The Special Collections Research Center is happy to grant permission to use our collections, unless otherwise restricted, for research, educational purposes, and personal use. We also provide high quality scans upon request.
By providing a reference to this list, the SCRC in no way endorses any researchers, or the quality of any researchers' work. The SCRC is not responsible for any arrangement made with independent researchers. Such arrangements, including the character, extent, and cost of the work, are purely private, contractual matters between the independent researcher and you. It also is up to you to determine whether or not the researcher's experience and qualifications meet your needs. Comments or complaints sent to the SCRC regarding any individual independent researcher can not be engaged, as we have no means for resolution or responsibility in any disputes.
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 a records management programfor 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.