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Edgar Watson Howe

Edgar Watson Howe
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
A portrait of Edgar Watson Howe a novelist and newspaper editor. Howe founded the Atchison Daily Globe newspaper in Atchison, Kansas and was known as "The Philosopher of Potato Hill."


Edgar Watson Howe

Edgar Watson Howe
Date: Between 1915 and 1925
Portrait of Edgar Watson Howe, 1853-1937, author and founder of the Atchison Globe newspaper, Atchison, Kansas.


History of Kansas newspapers

History of Kansas newspapers
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Department of Archives
Date: 1916
The subtitle of this publication is "A History of the Newspapers and Magazines Published in Kansas From the Organization of Kansas Territory, 1854, to January 1, 1916." This history includes biographical sketches and some portraits of prominent editors. The bulk of the book contains listings of all of the newspapers published in the state, organized by county and then towns within that county. This listing begins on page 137. Newspapers that were being published in 1916 include the name of the editor/publisher, the frequency, how long it had been published, and notes about any predecessor papers. The information for each county also includes a list of all discontinued newspapers from that county. Each county listing begins with the date it was organized, the origin of the name, and some basic statistics. This volume is an excellent source on the early newspaper history of Kansas. A detailed index begins on page 323. The Kansas State Historical Society was founded by Kansas newspaper editors and its newspaper holdings represent an almost comprehensive collection of the newspapers published in all parts of Kansas, most of which are available on microfilm through interlibrary loan.


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