This collaborative effort began in the fall of 2000. Twelve representatives from the Wichita Public Library, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum and the Wichita State University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections met to discuss the creation of a single Web-based source where researchers could view and study images of Wichita. The Wichita Photo Archives has enhanced the active cooperation between the three participating repositories, provides access to images unique to Wichita that have value in documenting the area’s history, and is intended to increase the general public’s awareness of local history resources.

Wichita Photo Archives

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