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University Archives & Records Program

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The University Archives and Records Program preserves the documentary evidence of the history of the University of Kentucky, provides assistance and information to patrons researching the history of the institution, and administers the Records Program of the University.

Navigation: This website is divided into three main sections: University Archives which deals with the history of UK, the Records Program which relates to records management activities, and general UARP information.

UARP is a unit within the UK Libraries' Special Collections, located in the Margaret I. King Library.

University Archives and Records Program Staff:

The University Archives and Records Program (UARP) is comprised of two units and has as its mission three primary functions. The University Archives maintains archival holdings which preserve the history of the University of Kentucky and provides a Reference Center for research in primary and secondary historical sources and for the dissemination of information about the institution's history. The University Records Program administers and coordinates the Records Program of the University of Kentucky.

The University Archives is the officially designated repository for all permanent records generated by the University of Kentucky, and its holdings document many aspects of the University's history. A large percentage of the available resources within the University Archives are committed to the organization and preservation of these historical materials so as to make them readily available for institutional and public use.

For reference or research assistance, send email to sclref@lsv.uky.edu or telephone 859-257-8611, or mail: Special Collections, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0039.

To request medical records contact Hospital Medical Records, C601, A.B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0293, phone: 859-257-3591 or 257-3078. Inquiries regarding student grade transcripts and other individual student academic records should be addressed to the Office of Registrar, 11 Funkhouser Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0054, phone: 859-257-3161. Requests to examine faculty and staff employment records should be made to the Provost's Office, Requests to examine faculty and staff employment records should be made to the Provost's Office, 105 Main Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0032, phone: (859) 257-2911, and to Human Resources, 112 Scovell Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0064, phone: 859-257-9555, respectively.

The Records Program coordinates records management efforts throughout the University system, ensuring that records procedures are consistent and fulfill internal needs and external requirements. The Program helps UK units apply the State University Model Records Schedule to their records and advises them on such topics as records reformatting and storage. The Records Program is an important first step in capturing and preserving University records for the University Archives. For information and assistance, please contact the Records Manager, Nancy DeMarcus.

The University Archives and Records Program (UARP) is a component of the University of Kentucky Libraries' Special Collections and is housed on the second floor of the Margaret I. King Library (see: The University of Kentucky Campus Guide---Margaret I. King Library), which is located in the northeastern portion of the University's central campus, between Library Drive and Patterson Drive, near Rose Street on the east and the White Hall Classroom Building on the west, and adjacent to Maxwell Place, official home of the President of the University. Visitors parking is available by permit or in metered spaces in lots adjacent to the King Library, accessible through Gate 3 (off Rose Street), the Student Center Addition, accessible through Gate 4 (off Euclid Avenue), and in Parking Garage #5 (on Limestone Street). Street parking may be available in the area just east of Rose Street. For more information about location and parking see: The University of Kentucky Campus Guide and Visitor Parking Information. Special Collections is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.


Our Mission

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

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.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials in Special Collections do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.


Campus Mail Code: 0039


For Research or Collections-related Inquiries

Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611

Fax: (859) 257-6311

Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu


General Information


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