In response to COVID-19, Special Collections is open by appointment only to individual WSU students, faculty and staff until further notice. We also will work with email inquiries to provide solutions to our patrons' needs.
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. Certain collections are stored off-site, retrieval of which requires at least 48 hours.
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