Kansas State University

The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department

The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections is on the 5th floor of the Hale Library on the Kansas State University campus.

Front of Library
Hale Library on the campus of Kansas State University (photo: k-state.edu)

The department holds nearly 90,000 monographs, serials, pamphlets, maps, and broadsides dating from 1486 to present.

The collections include the Cookery Collection, which contains thousands of cookbooks that date back to 1487; the Clementine Paddleford collection, an internationally-known food writer and critic during the 1920s-1960s; the collections of the Delta Chapter (1917-1935) of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; documents from Lt. Marjorie Hornstead, U.S. Army Nurse during World War II; Minnie Howell, the first black woman to graduate from Kansas State Agricultural College, documents; and the Saint John’s Bible.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Phone: 1-785-532-7456

Web Address: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/special-collections

Physical Address: 506 Hale Library, Manahattan, KS

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