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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for September 29, 2016:  Now Closed

Exhibits

Current Exhibits

"Road Trip!" Exhibit Poster

"Road Trip! Journeys Through the Bluegrass"

August 24th - October 3rd - SCRC Lobby - M.I. King Library

“Road Trip!” includes scenes from Lexington and the Bluegrass region that illustrate the evolution of transportation and the ways in which journeys have changed over time. You can see fascinating examples of streetcars, trains, airplanes, horse and carriages, motorcycles, and more. Pick out historical scenes from around campus and the city, and see how they have changed over time. Stop by and pin our map to show how far you have traveled on your journey back to Lexington!

SCRC Open House - August 24th, 11am-2pm

To welcome all students back to campus and to give them an opportunity to view the exhibition, an open house featuring free ice cream and giveaways will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, in the foyer of the Margaret I. King Building. Both the exhibition and open house are free and open to the public.

The Margaret I. King Library is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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