Kansas State Historical Society

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6425 SW Sixth St.
Topeka, KS 66612

The Center for Historical Research at the society is comprised of three sections: Library, State Archives, and Manuscripts. The society has published a listing of historical societies, genealogical societies, and museums throughout Kansas, which includes their addresses, hours of operation, and general descriptions of their collections. Interested individuals may purchase a copy from the Kansas State Historical Society.

Most extant territorial records, including census enumerations, are retained here. The researcher should review the specific category of records of interest for exact information. Included are territorial records pertaining to John Brown, the New England Emigrant Aid Company, and territorial military records as well as information about early settlers and pioneers.