PSI and K-State Libraries
K-State Libraries are a partner in the Prairie Studies Initiative (PSI) which aims to strengthen dialog and inspire creative scholarship among those engaged in studying the natural ecosystems, history, culture, and livelihoods of the prairies and to employ the arts to make this research meaningful to a wide public.
The Morse Department of Special Collections (located on the 5th floor of Hale Library) contains a wide variety of manuscripts, archival collections, and rare books related to Kansas' Flint Hills, the Tallgrass National Prairie Preserve, and North American Grasslands history.
The Prairie Studies Initiative (PSI) promotes diverse modes of inquiry and cross-disciplinary perspectives in place-based research by faculty, staff, and students at K-State. PSI organizes both professional and public events that pair leaders in the arts with leaders in natural and social sciences and the humanities to stimulate communication and creative research among scholars.