Kansas

KANSAS OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
In addition to the maps listed below, the State Highway Commission also issued “Service Maps” during the 1950s, and possibly other years as well. These maps are not listed here.

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Last updated: 1/17/15 (meg)

Kansas Maps:
1918; reported by Kansas DOT (large wall map)
1921; dtd cvr; black on brown card stock “Official Map Kansas State Roads”; 6 x 10
1926; dtd cvr (Mar 1); bw txt cvr; unfolded 22 x 17
1927; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr; 4.5 x 8.5
1928; dtd; bw txt cvr; 3.75 x 8.5
     [2 known versions: {Jan 1}, {Oct 1}]
1929; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr; 3.75 x 8.5
      [2 known versions: {12-7149}, {12-7710}]
1931; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr; 3.75 x 8.5
1932; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr; 3.75 x 8.5
      [4 known versions: {Jan 1}, {Feb 1}, {Apr 1}, {May 1}]
1933; dtd cvr, bw txt cvr; 3.75 x 8.5
     [2 known versions: {Jan 1}, {Apr 1}]
1934; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr; 3.75 x 8.5
      [2 known versions: {Apr 1}, {Sep 1} and 1 reported version: {Jun}]
1935; dtd cvr (Apr 1); bw txt cvr; 3.75 x 8.5
1936; dtd cvr (Apr); bw photo of st cptl bldg (aerial view); 7 x 8.5
1937; dtd cvr (Feb); bw photo of “State Capitol Building at Topeka”; 7 x 10.5
1938; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1937
      [2 known versions: {Jan}, {Jul}]
1939; dtd cvr; bw photo “Kansas State Capitol Building at Topeka”; 7 x 10.5
1940; dtd cvr (Apr); 2 bw photos (governor, “West Entrance, Kansas Capitol, Topeka”); 7 x 10.5
1941; dtd cvr; clr dwg “Coronado rides again, 1541-1941″; 4.25 x 9.5
1942; dtd cvr; clr photo “Kansas in Defense”, “Kansas” white letters; 4.25 x 9.5
1945; dtd cvr; “Kansas” black letters, otherwise same as 1942
      [2 known versions: {George, Secretary}, {Brown, Secretary}]
[c.1946]; not dtd (“1940 Federal Census” in index); clr dwg of sunflower on black bkgrd; 4.5 x 9.5
1947; same as [c.1946] exc “With 1947 Population” in index
1948; dtd back cvr; clr photo of girl carrying wheat; 4 x 9
1950-51; dtd cvr; clr photo of road and trees over greetings from director of hwys; 4 x 9
1953 A; dtd lgnd; 2 clr photos (Topeka Blvd s of Topeka/curving road); 4 x 9
1953 B; dtd lgnd; 2 clr photos (“Eisenhower Memorial”/road and trees); 4 x 9
[1954]; dtd lgnd (1953); different hwy commissioners, otherwise same as 1953 (reported by Kansas DOT)
[1955]; dtd lgnd (1953); different hwy commissioners, otherwise same as 1953 (reported by Kansas DOT)
1956; dtd lgnd; clr photo of long straight road; 4 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {“Kansas” on blue bkgrd, no txt at btm}, {“Kansas” on white bkgrd, txt at btm}]
1957-58; dtd lgnd; clr photo of sign “Achievement of which we are proud”; 4.75 x 7.75
      [3 known versions: {L. Brodrick, Dir of Hwys}, {M. Martin, Acting Dir of Hwys}, {M. Martin, Dir of Hwys}]
1960-61; dtd lgnd; clr dwg of covered wagon over truck and car, “Midway USA” at top; 4.75 x 7.75
1961; dtd lgnd; cvr same as 1960-61 exc “Midway USA” nr btm; 4.75 x 7.75
      [2 known versions: {just 3 officials listed}, {3 officials & 6 commission members listed}]
1962; dtd cvr; clr photo “Interstate 70 near Junction City”; 4.75 x 7.75
1963-64; dtd cvr; clr photo “Interstate 70 Roadside Park near Paxico”; 4.75 x 7.75
      [2 known versions: {Commissioner Gagel}, {Commissioner Grassberger}]
1965; dtd lgnd; clr photo “Kansas’ Longest Bridge on K-16″; 4.75 x 7.75
      [2 known versions: {Comm. Grassberger}, {Comm. Timberlake & diff photo of Gov}]
[1967]; no date; clr photo “Safety Rest Areas Centered Along I-70″, St Hwy Engr Walter Johnson; 4.75 x 7.75
[1968]; no date; same as 1967 exc St Hwy Engr (Acting) R.L. Peyton, and three different commissioners
1969; dtd lgnd; clr photo of family at lakeside picnic table; 4.75 x 7.75
1970; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1969
1971; dtd lgnd; clr photo “Century II Wichita”; 4.75 x 7.75
1972; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1971
1973; dtd lgnd; clr photo man fishing below dam; 4.75 x 7.75
1974; dtd cvr; cvr same as 1973 plus “Official Highway Map” and date; 4.75 x 7.75
1975-76; dtd cvr; clr photo of plane flying over hwy; 4 x 8
      [2 known versions: {light blue shading on bk cvr}, {dark gray shading on bk cvr}]
1977; dtd cvr; clr photo of wheat head over blue/gold bkgrd; 4 x 8
1978; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1977
1979; dtd map, cvr (1979-80); 4 clr photos (historic buildings); 4 x 8
1980; dtd map, cvr (1979-80); otherwise same as 1979
1981; dtd cvr (1981-82); collage of clr photos; 4 x 8
      [2 known versions: {“Kansas” in black}, {“Kansas” in black with white outline}]
1983-84; reported by PC
1984; dtd cvr; clr photo w/ clr dwg of rainbow “Kansas ‘Land of Ah’s’”; 4 x 7.75
[1986]; dtd above map (1984); clr photo of field “Ah! Kansas 125 and coming alive!”; 4 x 7.75
1987; dtd in text (back of map); clr photo of woman and state trooper; 4 x 7.75
      [2 known versions: {“Buckle Up” symbol has white bkgrd}, {“Buckle Up” symbol has blue bkgrd}]
[1988]; reported by Kansas DOT as reprint of 1987, not known if there is any difference
1989-90; dtd cvr; clr photo of farm in woods; 4 x 7.75
1991-92; dtd cvr; clr photo of elevator at sunrise; 4 x 7.75
1993-94; dtd cvr; clr photo of buffalo at sunset; 4 x 7.75
      [3 known versions: { }, {Roman numeral “II” below lgnd}, {Roman numeral “III” below lgnd}]
1995-96; dtd cvr; clr photo “The bright, yellow sunflower…”; 4.5 x 9
1997-98; dtd cvr; clr photo “Sunset over Quivira National Waterfowl Refuge in Stafford county”; 4.5 x 9
1999-2000; dtd cvr; clr photo “Sunflower field in Leavenworth County”; 4.5 x 9
2001-02; dtd cvr; clr photo “Flint Hills Hikers”; 4.5 x 9
2003-04; dtd cvr; 6 clr photos (NASA space suits, NASCAR track, etc.); 4.5 x 9
2005-06; dtd cvr; clr photo of prairie with lots of sky; 4.5 x 9
2007-08; dtd cvr; clr photo of ducks in marsh at sunset; 4.25 x 8.75
2009-10; dtd cvr; clr photos of sunflower with sun and road scene in middle; 4.25 x 8.75
2011-12; dtd cvr; clr photo of covered wagon and man on a horse; 4.25 x 8.75
2013-14; dtd cvr; clr photo of a pickup on country road; 4.25 x 8.75