Category Archives: Library

New Books March 2018

New stuff in the library last month.  The Beard collection includes about 20 3-ring binders full of materials.

Call Number Date Author Title
G-K 043 2017 Kaess, Brian Paul Kaess / Ochiltree / Swartz Family History
R-150 024 V 36 2017 Coweta Courier
R-180 208 V 53 2017 Illiana Genealogist
R-180 234 V 47 2017 Theakiki (The A-KI-KI)
R-210 HP 08 V 22-23 2016-2017 Harper County Connections
R-210 JO 06 V 44-45 2016-2017 The Johnson County Kansas Genealogist
R-210 MC 06 V 34 2015 Waconda Roots & Branches
R-210 SG 216 First Methodist Church Records 1890-1900
R-410 333 V 38 2017-2018 Blair County Genealogical Society Newsletter
R-610 127 V 67 2001 The Mayflower quarterly.
VB Beard Elbert Beard Jr. Collection
Online – Link in Catalog House, John M. Wolfhounds and Polar Bears in Siberia: America’s Military Intervention 1918 – 1920
Online – Link in Catalog 1981 McDonald, Roderick A. “Goods and Chattels”: The Economy of Slaves on Sugar Plantations in Jamaica and Louisiana

New Books for January 2018

Lots of yearbooks this month, plus some WWI resources…

Call Number Date Author Title
G-B 157 1969 Hatch, Alden The Byrds of Virginia
R-210 157 1977 Tolstead, Laura Kansas Rocks and Minerals
R-210 BU 24 1995 Circle High School True Blue
R-210 CQ 03 V 17-18 1999 Chautauqua County KS Gen Soc Gen-Tree
R-210 MN 19 1991 Ramona Rural High School Ramona Rural High School Class of 1941 50th Anniversary
R-210 RH 04 2014 Penka, Bradley R. Post Rock Country
R-210 RL 01 1991 Kansas State University Royal Purple
R-210 RL 01 1997 Kansas State University Royal Purple
R-210 SG 006 1946 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1960 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1972 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1975 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1979 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 006 1985 1926 Wichita State University Parnassus
R-210 SG 008 1974 Friends University The Talisman
R-210 SG 008 1975 Friends University The Talisman
R-210 SG 210 1963 Wichita Southeast High School Hoofbeats
R-210 SG 210 1964 Wichita Southeast High School Hoofbeats
R-210 SG 211 2016 Wondra, Keith Old Cowtown Museum
R-210 SG 212 1994 Goddard High School Lionian
R-210 SG 212 1995 Goddard High School Lionian
R-210 SG 212 1996 Goddard High School Lionian
R-210 SG 212 1997 Goddard High School Lionian
R-210 SG 213 1991 Kapaun Mt Carmel High School Crusader
R-670 262 2014 Lang, Sean First World War for Dummies
Online – Link in Catalog 2017 Hirrel, Leo P. Supporting the Doughboys: US Army logistics and personnel during World War I
Online – Link in Catalog 1974 Hewitt, Linda J. Women Marines In World War I

New Items: Wichita Eagle Ledgers

When the Wichita Eagle was cleaning out its building in preparation for the big move, the staff found some old ledger books.  They looked interesting, so they offered them to us, and we eagerly accepted them.  They offer a detailed, financially-nerdy look into the operation of our local paper.

  • General ledger 1929-1947, 1948-1953, 1960.  These books show the everyday revenues and expenses for the paper.  There are pages for Marcellus and Victor’s personal expenses and pages and pages of information on what it cost to license comics, set type, engrave pictures, and supply street newsstands.
  • Assets and Equipment ledger (1955-1964.) This ledger records all the purchases, modifications, repairs, etc for the buildings, vehicles and equipment.  Here you can find out that they bought a Brown Copper Etching machine in 1944 and that they used Hoe presses to print the paper.
  • Payroll ledgers (1956-1960.) These ledgers record the payroll for the army of people who created and distributed the paper.  Want to know how many women worked for the paper?  How many people worked in the mail room?  Now you can find out!

At the moment, we have no plans to digitize these ledgers, but you are welcome to work with them here at the library.  They’re upstairs in the vertical file room.