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Special Collections & Archives

Welcome to Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives

Beginning August 17, Special Collections & Archives is serving patrons in person and remotely. Patrons who plan to conduct research at Special Collections & Archives in William Allen White Library must contact staff to make an appointment at archives@emporia.edu or (620) 341-6431. Emporia State University requires all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear masks inside campus buildings. ESU students, faculty, and staff will enter William Allen White Library by swiping their Hornet ID card; off-campus visitors will be let into the building by library staff. Patrons who do not plan to conduct research in person may contact Special Collections & Archives with queries, which staff will then research on their behalf.

We are the repository for records and artifacts of permanent, historical value produced or received by Emporia State University that pertain to its development and functions and/or represent it in its regional, national and global context.

Some of the resources Special Collections and Archives contains include the records of administrative and academic offices of the University, graduate reports and dissertations, university publications, artifacts and memorabilia of campus life, athletic events, performances and exhibits, manuscript collections of faculty, alumni and community members, and rare books.

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Catalogs

Learn more about our resources, artifacts, and rare book collections.

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Access

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About

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Exhibits and Programs

Explore exhibits and learn about programs serving campus and community patrons.

Exhibits and Programs
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Visit

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