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Kansas in World War I: A Selected Bibliography

Photograph of two unidentified World War I soldiersAlexander, Mrs. J.H. and Mrs. E.R. Dean. World War Roll of Honor, 1917-1920, Marion County Kansas. Marion, Kansas: 1920. (K/940.9/-M33/AL3)

American Legion, Kansas Department. Goodland Post No. 117. Thirteenth Annual Founders' Day Banquet with History of Sherman County in the World War and Review of Goodland Post No. 117, American Legion. [Goodland, Kansas: Daily News Post, 1934.] (K/369.19/K13/Pam. v.4)

American Legion, Kansas Department, Keith Reeves Post No. 3, Columbus, Kansas. History of Keith Reeves Post, No. 3, Volume 1, 1919-1960. Columbus, Kansas: Missouri Publishing Company, n.d. (K/369.3/K13/C723)

Blackmar, Frank W. History of the Kansas State Council of Defense. Topeka: Kansas State Printing Plant, 1921. The council coordinated the state's war effort during the First World War.

Browne, C.H. and J.W. McManigel. Our Part in the Great War; an Historical Record. The War Work...of the Horton Community and a Record of the Activities of Our Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, 1917, 1918, 1919. Horton, Kansas: Headlight-Commercial, 1919. (K/940.9/-B81/B81)

Capper, Arthur. Burial in France of World War Soldiers from Kansas, Remarks of the Hon. Arthur Capper of Kansas in the Senate...September 14, 1919. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1919. (K/940.9/Pam. v.1)

Crosby, Alfred W., Jr. Epidemic and Peace, 1918. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976. (614.518/C883) Spring 1918 wave of flu began at Funston on March 4; few additional references to Kansas.

Dannemiller, Marguerite. "World War I: A Child's Eye View." Kansas Quarterly 8 (Spring 1976): 30-32.

Drake, Charles Clayton. Their Names: A Scroll of Our Flesh and Blood War Honored From Coffeyville and Vicinity...Constituting the Honor Rolls of Three Wars, Spanish-American, World War I, and World War II...N.p., n.d. (K/973.89/D789)

Freemasons, Ancient, Free and Accepted. Dedicated to the 6357 Masons of Kansas Whose Names are Recorded on the Honor Roll of Their Country as Having Entered the World War of 1914-1918 in Defense of Personal Liberty and Civilization and Against Autocracy and Barbarism. N.p.: n.d. (K/366.1/F87/Pam. v. 1/no. 2)

Haulsee, W.M. Soldiers of the Great War, Volume 1 [List of Kansans Killed in the War]. N.p.: n.d. (940.467/-Un3/v. 1/p. 351)

Hoehling, A. A. The Great Epidemic. Boston: Little, Brown, 1961. (614.518/H671) A look at the influenza epidemic on a national scale, with several references to Camp Funston where this flu first appeared.

Honor Roll, Crawford County, Kansas, 1919. Kansas City: Union Bank Note Company, 1919. (K/940.9/C85)

Honor Roll, Shawnee County, Kansas. N.p. [1919.] (K/940.9/Sh2)

Hoyt, Charles B., compiled by C. B. Lyon. Heroes of the Argonne: An Authentic History of the Thirty-fifth Division. N.p.: Hudson, 1919.

Hudson, Ben Sam. Company E, 137th Infantry, A.E.F., 1917-1919. N.p.: n.d. (K/940.9/T35hu)

Hunt, Mrs. M.S. Our Honored Dead: Names of All Soldiers of the Wars of the United States Buried in Coffey County, Kansas. Burlington, Kansas: The Daily Republican, 1927. (K/973.74/Pam. v. 1)

Iola Daily Register. Atlas and Plat Book of Allen County, Kansas, Including a History of the World War and Allen County Honor Roll. Iola, Kansas: Iola Daily Register, 1921. (Microfilm reel: LM 487)

"Get the 
Anti 'Flu' Habit," a cartoon published by the Topeka Health Service
 of Shawnee County, illustrating precautions to combat and prevent the 
further spread of the influenza.Johnson, Judith R. "Kansas in the `Grippe': The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918." Kansas History 15 (Spring 1992): 44-55. Camp Funston on the Fort Riley military reservation is often cited as the originator of this national tragedy; Kansas' trials and tribulations were lessened by the presence of Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine, secretary of the state board of health.

