Sounds of Appalachia Display

The Sounds of Appalachia display was created to highlight and celebrate the music of the Appalachian region. We included items from artists such as Jean Ritchie and Homer Ledford, who both spent their lives passionately involved in the perpetuation...

Congratulations to our 2015 Winner!

We have a winner for the 2015 I Found It In the Archives contest!  

Vote for your Favorite!

We asked those who have found great tidbits in the archives to share their stories with us during our I Found It In the Archives contest, and they happily submitted their best! There are four entries for you to consider this year. Now, we need you...

#EKUStrong

Using Storify to capture Eastern current events on social media.

I Found It In the Archives Contest 2015

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.  

A Vintage Christmas Gift

Special Collections and Archives students have created a gift for you. 25 days of vintage Christmas cards from the Watts Family Papers. All cards are from the 1930s through the 1960s. Check them out on Tumblr.

American Archives Month

Learn more here!

Omeka Sites Down for Upgrade

The DiscoverEKU, Madison's Heritage and Historic Madison web sites will be unavailable from October 11-13, 2014 while the software is being upgraded. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Traveling Abroad with an American Heiress

You never know what you might find in the EKU Special Collections and Archives.

Congratulations to our Winner!

We have a winner for the I Found It In the Archives contest!  

Robert R. Martin Display

When Robert R. Martin assumed presidency on July 1, 1960, campus looked very differently than we know it today. During Martin’s 16 years at Eastern, he constructed over 25 buildings!  Imagine a campus with no Stratton, Powell or Begley...

Vote for your Favorite!

We asked those who have found great tidbits in the archives to share their stories with us during our I Found It In the Archives contest, and they happily submitted their best! Judges have voted on their top choices and narrowed down the entries to...

Eastern's First Lady....President

Strong. Influential. Educated. Driven——all difficult traits for a woman of the late 1800s and early 1900s to possess, especially  in a career of higher education. Yet Mary Roark infiltrated the “boys club” alongside her...