The Special Collections and Archives departments contain material pertaining primarily to Kansas and Pittsburg State University, specializing in printed materials from Southeast Kansas, its culture and inhabitants, as well as the correspondence, libraries, business files and memorabilia of significant Southeast Kansans. In addition, the Special Collections has a significant amount of artwork. Lasting Impressions was curated by two Pittsburg State University undergraduate students, Brittney Walton and Morgan Vietti, both of whom have worked with the Department of Art for several years.
A printmaking demonstration, led by Professor S. Portico Bowman, was held at Porter Hall on September 7th as part of the programming associated with the exhibition. On September 8th, Curator of Special Collections Steve Cox gave a talk about the material included in the exhibition, followed by a talk by Assistant Professor Emmalyn Gennis about the relevancy of printmaking to 21st-century art-making, and a reception. Lasting Impressions will be on display in the University Gallery until December 1st.