Special Collections and Archives

The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Archives and Special Collections houses the university’s rarest and most unique research materials. In addition to collecting and preserving K-State’s institutional records, the department also serves as a vital epicenter for research pertaining to the consumer movement, cookery, Kansas culture and K-State history.

Archives and Special Collections is located on the fifth floor of Hale Library and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday during the semester. Hours may vary during breaks and intersessions, so please check our main calendar for up-to-date hours. Users are encouraged to contact Archives and Special Collections before their visit so materials are ready for use. Contact us at (785) 532-7456 or libsc@k-state.edu.



Transcribing historic cookbooks

Staff and volunteers are transcribing more than 30 manuscript cookbooks to make them digitally accessible to the public. The collaborative nature of this online project means that anyone in the world can view the cookbooks and help us transcribe and even translate them.


Exhibit: Caring for Humanity

This exhibit, located on the fifth floor of Hale Library and open to the public, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the College of Health and Human Sciences.