List of Carnegie libraries in Kansas

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Kansas provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Kansas, where 59 public libraries were built from 58 grants (totaling $874,996) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1900 to 1916. In addition, academic libraries were built at 7 institutions (totaling $195,500).

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building no longer standing
      Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1][2]
Location Notes
1 Abilene Abilene Dec 8, 1905 $12,500 209 NW 4th St.
2 Anthony Anthony Dec 14, 1908 $10,000 104 N. Springfield Ave.
37°09′10″N 98°00′07″W / 37.15278°N 98.00194°W / 37.15278; -98.00194 (Anthony)
3 Arkansas City Arkansas City Apr 10, 1906 $18,400 215 W. 5th Ave.
4 Burlington Burlington Apr 25, 1911 $9,656 201 N. 3rd St.
38°11′46″N 95°44′01″W / 38.19611°N 95.73361°W / 38.19611; -95.73361 (Burlington)
5 Caldwell Caldwell Dec 2, 1909 $7,000 13 N. Osage St.
37°01′58″N 97°36′34″W / 37.03278°N 97.60944°W / 37.03278; -97.60944 (Caldwell)
6 Canton Canton Public Library of Canton, KS funded by Andrew Carnegie Nov 9, 1916 $6,000 300 N. Main St.
38°23′17″N 97°25′35″W / 38.38806°N 97.42639°W / 38.38806; -97.42639 (Canton)
Built in 1921, the last-built Carnegie library in the United States. Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
7 Chanute Chanute Dec 30, 1904 $14,500 102 S. Lincoln Ave.
8 Cherryvale Cherryvale Cherryvale, KS public library funded by Andrew Carnegie.jpg Apr 30, 1912 $10,000 329 E. Main St.
37°16′01″N 95°32′55″W / 37.26694°N 95.54861°W / 37.26694; -95.54861 (Cherryvale)
Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
9 Clay Center Clay Center Dec 2, 1909 $10,000 706 6th St.
39°22′36″N 97°07′26″W / 39.37667°N 97.12389°W / 39.37667; -97.12389 (Clay_Center)
10 Coffeyville Coffeyville Coffeyville, KS public library building funded by Andrew Carnegie.jpg Jan 6, 1911 $25,000 415 W. 8th St.
37°02′09″N 95°37′23″W / 37.03583°N 95.62306°W / 37.03583; -95.62306 (Coffeyville)
No longer a public library. (2013)
11 Columbus Columbus Columbus, KS public library funded by Andrew Carnegie..jpg Jul 13, 1912 $10,000 205 N. Kansas Ave.
37°10′22″N 94°50′36″W / 37.17278°N 94.84333°W / 37.17278; -94.84333 (Columbus)
Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
12 Concordia Concordia ConcordiaCarnegieLibrary2007.jpg Dec 13, 1907 $10,000 635 Broadway Replaced by Frank Carlson Library, building is used for Cloud County Historical Museum
13 Council Grove Council Grove Mar 27, 1903 $10,000 303 W. Main St.
38°39′35″N 96°29′37″W / 38.65972°N 96.49361°W / 38.65972; -96.49361 (Council_Grove)
14 Dodge City Dodge City Feb 1, 1905 $8,500 701 N. 2nd Ave.
37°45′17″N 100°01′08″W / 37.75472°N 100.01889°W / 37.75472; -100.01889 (Dodge_City)
15 Downs Downs Jan 19, 1905 $6,140 504 S. Morgan Ave.
39°30′14″N 98°32′40″W / 39.50389°N 98.54444°W / 39.50389; -98.54444 (Downs)
16 El Dorado El Dorado El Dorado, KS public library building funded by Andrew Carnegie.jpg Nov 30, 1910 $10,000 101 S. Star St.
37°49′00″N 96°51′17″W / 37.81667°N 96.85472°W / 37.81667; -96.85472 (El_Dorado)
No longer used as a public library building. (2013)
17 Emporia Emporia Apr 26, 1902 $22,000 118 E. 6th St.
38°24′19″N 96°10′40″W / 38.40528°N 96.17778°W / 38.40528; -96.17778 (Emporia)
18 Eureka Eureka May 21, 1913 $9,000 520 N. Main St.
37°49′29″N 96°17′23″W / 37.82472°N 96.28972°W / 37.82472; -96.28972 (Eureka)
19 Fort Scott Fort Scott Ft. Scott, KS public library funded by Andrew Carnegie.jpg Mar 14, 1901 $18,000 201 S. National Ave.
