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Please note that all research conducted within the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum Archives consists of those resources held within the physical collections of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum. These collections include, but are not limited to, school newspapers, annuals, student and staff directories, photographs, and other materials printed at Haskell Institute, Haskell Indian Junior College, and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Information regarding these items and their use can be obtained by contacting us directly using the "Contact" link at the top of this page or by emailing us at


Requests for information regarding individuals who attended Haskell need to be directed to the National Archives and Records Administration in Kansas City, Missouri. Contact information and instructions for making a research request to the National Archives is given below.



Due to Federal Record scheduling, Haskell student files are removed to the National Archives and Records Administration (Kansas City Regional Office) periodically. No copies of these records are kept on campus; therefore all requests pertaining to them must be done through the National Archives and Records Administration.




To visit the Archives and make a request in person, the Kansas City Regional Office is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.


Hours for the facility are:



Research Rooms: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Exhibits: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Please note that this facility is closed to the public on Sundays, Mondays, and Federal holidays.


To submit a request by mail or telephone:

National Archives

400 West Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-268-8000


To submit a request by email:


When submitting a request to the National Archives, please include the individual’s date of birth, as well as variant spellings of his or her name. Additional information, such as the names of parents or tribal affiliation, may be helpful in identifying a match.


Please note that the National Archives charges a minimum mail order fee of $20 for the first 1-25 pages for copies of files. Requesting parties will be advised of any cost associated with receiving copies of any files requested.


The Indian Leader Archive is the result of a collaboration between Dr. Stephen Egbert of the University of Kansas and Travis Campbell of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum.

The goal of this project was to ensure the availability of this valuable resource to students and researchers around the world while limiting handling of the fragile original copies of the newspapers and annuals and overcoming access issues encountered with the microfilm copies in the possession of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum's archives.

Electronic copies were made of these microfilm rolls that were produced by the Kansas Historical Society in the early 1990s and 2000. These are presented here in PDF format.

Special thanks to The Indian Leader, Scanning America, University of Kansas Libraries, and Tommaney Library at Haskell Indian Nations University.

1935 Exhibition--Printing Dept. (
Print shop exhibit at Haskell Institute open house, 1935.
(Photo courtesy of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library)
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