A collection of rare and collectible books donated by Marshall White of St. Joseph will be on display in the Missouri Western State University Library in the Hearnes Center this spring. A reception honoring White and the exhibit will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Hearnes Center. The reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

White retired in 2018 after more than 20 years as a reporter for the St. Joseph News-Press. He is an avid book collector, and recently donated a large collection to the Missouri Western Library.

Visitors during the reception can view the rare and collectible books, learn how the collection was created and explore the libraryโ€™s Special Collections Room.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.