Special Collections and Archives

The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of 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.

Special Collections is located on the fifth floor of Hale Library and is open by appointment only on Mondays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Hours may vary during breaks and intersessions, so please check our main calendar for up-to-date hours. Users are encouraged to contact 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 20 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: Taking a Stand: Student Activism at K-State

Visit the exhibit on the fifth floor of Hale Library and read the stories of students working with their peers, staff, faculty, alumni and Manhattan residents to affect change in their communities.



K-State basketball victory over University of Oklahoma.

From the archives

On January 16, 1988 K-State men's won a basketball game against the University of Oklahoma. During the 1987-88 Basketball Season, the K-State basketball team had 25 wins and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.