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The Center for Ethnic Studies is available to patrons between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Appointments for use of The Center for Ethnic Studies are appreciated and walk-ins are welcome.
Policy for usage of the Ethnic Room
Power Point presentation given to the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies 2013 Conference on June 8th.
The Center for Ethnic Studies, which focuses on the heritage of this area, contains a variety of items which include the following:
The Center is supported by Forsyth Library, the Department of History, and several interested groups and individual patrons. The Volga German Society of Rush and Ellis Counties and the Bukovina Society of the Americas are playing vital roles in developing the Center through donations of resource materials and funds for the enhancement of the facilities and purchases of additional resources. Lawrence Weigel, noted folklorist, has donated a substantial portion of his personal collection of materials on the Volga Germans which, together with many of the publications of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, provide a rich source for further research.
While the holdings in these areas will continue to grow, the Center is seeking to further enhance its holdings pertaining to other ethnic groups in Kansas such as the Czechs, Dutch, English, French, Germans and Scandinavians as well as Blacks, Asians and Hispanics.
The Guide to the Collections (a bibliography of the Center for Ethnic Studies) created in 1997 by Dr. Helmut Schmeller has been updated with new items added to the collection since that time.
The Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau is also available to help with your inquiries about the Volga German heritage of the area. You may contact them at www.haysusa.net.
Center for Ethnic StudiesForsyth LibraryFort Hays State University600 Park StreetHays, KS 67601-4099(785) 628-5901
Patty Nicholas Head of Center forEthnic Studiespnichola@fhsu.edu
Mail and telephone inquiries, including arrangements for additional hours at the Center, are welcome. Please contact: Patty Nicholas
Hours:Summer Hours:Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Sat & Sun: Closed thru Aug. 17
For current month(s) and detailed information, please select desired month under announcements (below).Phone: 785.628.4434Fax: 785.628.4096Contacts DirectoryMailing Address: Forsyth Library 600 Park Street Hays, KS 67601Physical Address: 502 South Campus Drive Hays, KS 67601-4099