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Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Researchers are encouraged to make appointments to use materials held by Special Collections.

Making arrangements at least 24 hours in advance ensures we will be able to assist you and efficiently retrieve materials for your research. Please go to the home page to schedule an appointment. 

For more information or other questions, please contact Special Collections.



Monday, May 28, 2018; Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Room 002, Lower Level, Ablah Library, Wichita State University
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How to contact us:

Wichita State University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS  67260-0068



(316) 978-3590

In person

Room 002, Lower Level, Ablah Library, Wichita State University


Support for Special Collections:

To maintain its level of service and to continue to grow its collections, Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries, needs the generous assistance of individuals and organizations like you to build and sustain our collections. We welcome inquiries from individuals and organizations interested in adding to our holdings, contributing funds or supporting our work in other ways.

By Mail:
Special Collections and University Archives
Wichita State University Libraries
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0068

By Email:

By Telephone:
(316) 978-3590

Special Collections thanks the many individuals and organizations whose generosity over the years has helped us build and maintain our collections.



Special Collections' materials are available for in-house use only. Information about many of the collections is available on the library's online catalog and this Web site. Information about other collections is available through finding aids.

Records Retention Schedule outlines procedures to be followed by offices and departments on campus.



Researchers are encouraged to use materials made available on this web site for educational and research purposes.  Downloading materials from this web site is permitted, on the condition that proper attribution of the source in all copies is provided;  however, this does not grant permission to publish.

For any other uses of materials from this web site, please contact us. These uses include publication, commercial products, broadcast, and other uses that do not fall under provision of fair use in the United States Copyright Law.



When using materials from Special Collections, please acknowledge their source by clearly stating the name of the collection in which you found the materials. Here is an example of our preferred citation:

May Williams Ward Papers, MS 74-18 [manuscript number], Wichita State University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

If the materials you are using were found on our Web site, please specify the URL of the Web page on which you found them.


and Photocopy

Selected materials may be reproduced for research use only if the items can withstand the stress of reproduction.  We reserve the right to limit the number of copies made for any patron.  Reproduction of entire collections or portions of a collection is not permitted in order to safeguard the integrity and uniqueness of research materials entrusted to our care.  Every effort will be made to respond promptly to requests; however, requests for large quantities of copies will require special arrangements. To request a copy of the Reproduction Permission Application, please contact us.


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