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Other History Resources


The following are some additional resources that may aid your research:
 

Douglas County Genealogical Society
This collection includes issues of The Pioneer (the quarterly newsletter of the Society) as well as directories, various indexes compiled by members of the Society, and other resources of interest to genealogists and researchers studying the history of Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas.
 

Douglas County Historical Society and Watkins Museum of History
This historical society has thousands of photographs and documents pertaining to the history of Douglas County, Kansas and its people. These are available to researchers in the Archives of Watkins Museum of History. 
 

Douglas County Law Library
This library is open to the public and contains resources for researching the law of the United States, Kansas or other states. 
 

Eudora Area Historical Society and Community Museum
This historical society's archives include virtually all Eudora based newspapers since the 1890s, thousands of photographs, yearbooks, correspondence, genealogy and books relating to Eudora and Kansas history.
 

Haskell Indian Nations University Library
This collection covers topics such as tribal histories, conflicts and treaties, arts, culture and literature, as well as civil rights, the environment, and other contemporary issues faced by many tribal nations today. It also contains its own Language and Reference sections, and the John S. Painter special collection.
 

Historic Mount Oread Friends
This site offers information about historic buildings on the Lawrence campus, as well as a suggested tour route.
 

Jayhawker Yearbooks at e-Yearbook.com
This subscription-based site features over 60 yearbooks for the University of Kansas. Some of the proceeds from the subscription benefit the University of Kansas.
 

Kansas Genealogical Society & Online Library
This society maintains an extensive library holding books, manuscripts, vital records, cemetery records and census records. Its primary focus is on the State of Kansas. However, the collection does include some records of national and international interest.
 

Kansas Historical Society
Designated as the trustee of the state in 1879 and as the repository of official government records in 1905, the Historical Society collects and preserves the story of Kansas history.
 

Kenneth Spencer Research Library
The Kansas Collection of the research library provides researchers with primary source materials that document the history of Kansas and the region. This includes the following 3 collections: African American ExperienceDouglas County Records, and Photographs, Papers and Records of Life in Kansas and the Great Plains.
 

KU Booth Hall of Athletics - Student-Athlete Database
This is an all-sport database complete with student-athlete names, roster years and accolades.
 

KU Campus Heritage Plan
This plan provides the campus and University community with a broad, comprehensive understanding of the historic development of the campus. 
 

Lawrence Public Library
This library offers a Local History Room as well as online historical and genealogical resources.
 

Lecompton Historical Society
Site has stories about the town, area, territorial and state history. 
 

Old Castle Museum at Baker University
This museum provides online digital collections, as well as online archives.
 

University Archives, University of Kansas
This is the repository for the records documenting the history of the University of Kansas. Many records and photos are digitized and available on the website, and you may follow up with their staff for further help.
 

Wakarusa River Valley Museum
This museum documents the region's history, which was key for the Underground Railroad and a hotbed of abolitionism. The museum houses a variety of historical and genealogical records.


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