Special Collections and Archives has a new display marking the hundredth anniversary of Albert Taylor Hall. Ever since it opened in June 1917, Albert Taylor Hall has been a center of activity for both campus and community. It has hosted many world-renowned musicians, actors, and speakers, such as the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Orson Welles, and … More Albert Taylor Hall: A Century in the Spotlight
Books, books, and more books! In every corner of Special Collections and Archives, we have several types of books. Old, new, rare, and highly distinguished, we are proud to give you a little insight into what we have to offer to researchers and other patrons. This is from a recent donation. The collection of … More “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” –Stephen King
Hello Everyone, and Welcome to the October Post! Last we spoke, we were gearing up for the Stringtown tour, which was phenomenal by the way! Today I want to talk to you about William Allen White. Now, I know he isn’t the main focus of my Collection, but he did some serious work in Emporia … More William Allen White
Hello All! In case you haven’t seen the flyers around campus and downtown, we are having an official Stringtown Tour on Tuesday September 26! It is a free bus tour around historical sites that were important to Black Emporia. I highly encourage you to attend! We will be meeting in the Learning commons for the … More Stringtown Tour!
Hello Readers, I have been hired as the new Graduate Assistant in charge of the Black Emporia Collection. Yay! I am so excited to share this new part of my life with you all! I will be taking you step by step through the collection as I learn it. We will start with the basics … More The Start of My Journey Through Black Emporia