cover a wide range of topics. The various holdings are comprised
of papers of organizations and individuals, diaries, company records,
correspondence and other materials. Narrative finding aids with
folder-level descriptions are available online for all processed
are valuable resources for research. Among the subject areas are
cities and towns of Kansas, sod houses, aviation, and Western scenes.
are the non-current
records that document the development and growth of the University.
The papers of past presidents, administrators and distinguished
faculty, publications by and about the University, catalogs, photographs,
student newspapers, and the yearbooks comprise the holdings.
Designed and illustrated by Wichita artist C.
A. Seward, this postcard was part of a publicity campaign
coinciding with Kansas Day, January 29, 1912.
from the Baughman Collection of Early Kansas Maps, a collection
of 19th-century maps, form the nucleus of the collection and depict
Kansas and the territory that would become Kansas, dating from the
16th century through the 20th century. A recent project is the digitization
of over 325 early Kansas maps.
include subject areas such as Wichita and Kansas history, the U.S.
Civil War and Sanitary Commission, abolition, the history of printing,
Mesmerism and hypnotism, and aviation and other modes of transportation.
materials document Wichita and the surrounding
area. They include manuscript collections, image collections,
maps, books and the "Tihen Notes," Dr.
Edward N. Tihen's notes from Wichita newspapers.