Thursday, January 7, 2010

What's the Matter with Kansas (Legal History)?

Michael H. Hoeflich's Kansas State Historical Society Presidential Address for 2003, "Why the History of Kansas Law Has Not Been Written," is here.

Image credit: "No, not that Kansas!"


Shag from Brookline said...

What if any progress has been made since this 2003 speech? Several years ago, I contacted the Kansas AG's office for a history of that office for my project involving the 1860s. I was referred to the Kansas State Historical Society, as apparently no formal history/text was available. The Society was most helpful with my follow up that was more focused. But, as suggested in the speech, surely additional materials are out there.

Mary L. Dudziak said...

Well, in 2003 a collection on Kansas History appeared (including a someone truncated version of one of my early articles): Kansas and the West: New Perspectives, Rita Napier, ed.

I agree with Hoeflich that there are terrific Kansas resources for legal historians and there is much more work to do!

Jonathan Rowe said...

"Kansas" is a great prog rock album, if that is one's cup of tea, as it is mine.

Mikethelawstudent said...

huh. Thanks for the link to the article.