the Kansas State Historical Society, a State agency supplemented by a membership organization. Both are devoted to preserving and interpreting the past and making history available to residents and visitors of all ages. In the course of performing its regular professional activities, records are created and are subject to the retention and disposition schedule put forth and agreed upon by the State Records Board. Any records deemed to be historically significant have been transferred to the Archives for processing and made available to the public for research purposes.

The Traveling Trunks program was set up in an effort to make Kansas’ history available for those who found it difficult to travel to the State capital of Topeka and view the Museum and its artifacts in person. The trunks are shipped to whomever wishes to use their contents in an effort to bring Kansas history alive for students at the grade school through high school level, inclusive. The trunks are set up of a subject basis. Examples are the Volga German or Mexican trunks that include articles felt to be typical of that ethnic group’s life in Kansas.

The society publishes a scholarly journal entitled Kansas History as well in an effort to disseminate the State’s heritage to a wider audience. Some of the articles are found in these records in a draft form with accompanying comments from Kansas History editors as well as the authors or editors of the pieces involved.

The Subject Files are primarily a synopsis of rough drafts and final copies of articles submitted for Kansas History. Often included is correspondence between the author and the various editors. Comments for improvement are also found in these folders. The author or editor’s name identifies the folder. The season and year on the folder’s tab identifies each issue of the magazine, for example “Winter 1993.”

The Book Reviews folders within the Subject Files include both the actual monographs’ reviews by editors as well as any pertinent transfer agreements between the authors and the State Historical Society. The Book Notes folders deal primarily with shipping information and any accompanying correspondence. There are also short, paragraph-length abstracts of various articles that deal with Kansas, the American West, or both.

Subject Files : Training Manuals describes the “Our Recent Past : 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s” exhibit case in the Kansas Museum of History; the manual describes various artifacts and how to interpret them for the intended audience. “Lucy goes to Oregon” is a fictional story of a girl’s travels on the Oregon Trail and is intended for younger museum visitors.

The folders of Training Materials within the Subject Files : Training Manuals give instruction to students on various subjects. These include: Native Americans, the military, agriculture, domestic life, and children. There is some text, and illustrations or photographs, of an object or subject. For example, there are pictures of irons, and pictures of newspaper ads dealing with irons and their use in the history of Kansas. Interpreters’ manuals, child centered learning, and development as well as local history dates are included in the folders.

The Evaluations portion of the Traveling Trunk Files consists of response forms used to determine how the society did in meeting the expectations of its users. Questions include: What trunk did you borrow?, How many people used the trunk?, and What did they enjoy most and least?.

The Inquiries folder has correspondence that deals with requests for brochures, tapes, or trunks. It also has comments, criticisms and compliments noted in the various letters sent and received.

Contents: Subject files, 1993–1997 – traveling trunk files, fiscal years 1985-1997.

Portions of Collection Separately Described:


Locator Contents
104-09-06-01 to 104-09-06-05  See individual series for specific locations 

Related Records or Collections

Other Finding Aid/Index: This finding aid is also available in HTML format at http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-society-education-division/13775


Finding Aid Bibliography: The Kansas State Historical Society Mirror, 37, no. 3 (1991).

Index Terms


    Kansas Museum of History
    Kansas State Historical Society
    Kansas -- History -- Periodicals
    American letters -- History -- 20th century
    Educational planning -- Kansas
    Educational technology
    History -- Periodicals
    Instructional materials centers -- Kansas
    Media programs (Education) -- Kansas
    Museums -- Educational aspects
    Museums -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Museums -- Kansas
    Teaching -- Aids and devices
    Women authors

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Kansas State Agencies. Kansas State Historical Society. Education/Outreach Division.

Additional Information for Researchers

Restrictions: None.

Use and reproduction:

Notice: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The user is cautioned that the publication of the contents of these records may be construed as constituting a violation of literary property rights. These rights derive from the principle of common law, affirmed in the copyright law of 1976 as amended, that the writer of an unpublished letter or other manuscript has the sole right to publish the contents thereof unless he or she affirmatively parts with that right; the right descends to his or her legal heirs regardless of the ownership of the physical manuscript itself. It is the responsibility of a user or his or her publisher to secure the permission of the owner of literary property rights in unpublished writing.

Most documents created by governmental entities, including the State of Kansas and the Kansas State Historical Society, are considered in the public domain, although copyright to documents found in public records that were written by individuals or organizations and sent to government agencies may be owned by the writers or their heirs.

Cite as: [identification of individual item, subseries, or series]; records of the Kansas State Historical Society, Education and Outreach Division, record group/subgroup 288-003, Library and Archives Division, Kansas State Historical Society.

Action note: Annual and Special Reports, agency records schedule entry 0177-288; Correspondence : Routine, entry 0180-288; and that part of the Traveling Trunk Files, entry 0199-288, pertaining to booking requests and shipping information were received by the State archives with these records but are not scheduled for permanent retention; they were not retained. Annual reports of the Division are incorporated into the Annual Reports of the Kansas State Historical Society, which are permanent records.

Action note: Processed by Joseph P. Laframboise, 2002.

Accumulation/Freq. Of Use: Accretions to these series or the addition of other archival records series created by this division are likely.

Holder of originals: State Archives, Kansas Historical Society (Topeka).