Jennie Jeffers Ashby

Several years ago we processed a small collection of papers from long-time teacher Jennie Jeffers Ashby, who received a Normal Life Diploma from Eastern Kentucky State Normal School in 1907.

Major Family Papers

The Papers of the Major Family of Frankfort Now Open to Researchers!

English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

Special Collections and Archives contains some fascinating volumes in its collection, and one of these is English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, edited by Cecil J. Sharp. Sharp traveled throughout the southern mountains from 1916 to 1918...

Central University

The President's Office just sent this great woodcut to archives. It was taken from a German edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper in 1886. The caption under the University Building translates to 'Main Building' and the...

Civil War Newspaper

EKU archives was lucky enough to find a Towanda, Pennsylvania newspaper, The Bradford Argus, dated September 3, 1862 on eBay recently. If you're a Civil War buff you might recognize that the date is right after the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky...

Milkin' the Winning Streak in the East

1966 had proven to be a tasty year for Eastern, especially against Western. Eastern had drained the competition and claimed their fifth consecutive KISC Crown in swimming, their ninth OVC Baseball Crown, second place in the OVC in track and EKU'...

Gold Star Men

The Gold Star Men collection was compiled to honor the Eastern men killed during World War II service. It consisted of three photo albums with photographs of each soldier and a card with information about his rank, hometown, attendance at Eastern...

Austin SAA 2009 Recap

Although it's been several weeks since attending the Society of American Archivists Conference in Austin, Texas, I still wanted to include some of the highlights. Below is information on Session 306.

The Campus Beautiful

The term "Campus Beautiful" has been used to describe the buildings and landscaping of Eastern as early as 1915.*

Serendipity

For several years I've had this negative on my desk. It was found in the EKU negatives, but I knew it wasn't taken on our campus. I also had no idea where it was taken and no idea what I was going to do with it.

The Anna Kadlec Papers

The featured collection this month is the Anna Kadlec Papers.

Maude Gibson Paintings

Miss Maude Gibson (1870-1964) was an Eastern art professor from 1910 until 1941, serving as the only instructor in the department for twenty of those years. She was noted for her watercolor sketches of landscapes and floral compositions.

The Holmes Book

Given to the library in 1931 by John Wilson Townsend, Under a Fool’s Cap: Songs by Daniel Henry Holmes, Jr. was simply referred to as “the Holmes book” in correspondence between President Herman Lee Donovan and Librarian Mary Floyd.