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The legacy of one of Kansas' most noted newspaper and political families will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 3, at K-State's Hale Library with a special ceremony to mark the donation and opening of the Mamie Alexander Boyd Papers and the McDill "Huck" and Marie Boyd Papers, which are housed in the library's Morse Department of Special Collections. The papers were donated by members of the Boyd family.

The event will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Hemisphere Room on the fifth floor of Hale Library with remarks by Lori Goetsch, dean of K-State Libraries; Tony Crawford, university archivist; other K-State representatives; and members of the Boyd family. The opening of the special exhibition, "'Kansas -- Say it Above a Whisper': The Boyd Family Legacy," and a reception will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the library's fifth-floor gallery. The public is invited to attend.

Crawford said the papers from both Mamie and Marie Boyd show the strength of their active involvement in numerous women's organization on the local, state and national levels, as well as their community involvement.

The Huck Boyd Institute for Rural Development at K-State and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media at K-State's A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications were established in honor of Huck Boyd. In addition, K-State renamed its former Northwest Hall as Mamie Boyd Hall in honor of her many accomplishments and support of K-State.

The opening of the Boyds' collections also is in conjunction with K-State's 10th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media to be given by Scott Kraft, senior editor of the Los Angeles Times and a 1977 K-State journalism alum, at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3 in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The lecture is free and the public is invited.