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Students at Hillcrest Elementary School,

Lawrence, Kansas, February 1956.

Lawrence Journal-World Photo Collection.

Call Number: RH PH LJW

We know that conducting research can be really difficult. It often requires finding and compiling sources from multiple libraries, archives, and websites. To help you on your way, we’ve created this list of resources. Please do not hesitate to also seek assistance from our staff at any time!

University of Kansas Libraries resources
University of Kansas resources
Kansas and Missouri resources (within 90 miles of Lawrence)
History Day resources
General resources
  • ArchivesWiki: Find out information about archives all over the country and world. A useful resource, although incomplete.
  • ArchiveGrid: This website contains includes over four million records describing archival materials at over 1,000 institutions from the United States and around the world.

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