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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."


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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.


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Encore Performances of Emporia WWII Film at ESU

Oct. 28, 2019 University Libraries & Archives

As part of Emporia’s All Veterans Tribute!, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives will present the documentary “From Horse Cavalry to B-29: The Kansas Homefront During World War II” twice next week.