Famous Authors in the Special Collections Research Center is a curated collection that highlights correspondence from novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists from America and the United Kingdom, spanning from approximately 1802-1975.
The Margaret Lantis Collection: A Lifetime of Inquiry highlights the life and career of esteemed University of Kentucky anthropology professor, Margaret Lantis (1906-2006). Her tenure at the university was preceded by 25 years of pioneering field work and ethnography, which focused on War Relocation Agency internment camps, Nunivak islanders in Alaska, and tuberculosis patients.
Henry Clay: Images of “The Great Compromiser” presents Special Collections' images from significant points in the life of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852). The images include a variety of mediums such as sculpture, paintings, drawings, watercolors, daguerreotypes, and lithographs. Their organization provides an idea of how the pieces reflect important stages of Clay's adult life.
I'll Come to Thee by Moonlight: How Cora Wilson Stewart took Responsibility for the right to Adult Literacy was created by Fayette County Public School Junior, Christopher Beebout for the 2014 National History Day competition.
Scarlatina in Kentucky, 1879 is a look at the scarlet fever epidemic of 1879 in Kentucky as seen through letters in the Daniel Drake Carter collection. Drake Carter, a physician, received letters from physicians all over Central Kentucky who were treating a variety of patients who were afflicted with the virus. The collection, available in the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections is intended to provide context to medical history researchers or those with an interest in public health. It was created as a scholarly project for the Special Collections' Learning Lab internship.
Immigrants in the Coalfields, 2014 tells a story of Appalachia through images, maps, documents, and oral histories from the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections. The project reveals a national perspective that includes stereotypes and personal accounts of immigrants to the Kentucky Appalachian region. It is intended to showcase research collections and encourage further study of Appalachia’s rich and often-distressing coal mining industry.
Exploring Intersectionality: 1800s-present is a look at the idea of intersectionality--the study of "intersections" of oppression among certain groups such as race, class, gender or sexual identity--through various collections. The exhibit focuses on feminism and women's rights' movements in Kentucky and how they intersected with various other rights advocacy, such as civil rights, suffragy, education, and slavery.
Black History Month Exhibit, 2014 depicts various time periods in Kentucky and the ongoing search for the right answers.
A Student's View of Campus, Now & Then, 2013 Jim Blackerby, a 2013 graduating senior, reflects on the history of significant University of Kentucky buildings, comparing photos he took in 2013 with images from archival photograph collections available through ExploreUK.