The University of Kansas Libraries
KU Libraries invite patrons to celebrate Kansas Day at Spencer Research Library
In the spirit of the 148th birthday of the state of Kansas on January 29th, library patrons are welcome to reflect on the state’s storied history by visiting the Kansas Collection of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas.
Manuscripts, historical photographs, maps, architectural drawings and blueprints, books, newspapers and film and videotapes all make up the collections documentation of the “Kansas Experience.” The Kansas Collection is also a depository for publications of the state of Kansas and for Douglas County records.
The bulk of the collection's holdings cover the period from Kansas becoming a territory in 1854 to the present. Materials beyond Kansas include documentation from the contiguous states and the Great Plains generally. Regional representation of agricultural, political and social movements, economic development, and overland trail migration expand both the time frame and types of materials available.
The Kansas Collection also contains many resources important for the study and understanding of the African American experience in the state and the region.
Kansas Day is Thursday, January 29. The Kenneth Spencer Research Library’s hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, please visit http://spencer.lib.ku.edu.