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Jul 3, 2013

Hot diggity -- dogs!

I’ve always thought that children liked books about dogs.  This was true for me growing up; many hours were spent reading (and re-reading)&...

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Apr 22, 2013

Arbor Day: A Celebration of Trees

In 1854, J. Sterling Morton and his wife left Detroit, Michigan, for the Nebraska Territory.  Trees and other plants were needed to beautify the ...

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Apr 19, 2013

A Tale of Two Rabbits

Once upon a time there was a little girl who grew up in England.  She didn’t go to school, instead being   educated by a ...

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Mar 29, 2013

Stormy Weather: A Jazz Celebration

April showers do bring May flowers, but the rain won’t last forever. So scat to the downbeat, come on and groove, just move your feet, as we ...

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Mar 18, 2013

Authors' Tea

On January 31, 2013 the 5th - 8th grades at Turning Point Academy welcomed Ashley Todd-Diaz, ESU’s Curator of Special Collections and Archives, ...

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Feb 25, 2013

Emporia, Kansas: From the Beginning

Photograph of a map of the city of Emporia, Kansas, 1878. The Walter M. Andersen Collection   Emporia, Kansas, was founded on ...

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Feb 4, 2013

We've got your cure for "Kansas Day Syndrome"!

According to teacher, principal, superintendent, and 1920 Kansas State Normal School graduate L. Harold Caldwell, “Kansas Day Syndrome” ...

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Jan 25, 2013

Looking Back to the Beginning

 Kellogg, 1865     In 1863, just two years after Kansas became a state, Kansas State Normal School was founded. Lyman B. ...

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Jan 18, 2013

Illustrating the Holidays

 The Special Collections and Archives welcomed students, faculty, staff and community members Tuesday, December 18th, for the opening reception ...

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Dec 19, 2012

A Christmas Lesson, by Thomas M. Iden, December 14, 1901

This is how the upper floor of the Emporia Gazette building at 511 Merchant appeared on weekdays in 1901.  On Saturday nights this room was ...

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Nov 20, 2012

Mystery Photo #4 - Exercise Time!

Please help us identify this picture! Let us know if you recognize anyone or know what they're doing!  

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Nov 20, 2012

"The Normal Yell is in the Air": A Day at the Game, April 25, 1911

April 1911:  A cold breeze blows over a baseball field on which two rival squads compete.  It is the annual battle between Kansas State ...

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Nov 13, 2012

Fall Semester in the Special Collections and Archives

This blog post was contributed by Kylie Lewis '12, an Information Resources Studies student who spent her practicum in the William Allen White Library...

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Nov 9, 2012

Mystery Photo #3 - We got Villa!

Here's this week's mystery photo. Do you have any input regarding what is going on in this picture? We would love to hear your thoughts!  

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Nov 8, 2012

Celebrating the Glory of Fall

The Special Collections and Archives welcomes visitors to experience our latest exhibit Celebrating the Glory of Fall, which pays homage to both the ...

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Nov 2, 2012

Mystery photo #2 - A Sunhat, Canoeing and Watermelon!

Take a look at our second mystery photo. If you recognize any of these people or the location of the photo, please let us know!  

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Nov 2, 2012

Bloomer Veterans' Hall of Honor

On Thursday October 11th the newly renovated Bloomer Veterans’ Hall of Honor filled with members of the Emporia State University community to ...

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Sep 20, 2012

Mystery Photo #1

Do you recognize any of the people in this picture? Can you help us better understand what they’re doing? Please share your comments with us to ...

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Sep 18, 2012

Special Collections and Archives Open House

On Thursday, September 13th, approximately 50 people braved the wind and rain to visit the Special Collections and Archives in room 119 of the library...

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Sep 17, 2012

Welcome!

Welcome to the Special Collections and Archives blog! This month has been very exciting for us, because not only are we celebrating the unveiling of ...

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