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The Arkansas City Public Library houses local historical information in the Kansas Room and our circulating Kansas collection on the 2nd floor, including yearbooks and city directories.

Arkansas City Traveler on Microfilm back to 1876

Patrons are welcome to use the microfilm any time the library is open. Prints made from the microfilm are 10 cents each.The Arkansas City Traveler does not have an index, but Library staff and volunteers are attempting to make an index for obituaries. These records cannot be considered free from errors, but if you are looking for an obituary from these years, it is a good place to start. Please see the appropriate spreadsheet, based on the date of death:

Online Resources

Many online resources are available to you, courtesy of the State Library of Kansas.  You will need a Kansas Library card to access these resources.  You may pick one up at the Arkansas City Public Library.  This card is different from your Arkansas City Public Library card.

Some popular resources include:

Mango Languages – Learn another language for a vacation or just for fun.

Learning Express – Includes homework help for kids, Microsoft Office tutorials, and many more helpful resources.

Genealogy Connect and Heritage Quest – Search for your family history.

Auto Repair Reference Center – Access to repair, maintenance, and service information.

Go to the Explore Online Resources page provided by the State Library of Kansas:

Other Sites of Interest:

Riverview Cemetery webpage contains records of internment.

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum also has a research service, and houses local birth, death, and marriage records, as well as cemetery records for the county.

The Arkansas City Traveler 

Cowley County on GenWeb, see their cemetery listings!

Cowley County Cemeteries (excludes those inside city limits), see their map.

Kansas State Historical Society has a listing of microfilm that we can borrow on your behalf (Kansas newspapers, tribal rolls, etc). Click on “Research” to find links to these listings.

Genealogy Connect and Heritage Quest through the State Library of Kansas Online Resources–residents of Kansas can use the State Library’s Heritage Quest Subscription for free!  You need a Kansas Library Card to access this database outside the ACPL.  We can help you get one at the Library.

Find a Grave search by location, name, cemetery.