Today in History: Kansas

Today in History–January 29–the Library of Congress features Kansas, which entered the Union as a free state on this day in 1861. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more about the culture and history of the “Sunflower state” through the review of primary sources.

Kansas stories from America’s Library

Kansas primary source set with Teacher’s Guide

Kansas maps

Kansas books & articles

Kansas historical newspapers

Magazine articles related to Kansas

Kansas correspondence

Kansas oral histories

Pictorial Americana: Selected images of Kansas

More Kansas images

Kansas sheet music

Contemporary federal legislation related to Kansas

Kansas Guide to Law Online

More U.S. state primary source collections