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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for July 23, 2016:  Closed

Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center


The UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center supports access to primary source materials pertaining to public policy, politics, and Congress.  The Ford Center strives to promote research and programming and also provides UK faculty involved in teaching and research in these areas the opportunity to work closely with the Ford Center on specific or general topics.  The Ford Center also develops public and educational programming and exhibits.  UK Libraries Ford Center works collaboratively with the UK Martin School of Public Policy & Administration and also with the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center.

The Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center in Owensboro, Kentucky was founded by U.S. Senator (retired) Wendell Hampton Ford.  It is dedicated to engaging citizens of all ages in the governmental process. Visitors can learn about Senator Ford’s long career in local, state and national government while learning about our dynamic, participatory form of governance by visting the center.


Major collections include:

Director, Deirdre A. Scaggs

Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039
Telephone: (895) 257-3653
E-mail: deirdre@uky.edu


Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the University Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. Special Collections maintains the records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials in Special Collections do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.


Campus Mail Code: 0039


For Research or Collections-related Inquiries

Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611

Fax: (859) 257-6311

Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu


General Information


Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039


Delivery Address:
179 Funkhouser Drive
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039


Emergency Vehicle Response Location:
179 Funkhouser