ARCHIVES | Baker University & Kansas Area United Methodist

The archival and special collections housed in the Collins Library serves the needs of researchers and scholars at the University, in the United Methodist Church and interested members of the public.

  •  Baker University Archives holds records and documentation of academic, social and administrative activities of the University, and its faculty, staff, students and alumni
  •  Kansas Area United Methodist Archives houses the records of United Methodism and its predecessors in Kansas
  •  Special collections include materials related to Abraham Lincoln, territorial and early history of Kansas and Protestant hymnals.

Visitor Research Guidelines

Materials will be brought to the researcher in the Archives reading room.

Materials may not leave the room.

Brief cases, backpacks and portfolios must be left in the Archives coat rack.

Only pencils or laptops may be used to take notes. Absolutely no marks may be made on Archives material.

A scanner is available in the Archives Reading Room

It is up to the discretion of the Archives staff to decide what may safely be reproduced.

Materials must be handled with care. You may be provided with cotton gloves when handling certain items.

If your research will result in a publication:

  • use the proper citation giving credit to the Archives
  • receive permission to publish for each image used from the collection
  • obtain all necessary copyright permissions from the copyright holder
  • deposit a copy of the publication with the Archives
Methodist Research Links

Annual Conference Journal Memoirs Index
Index to obituaries in Conference Journals. For full text of memoirs appearing in Kansas Conference Journals contact the archivist at Baker. For all other Conferences, follow the instructions on the web page.

200 Years of United Methodism: An Illustrated History
A short general history of Methodism in America

How to Write A Local Church History
A good resource for writing a church history

Methodist History Journal
Online access to articles from the Methodist History Journal

Workshop & Conference Presentations

pdfDisaster Planning
Kay Bradt, Fall 2005

pdfResearching Kansas Methodist Church History
Kay Bradt, Fall 2006

pdfWriting Your Church History
Kay Bradt, Fall 2006

Contact Us

Sara DeCaro
Sara.DeCaro@bakeru.edu
785.594.8380

Archives Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – Noon

Old Castle Hours
Saturday & Sunday: 1 – 4:30 p.m.