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2017-18.043, Kansas Ephemera, 1940-2000 | Morse Department of Special Collections

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Title: 2017-18.043, Kansas Ephemera, 1940-2000
Received Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet
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Physical Description: The collection consists of maps, promotional brochures, and informational guides to Kansas and Missouri. Most materials are printed in color, some with fold-out content. The bulk are formatted as 8.5 x 3.75 stapled pamphlets.
Scope and Contents:

The collection is an amalgamation of Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska ephemera derived from multiple sources, dating 1940-2000. Maps, promotional brochures, and travel guides feature prominently.

Most materials pertain to the state of Kansas. Topics include plants, regions, municipalities, sites, programming, and transportation routes.  Researchers interested in the state's highway and water resources, tourist industry, and public services may find the collection especially beneficial. Highlights include a state-issued map illustrated by F. Richard, "Travel Kansas: Kansas, the Friendly State Welcomes You" (1940) and a Corps of Engineers - Kansas City District brochure pertaining to the construction of the Harlan County (Nebraska) Dam (May 1947).

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