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Special Collections and Archives People of the Dome

People of the Dome

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.

Questions and feedback regarding this database are most welcome. Please contact Special Collections and Archives to share your memories of the dome.