The following database contains the names, nicknames, initials, and symbols of students of the College of Emporia and the Way College who signed the Anderson Memorial Library's dome between 1920 and 1991.
The names on the wall were written by graduating seniors from each college as a way to memorialize their presence at the college. In at least one instance, a student who was not in a graduating class signed the dome. The poem found at the top of this page was written anonymously in commemoration of this rite of passage.
Each name was meticulously recorded and photographed by Nicholas M. Gronseth, a graduate student in the Department of Social Sciences, during an Archives Internship project in the Spring of 2006.
There are three ways to view the pictures of the names as they appear on the walls of the dome:
Questions and feedback regarding this database are most welcome. Please contact Ashley Todd-Diaz, Curator of Special Collections and Archives, to share your thoughts and memories of the dome.
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Ashley Todd-Diaz, Curator
Shari Scribner, Assistant Archivist
Michelle Franklin, Archives Assistant
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