37°50′25″N 94°42′23″W / 37.84028°N 94.70639°W / 37.84028; -94.70639 (Fort_Scott)
Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
20 Garden City Garden City Apr 17, 1909 $10,000 702 N. Main St.
21 Girard Girard Girard, KS public library funded by Andrew Carnegie..jpg Nov 24, 1905 $9,000 128 W. Prairie St.
37°30′37″N 94°50′42″W / 37.51028°N 94.84500°W / 37.51028; -94.84500 (Girard)
Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
22 Goodland Goodland Goodland, Kansas Carnegie library from S 1.JPG Dec 14, 1908 $10,000 120 W. 12th St.
39°20′50″N 101°42′46″W / 39.34722°N 101.71278°W / 39.34722; -101.71278 (Goodland)
23 Great Bend Great Bend Nov 14, 1906 $12,500
24 Halstead Halstead Jan 23, 1909 $7,500
25 Hays Hays Apr 28, 1910 $9,000
26 Herington Herington Jul 9, 1913 $10,000 102 S. Broadway
38°40′05″N 96°56′30″W / 38.66806°N 96.94167°W / 38.66806; -96.94167 (Herington)
27 Hiawatha Hiawatha Apr 10, 1906 $10,000 431 Oregon St.
28 Hutchinson Hutchinson September 2013 117 8 9 tonemapped.jpg Apr 11, 1902 $32,000 427 N. Main St.
38°03′35″N 97°55′51″W / 38.05972°N 97.93083°W / 38.05972; -97.93083 (Hutchinson)
29 Independence Independence Independence, KS public library funded by Andrew Carnegie..jpg Nov 24, 1905 $22,500 220 E. Maple St.
37°13′25″N 95°42′12″W / 37.22361°N 95.70333°W / 37.22361; -95.70333 (Independence)
Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
30 Iola Iola Dec 20, 1904 $15,000
31 Kansas City Main Kansas City Kansas City, Kansas Public Library.jpg Jul 4, 1901 $100,000
32 Kansas City Argentine Kansas City 1914 $25,000 2800 Metropolitan Ave.
39°04′27″N 94°39′39″W / 39.07417°N 94.66083°W / 39.07417; -94.66083 (Kansas_City_Argentine)
33 Kingman Kingman Carnegie Library in Kingman Kansas.jpg May 21, 1913 $10,000 455 N. Main St.
37°38′45″N 98°06′47″W / 37.64583°N 98.11306°W / 37.64583; -98.11306 (Kingman)
34 Lawrence Lawrence Old Lawrence Library.JPG May 31, 1902 $27,500 200 W. 9th St.
38°58′04″N 95°14′15″W / 38.96778°N 95.23750°W / 38.96778; -95.23750 (Lawrence)
35 Leavenworth Leavenworth Leavenworth Public Library, Leavenworth, KS 1.jpg Jan 16, 1900 $30,000 601 S. 5th St.
39°18′48″N 94°54′55″W / 39.31333°N 94.91528°W / 39.31333; -94.91528 (Leavenworth)
36 Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln, KS public library funded by Andrew Carnegie. Mar 14, 1913 $6,000 203 S. 3rd St.
39°02′21″N 98°08′41″W / 39.03917°N 98.14472°W / 39.03917; -98.14472 (Lincoln)
Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
37 Lyndon Lyndon Dec 2, 1909 $8,000 127 E. 6th St.
38°36′27″N 95°40′58″W / 38.60750°N 95.68278°W / 38.60750; -95.68278 (Lyndon)
38 Lyons Lyons Jan 5, 1909 $6,000 105 W. Lyon St.
39 Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Carnegie Library Building.jpg Jan 22, 1903 $10,000 105 Courthouse Plaza
39°10′43″N 96°33′55″W / 39.17861°N 96.56528°W / 39.17861; -96.56528 (Manhattan)
40 McPherson McPherson Mar 16, 1915 $12,500
41 Newton Newton NewtonKSLibrary.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $160,000 203 Main St.
38°02′39″N 97°20′42″W / 38.04417°N 97.34500°W / 38.04417; -97.34500 (Newton)
