Kent Library

After many years under the ownership of Dr. George Ann Huck of Commerce, Missouri, a “30 Star Flag” has made its way into the Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University. This notable piece of history - an iteration of the American flag - was first issued in 1848 when Wisconsin joined the Union, but was only in use for three years until California became a state in 1851. 

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Southeast senior Peter Reckling used his knack for furniture restoration to preserve original Kent Library furniture over the summer.

Reckling, a historic preservation major, spent two months preserving 10 pieces of historic Kent Library furniture including multiple tables and desks, a display case and two chairs.

“I’ve always been fond of the built environment,” Reckling said. “I think old houses have such a character and a nuance, something that can’t be replicated in today’s architecture.”

Southeast Missouri State University

"What's in your attic?" That's a question being asked by Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University as they host a workshop on preserving and caring for artifacts and family heirlooms. Dan Woods spoke with Roxanne Dunn, the Special Collections and Archives librarian at Kent Library to learn more about the workshop.

University Photographs Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University.

Sadie Kent was a woman ahead of her time. In a time when women were mostly expected to stay home, Kent chose education and a career. She became a leading force behind Southeast Missouri State University’s library and spent her life fighting for women’s rights, working to grow the library’s resources and leaving a legacy of determination and academic achievement.

Wayne Cryts Donates Papers To University Library

Oct 1, 2014
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Wayne and Sandy Cryts donated their family papers to Southeast Missouri State University’s Kent Library on Wednesday, October 1. The collection includes newspaper articles, photographs and other documents related to the Cryts’ political activities and is on display at the Special Collections and Archives.