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Research at USD 500: For research purposes relative to school district information, county information and/or state information, other facilities where you might want to consider doing research (depending on information needed) are: The Kansas Room/Collection at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library; Wyandotte County Historical Society; Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka; Kansas State Library in Topeka; Wyandotte County Courthouse, Register of Deeds office; Kansas City, Kansas City Planning Commission.
Any person(s) desiring to conduct district research and not finding subject information on this web site, may feel free to contact Patricia Adams,webmaster of the History of the Public Schools of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas (Phone: 913 279-2146). Depending on the information requested (especially research involving students), the inquirer may be forwarded to the Public Information Officer for authorization relative to the research.
In checking on the physical locations of various buildings, several city directories were used (located at the KCKs Public Library - Main Branch).....in Kansas City, Kansas USA: Hoyles 1887 City Directory; Hoyles 1892 City Directory; Hoyles 1905 City Directory; Gould's 1908 City Directory; 1912 City Directory; Polks 1925 City Directory.
Always remember to call the research facility prior to visiting to check on
Kansas and Wyandotte County History Classes: Classes in Kansas History and Wyandotte County History are available at the Kansas City Kansas Community College, taught by Edwin D Shutt II, educator and author of Silver City, A History of the Argentine Community of Kansas City, Kansas. Information is available online at the Community College site.
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History Site created on December 02, 2002
Page last updated: 18-Jun-2012