The department offers several books for sale.  Some are the products of Wichita State students or alumni.  Some were originally from Rowfant Press.  Proceeds help support publication and research within the department. To obtain a copy, please contact the department.

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Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains 1859-1875

A flagship work from the former Rowfant Press, this compilation of writings from Wichita founder James R. Mead is one of the best discussions of south central Kansas in the 1800s. 

Price:  $20

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Luke the Longhorn: Chisholm's Trail 

A graphic novel that tells the story of Wichita through eyes of a lovable longhorn named Luke.  This first book in a trilogy takes the reader along the Chisholm Trail to a trading post settlement that was to become Wichita. The artwork of Wichita State alum Miles Foley brings to life the text by Matt  Pacholski and Wichita State students Andrea Wilson and Lisa Duran. 
Price $5.95
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Luke the Longhorn:  The Four Horsemen

 In this second in the Luke the Longhorn graphic novel series, Luke and his friends witness Wichita and Park City fight for railroad connections and the cattle trade. The artwork of Wichita State alum Miles Foley brings to life the text by Wichita State students Andrea Wilson and Lisa Duran.

Price $5.95

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Luke the Longhorn: The Peerless Princess of the Plains  

Wichita in the 1870s had landed the cattle trade but now struggles with the consequences in this last in the Luke the Longhorn Trilogy. The artwork of Wichita State alum Miles Foley brings to life the text by Wichita State students Andrea Wilson and Lisa Duran

Price $5.95

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Wichita Rock & Roll 1950s - 1980s 

A celebration of the local rock music scene in Wichita featuring the bands, musicians and venues that defined a generation of local youth.  The graphic design work of Harry Dobbin and the effort of the Wichita Rock Music History Project made this project possible. 

Price:  $29.95

Wichita Jazz and Vice

Wichita Jazz and Vice Betwen the World Wars

Based on the thesis of Wichita State student Joshua Yearout, this study of Wichita in the 1920s and 1930s discusses how the Jazz scene and the music scene connected...or didn't.

Price: $15.00