Here are the latest additions to the library (or library catalog.) There are several publications from other genealogy societies, plus I’ve added links to several WSU dissertations that relate to Kansas history.
Just a reminder that the library will be closed on Saturday, May 23, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Go interview your relatives!
A short list this month, mostly periodicals…
This month’s new books include recent volumes of several genealogy society periodicals and a few more military books. In addition, we had a researcher interested in Kansas Mennonites, so I found some online genealogies and linked to them from the catalog.
Most of the additions in February are online resources to help you learn about the Chisholm Trail. To read an online resource, simply go to the library catalog entry as usual — there will be a “read the book” link that will take you directly to the book.
It’s cold, it’s snowing, and the Shocks are playing this afternoon. The library is closed today.
See you Tuesday!
Thanks to a couple of generous donations, we have lots of new books in the library, including a lot of Kansas yearbooks and several books on the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia. They’re all on the shelves, so come on down!
Continue reading New Books in the Library (January 2015)
Recently, while looking for something else (isn’t that always the way?), I discovered the Great Plains Quarterly. This is an academic journal published by the University of Nebraska, and it focuses on the history and culture of the great plains states! Imagine — a whole journal focused on “flyover country!”
There are straight historical articles (a couple by Jay Price, of WSU) and other articles that bring in art, sociology, psychology, literature, and even movie criticism. There are also a lot of book reviews, which can help you discover books you didn’t know you needed to read. Topics range from Coronado to the Lebanese in Wichita to the naming of Nicodemus.
Many of the issues are available online. They seem to have gone through at least three different online publishing schemes, so although the official website is at http://www.unl.edu/plains/publications/GPQ/gpq.shtml I would recommend using our library catalog, where I’ve created links to as many issues as I can find (the most recent appear to be behind a fire wall.)
Read it! And if there are any other journals out there I should know about, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The forecast is for ice and snow, so we’re not going to open the library on Saturday.
Stay home and stay warm!
Yay! The library catalog is working and we’re back in business!
Huge thanks to our tech guru, Vince!
We’ll see you on January 3rd!
(Is that too many exclamation points? I am a bit excited about this…)