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Special Collections and Archives Online Exhibits

Online Exhibits

View exhibits that explore the history of ESU and the lives of notable people associated with the university and the city of Emporia.


In the Center of It All!

"In the Center of it All" is a photographic history of the ESU campus, featuring images from the Walter M. Andersen collection.

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When You Hear the News Back Home

"When you hear the News Back Home" explores the life and military career of Brigadier General William A. Bloomer.

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WWI and the Memorial Union

WWI and the Memorial Union: Honoring Veterans, Serving Students," commemorates the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war and the 92nd anniversary of the Memorial Union, which honors Emporia State University's students, staff and faculty veterans.

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General Bloomer's Letter Home

Read General Bloomer's letter home.

General Bloomer's Letter Home

“A Thousand Words: Photographs from the Walter M. Andersen Collection” showcases some of the 12,000+ images which document the history of Emporia & Lyon County and Andersen’s interest in railroads.

Walter M. Andersen Collection
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“Delving Deeper: Discovering ESU’s Hidden Gems” highlights some of the university’s lesser-known spaces, places, and programs.

ESU's Hidden Gems