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...

Follow The Vintage View on Tumblr!

The Vintage View showcases vintage fashion from EKU's Special Collections & Archives!  

I Found It In the Archives Contest

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.  

Follow us on Tumblr!

Special Collections and Archives has joined Tumblr to help showcase our extensive collection and allow millions of users to explore the rich history of EKU and Kentucky. Follow us @ekuarchives today!

Eastern Progress Digitization Project Complete

Thanks to many generous donors the Eastern Progress has been completely digitized and can be found in the Encompass digital archive. 

American Archives Month 2013

A program at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, Oct. 30, will highlight the connections between EKU’s Special Collections and Archives and the community.  

NEW Circus Display

 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....

Title IX Signed this Day in 1972

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 Oral History Center Revived

Oral History
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...

IBM Word Processing Cards

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...

Eastern Progress Digitization Featured

The ongoing Eastern Progress digitization project and the completed Milestone digitization project were featured in the Richmond Register today.