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
All throughout 2018, Special Collections and Archives will celebrate the sesquicentennial of William Allen White with exhibits and special events. Our newest exhibit, in the International Display Case on the library’s second floor, focuses on White’s autobiography. Published in 1946, two years after his death, The Autobiography of William Allen White earned the 1947 Pulitzer … More From Emporia, to the World
In our post about our exhibit celebrating Albert Taylor Hall, we encouraged visitors to cast a vote for their favorite Miss Emporia 1979 candidate, and now the results are in! Janet Ann Irwin is the runaway winner with ten votes. Janet’s hometown was Topeka, and she was sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma. Her talent act for … More And the winner is . . .
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