digitizing of unique materials in Special Collections is part of
an ongoing effort to increase the availability of these resources
to the citizens of Kansas and to all researchers.
Images | Manuscripts | Maps | Rare
Wichita Photo Archives
A collaborative effort of WSU Libraries' Department of Special
Collections, the Wichita Public Library Local History Division and the
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum that presents nearly 150 images
of Wichita dating from the 1860s to the present.
Images of Kansas Cities and Towns
A collection of postcards and photographs showing scenes in Kansas
and the western United States.
A. A. Hyde Collection
of William S. Soule Photographs
A collection of portraits of Native Americans made by William S.
Soule in Indian Territory around 1870.
Sod House Photograph Collection
A collection of postcards and photographs depicting the sod houses
typical of early homesteads on the North American plains.
A collection of photographs depicting the building of the Panama
A. Nation Collection
A collection of documents and photographs about the famed
temperance leader from Kansas.
A sampling from a collection of correspondence of three
brothers, all of whom lived in Kansas from 1857 to 1869.
Collection of Digitized Kansas Maps
Over 325 digitized maps of Kansas from the larger collection.
Township Maps of Sedgwick County, Kansas
Interactive web site featuring some of the earliest township
maps of Sedgwick County: government survey maps from the United States
General Land Office surveys, chiefly dating from the 1860s; and plat maps
and other information from the Historical Atlas of Sedgwick County, Kansas,
published by John P. Edwards in 1882.
"The Magic City"
Digitized images from an early photographic work of Wichita.
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