Documenting Your Pandemic Experiences

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Are you writing about your new normal during COVID-19? Would you like to share your experiences and have them preserved for future generations?   EKU Special Collections & Archives is looking to collect journals from students, faculty and...

SCA COVID-19 Update

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Special Collections and Archives is always happy to help patrons

A Clue for the Cue: How a Billiards Mystery was Solved

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What has been found is not always immediately understood. When Special Collections and Archives (SCA) received Walter Tevis’ original manuscript for The Hustler, we knew it was something special but we weren’t sure to what extent. The...

Archives After Dark 2020

Archives After Dark 2020 - Application Open
Apply for Archives After Dark for a chance to spend one amazing night developing a creative work inspired by a historical item. Students from all majors are invited to apply! Space is limited to 20 students. Application closes November 7.  

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

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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 21 April 2017

“The Kentucky Riding Saddle: A Quilted History”

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“The Kentucky Riding Saddle: A Quilted History” is a film that began airing on KET-Kentucky in March 2

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 10 March 2017