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Special Events for American Archives Month

Oct. 7, 2021 University Libraries & Archives

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives invites the campus and community to activities in celebration of American Archives Month in October, including virtual readings by local authors, exhibits, and special features on social media.


Book covers, "Ghost Boys" and "Small Spaces"

William Allen White Children’s Book Winners Announced

May 24, 2021 University Libraries & Archives

The spirit of the supernatural is the common denominator between the two books selected by Kansas schoolchildren for the 2021 William Allen White Children’s Book Awards. Voters in Grades 3 through 5 selected “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden. Voters in Grades 6 through 8 chose “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes.


Archives Presents Literary Journal Discussion

April 19, 2021 University Libraries & Archives

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives presents a discussion with Cheryl Unruh and Tracy Million Simmons, editors of 105: Meadowlark Reader, a new literary journal dedicated to creative nonfiction by Kansas authors.


Two Book Readings in Late October

Oct. 20, 2020 University Libraries & Archives

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives invites the campus and community to literary readings from two Kansas novels published by Meadowlark Books, an Emporia-based independent press dedicated to books from the Midwest. To view livestreams and recordings of these events, and to submit questions for Q&A segments, attendees can visit emporia.edu/live.




Archives Offers Virtual Open Mic Event

April 8, 2020 University Libraries & Archives

While the office in William Allen White Library is closed due to the COVID-19 situation, ESU Special Collections and Archives is offering alternative ways for the community to connect with them.


Children's Literature Focus of Archives Exhibit

March 2, 2020 University Libraries & Archives

On March 5, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives will present the exhibit "Over the Rainbow and Down the Street: Exploring the World of Children’s Literature."


Lem Sheppard

Presentation Explores the Harlem Renaissance and Kansas

Feb. 17, 2020 University Libraries & Archives

ESU Special Collections and Archives will host “The Harlem Renaissance,” a presentation and discussion by Lem Sheppard, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Learning Commons of William Allen White Library. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.


Women's Suffrage Topic of Archives Program

Feb. 4, 2020 University Libraries & Archives

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives and the William Allen White Community Partnership, Inc. invite the community to a program in celebration of William Allen White’s 152nd birthday and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.