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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.


Martha Farnsworth was one of many Kansans who worked tirelessly to earn the right to vote for women. She was heavily involved in community organizations advocating for equal suffrage in Kansas. Martha’s Twitter program has been following her life on this day (OTD) more than 100 years ago. #MarthaMakesHistory, the special exhibit, is on display in the State Archives Gallery at the Kansas Historical Society, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday.

Hours open to the public for research

  • Closed through March 31
  • During closure telephone hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • No admission fee
  • ADA accessible with ADA accessible parking in rear, wheelchairs available

Preparing for your research visit

State Archives tours

  • Schedule guided tours for a school group or organization 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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