Interns will make accessible a collection that highlights Lexington’s architectural history by processing the Frankel and Curtis blueprints and papers. Multiple students will work together on a multiformat project after the collection is processed that will layer GIS technology, city government data, archival photos, and digital humanities tools. This project will also include analysis of a National Register of Historic Places application.
This is an ideal project for students of various backgrounds, including computer science, architecture, engineering, historic preservation, geography, sociology, anthropology, fine arts, or history.
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 a records management programfor 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.