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

Anna Kadlec with children on the playground at the University of Chicago Settlem
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.

Morris Garrett Photographs

The Morris Garrett Photograph collection is a personal scrapbook that has been carefully preserved and recorded. The collection is a photographic memoir of Morris Garrett’s time at Eastern Kentucky University, as a student. Garrett’s...

Walter Binder Papers

This collection consists primarily of photographs that Walter Binder took or acquired while serving in WWI. Binder served with the 487th Aero Squadron of the Army Air Service, Allied Expeditionary Forces. Printed material is comprised of official...