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Hesston Public Library Repository
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Hesston Public Library Repository

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Tornadoes--Hesston (Kan.)

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Hesston Public Library

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Hesston Public Library

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English

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HPL Repository.pdf


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Hesston Public Library , “Hesston Public Library Repository,” Hesston Public Library, accessed July 25, 2021, https://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/473.
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TORNADO!
HESSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY INVITES YOU TO BE A PART OF THE HISTORY OF THIS COMMUNITY. A NEW PROJECT FOR THE LIBRARY IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COLLECTION OF INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS ON THE MARCH 13, 1990 TORNADO. WE PLAN TO HAVE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEOS, AUDIO-CASSETTES, AND THE NEVER-TO-BE-FORGOTTEN TRUE STORIES OF TORNADO VICTIMS. THESE STORIES, AND PICTURES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO IS INTERESTED IN READING, HEARING, AND SEEING WHAT HAPPENED DURING AND AFTER THIS DISASTER.
You are invited to tell your story too. We ask that, as a family, you write down an account of your experiences on the day of the tornado. You may write in longhand, on any type of paper. The library will put each page in a notebook, and may later type out the reports in booklet form. Please be sure to sign your story, and date it. In your story, follow these guidelines:
Write about WHO was involved WHAT happened WHEN it happened WHERE you were HOW it happened.
Please do write about how you felt, and include any strange or fantastic events, that you know to be true.
The library also is interested in acquiring photographs to mount in '’Tornado" albums, and home videos of the tornado and cleanup efforts. These items also should be carefully identified. The library will reimburse for copies of photographs and videotapes.
Thank you for helping us with this project. We appreciate your cooperation and support.
One Moment in Time that will be recorded in History... for Hesston, for Kansas and for Future Generations through contributions to the Hesston Public Library Archives
Hesston Public Library invites you to send or bring videos, newspaper or magazine clippings, cassette recordings, handwritten accounts, journals or artifacts to Hesston Public Library to be archived for historical documentation of the March 13 "Hesston Outbreak," one of history's most devastating tornadoes.
For more information, please stop by Hesston Public Library at 110 E. Smith or call 316-327-4666.
March 13, 1990 5:42 p.m.

Will you join the effort of Hesston Public Library to document the March 13 Hesston tornado, known internationally
as the
"Hesston Outbreak?"


One Moment in Time that will be recorded in History... for Hesston.... for Kansas... and for Future Generations through contributions to the Hesston Public Library Archives
Hesston Public Library (HPL) has been named a depository for artifacts, memoirs and accounts of the forecasting and devastation of the tornado as well as of the cleanup and rebuilding of Hesston and the entire central Kansas area.
In order to acquire the most complete documentation of the events preceding, during and following the devastating tornado, HPL needs assistance from everyone who may have experienced some aspect of this natural disaster.
Hesston Public Library is prepared to receive and archive:
•clippings from local, regional, national and international news paper and magazine sources;
•video footage of the tornado, the devastation, the clean up effort and the rebuilding that has followed;
•cassette tapes of radio commentary;
•recordings of personal accounts and experiences;
•spontaneous, handwritten accounts of personal experiences and observations before, during and after the disaster;
•written accounts or journals;
•artifacts deemed appropriate for archiving;
•other items that contribute cultural or historical significance to the documentation effort.

Your contributions and participation are invited!
Accounts or items related to the March 13 Hesston tornado may be brought to HPL at 110 E. Smith, Hesston or may be mailed to HPL at P.O. Box 640, Hesston, Ks 67062.
For more information, please call and visit with the Hesston Public Library staff at 316-327-4666.