Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Library University of Kentucky Libraries Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone:(859) 257-9672 Email: Doug.Boyd@uky.edu
Doug Boyd Ph.D. directs the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and is a recognized leader regarding oral history, archives, and digital technologies. He recently managed the Oral History in the Digital Age, which was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project established current best practices for collecting, curating, and disseminating oral histories. Boyd currently leads the team that envisioned, designed, and is implementing the open-source Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) system, which synchronizes text with audio and video online. He holds a PhD in folklore and ethnomusicology from Indiana University and previously served as the manger of the Digital Program for the University of Alabama Libraries, Director of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, and Senior Archivist for the oral history and folklife collections at the Kentucky Historical Society. He authors the blog Digital Omnium: Oral History, Archives and Digital Technologies, is the co-editor of the book Oral History and Digital Humanities published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2014, and Boyd is the author of the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community published in August 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky.
Kopana Terry, Oral History Archivist Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Margaret I. King Library University of Kentucky Libraries Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone:(859) 218-1423 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:email@example.com
Kopana Terry is Oral History Archivist and Library Manager at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. She earned her BA (Photography) and MLIS at the University of Kentucky. Active in the UK Libraries' preservation, reformatting, and digital programs since 2001, Kopana managed the NEH funded National Digital Newspaper Programfor Kentucky from 2007-2013, and created meta|morphosis: film-to-digital video lecture series. She was instrumental in the the Nunn Center's early digitization efforts and in 2007 co-authored "Large Scale Digitization of Oral History: A Case Study". Beyond her preservation, newspaper, grant, and audio-visual expertise are lives as photographer, producer, writer, artist, and musician.
Reinette Jones, Oral History Librarian
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Library University of Kentucky Libraries Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-6042 fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reinette Jones joined the Nunn Center in August 2010. She has been with the University of Kentucky Libraries for several years, and is a graduate of the UK College of Communication and the School of Library and Information Science. She is the co-creator and co-manager of the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, and the author of Library Service to African Americans in Kentucky. She is currently overseeing the Paris-Bourbon County African American Oral History Project, a collaboration with the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library.
Judy Sackett, Oral History Librarian
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Library University of Kentuck Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 218-1213 Email: email@example.com
Sackett joined the Nunn Center in January 2014, continuing her lengthy career with UK Libraries. She earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C.L.A. and her MLS from the University of Denver. At UK her work assignments have involved newspapers and microforms, preservation, reference, building planning and management, and human resources. In the Nunn Center her responsibilities include managing reference, work flow, documentation, and communications; her library service currently is focused on diversity and inclusivity programs.
Jeff Suchanek, Oral History Interviewer
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Library University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 218-1681 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey S. Suchanek received his M.A. in History from Youngstown State University. While there he worked as a Graduate Assistant in the YSU Oral History Program under the direction of Professor Hugh Earnhart and began his oral history career interviewing World War II veterans. He joined the University of Kentucky Oral History Program (now called the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History) in 1988 and specializes in politics, public policy, and military history. He has conducted over 325 interviews for the Nunn Center. He has held leadership positions in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the Oral History Association (OHA). His latest book, Star-Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II (Broadstone Books) was published in 2011. In 1999 he co-edited with William J. Marshall Time On Target: the World War Two Memoir of William R. Buster (Kentucky Historical Society). He is currently working on a memoir with a former Member of Congress from Kentucky.
(March 31, 2016) The UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center has initiated a new online requests system allowing all our faculty, students, patrons, and visiting researchers to submit requests for materials, schedule a visit, or place digital reproduction and oral history orders through a custom web-based interface.
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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.