While researching the newspaper microfilm that has been preserved by the Kansas State Historical Society, I ran across occasional articles that the editors wrote about their own businesses – their problems, their equipment, their newsprint shortages, and the many battles in which they took part during the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War eras. Wanting to preserve Kansas newspaper history, I began typing the self-history that these editors wrote. Much time was consumed by this hobby, but the result is a large database of newspaper history.
This database never will be complete, although it is fairly complete during the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War eras. Some newspapers are missing and some were poorly printed and cannot be deciphered. In addition, I might be the only editor who was crazy enough to spend countless hours on this hobby. In addition, Kansas newspapers continue to roll from modern presses in an unending flow.