Archives and other Resources

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Our Archives

Here you can explore the resources we have to offer through ECHS

Photograph collections

  • Ellis county photographers Guercio, Dennin, Fishgrabe

  • Father Burkey's, Sternberg Historical photographs and Paul King's collections

  • Local family and individual portraits

  • Accidents to windmills to original downtown area buildings and parades

Record books

  • Docket books from 1870-1960

  • Maps and Atlases from 1905 and 1922

  • Telephone books and directories starting in 1931

  • Hays City building permits from April 2, 1921 to December 20,1973

  • Hays Court record books from 1867 to 1971

  • Newspaper clippings and obituaries

  • Yearbooks from Fort Hays State University, Hays High Indian Call, St. Joseph's Military Academy, Marian High, Thomas Moore Prep and Kennedy

Various other Files

  • Funeral Card collections, including some in German

  • Walker Army Airfield information including Walker Talker Papers

  • Ellis County lodges and clubs

  • Anna Surprise collection

  • Alvin Komlofske file collection

  • Matilda Kleyman gile collection

  • Genealogy books by local families

  • Kansas Historical Quarterlies

  • Other Kansas reference books

Other Resources

Partner websites and other resources

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia - Sunflower Chapter

Bukovinas Society of the Americas

Genealogy Book Order Form

Best Practices for obtaining permission to use Ellis County Society Collections Materials

Collections Policy

Fees for Archive use