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General library guide for History at Wichita State University

WSU Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives is the unit within Wichita State University Libraries that acquires, arranges, preserves, and makes available to the public rare and unique books, manuscripts, university records, photographs and other images, and Kansas maps and atlases.

Digital Collections
  • Over 140 digital collections showcase the breadth and depth of the holdings in Special Collections and University Archives. Check back often for new content -- thousands of items are digitized each year.


Manuscript Collections


Map Collections


University Archives


Rare Books


Local History

Contact Special Collections

Special Collections is open by appointment only. Please see current options:

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