The Dorothy D. Richards Kansas Collection contains nonfiction and fiction books about the history of Kansas and the West. Here you will also find resources to help you trace your genealogy. There is a special collection having to do with Volga German families. In addition, there is microfilm of the Hays Daily News from 1929 to the present, as well as other Ellis County newspapers and Ellis County Census Records. We also have many maps and atlases, both historical and modern. There are many items in the Kansas Room that can be checked out, but some Kansas Room materials may not be checked out from the library but are available for use in the building. The Kansas Room's photograph archives are now available online! This searchable database contains copies of the nearly two thousand photographs the Kansas Room keeps in its records. To access the archives CLICK HERE