The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections acquires, preserves and provides access to a rich array of historic materials. More than one million items – manuscripts, rare and unique books, photographs – serve the diverse research needs of scholars, casual researchers and learning communities.
Special Collections serves as a vital epicenter for primary research at K-State and needs your help in saving, preserving, and promoting our collections. Your financial contribution of any amount plays a significant role in enhancing existing collections and developing innovative resources.
News and Annoucements
Due to the May 22, 2018 Hale Library fire access to our collections is very limited. Special Collections books, manuscripts, posters, and university records are currently unavailable. We currently have access to our digital collections, and a small group of frequently used reference materials and photographs are available for use in a temporary reading room in 116 Bluemont Hall.
Learn more about the reading room in the October 16, 2018 K-State Today article.