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"The Kansas March"

Call Number: RH MS P858


This 13-page working draft of an article titled "The Kansas March" by Francis W. Schruben provides a history of the official state marches of Kansas which were approved by the State Legislature from 1835 ("The Kansas March") to 1992 ("Here's Kansas"). Included are Schruben's descriptions of the various state march contenders, song reconstructions, and related debates during this period.


  • Creation: June 20, 1968


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Biography of Francis W. Schruben

Francis William Schruben was born December 25, 1918 at Stockton, Kansas to Frank and Cecelia Schruben. He earned a master's degree from Wichita State University (Wichita, Kansas) in 1953 and a doctoral degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1961. He was a college professor and an author of books and articles regarding the history of Kansas. He died at Canoga Park, California on April 1, 2005.


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RH MS P858

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Robert E. Foster, 1998


Some of the songs discussed in the article:

Post, Bill, 1919- Here's Kansas.

Sousa, John Phillip, 1854-1932. Salute to Kansas.

Middleton, Duff E. The Kansas march.

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"The Kansas March"
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The Kansas March, Kansas Collection, RH MS P858, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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