Kansas. Adjutant General. History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard, August 6, 1917 to November 11, 1919. Topeka, Kansas: State Printer, 1925. (SP/353.6/K13m)

Kansas. Adjutant General. Kansas Casualties in the World War, 1917-1919, Regular Army, National Guard, National Army, Enlisted Reserve Corps. Topeka, Kansas: State Printer 1921. [Supplements 1921, 1922, 1925.] (SP/353.6/K13)

Kansas. Adjutant General. [Kansans Who Served in the World War]. N.p.: n.d. (four volumes arranged by county.) (SP/353.6/K13/v. 1-4)

Kansas. Adjutant General. Roster and Directory of the Commissioned Officers of the Kansas National Guard. Topeka, Kansas: State Printer, 1919. (SP/353.6/K13m)

Kenamore, Clair. From Vauquois Hill to Exermont, A History of the Thirty-fifth Division of the United States Army. St. Louis, Mo.: Guard Publishing Co., 1919. National Guard units from Kansas and Missouri made up the 35th Division; includes roster of men from both states.

Kennedy, David M. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. (940.373/K381)

Lightfoot, W.H. Our Heroes in Our Defense, Labette County, Kansas. Parsons, Kansas: Printed by Commercial Publishing, 1921. (K/940.9/-L11)

Miller, Clark. "The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918: 'As Ruthless as the Hun and as Merciless as the Turk'." Heritage of the Great Plains 18 (Winter 1985): 25-34. Confirms the Fort Riley origin of the influenza but focuses on actions taken in fall of 1918 using Emporia as case study.

Olson, Helene Dean. "The Flu--1918." Kansas Quarterly 8 (Spring 1976): 35-39. Reminiscences of her experience and awareness of the flu as a young girl.

Photograph of of a group of German American farmers standing before a very large steam tractor and threshing machine in Marion County, 1918. An American flag is displayed, suspended between the two machines.Pankratz, Herbert L. "Loyalty-Disloyalty in Kansas During World War I." Master's thesis, University of Kansas, 1970.

_________. "Suppression of Alleged Disloyalty in Kansas During World War I." Kansas Historical Quarterly 42 (Autumn 1976): 277.

Parish, Arlyn John. "Kansas Mennonites During World War I." Fort Hays Studies, History Series 4 (May 1968): 1-62.

Riegle, Wilford. "Peck's Bad Boys, the Story of the 35th Infantry Division in World War I." Kansas Historical Quarterly 23 (Spring 1957): 70-81. Rielgle's KSHS presidential address focused incident in France involving Major Robert Gray Peck of the inspector general's department.

Robbins, F.C. History of the Soldiers and Sailors of Ellsworth County in the Great World War, 1917-1918. [Ellsworth, Kansas: Ellsworth Reporter, 1919.] (K/940.9/Pam. v. 1/no. 3)

Roster Company "A" 110th Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces, France, 1918-1919. N.p.: n.d. (K/940.9/T35/Pam. v. 1)

Smith, Wilda, and Eleanor Bogart. "Peggy Hull: On the Border with Pershing." The Prairie Scout 5 (1985): 19-36. Hull was born at Bennington, Kans., 1889, moved to Minnesota and Ohio, and became the first woman correspondent for military activities when she followed Pershing's troops across the Mexican border in 1916. Later she reported war action in France.

Springer, Mary S., compiler. Sourcebook: Oral History Interviews with World War One Conscientious Objectors. Akron, Pa.: Mennonite Central Committee, 1986. (K/940.316/B465) Selected and representative interviews conducted by Bethel College students.

Supple, Howard. Company "C" 137th Infantry Regiment 35th Division, World War I, 1917-1919: A Brief History and A List of All Those Who Served in This Company. Los Angeles, California, 1967. (K/940.9/T35au)

The 353rd Infantry Regimental Society. Roster According to the Place of Residence; Prepared for Distribution to Members of the Society at the Regimental Reunion, September 1922. [Wichita, Kansas: Wichita Eagle, 1922?] (K/940.9/Ei4/Pam. v. 1).

Trickett, Dean. "The Story of Company A, Third Kansas Infantry, In World War I." Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (May 1945): 358-366.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Over There Post 112, Wichita, Kansas. 1952 Membership Directory. N.p., 1952. (K/369.18/V64/Pam. v. 1)

Cantonment life, Camp Funston illustrated, a pamphlet containing Camp Funston photographs.White, William Allen. Martial Adventures of Henry and Me. New York: Macmillan, 1918. White and Allen were in France inspecting Red Cross and YMCA facilities for Kansas troops.

Wilson, J.E. Russell County in the War. Russell, Kansas: 1921. (K/940.9/-R91/W69)

Wright, Alfred Lee. "Camp Funston, 1918." Kansas Quarterly 8 (Spring 1976): 33-34.