The other day as I was going through some boxes of material for the archives, I came across some files of information that Dr. L. D. Wooster used as he was writing the first history of the college. The book, titled Fort Hays Kansas State College: A Historical Story was published in 1961.
Among the items was a hand-drawn map of the college with the Hays Municipal Airport located just to the west of the campus along the Union Pacific Railroad line. No date was on the map. There was also another hand-drawn map of the college that was most likely drawn around the year 1912. Picken Hall (Administration Building), Martin Allen Hall (Gymnasium), old Rarick Hall (Agricultural Building), and the Incubator are all shown on this map. These maps and the other items were put into acid-free file folders and placed in an acid-free file box.
Other new items added to the archives recently include five papers written by students in a class taught by Dr. Kim Perez last fall – Topics In History: Local History. Many of the houses in the neighborhood directly east of the campus were lived in by faculty members and their families during the earlier years of the college. The students picked four houses that were lived in by the following families: L. D. Wooster (212 W. 7th), Fred Albertson (403 W. 7th), C. F. Wiest (503 W. 7th), and Katherine Bogart (425 W. 5th). The fifth paper is actually a transcript of an interview done by the students and Dr. Perez with Patricia Start Van Doren and her son, Dave; the home that Mrs. Van Doren grew up in is located at 413 W. 13th. The writer of the paper on the house at 425 W. 5th found that it was never owned by Kathrine Bogart, but that she may have lived there as a renter.
L. D. Wooster (Wooster Place Apartments) was a professor of biological sciences and later President of the college; Fred Albertson (Albertson Hall) was a professor of botany; C. F. Wiest (Wiest Hall) was a professor of philosophy; Katherine Bogart was a professor of English; and James Start (Felton-Start Theatre) was a professor of speech.
The University Archives has many stories to share. Feel free to stop by and do some research in the Special Collections Room on the main floor of Forsyth Library!
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How important is our economic security to our national security? A recent government publication has published papers from a 2010 conference on this topic. For more information about the book go the Government Book Talk blog. You may view the publication online at http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo18251/economic-security.pdf .
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The Sunlight Foundation’s Open States project has issued the Open Legislative Data Report Card. The report card compares and ranks how state legislatures make information available to the public.
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EasyBib Library Edition – *TRIAL* Give your research and scholarly efforts a boost with EasyBib. This resource can provide you with millions of bibliographies to help you explore topics via keyword search, organize your notes, format your citations whether APA, MLA, or Chicago, and properly credit sources to avoid plagiarism. It can also help you evaluate the credibility of website sources! You may have used the free version of this tool before but the library edition adds more features to help you organize your research. The EasyBib Library Edition is ad-free, and you can access this trial on campus or remotely. This trial is provided to FHSU through April 12, 2013. Please respond to Jennifer Sauer with questions and feedback.
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The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) sells a 2012 Tax form cd from the IRS for $30. This same information is available free if you use the online 2012 Tax Map. It’s a useful tool that helps you locate tax forms and publications by subject instead of by form number. The Tax Map index is arranged alphabetically. If you want tax forms or publications about investments click on the “I” for a listing. Some forms and publications forms are shown form informational purposes and may not be used when filing taxes. These forms carry notices on them when they are listed only for informational purposes but may not be used when filing taxes.
Of course, tax forms and publications are also available on the IRS website.
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Have you ever been working on an assignment from the comfort of your own apartment or dorm room and realize you have a question only the librarians at Forsyth Library can answer?
Have you ever been in a discussion with your buddies and you need to prove your side of the argument?
Your professor has assigned a research paper and you have no idea how to navigate the zillions of articles and books in the library?
Now, reaching the library staff at FHSU’s Forsyth Library is as easy as your computer screen or your cell phone.
Just navigate to http://www.fhsu.edu/library and look about halfway down on the right side of the page. Here you will see a chat bubble that either says “chat is online or the chat is offline”. Either way you can reach a librarian.
If the icon says chat is online you know that a librarian is at the other end and you can ask them all those burning questions. If the icon says offline you will submit your question to LibAnswers and a librarian will respond as soon as they log back into the chat.
Do you Tweet? You can ask a question of our librarians via Twitter by placing @forsythlibrary before or after your question.
Your librarians can also be reached via SMS text. Just text your question to: 1-785-527-9483
Let us know other ways we can become your research partners!
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Books from our General Collection, which have been deaccessioned by the library’s staff, have been placed on the free shelves in Forsyth Library’s Roemer Lobby. Please come in, browse the titles, and take as many books home with you as you can carry. Thanks and enjoy.
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