Status of ITS resources
K-State Libraries' digital collections enables the preservation of important historical documents while still providing access to the wealth of knowledge they hold. These valuable resources range from books and primary records to photographs and other visual aids, and are available below for your convenience.
The Consumer Movement Archives preserves and documents the history of the consumer movement in the United States. It provides a repository for the papers and records of consumer leaders, activists, and organizations, and it promotes scholarly use of the material.
Consumer Federation of America Annual Reports
Annual reports of the Consumer Federation of America 1981-2015.
Consumer Federation of America News
The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) newsletter disseminates information on consumer issues. Titled News from CFA (1971-1972), CFA Consumer News and Comment (1972-1974), and CFAnews (1974-present).
The K-State History collections document the history of the university through photos, newsletters, and yearbooks. These collections also reflect the university's land grant mission through an emphasis on agriculture and human ecology.
Kansas State University Catalogs
Course descriptions, degree requirements, academic calendars, and policies 1863/4 through 2008.
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus Catalogs
Catalogs from Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus in Salina (formerly Kansas Technical Institute) dating from 1966 to 1991.
Currently titled Royal Purple, the Kansas State University yearbook has been known by a variety of names including The Bell Clapper and Sunrise. This collection contains yearbooks from 1891 to 2009.
Kansas State University Polytechnic Yearbooks
Yearbooks from Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus (formerly Salina campus and Kansas Technical Institute) dating to the 1960s.
A monthly newsletter published by Kansas State University Office of Minority Affairs from 1977 to 1994.
This student newspaper dates from 1896 to the present. Former names of the Collegian are the Students Herald (1896-1913) and Kansas Aggie (1913-1914).
The first newspaper published at Kansas State University, in later years the Kansas Industrialist focused on content for alumni. This newspaper was published from 1875 to 1955.
Minorities Resource and Research Center Newsletter
Newsletter that “presented views on minority life, cultures, languages, and history.” Published by Kansas State University’s Farrell Library Minorities Resource and Research Center 1975-1986.
Newsletter published by the Black Student Union, Kansas State University, from 1970 to 1975.
Historical Photos Gallery
A selection of photos housed in the The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections.
Kansas Aerial Photography Initiative (KAPI)
K-State Libraries began work on the Kansas Aerial Photography Initiative (KAPI) in 2005. This ambitious project involves conservation, cataloging and storing nearly 70,000 historic black and white aerial photographs of Kansas. Most of the high-quality photographs date between 1950 and 1970 with some as old as 1939. These unique and irreplaceable photographs provide a pictorial record of the cultural and physical features of a large portion of the state. Landowners, historians, archeologists, city planners, environmental consultants, land and water managers, students and faculty have all requested images from the collection.
Included in the collection are photographs of the K-State first ladies, notable female scholars, and women who were the first in their field.
Isaac T. Goodnow Ledger, Vol. 1 (1857-1864)
This volume includes names and donation information related to Goodnow’s fundraising efforts for Bluemont Central College, the prededessor of K-State. Donors of note include Jared Sparks, president of Harvard University from 1849-1853, and author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Isaac T. Goodnow Ledger, Vol. 2
Vol. 2, 1860: This volume was donated by Isaac Goodnow’s neice, Harriet A. Parkerson. It includes names and donation information related to Goodnow’s fundraising efforts for Bluemont Central College. He was part of the New England Emigrant Aid Society and often traveled to Massachusetts and elsewhere in the northeast United States to encourage donations.
History of the Kansas State College of Agriculture
Written by Kansas State president Julius T. Willard and published 1940.
History of the Kansas State Agricultural College
Written by Kansas State professor John Daniel Walters and published 1909.
Columbian history of the Kansas State Agricultural College: located at Manhattan, Kansas
Written by Kansas State professor John Daniel Walters and published 1893. Annotated by Julius T. Willard.
Cook Books from the Cooking Collection
A selection of historic American cookbooks from The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections.
Practical Cookery: Originally Practical Cookery and the Etiquette and Service of the Table, this title was a standard textbook at K-State for over 50 years and remains a treasured cookbook among those who used it.
This collection documents the history and research created by organizations and citizens of Kansas.
William R. Eidson : A Kansas Architect
A book written and photographed by Wayne Corn, published 1980.
Records and constitution of the Boston Association and also of the Manhattan Town Association, Book one
E.M. Thurston, recording secretary. Handwritten. Founded in 1855 to promote and organize what would become the city of Manhattan, Kansas.
