Action in Appalachia: Revealing Public Health, Housing and Community Development Records
On display in the SCRC Lobby until November 23rd
In 2014 UK SCRC became a recipient of CLIR funding for a processing project entitled “Action in Appalachia: Revealing Public Health, Housing, and Community Development Records in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center.” Staff and students arranged and described the records of seven social justice organizations active during the War on Poverty era.
These community-driven groups worked to improve public health, housing, education and economic development from the 1960s to the present by taking action in Eastern Kentucky and Appalachia. The collections made available as a result of this grant include:
· Eastern Kentucky Health Services Inc. (EKHS);
· Eastern Kentucky Housing Development Corporation (EKHDC);
· Appalachian Leadership and Community Outreach Inc. (ALCOR);
· Commission on Religion in Appalachia (CORA);
· Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises Inc. (FAHE);
· Marketing Appalachia's Traditional Community Handcrafts (MATCH); and
· Human/Economic Appalachian Development Corporation (HEAD).
Women of Strength and Mind: The Suffrage Question in Kentucky
The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) has opened Women of Strength and Mind: The Suffrage Question in Kentucky, which will run through 2019 to celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The exhibit, on view in the Great Hall of the Margaret I. King Library, features items from SCRC collections, including photographs, broadsides, and postcards that highlight the struggle for women’s suffrage in Kentucky. The exhibit examines the stereotype of the “suffragette” as well as the racism that fueled the suffrage movement, especially in southern states.