KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS
Kansas Exhibits at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition



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Kansas State Officers.
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Governor,. . . . . . . . . . . . . L. D. LEWELLING, . . . . Wichita.
Lieutenant Governor,. . . . PERCY DANIELS, . . . . . Girard.
Secretary of State, . . . . . . R. S. OSBORN, . . . . . . Stockton.
Auditor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VAN B. PRATHER,. . . Columbus.
Treasurer,. . . . . . . . . . . . . W. H. BIDDLE,. . . . . . . .Augusta.
Superintendent Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
     Instruction,. . . . . . . . . . H. N. GAINES,. . . . . . . . . Salina.
Attorney General, . . . . . . .J. T. LITTLE,. . . . . . . . . . . Olathe.

Supreme Court.

Chief Justice, . . . . . . . . . ALBERT H. HORTON, . . Atchison.
Associate Justice,. . . . . . W. A. JOHNSON,. . . . Minneapolis.
Associate Justice, . . . . . . S. H. ALLEN,. . . . . . . . .Pleasanton.

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Kansas World's Fair Board of Managers.
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President,. . . . . . . . . . . . M. W. COBUN, . . . . . . Hoisington.
Secretary,. . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. A. M. CLARK,. . . . .Mankato.
Treasurer,. . . . . . . . . . . . T. J. ANDERSON, . . . . . . Topeka.
                    GEORGE W. GLICK, . . . . . Atchison.
                    H. H. KERN, . . . . . . . Bonner Springs.
                    L. P. KING, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winfield.
                    A. P. COLLINS,. . . . . . . . . . . .Salina.

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Kansas State Historical Society.
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President, . . . . . . . . . . . . . P. G. LOWE, . . . . . . . Leavenworth.
Vice President, . . . . . . . . . LEVI DUMBAULD, . . . . .Hartford.
Vice President, . . . . . . . . . VINCENT J. LANE,. . . Wyandotte.
Treasurer, . . . . . . . . . . . . . T. D. THACHER, . . . . . . . Topeka.
Secretary,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . F. G. ADAMS,. . . . . . . . . Topeka.


Executive Committee.

C. K. HOLLIDAY, L. D. LEWELLING, F. P. BAKER, WM. SIMS, S. McLALLIN.


Columbian Exposition Committee.

J. S. EMERY, C. K. HOLLIDAY, C. S. GLEED, F. G. ADAMS, E. J. DALLAS.


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Buildings in which the Kansas Exhibits
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State Building.

1. AGRICULTURAL DECORATIONS AND EXHIBITS.
2. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS EXHIBIT OF LARGE NORTH AMERICAN MAMMALS.
3. STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE EXHIBIT.
4. STATE NORMAL SCHOOL EXHIBIT.
5. STATE DEAF AND DUMB INSTITUTE EXHIBIT, in part.
6. STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT.
7. STATE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION EXHIBIT; also in Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building.
8. WOMAN'S DEPARTMENT.
9. KANSAS BUILDING STONE AND ROCK SALT EXHIBIT.
10. R. S. V. P. TABLE SALT EXHIBIT.
11. SALINE RIVER GOLDEN OCHER EXHIBIT.
12. SANTA FE RAILROAD EXHIBIT.
13. CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY EXHIBIT.
14. MISSOURI, KANSAS & TEXAS RAILWAY EXHIBIT.
15. BLUE RAPIDS EXHIBIT.
16. WYANDOTTE. COUNTY EXHIBIT.

Agricultural Building.

1. STATE EXHIBIT OF AGRICULATURAL PRODUCTS --- near center of building, main floor.
2. R. S. V. P. TABLE SALT, exhibited by Kansas Salt Company --- middle of south gallery.

Mining Building.

1. STATE EXHIBIT --- northeast part main floor.
     (a) Lead Ores and Metallic Lead.
     (b) Zinc Ores and Mettalic Zinc.
     (c) Rock Salt.
     (d) Gypsum.
2. BEST'S KEEN'S CEMENT EXHIBIT --- east gallery.
3. AMERICAN CEMENT COMPANY'S EXHIBIT --- east gallery.
4. SALINE RIVER GOLDEN OCHER EXHIBIT --- east gallery.

Horticultural Building.

THE STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY'S EXHIBIT.

Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building.

1. EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT, in part.
2. DEAF AND DUMB INSTITUTION EXHIBIT, in part.

Forestry Building.

ONE LARGE BLACK WALNUT LOG ---outside on platform.


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Kansas Historical Society.
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     THE Kansas historical exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition is intended to indicate in some measure the character of the work of the Kansas State Historical Society. The primary object of the Society is that of preserving the materials of the history of Kansas. Beyond this, the scope of its work has been extended to that of making up a general library of reference. The library now contains 70,318 volumes, namely: 14,414 bound volumes, 43,271 unbound volumes and pamphlets, and 12,633 bound newspaper files and volumes of periodicals.

     A special work of the Society is that of making a collection of the periodical literature of the state and country, more especially of newspapers. The current issues of newpapers are regarded as the best materials of history. They contain a record of progress and a record of the social life of the people. In them is contained every essential fact connected with the growth and development of the community in which they are published: Marriages and deaths; the establishment of business and manufacturing enterprises, and their changes; transfers of property; the erection of all important buildings; the results of elections; the opening of streets; the building of railroads; fires and floods; the municipal policies suggested, discussed, and adopted; and the daily life, thought, hopes, triumphs and disappointments of the people. The work of the Kansas Historical Society in this department, proportionately, far exceeds that of any other library. The newspaper collections are chiefly of those local to Kansas. Of the 12,392 bound volumes of newspapers in the library, 9,054 are of Kansas newspapers. These cover the period of the entire history of Kansas since the passage of the law opening Kansas Territory to settlement. The first issue of the first Kansas newspaper is dated September 16, 1854. The files of that newspaper are in the library of the Society.

     The library contains a complete collection of the publications of the state and territory of Kansas from the time of the organization of government within its limits, and a nearly complete collection of all the


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books and pamphlets of all classes published in Kansas. It has a very full collection of the publications of the United States Government, beginning with those of the first Congress, in 1789, and including the scientific and other publications issued by all the departments. The Society is making a full library of the reports and publications of all societies and institutions; such publications as contain the materials of the history of current thought, investigation and experience in all departments of history, politics, sociology, religion, science, and the arts.

     The Society was organized in 1875, and began its work early in 1876. Its collections are the property of the state, and are kept in the state capitol, in rooms provided for the Society's use. The expenses of the work of the Society, and of purchases to augment its libary, are defrayed by the state.


The Exhibit.

The World's Fair exhibit contains a selection of portraits, pictures and statuary from the Society's collections, also a selection of Kansas state publications, and of books of history, science, and literature, relating to Kansas, or by Kansas authors. As a special feature of the Society is that preserving files of newspapers and periodicals, the newspapers published in two counties of the state are exhibited: those of Douglas, one of the oldest counties, and those of Morton, one of the newest. The regular issues of all of the newspapers in all of the counties are thus being preserved.

     The portraits, pictures and statuary are in the south-central room of the second story of the Kansas building. The books, newspaper files and portrait albums are in the educational room, on the same floor.

     The Kansas State Historical Society invites exchanges with all societies and institutions.


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