Archive for Thursday, October 4, 2007

Kansas Historical Society launches online collection dubbed Kansas Memory

October 4, 2007

Former Kansas Governor John Carlin, who served as Archivist of the United States from 1995 to 2005, will return to Topeka Oct.16 for the launch of Kansas Memory, the Kansas Historical Society's newest online offering. Kansas Memory will feature the largest collection of photographs and manuscripts from Kansas history on the Internet, and can be accessed at kansasmemory.org.

Carlin and other state dignitaries will be on hand for a launch event at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 S.W. 6th Avenue, Topeka.

Kansas Memory offers unprecedented online access to Kansas history and includes thousands of items from the Kansas Historical Society's collections of photographs, letters, diaries and other historic items. Users can browse, search, or share images, and will eventually be able to purchase high-resolution versions online. The "My Memory" section allows users to customize a personal space, save searches, and create scrapbooks of items.

Visitors to the site can listen to dramatic readings in the Kansas Memory podcasts and subscribe to web feeds for the latest content.

Teachers will find the multi-faceted browse feature especially helpful as it includes topics that help meet Kansas and U.S. history standards.

For more information on Kansas Memory, visit kansasmemory.org or call Pat Michaelis, Kansas Historical Society State Archives and Library Director at (785) 272-8681, ext. 270.

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