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 HOURS for September 22, 2017:  8:00am - 5:00pm

Learning Lab

Current Projects

2017-2018 Learning Lab Projects

Students can apply to work on any of the following projects. Students who want to be part of the Learning Lab cohort but do not see a collection related to their interests are still encouraged to apply.

19th Century Medicines (chemistry, medicine)

     Two collections related to 19th century medicine represent a book of medicinal formulations and recipes that was written by an unknown physician or pharmacist and a collection of prescriptions written by Kentucky doctors.

Harry Ross Papers, 1918-1958 (Arctic exploration, engineering, military history)

     A veteran of both world wars, Harry Ross joined the Wilkins-Ellsworth Trans-Arctic Submarine Expedition 0f 1931 to be an engineer on board the Nautilus, the first submarine to reach the North Pole. The collection contains papers and clippings regarding the Nautilus expedition, nautical coordinates, books, and papers related to his military service.

Young and Wooten Family Papers, 1856-1989 (medicine, Civil War)

     The Young and Wooten families of Kentucky contained generations of doctors, some of whom served during the Civil War. Correspondence between physician brothers discuss their experiences during the time of the war.

Jean-Paul Sartre journal, undated (French, literature, philosophy)

    Sartre was a prolific journal and letter writer, and this small journal provides a student with an excellent opportunity to transcribe the work and investigate where it fits within the Sartre literary canon.

Seed Catalogs, 1890-1970 (agriculture, biology, landscape architecture, botany)

     The collection of seed catalogs represents nearly one hundred years of popular varieties of flower and vegetable seeds available for purchase by the home gardener.

J.B. O'Bannon Federal Narcotic Record Book, 1915-1934 (medicine, history)

     A record book of a Flemingsburg, Kentucky, physician's narcotic prescriptions from 1915 to 1934.

Adalin Wichman Illustrations, 1960s-1970s (fashion, graphic design, fine arts)

     Adalin Wichman, a Lexington artist, created fashion illustrations for local department stores in the 1960s to the 1970s.

James Guthrie Papers, 1899-1952 (printmaking, book arts, art history)

     James Guthrie was a printmaker and small press publisher in England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This extensive collection contains intaglio prints, book plates, sketches, and paintings.


Applications are due September 15, 2017.

If you are interested in working on a different project in another collecting area, please still apply!

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