What a cool idea: in May, Great Britain celebrates Local and Community History Month in hopes of increasing and promoting awareness of local history. So for week 21 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, we’re piggybacking on their tradition and featuring our own storehouse of community history, the Library’s Vertical Files.
About 52 for 150
Every object has a story, and stories build history. To celebrate 150 years of Kansas statehood we’re featuring 52 objects (or collections of related objects)—something new each week throughout the year—from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 130-year-old special, and permanent collections, that represent our collective state history and cultural diversity.
Our collections are available for teachers, students, researchers and general interest, and we hope this online video program will provide insight into what’s so “special” about Special Collections. Your library’s commitment to collecting art and preserving local history makes it possible for users today and in the future to have immediate access to invaluable research material and cultural artifacts.
Browse our Vertical Files in person any time during Library hours. Click here to view the Vertical File Index. For more information about how to use this collection, call or stop by the Topeka Room (785-580-4510) on the Library’s second floor. We’re located at the top of the stairs on your left.