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The following is a list of resources available to help you learn more about the veterans on our list.  If in your search you discover new information we hope you'll share it with us.


The information on this list isn't linkable.  However you can use the key words to find information on the resources online.  The eventual launching of the web version of this website will include live links to this content and more.  Keep on the look out for more information.


Local Resources

Manhattan Public Library

Address:  629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502   Phone:  785-776-4741   Web:


- World War II Veterans Oral History Project, DVDs (151 interviews).  Created by the Riley County Historical Society.

- Newpaper Microfilm Collection.  Includes all local newspapers published during World War II.


Specific books to check out include:
Manhattan in the 20th Century: A Pictorial Collection, published by the Manhattan Mercury (R 978.1).

A History of Manhattan, Kansas, by Jack, Lowell (978.1).

Fort Riley: Citadel of the Frontier West, by William McKale (R 978.1).

Fort Riley: Images of America, by William McKale (R 978.1).


Riley County Genealogical Society

Address:  2005 Claflin Rd., Manhattan, KS 66502   Phone:  785-565-6495   Web:


- Marriage licenses, probate and naturalization records.

- Obituaries 1993-2015.

- Kansas Kin Newsletter 1963-present.

- Index of Historic Newspaper Surnames.


Riley County Historical Society and Museum

Address:  2309 Claflin Rd., Manhattan, KS 66502   Phone: 785-565-6490   Web:


A great resource to check out without necessarily knowing what you're looking for specifically.

- Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Scrapbooks.


Hale Library - Kansas State University

Address: 1117 Mid-Campus Dr. Nth, Manhattan, KS 66506  Phone: 785-532-3014  Web:


- TBD. Digital and physical collection of the Kansas State Collegian Newspaper.


City of Manhattan

Address:  1101 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502   Phone: 785-565-6490   Web:


- Gravesite locater, ARC GIS web database.


Riley County Office Building

Address:  110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66502   Phone: 785-537-6340   Web:


- Property Deeds and Marriage Licenses.


Regional Resources

U. S. Cavalry Museum

Address:  205 Henry Ave., Ft. Riley, KS 66442   Phone: 785-239-2737   Web:


- Collection of photographs and documents related to the history of Fort Riley.


Eisenhower Library

Address:  200 SE 4th St., Abilene, KS 67410   Phone: 785-263-6700   Web:


- Composite Collection of World War II Participants and Contemporaries.  Archive of donated materials from numerous individual donors, including 8  veterans listing Manhattan as their residence.


- Inauguration Ceremonies of Milton Eisenhower as President of Kansas State College Broadcast over Farm & Home Hour ( September 30, 1943, NBC).


- From Horse Cavalry to B-29: The Kansas Homefront During WWII.  Instructional collection (TB) created by Emporia State University.



National Resources

National Archives and Records Administration

Address:  8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740-6001   Phone:  1-866-272-6272   Web:


-  Digital and physical collection of enlistment and service records for all military service men and women.


Smithsonian Library

Address:  P.O. Box 37012 MRC 154 Washington, D. C. 20013-7012   Phone:  1-202-633-2240   Web:


- Digital and physical collections of material related to World War II.



Other Resources

On the Web - An essential tool in our research on the veterans featured on this site. -  A non-profit virtual library housing millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.  This includes nearly every K-State Collegian and Royal Purple Yearbook. - Public access available at the Manhattan Public Library. - Public access available at the Manhattan Public Library.


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