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Jessie Irene Brookover Barrier Papers

Beatrix Potter Beswick Figurines

Brian Beattie Papers

Drs. Thomas and Mary Winstead Bonner Collection

Robert Berning Pennants

Robert Berning’s Negatives and Paperweight

Lena Gamble Bixler Papers

William Albert Black Papers

Gary and Barbara Bleeker Children’s Book Author Collection

Ina Borman Papers

Betty Boylan Papers

Brigadier General William A. Bloomer Collection

Brigadier General William A. Bloomer Oral History Interview

Virginia E. Burdick Papers

Caroline Broomand Collection

Hubert R. Buckles Papers


L. Harold Caldwell Papers

Ray Call Research Materials

Harry J. and Helen Wilson Carnine Papers

Charles Cash Papers

John W. Chapman Papers

Stewart Clare Papers

Penny Clark Papers

Sally Conard Photographs

Leona Craft Creager Papers

Ella Mary Crichton Papers

Opal Crissman Papers


Margaret S. Denniston Papers

Ruth DeTurk Papers


Emporia, Kansas, Commemorative Handkerchief

Emporia’s Ascent:  How the Town Grew and Life Changed from 1950 to 2000

Emporia Press Review

Emporia State University Debate Program Trophy Collection

Emporia’s Upper Room, Typescript by James W. Putnam


Faculty Wives Club Records

Virginia Welch Forbeck Papers

Jessie L. Forde Papers

Annette Foster Papers

Freshman Beanie


Roy Gallup Papers

Mary S. Taylor Gantz Papers

Margaret May Wood Gates Papers

The Geology of Kansas by Lyman C. Wooster

Gilson Players Pin and Kansas Master Teachers Watch

Evelyn Moyer Griffin Papers

Eugene E. Grissom Papers

Rose A. Grubbs Papers

Charles Wilford Guthrie’s Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity Paddle


Achsah M. Harris Papers

John E. Hinshaw Papers

Historic American Buildings Surveys: William Allen White House, Main House, and William Allen White House, Mother’s House

A History of the Early Settlers in Emporia

Wilma Adeline Hogan Papers

Ida Anna Cook Hosler Papers

May Hughes Scrapbook

Margaret Keller Humphrey Papers


Iden Meditation Upper Room Collection

Portrait of Frederick Neil Innes, inscribed to James Cuthbert


Gertrude M. Jenks Papers


Kansas Geography by Anne M. Goebel, John B. Heffelfinger, and Delore Gammon

Kansas Sporophytes Theme by Clara V. Ewing

Kansas State Normal School Souvenirs

Kansas State Teachers College Pin

Lyman B. Kellogg Family Papers

Maude Celista Kibler Papers


Loverne L. Papers

Lois Lenski Papers

Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by James Parton

Alma Ise Lindley Papers

Hattie Horner Louthan Collection

Herbert G. Lull Paper


Lorraine Mall Papers

Audio recordings of May Massee reading Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

Grace L. Metz Papers

Patricia S. Miller Collection

Isabel Milligan Papers

Modern Math Demonstration Boards

Alvin E. Morris Papers

Loverne L. Morris and Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher Papers


Clifford H. Nowlin Papers


Laura Brown Page Papers

W. W. Parker Papers

Herbert J. Partridge Papers

Ellen Plumb Papers

Post card views of Kansas State Normal School Campus

Post card with a view of the State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas

Postal Card, Arbor Day on the Kansas State Normal School campus

Dorothy Potts Photographs

Prize in Debate Pin

James W. Putnam Papers


Everett Rich Papers

Edith Ridgeway Papers

The F. O. Rindom Collection of Upper Room Letters

Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg, Illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham


Laura Schlobohm Recording

“Second Reunion of The Upper Room” Program and Letter

Lillie Sexton Papers

Mary Jane Watson Short Papers

Sigma Alpha Iota Records

Program for Sophomore Class Celebration at Mit-Way, Emporia, Kansas

Spotlight Stateside USO Troop Collection

Mary Stauffer’s Alpha Sigma Tau Records

J. Robert Steel Collection

Rose Marie Steinweden Papers

Carolyn Stone Papers

Sunflower Journeys Videotapes

Sunflower Journeys Videotapes


Fred Thompson's Freshman Beanie

Fred and Maud Thompson Fraternity and School Pins


University of Toronto Vertical File on Department of Librarianship at Kansas State Teachers College

Unidentified Photo Album No. 1

Upper Room Bulletin 1920-1921, Volume VII

Upper Room Bulletin 1928-1929, Volume XIV

Upper Room Letters from Bible Lands by Thomas Medary Iden


Myrtle Berges Valburg Photographs


Norman O. Walrafen’s Walnor Crafts Wood Crafts

Bill Watts Papers

Roland Webb Photographs

“William Allen White in His Garden,” Better Homes and Gardens, volume 6, number 4, December 1927

Photographs of 2002 William Allen White Library renovation

Capy Williams Papers

Grace May Enfield Wood Papers

Forrest Woodside Papers


Yes I Can Basketball Camp Poster


Dr. John J. Zimmerman Papers


Special Collections and Archives
William Allen White Library Room 119
Campus Box 4051
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS  66801-5415
(620) 341-6431
Shari Scribner, Archives Manager
(620) 341-5048
Rebekah Curry, Public Services Supervisor
(620) 341-5676
Ally Urban, Graduate Assistant
(620) 341-6431
Special Collections and Archives Home Page


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