The Kansas Oral History Collection
“At its heart, public policy is about people. Laws, rules, and programs grow from individuals interacting with one another. These are the stories behind those interactions.”
Jay Price, History Department Chair,
Wichita State University
The voices of Kansans in our shared past have shaped our state’s character. They continue to influence our lives today and will do so into the future. Preserving those voices and integrating them into our cultural life is important to sustain the democratic values essential for a vibrant and healthy society.