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
Emporia State University’s Special Collections and Archives will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the May Massee Collection with a week of special events from June 19 through 23. May Massee was one of America’s most influential children’s book editors, with a career that spanned from the 1920s to the early 1960s. She published many classic … More Announcing May Massee Week
Since I began working in the Special Collections and Archives, I have had the chance to work with quite a few of the collections, so when it came time to pick one for the Celebrating Voices exhibit, I knew exactly who I was going to pick. I have always been interested in the influence that … More Iden’s Upper Room Influence