TOPEKA (WIBW) — The Kansas Historical Society announced that its Kansas Digital Newspapers program has partnered with Newspapers.com to provide online access to several million pages of Kansas newspapers from the Historical Society’s collection. The initial partnership will focus on Kansas newspapers published 1854 – 1922 and includes almost five million pages.
Access is free to Kansans with a valid driver’s license or government issued identification card. For access information, visit kshs.org/ancestry/drivers/dlverify.
Founded by the Kansas Editors’ and Publishers’ Association in 1875, the Kansas Historical Society holds one of the most comprehensive state-wide newspaper collections in the United States, including nearly every newspaper published in Kansas from 1854 to the present.
The Kansas Digital Newspapers (KDN) program seeks to digitize and make available on the Internet digital editions of Kansas newspapers. The Kansas Historical Society manages KDN with support from public and private partners and draws on its comprehensive Kansas newspaper collection.
With more than one million Kansas newspaper pages already available online, KDN provides online access to these primary sources and an opportunity to rediscover Kansas history through the local press. For more information, visit kshs.org/16126.
The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency that operates the Kansas Museum of History, State Archives, Kansas State Capitol Tour Center, and 16 state historic sites. For more information, visit kshs.org.