Kansas Life and Culture
Kansas history, westward expansion, agriculture, and rural life are integral to K-State’s identity. Preserved within the Kansas Life and Culture collections are documents, papers, and institutional archives of importance to the region’s economy and culture. Topical areas of strength include “Bleeding Kansas”, settlement of Kansas, ranching, general agriculture, Santa Fe Trail, political history, railroads, military history, Prohibition, and the development of Kansas State University. The following subcategories further define this topical area.