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A Century in Print: The Newspaper Business in Johnson County, 1860-1960
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TitleA Century in Print: The Newspaper Business in Johnson County, 1860-1960
AbstractDetailed article about the history of news publishing in Johnson County, Kansas. "In no other state's history has the press played such an active and pervasive role in community life. This is evident in the numbers alone. As of the mid 1930s the state of Kansas had spawned a total of 4638 newspapers, at least one thousand more than any other state." The earliest publication in the state was a religious periodical printed in the Shawnee Indian language by missionary Jotham Meeker. The first issue of "Siwonowe Kesibwi" ("The Shawnee Sun") came off the press in February 1835.
DateWinter 2001
SourceAlbum
LocationMVSC F 978.1675 J66AL
PublisherJohnson County Museum
Volume14
Number1
Page1 & 4-5
SubjectNewspapers
Publishing industry
Local SubjectJohnson County, Kansas
Meeker, Jotham
Shawnee Indian Mission
Shawnee Sun
Olathe, Kansas
Gardner, Kansas
Lenexa, Kansas
Overland Park, Kansas
Prairie Village, Kansas
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewsletter Article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. http://www.kclibrary.org/copy-requests
Item ID218627
CONTENTdm number38323
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