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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for December 2, 2016:  9:30am - 5:00pm

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

 

Nunn Center

The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky is recognized around the world as a leader and innovator in the collection and preservation of oral histories.  The close to 10,000 oral history interviews in our collection provide a unique look into Kentucky and American history and represent an irreplacible resource for researchers today and generations from now.  Our collections focus on 20th century Kentucky history, Appalachia, Kentucky writers, agriculture, black history, the history of education, politics and public policy, the Civil Rights Movement, veterans, the University of Kentucky, healthcare, as well as industries such as coal, equine and Kentucky's bourbon industry.

We aspire to enlighten students, faculty, researchers, and members of the community about our shared history through the stories of those who have lived it.  And through our online catalog (SPOKEdb) and innovative access system (OHMS), those stories are easier to access than they have ever been.

You can find the latest Nunn Center-related news and announcements by following us on Twitter , Facebook,or the read the Nunn Center's blog, "Saving Stories".  If you like podcasts, we have recently launched a podcast called the Wisdom Project Podcast which features interviews from the collection.  We also invite you to subscribe to our newsletter.  

For questions or to explore partnership opportunities, please contact the Director of the Nunn Center Doug Boyd.    


Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Center for Judicial Excellence, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to 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. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC 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 at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu

Campus Mail Code: 0039

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