William Allen White spent his life in rural Kansas and became known as the voice of small-town America. However, he also went far beyond the small town and was equally able to move in sophisticated circles. Our newest exhibit explores these two parts of his career, as illustrated in his literary friendships with the down-home … More Town and Country
. . . that’s the question our latest international exhibit answers! Like his father William Allen White, William Lindsay White (1900-1973) was an author as well as a world traveler. Unlike the elder White, whose works were mostly concerned with Midwestern life, “Bill” wrote a great deal about his experiences overseas. During World War II, … More Where in the World Is William Lindsay White?
Have you ever watched a film adaptation of a book and found that it was significantly different from the original story? William Allen White had this experience in 1920 when he went to see the movie based on his novel In the Heart of a Fool. In a letter to his wife Sallie, he wrote, … More “The Picture Is a Mess!”
Hello everyone!! My name is Ally Urban and I am the new Graduate Assistant of the Black Emporia Collection here in Special Collections and Archives. Before this position I was a student assistant as an undergraduate for two years and I am excited to work with the Black Emporia Collection. My undergraduate degree was in … More Graduate Assistant Introduction
Special Collections and Archives has opened the first of two major exhibits on William Allen White’s life and work. The Literary World of William Allen White focuses on White’s career as a writer. Learn about the history behind his three most famous editorials, sample his wit and wisdom with some humorous and insightful quotations, explore … More The Literary World of William Allen White