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History of Agriculture and Rural Life in Kansas
A Bibliography of State and Local Literature from 1820-1845
This bibliographywas compiled to identify and preserve the most significant published materials on the history of local agriculture and rural life in the state of Kansas between 1820 and 1945. It is part of the National Preservation Project, a nationwide call initiated by the United States Agricultural Information Network to document American rural life in the 19th and early 20th century. It is funded entirely by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and currently has 29 participating states, including the state of Kansas.
Approximately 2700 books and serials were identified as being potentially useful for studying the history of Kansas agriculture, rural economy and society, and human ecology.
During the filming phase, 237 of the higher priority titles were recorded on microfilm. One copy of the entire microfilm collection is available at Hale Library (Kansas State University's main library), and another at the National Agriculture Library in Bethesda, Maryland.