This database was specially created for the Kansas 150 celebration.
Suggested blurb - if you need something shorter, we would use the first two sentences + the link.
On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th state. Explore this period of our history with the Gale Kansas History database, which covers 1854-1865. You’ll find everything from personal letters to our first state geological report. Use the browse to go through all topics, search, or click through the green-tabbed homepage presentation for an overview of the Bleeding Kansas years. Educators, this area includes notes on using primary source documents.
Direct link to just this database (use exactly): http://kslib.info/kshistory