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Other resources

In addition to the resources offered by the Kansas Historical Society, we also recommend these resources on external websites.


Digitized Kansas maps — Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries, more than 325 Kansas maps dating from 1556 to 1900.


Chronicling America — 100,000 newspaper pages from the Kansas Historical Society from 1860 to 1922 are being added to this resource.  Find a list of these Kansas newspapers at Kansas Digital Newspaper Program.

National Archives

National Archives — American history resource with reproducible primary source documents and lesson plans correlated to national standards for history and social studies.

Central Plains Region National Archives, Kansas City, Missouri —  Materials to help teachers and students in the Central Plains.

Our Documents — The 100 Milestone Documents — Compiled from the National Archives holdings to chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.

Photographs online — Search for photographs related to a variety of subjects, i.e., American West, African Americans during World War II, Indians, American Cities, Civil War, and Revolutionary War.

Games and activities

DocsTeach — Interactive learning templates provided with documents from the National Archives.

Professional support

Social Studies Central — Developed by Glenn Wiebe, Social Studies consultant, of ESSDACK (the Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas), these resources help teachers engage students, includes reviews of websites and the latest technological resources.