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Kansas Topics in Chronicling America

Chronicling America is a free online database of historic U.S. newspapers published between 1836 and 1922.  Chronicling America is a part of the National Digital newspaper Program (NDNP), and was launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2007.  As of October 2015, the site provides permanent access to more than 10 million newspaper pages Each page is in full-text, and is fully searchable.

The Kansas Historical Society participated in the NDNP program from 2009 to 2015, and has digitized more than 300,000 pages from a selection of 46 Kansas newspapers.

Whether you are looking for local coverage on important national issues, or are interested in town and county news of the 19th and 20th century, Chronicling America is a source for everyone.  You can start your journey with browsing by paper and date, or by entering in basic or advanced search terms.  We have compiled a sample of articles about relevant Kansas topics below: 

World War I (WWI)

Know Nothings

Battle of Mine Creek


Populist War


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