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Prairie Studies Initiative Resources

The Prairie Studies Initiative aims to strengthen dialogue and inspire creative scholarship among those engaged in studying the natural ecosystems, history, culture, and livelihoods of the prairies.

Library Research Guide

PSI Contacts

General Questions

Please contact the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art for general questions about the Initiative:


K-State Libraries Collections
For more information about prairie studies resources in the Morse Department of Special Collections, and/or using special collections materials please contact Kansas Life & Culture Curator David B. Allen


For general library resources questions about using K-State Libraries resources related to prairie studies, please contact Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian Livia Olsen at


The Saylor Prairie Ecology Endowment supports the purchase of library materials related to prairie studies. Recommendations for items that might be purchased through this endowment should be sent to Content Development Librarian Diana Farmer at