New Resources & Events

New Events

Fall 2017 Talk Series - Kansas Literary Heritage
Butler Community College Libraries 
- L.W. Nixon Library, El Dorado Campus
Get the book at L. W. Nixon Library - Read your book - Join the talk 

"Sod and Stubble" by John Ise -- Wed. Nov. 1, 2:00pm 
Discussion Leader: Anne Hawkins, Washburn University

"The Learning Tree" by Gordon Parks -- Wed. Dec. 6, 2:00pm
Discussion Leader: Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas

Discussion will be at the L. W. Nixon Library, El Dorado Campus, 600 Building
No sign up required - Refreshments served!

Contact us - 316.323.323 or

Made possible by the Grant from Kansas Humanites Council

Presentation Explores Archives of Kansas Politicians

El Dorado – Butler Community College will host “Politics on Paper,” a presentation and discussion by Audrey Coleman on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. on campus at the L. W. Nixon Library, 2nd floor 600 Building, 901 S. Haverhill Rd., El Dorado.  Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Library at 316-322-3234 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

The personal papers of U.S. presidents were not considered the property of the American people until after the Watergate scandal. Federal law now prohibits their destruction and mandates their retention and eventual public access. Their counterpart, Congressional working papers, are not considered public property and would be lost if not for the advocacy of archivists, historians, and individual legislators. This presentation will explore these historical resources, such as the Dole Archives housed at the Dole Institute for Politics in Lawrence.