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UK Libraries to Digitize Appalachian Records of Public Health, Housing, Community Development

Thanks to a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center will begin a community-driven project to digitize records on public health, housing, and education in Appalachia.

Exhibit Illuminates Appalachian Culture, Challenges Stereotypes

UK Special Collections is exploring the rich, diverse culture of Appalachia with its "Immigrants in the Coalfields" exhibit on display through April 4.

New Oral History Project Chronicles Kentucky's Civil Rights History

As Kentucky remembers the 1964 Civil Rights March on Frankfort, UK announces a new collection of oral histories with many of the state's most noted civil rights activists.

'Reel to Real' to Take Historic Look at Film With Kentucky, Oscar Connections

From Gutenberg to Gratz Park, King Library Press Makes its Imprint

UK's Impact on the Evolution of Evolution

Kentucky students were introduced to evolutionary theory in 1900. Following the controversy of the 1920s, UK faculty, staff and alumni would play a key role in defending science education and academic freedom.

UK Home to Oral History on John Sherman Cooper, JFK Friendship

Dean of University of Kentucky Libraries Terry Birdwhistell interviewed former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on her husband's relationship with popular Kentucky Senator John Sherman Cooper.

'Reel to Real' Film Series Presents 'In Country'

Appalachia Historian Ron Eller Donates Papers to UK Libraries

UK Special Collections will celebrate the career of Appalachia scholar and historian Ron D. Eller with the donation ceremony of the Ron Eller Papers Nov. 8.

A Site for the Sciences

On Nov. 11, 1960, construction began on the Chemistry-Physics Building. The current site of the building once was occupied by the president’s garden and tennis courts.

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