Special Collections Exhibits

Featured Exhibits

A reprise of popular gallery exhibits

First Ladies of K-State, 1863-2009
This exhibit highlights the lives of tweleve of the first ladies of K-State.

Is This the Twentieth Century?
Facts and Trivia about K-State in 1900 from the editorial, "Is This The Twentieth Century?" in The Student's Herald, Kansas State Agricultural College, January 11, 1900.

History of Anderson Hall 
A detailed history of Anderson Hall; originally built in 1879 and known as the Practical Agriculture or Main College building

History of Holtz Hall 
A detailed history of Holtz Hall; originally built in 1876 and known as the Agriculture Building and the Education Hall.

Kansas Cooks

This exhibit documents the first gift of rare cookbooks to K-State Libraries in 1943 through the present.

Kenneth S. Davis: Novelist Trapped in History
A detailed history of Kenneth S. Davis, who has been called the most distinguished writer among the many graduates of Kansas State University, and possibly of the entire state, and one of the leading biographers in the country.

Selected Bibliographies 

Cookery Collection
A selection of historical cookbooks.

Smith Geography Collection 
This collection is made up of over 3,000 books covering three centuries. Included are atlases, pedagogical materials, social studies texts, and geography textbooks, many of which are rare and in some cases unique.

Educating Armies
A collection of texts utlized by various militaries to convery both technical information and abstract ideas about war.

What's Cookin'
An introduction to hidden or overlooked aspects of the Cookery Collection.

Ad Astra Per Aspera: 150 Years of Riley County, Kansas History
A celebration of the Manhattan/Riley County Sesquicentennial in 2005.

Last updated: 04/05/2014