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Kansas Society of Architects records

Call Number: RH MS 850


This collection includes financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, and other administrative information for the Kansas Society of Architects, a professional organization for architects living and/or working in Kansas.


  • Creation: 1920 - 2019


Conditions Governing Access

All materials in this collection except those located at RH MS S63 are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Kansas Society of Architects

The Kansas Society of Architects was chartered in 1921. Now called the American Institute of Architects in Kansas (AIAKS), the state organization serves as a resource for its membership and its mission is to be the voice of the architectural profession in Kansas. There are currently three local sections in the Kansas chapter for the Manhattan, Wichita, and Topeka areas. The organization provides continuing education for architects and advocates on their behalf with the state legislature.


35 Linear Feet (36 boxes + 4 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder, 11 audio cassettes)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

This collection comprises records relating to the membership, events, and administrative activities of the American Insitute of Architects in Kansas, formerly the Kansas Society of Architects. Included are administrative records, comprising committee minutes and related documents; conference materials, including preparatory documentation; board and executive committee minutes; honors and awards competition records; membership records and handbooks; AIAKS newsletters and publications; electronic awards entries; and interviews on audio cassette tapes.

The bulk of the collection is housed at RH MS 850. Oversize materials have been physically separated and are located at RH MS Q460, RH MS R455, and RH MS S63. Audiovisual materials have also been separated and are located at KC AV 84.


The original collection (boxes 1-18) was processed in the order it was received. Intellectual arrangement of these boxes was imposed during processing of the 2016 addition in 2019, and as a result this arrangement may not be entirely accurate. Additionally, materials related to a single topic may appear in multiple series.

Physical Location

RH MS 850

Physical Location

Contact Spencer Library Public Services (Library Annex)

Physical Location

RH MS Q460

Physical Location

RH MS R455

Physical Location


Physical Location

KC AV 84

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Kansas Society of Architects, 1988; Terry Humphrey and Erin Nisly, 2016; Jeffrey A. Schutzler, 2019; Terry Humphrey, 2020.

Guide to the Kansas Society of Architects Collection
Kansas Society of Architects records
Finding aid prepared by rh, 2006. Finding aid encoded by rh, 2006. Finding aid revised by vej, 2019; mmj 2022.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Kansas Society of Architects records, RH MS 850, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States