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Kansas: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Kansas at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state on January 29, 1861. The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Kansas, including manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, books, and maps. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Kansas that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Kansas and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.