About Digital Commons at Pittsburg State University

Digital Commons@Pitt State is an open access digital collection whose purpose is to collect and disseminate the intellectual and creative output of the university’s faculty, staff and students. Contributions come from all over campus and include faculty research and publications, electronic theses, newsletters, university archives, research colloquium presentations, and other presentations and scholarship created by the university. The repository helps to expand the visibility and influence of Pittsburg State University to outside academic communities by making publications available on the open web.

Digital Commons also hosts digital collections from the University Archives and Special Collections. This includes mostly digitized manuscript collections and materials such as letters, newspapers, photographs and ledgers but also university publications and yearbooks. These digital collections mostly focus on the history of Pittsburg State University, Southeast Kansas and neighboring regions in adjacent states. Some content is also provided by community partners in Kansas who have worked with Axe Library to ensure their preservation and long-term access through the archives and the digital repository.

For historical questions or donations to special collections, please contact Special Collections & University Archives: | (620) 235-4883

For technical inquiries regarding Digital Commons@Pitt State, please contact the institutional repository manager: