Goldrush Diaries Co-op Project

Gold Rush Diaries Project
Cooperative learning opportunities have long been something I was interested in, but as a history major have always found difficult to actualize.

Archives After Dark 2019: Unleashed Creativity

Archives After Dark - Publication Now Available
Our publication, Archives After Dark 2019: Unleashed Creativity, is now online:!  

Archives After Dark 2018: Inspired by the Past

Archives After Dark
Take a look at our publication, Archives After Dark 2018: Inspired by the Past, which is now available online at  

Image Database Issues

Image Database Issues
Our image database is currently down.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or (859) 622-1792.  Thank you for your patience.     Published 12 January 2018

Archives After Dark

Archives After Dark
Spend a night with EKU Special Collections and Archives and the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. Develop, write, and polish a creative work based on a historical item. You’ll receive

Berge Oral History Website Issues

Berge logo
The Berge Oral History website is currently experiencing sporadic technical problems.  We are working to resolve this problem and hope to be up again soon.    Published 28 September 2017

Upcoming SCA Closure

Special Collections and Archives Closed May 15th-26th, 2017
Special Collections and Archives will be closed to patrons May 15th through May 26th, 2017.    Published April 2017

“The Kentucky Riding Saddle: A Quilted History”

Up close image of a Kentucky quilted saddle
     “The Kentucky Riding Saddle: A Quilted History” is a film that began airing on KET

Spring Break: March 13th-17th

Sorry We're Closed
EKU Special Collections and Archives will be closed March 13th-17th for spring break. We will reopen Monday, March 20th with our regular hours.   Published March 2017


Congratulations to both Kayla Donovan and Tori Rousey on receiving the I Am EKU award. We are proud of their evolvement around campus, and are happy to have them as our student employees.  

Winter Break

SCA will be closed December 17th through January 2nd
Special Collections and Archives will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16th, and remain closed until Tuesday, January 3rd to coincide with EKU's winter break.   Published December 2016

Oral History Day 2016

Students Tori Rousey and Emma Roach-Barrette work on OHD projects.
Much like last year, the second annual Kentucky Oral History Day, held on October 27th, was packed full of all things oral history. The rich memories from last year's events were present in planning our participation in this year festivities....

Thanks to our American Archives Month 2016 presenters!

American Archives Month 2016: 40 Years of Archives at EKU
We celebrated 40 years of Archives at EKU at our American Archives Month event on October 25. A brief history on the founding of the University Archives in 1976 and its merger with the Townsend Library in the 1990s to become "Special...