• Home
  • History Day
  • Helpful Resources

Spencer Research Library is currently closed to the public, and in-person services are unavailable at this time. Staff remain available to provide services and resources for remote teaching, learning, and research. Please contact us at ksrlref@ku.edu for limited research support and reproduction request options. Visit https://lib.ku.edu/remote for more information about KU Libraries services and resources.

Helpful Resources

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
Selected general resources


Caitlin Donnelly Klepper
Head of Public Services

1.5 million visits a year at 7 library locations
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection
—American Library Association
KU ScholarWorks offers access to more than 13,000 items created by KU faculty and students
An international leader in the open access movement
Users check out nearly 300,000 items every year
Users access more than 3.3 million articles online each year
More than 111,000 scores, books, sound recordings, and other volumes in Music & Dance Library
Anschutz Library serves as KU’s 24-hour study facility for students
More than 700 Vosper Society members support the mission of KU Libraries
KU Today