Over 500 different manuscript collections provide research opportunities for students, scholars and community users. The collections cover a wide range of topics, with emphasis on aviation, Wichita and Kansas history, women's organizations, abolition, U.S. Civil War and entrepreneurship. The various holdings are comprised of papers of organizations and individuals, diaries, company records, correspondence and other materials.


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Browse Subject Index to Manuscript Collections




Browse Guide to Manuscript Collections Arranged by Accession



Certain collections are stored off-site. Forty-eight hour notice is required for retrieval of these collections. A note indicating location is included on the finding aids for the collections stored off-site. Contact Special Collections for more information.