Louis Palenske Archives Presented on


Louis and Emma Palenske pose for Gus Meier’s camera in this studio view, circa 1910.

The digitized photos and manuscripts of Alma photographer Louis Palenske have been included in the Kansas State Historical Society’s digital archives and presented on their website, The collection represents 390 new items for the KSHS website, and can be viewed as a group through this link:

The photos and documents were digitized through a grant to the Wabaunsee County Historical Society from the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board. Historian and writer, Greg Hoots authored the grant proposal and created the digital scans of the photographs. The grant also provided for long-term archival storage for the Palenske photos and documents and provided funding for the creation of the Wabaunsee County Historical Society’s new website,

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