Explore African American history, culture and experience from the 16th through 20th centuries. The new database includes 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience from more than 35 states.
Yes, it does! Genealogy Librarian presents unpublished manuscript at the 2014 Underground Railroad Conference in Detroit (July 16-20, 2014), along with the genealogy of a local resident. The genealogy includes Joseph Kennedy (J. K.) and Mary Worrell (Smith) Hudson. Each who has made their mark on Topeka history.
Searching for your family history? Make your first stop our second floor, where you’ll find a room just for researching Topeka and Topekans. Learn how Mark found relatives he never knew existed.
Welcome to the first room in the Topeka Room Suite. It is the Keith and Bette Bossler Foyer. In this space is the staff desk, as well as art and architectural remnants with links to Topeka’s past. I’ll just highlight a couple of items here. To see more, please visit us in person. When you […]
Come on in! You can find us on the second floor of the library in Room 204. The Topeka Room suite houses our Local History and Genealogy collections and resources. The suite consists of four rooms including the Keith and Bette Bossler Foyer, the research room, the Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker Genealogy Center, and […]
Kansas Author Robert Collins will be in the Topeka Room (204) on Sunday, July 21, 2013 to talk about his newest book Kansas County Seat Conflicts as well as his other writing including Ghost Railroads of Kansas. Since the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1855 well into the Twentieth Century, communities have fought over the […]