The archival and special collections housed in the Collins Library serves the needs of researchers and scholars at the University.
The Kansas Area United Methodist Archives houses the records of United Methodism and its predecessors in Kansas.
Baker University Archives holds records and documentation of academic, social and administrative activities of the University.
Special collections include materials related to Abraham Lincoln, territorial and early history of Kansas and Protestant hymnals.
These annual awards honor Brenda Day, late archivist of the Kansas Area United Methodist Archives. These awards are given for as many as two outstanding papers written by undergraduate students in Kansas. The papers must explore facets of Methodism in Kansas and take advantage of material housed in the Kansas Area United Methodist Archives.
2011 - Jessica Benner
2010 - No Winner
2009 - Dan Clifford