Library display features William Allen White
Monday, March 7, 2011
Posted by: Andrea Yoxall
The Seward County Community
College/Area Technical School Library is proud to present the traveling exhibit,
William Allen White: Sage of Emporia.
For half a century, Emporia
newspaper editor William Allen White had something to say on virtually every
topic that had anything to do with Kansas or the nation.
Born in Emporia in 1868, he grew
up in El Dorado, attended the College of Emporia and the University of Kansas
and worked on newspapers in Topeka and Kansas City before buying the Emporia
Gazette in 1895.
Until his death in 1944 he wrote
countless editorials as well as articles and books that earned him the title of
the "Sage of Emporia."
This exhibit examines White’s
life through historic photos, quotes and newspaper articles, and more tell the
story of this famous Kansan.
William Allen White: Sage of Emporia was produced by the Kansas
State Historical Society and is part of the Kansas Interpretive Traveling
Exhibits Service produced by the Kansas State Historical Society.
The exhibit is open to the
public throughout March. For more information, contact the SCCC/ATS Library at