Archives After Dark

Archives After Dark
Spend a night with EKU Special Collections and Archives and the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. Develop, write, and polish a creative work based on a historical item. You’ll receive

“The Kentucky Riding Saddle: A Quilted History”

Up close image of a Kentucky quilted saddle
     “The Kentucky Riding Saddle: A Quilted History” is a film that began airing on KET

Upcoming SCA Closure

Special Collections and Archives Closed May 15th-26th, 2017
Special Collections and Archives will be closed to patrons May 15th through May 26th, 2017.    Published April 2017

Spring Break: March 13th-17th

Sorry We're Closed
EKU Special Collections and Archives will be closed March 13th-17th for spring break. We will reopen Monday, March 20th with our regular hours.   Published March 2017


Congratulations to both Kayla Donovan and Tori Rousey on receiving the I Am EKU award. We are proud of their evolvement around campus, and are happy to have them as our student employees.  

Winter Break

SCA will be closed December 17th through January 2nd
Special Collections and Archives will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16th, and remain closed until Tuesday, January 3rd to coincide with EKU's winter break.   Published December 2016

Oral History Day 2016

Students Tori Rousey and Emma Roach-Barrette work on OHD projects.
Much like last year, the second annual Kentucky Oral History Day, held on October 27th, was packed full of all things oral history. The rich memories from last year's events were present in planning our participation in this year festivities....

Thanks to our American Archives Month 2016 presenters!

American Archives Month 2016: 40 Years of Archives at EKU
We celebrated 40 years of Archives at EKU at our American Archives Month event on October 25. A brief history on the founding of the University Archives in 1976 and its merger with the Townsend Library in the 1990s to become "Special...

Found It in the Archives Winner 2016

Read Stewart's winning entry below and be sure to keep a lookout for worthy archival finds of your own!

Vote for Your Favorite I Found It Essay 2016

The top three essays have been selected and now it's your chance to vote for your favorite. Read and vote at Survey Monkey.

I Found It In the Archives Contest 2016

What have you found in the EKU archives? Whether online or in person. Whether letters, diaries, photographs or more, if you found something of special significance we want to hear your story.  

Women of Kentucky's Past

Women's History Month
Celebrate Women's History Month with EKU Libraries and Special Collections and Archives. A selection of students from Dr.

Salute to Our Veterans

Salute to Our Veterans
Our Veterans display was compiled to honor and remember the many students, staff, and faculty that have served and are serving in our military. I wanted to focus on the people most of all so there are lots of photos. We have a letter from a soldier...