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About Special Collections and Archives

About Special Collections and 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. 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.

Visit + Contact Information

Reading Room Hours (Room 119)

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday Closed

(or By Appointment)


Special Collections and Archives

William Allen White Library

Campus Box 4051

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS 66801-5415

(620) 341-6431

Shari Scribner, University Archivist

(620) 341-5048

Rebekah Curry, Public Services Supervisor

(620) 341-5676

Jessica Shields, Graduate Assistant

(620) 341-6431

Special Collections and Archives LibGuide

This guide will introduce you to the ESU Special Collections and Archives, and serves as a starting point to help you begin your original research.