University Archives

Established in 1969, the University Archives is the repository for the records documenting the history of the University of Kansas.
Top portion of a page of handwritten text. The heading says "Journal."
Detail of the minutes of the first meeting of the Kansas Board Regents – the governing body for higher education in the state – on March 21, 1865. The Board of Regents established the University of Kansas during this meeting. Call Number: RG 1/2/1.


While some early records were lost, numerous documents were identified and kept by various offices and eventually brought to the Archives for proper preservation and storage. The Archives is working to increase the digital availability of materials within the collections. Digital projects encompass audiovisual material, documents, photographs, and websites.

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