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Digital Douglas County History

University of Kansas

The history of the University of Kansas has been well documented since it was founded in 1865. There are a copious amount of postcards within the Fitzgerlad-Postma Collection, but we thought these ones were more eye catching.

Between the late 19th century and early 20th century, Kansas had a large mining industry. The engineering department at the University of Kansas reflected this and for a time there was a program specfically focused on mining.