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James and Elizabeth Shropshire truly lived their lives in the fun-house fashion. The two travelled in circuses throughout the early 1900s. While James served as a side show manager, Elizabeth usually performed as a mind reader or psychic....
June 23, 1972 the Higher Education Act was signed into law by Richard Nixon. A part of this act was the groundbreaking Title IX legislation that prohibited discrimination based on gender for federally funded schools. Although the legislation applies...
EKU Special Collections and Archives recently announced the revival of the EKU Oral History Center. The Center has been named after its first director, Dr. William H. Berge, to honor the important contributions he made to the oral history...
Sifting through endless numbers of records can be painfully mundane, but occasionally there comes along a fascinating little relic that can make the task worthwhile. Today’s artifact, unearthed from a folder on the EKU Foundation, is a...
The Watts family thrived as prominent figures in Richmond, Kentucky. Many today are most familiar with Emma Watts and her Elmwood home, which Eastern recently acquired. Though Elmwood seems rather cold now, it was once showered in the...