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 Access to Special Collections is limited at this time due to construction. Please contact us with questions.

Rare Books

Subjects such as Wichita and Kansas history, the U.S. Civil War and Sanitary Commission, abolition, the history of printing, Mesmerism and hypnotism, and aviation and other modes of transportation are representative of the books held in Special Collections. 

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The bibliographic records for our book collection can be accessed on the WSU Libraries' online catalog.  Use the "Special Collections & University Archives" filter to limit the search. Books in Special Collections are available for onsite use only. 

A selection of books from the Robert T. Aitchison Collection is available in digital format.

A selection of books from the Maurice Tinterow Collection also is available in digital format.

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