42 Olathe Olathe Dec 24, 1909 $10,000
43 Osawatomie Osawatomie Apr 16, 1910 $7,500
44 Osborne Osborne Jan 27, 1912 $6,000 307 N. Main St.
39°26′16″N 98°41′55″W / 39.43778°N 98.69861°W / 39.43778; -98.69861 (Osborne)
45 Oswego Oswego Oswego, KS public library funded by Andrew Carnegie..jpg Dec 2, 1909 $5,000 701 4th St.
37°10′01″N 95°06′27″W / 37.16694°N 95.10750°W / 37.16694; -95.10750 (Oswego)
Continues to be used as a public library. (2013)
46 Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa, KS former public library building funded by Andrew Carnegie..jpg Jan 9, 1902 $15,000 515 S. Main St.
38°36′15″N 95°15′43″W / 38.60417°N 95.26194°W / 38.60417; -95.26194 (Ottawa)
No longer used as a public library. (2013)
47 Parsons Parsons Parsons, KS former public library building funded by Andrew Carnegie..jpg Nov 14, 1907 $22,500 117 S. 17th St.
37°20′23″N 95°15′39″W / 37.33972°N 95.26083°W / 37.33972; -95.26083 (Parsons)
No longer used as a public library. (2013)
48 Peabody Peabody Peabody Township Carnegie Library in Peabody, Kansas.jpg Mar 20, 1913 $10,000 214 N. Walnut St.
38°10′02″N 97°06′24″W / 38.16722°N 97.10667°W / 38.16722; -97.10667 (Peabody)
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49 Pittsburg Pittsburg LibCrop.jpg Jun 25, 1909 $40,000 308 N. Walnut St.
37°24′40″N 94°42′26″W / 37.41111°N 94.70722°W / 37.41111; -94.70722 (Pittsburg)
50 Plainville Plainville Feb 20, 1911 $5,000
51 Russell Russell Jun 8, 1905 $5,800
52 Salina Salina Feb 15, 1902 $15,000
53 Sterling Sterling Nov 9, 1916 $10,000 138 N. Broadway Ave.
38°12′38″N 98°12′25″W / 38.21056°N 98.20694°W / 38.21056; -98.20694 (Sterling)
54 Stockton Stockton Dec 24, 1909 $5,000 124 N. Cedar St.
55 Washington Washington Apr 23, 1908 $5,000
56 Wellington Wellington Apr 19, 1915 $17,500 121 W. 7th St.
37°16′03″N 97°23′56″W / 37.26750°N 97.39889°W / 37.26750; -97.39889 (Wellington)
57 Wichita Wichita Wichita City Carnegie Library Building.jpg Jul 13, 1912 $75,000 220 S. Main St.
37°41′14″N 97°20′21″W / 37.68722°N 97.33917°W / 37.68722; -97.33917 (Wichita)
58 Winfield Winfield Feb 15, 1902 $15,000 1001 Millington St.
37°14′19″N 96°59′47″W / 37.23861°N 96.99639°W / 37.23861; -96.99639 (Winfield)
59 Yates Center Yates Center Jan 31, 1910 $7,500 218 N. Main St.
37°53′00″N 95°43′54″W / 37.88333°N 95.73167°W / 37.88333; -95.73167 (Yates_Center)

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Year
granted
[3]
Grant
amount
[3]
Location Notes
1 Baker University Baldwin City Case Hall.JPG Mar 12, 1906 $37,000 604 8th St.
38°46′39″N 95°11′20″W / 38.77750°N 95.18889°W / 38.77750; -95.18889 (Baker_University)
2 Bethany College Lindsborg Apr 4, 1905 $20,000
3 College of Emporia Emporia Jan 3, 1900 $30,000 1300 W. 12th Ave.
38°24′46″N 96°11′38″W / 38.41278°N 96.19389°W / 38.41278; -96.19389 (College_of_Emporia)
4 Fairmount College Wichita Feb 7, 1905 $40,000
5 McPherson College McPherson Apr 18, 1905 $13,500 Open 1907–1972, now Beeghly Hall
6 Midland College Atchison Feb 27, 1906 $15,000
7 Washburn College Topeka Mar 10, 1904 $40,000 1675 SW 18th St.
39°02′08″N 95°42′03″W / 39.03556°N 95.70083°W / 39.03556; -95.70083 (Washburn_College)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ Grants for multiple libraries (Kansas City) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
  3. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382. 
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890–1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.

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