SPOKEdb is the online oral history catalog for searching, browsing, and accessing records, as well as the audio and video for many of our interviews online. If the audio or video for your interview is not accessible online, you will be able to easily submit requests for those interviews by clicking on "Request Interview".
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.