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Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History



The Nunn Center's collection contains over 8,000 interviews with collection strengths in the areas of Kentucky politics and public policy, Appalachia, veterans, education, healthcare and medicine, Kentucky industries such as the horse industry and the bourbon industry as well as athletics.  The new online collection catalog makes these collections, project, and interviews searchble.

Search Oral History Catalog

 If you want to search oral history collection records, search our collection catalog online.

Explore UK

If you want to watch, listen, or read interviews online, these interviews are located on the Kentucky Digital Library.


The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and the UK Libraries Division of Library Technologies have created a web-based, system called OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchonizer)to inexpensively and efficiently enhance access to and discovery of oral history online. The OHMS system provides users word-level search capability and a time-correlated transcript or index connecting the textual search term to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview online.

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