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The record: The retention schedule for records kept by state agencies and county governments.
Why you'd want it: To learn more about what records are kept by agencies and how long they must keep them.
Where you get the records: From the Kansas State Historical Society.
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You can get the retention schedule online and also do a query to find out what records are kept. To do so, go to http://www.kshs.org/government/records/stategovt/stateretentionschedules.htm.
How much it will cost: The information is free.