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
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