Records of the Manhattan Town Association, Book Two
C.E. Blood, J.D. Woodworth, and Issac Goodnow recording secretaries. Includes both handwritten and print text.
Sam Kimble Diary
Personal diary of Manhattan, Kan. resident Sam Kimble, covering the period May-December 1894. Intermittent entries describe weather, crops and livestock, town life, local politics, and household affairs.
Cora L. Kimble Diary
Personal diary of Manhattan, Kan. resident Cora L. "Toots" Kimble, covering the period Jan. 30-Dec. 4, 1881. Intermittent entries describe the weather, household affairs, and Kimble's extended convalescence following the death of her child.
4-H Journal, 1957-1988
The Kansas 4-H Journal services over 9,000 families in 105 counties. K-State Libraries has digitized 31 volumes from 1957 to 1988 to make them accessible to a large audience.
Grass & Grain, 1967-1972
Since 1954, Grass and Grain has been the meeting place for farmers, ranchers, stockmen and all in agribusiness. Grass and Grain is the established media of rural Kansas and adjoining states. Information about current Grass and Grain issues can be found at the Grass and Grain website.
Kansas Agricultural Student (Ag Student), 1921-1968
The Ag Student magazine was a Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) publication that was written and edited by students interested in agricultural journalism. It ran from 1921 to circa 1970.
KS Farmer, 1869-1954
Kansas Farmer was created in 1863 by the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Soon after, the publication moved into public hands and developed into a weekly state farm magazine. This collection of Kansas Farmer magazines spans from 1863 to 1954.
KS Future Farmer, 1929-1982
Kansas Future Farmer newsletter covers news on the Kansas FFA chapter, individual accomplishments and news on the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization. This collection of newsletters runs from 1929 to 1979.
KS Union Farmer, 1922-1945
Kansas Union Farmer was a weekly publication of the Kansas branch of the Farmers Educational and Co-Operative Union. This publication offers a window into farm politics and life in the 1920s through 1940s.
Spirit of Kansas, 1872-1892
Spirit of Kansas, originally published as the Kansas Spirit, was a weekly publication documenting Kansas farming and life in the late 1800s.
Who’s Whoot, 1927-1957
Who's Whoot is a yearbook that was published annually between 1927 and 1957 by the Collegiate 4-H Club of Kansas State College that focused on the club's work, achievements, activities, members, and organization.
The Kansas Aerial Photography Initiative (KAPI) connects researchers with over 65,000 Kansas aerial photographs created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture between 1950 and 1970.
K-State Researchers past and present are expanding knowledge in agriculture, biodiversity, and other fields. Exceptional research collections, theses, and dissertations are available through the Libraries.
Agricultural Dust Explosions
The Agricultural Dust Explosions collection is a donated research collection of reports and images from Dr. Robert W. Schoeff, who devoted over 30 years of his career at Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry to the study and prevention of agricultural dust explosions.
Biodiversity Information System (BiodIS)
BiodIS, K-State’s Biodiversity Information System, is a portal for users of all ages and fields who have an interest in or need for biodiversity data, including taxonomic, geographic, and ecological information, accompanied by a variety of digital resources.
Kansas State Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports: pre-2004
Theses, Dissertations and Reports produced by Kansas State students prior to 2004.
Kansas State Research and Extension Archived Publications
Research reports on topics specific to agriculture in Kansas and the surrounding region. Reports date from previous year and older.
Larry Claflin Grain Sorghum Disease Image Gallery
This collection was created by Dr. Larry Claflin, a plant pathologist at K-State from 1975 to 2006 and an expert in grain sorghum diseases. Over his career Dr. Claflin traveled widely in Africa, Asia, and North America studying and recording the diseases of various crops
K-State Libraries actively partner with local and national organizations to create high-quality online collections.
Agnic Beef Cattle
A collaboration between K-State Libraries and the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University. This site is one component of AgNIC , the Agriculture Network Information Center, which is coordinated through the National Agricultural Library.
Grain Milling and Processing
A collaboration between K-State Libraries and the K-State Department of Grain Science and Industry. This site is one component of AgNIC , the Agriculture Network Information Center, which is coordinated through the National Agricultural Library.
Kansas Rangelands is part of collaborative effort among Western Land Grant Universities to create an electronic network for seamless access to distributed sources of rangeland information. This web site is maintained by the Kansas Rangelands Project Team, composed of librarians and rangeland experts at Kansas State University.
Kansas Wildflowers & Grasses
Over 6,200 identification photos for 900 species of forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, and other woody plants found growing in Kansas. Photos by Mike Haddock.
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