Special Collections & University Archives

The Special Collections and Archives departments contain material pertaining primarily to Kansas and Pittsburg State University. The departments specialize in printed materials from Southeast Kansas, its culture and inhabitants, and the correspondence, libraries, business files and memorabilia of significant Southeast Kansans. All printed items are listed in the Library catalog. Photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, and other non-print materials are cataloged in the Special Collections Reading room.

Collection Services

Finding Aids

Information for Researchers
Special Collections guidelines and information for donors.

Digital Commons Special Collections

University Archives 
Papers and records that make up the collective historical memory of the Pittsburg State University community.

Digital Commons 
Digital creations of PSU faculty, staff, and students.


The Hertlein-Whitehead Visiting Scholars Program
A funding opportunity for visiting scholars

Information and reproductions are provided for reference use only. Permission to publish, exhibit or broadcast must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, Leonard H. Axe Library, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

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Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

We are closed for lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm