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State Archives

The State Archives, located at the Kansas Historical Society headquarters in west Topeka, has a professionally staffed research room where the public can use historic government records, Kansas newspapers and other resources for Kansas history and genealogy research.

Hours open to the public for research

  • March - October: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
  • November - February: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
  • Closed state holidays
  • No admission fee
  • ADA accessible, ADA accessible parking in rear, wheelchairs available

Preparing for your research visit

State Archives tours

  • Schedule guided tours for a school group or organization at least two weeks in advance

    State Archives, Topeka

Public transportation

  • Through Topeka Transit
  • Via #5 West 6th or #7 Huntoon purple routes, Social Security stop
  • Requires walking and service is limited


State Archives research room

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