Master's Theses

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Date of Award

Spring 1974

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




Dr. Samuel J. Sackett


Atchison stands in a corner of Kansas, where the Missouri River slices off the northeast edge of the state. Situated there, away from the main highways, and settled with a population under 15,000, Atchison today belies its importance in Kansas history. It once competed with Kansas City for industry and transportation; it provided some of the most important early governors and legislators, including both Kansans honored at Statuary Hall in Washington; it boasted a college before any state college or university began. And for thirty years it gave Kansas one of the most interesting and most famous of all small-town newspapers in the country, the Atchison Globe, written and published by E. W. Howe.


Copyright 1974 Gilmary Tallman


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