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Our resources

Find a variety of resources online through the Kansas Historical Society.

Primary sources

Free State Convention poster from Kansas Memory

  • Kansas Memory — Our digital archives of primary sources on Kansas history.
  • Territorial Kansas Online —Our virtual repository of primary sources related to Kansas Territory from 1854-1861.




Marijana's Strawberry HIllFind a number of online exhibits, many of which offer images for use in the classroom.

Kansas history, events, traditions, and famous Kansans


  • Chronicling America —  Through a grant awarded to the Kansas Historical Society, 100,000 newspaper pages from our collection will be digitized. These pages come from newspapers dated from 1860-1922.  A list of the Kansas newspapers that have been digitized can be found at Kansas Digital Newspaper Program.

Classroom Resources

  • Read Kansas! lessons — Lesson plans using primary sources and Kansas Educational Standards for grades K-12.
  • Traveling Resource trunksEach trunk focus on a specific Kansas topic and includes high-quality hands-on reproductions. 
  • The Kansas Journey textbook — This textbook was written for middle school students but serves as a resource book for adults also.  The book emphasizes the use of primary sources from our archives.


Archeology for all agesArcheology

Archeology resources for teachers — For those teachers interested in archeology check our recommendations.


History Day - Past Kansas History Day contests