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    Columns

    Our columnists share their memories, views, and stories of Kansas life and history.
  • Articles

    History comes to life in these accounts and discussions of Kansas and Kansans.

KanColl Voices has its origins in The Kansas Collection (KanColl) website, which showcases books, articles, and images related to Kansas life and history.

Featured in Columns

"When I grew up in Kansas in the 1950s, the Kansas State Fair was one of the biggest events of the year. At least, that's what I and my sisters thought. Back then, the Fair was held in Topeka, our home town. (More on that subject in a moment.)"
"When I grew up in Kansas in the 1950s, the Kansas State Fair was one of the biggest events of the year. At least, that's what I and my sisters thought. Back then, the Fair was held in Topeka, our home town. (More on that subject in a moment.)"

Featured in Articles

"Without sufficient warning in early 1888, a great snowstorm impudently attacked the plains states, and a different blizzard later paralyzed the East...."
"Kansas has been blessed with a number of innovative inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers....But one of the most impressive members of this group must be Samuel Jay Crumbine, an extraordinary problem-solver in the area of public health. His accomplishments of the last century still impact us today."

Featured in Serials

Callie Robinson comes home to Ware, Kansas, to settle the estate after the loss of her mother. Overwhelmed by her loss and other reversals, Callie feels like just giving up. But there's something about Ware, and the people there, that tugs her forward. To where, and to what? Callie's not sure she even wants to know. But one small step keeps leading to another....