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Monetary donations, as well as gifts of historical materials are gladly accepted by the University Archives.

Monetary Donations:

Specific funding opportunities to help preserve and make UK history more accessible include:

Documenting student life and culture:

-Preservation of scrapbooks documenting student life from the turn of the 20th Century to present day

-Collection and preservation of Greek life materials

Photographs and moving images of campus life:

-Preservation reformatting of photos, films and videotape

UK Women:

-Processing and preservation of the papers of notable UK women, including a pioneer in the field of air conditioning engineering, Margaret Ingels; the University's first Librarian, Margaret I. King; and Dean of Women Frances Jewell McVey, Sarah Blanding, and Sarah Bennett Holmes

UK Presidents:

-Processing and preservation of the papers of the early UK Presidents

UK Athletics:

-Creation of a self-sufficient Athletics Archives to support the acquisition, preservation, and maintenance of athletics collections

For procedural information relating to monetary giving, contact the Dean's Office, Young Library; telephone: (859) 257-0500, extension 2158]

Historical Materials Donations:

The University Archives and Records Program welcomes the offer of gifts of personal papers, UK publications, photographs, audio-visual materials, memorabilia and other UK-related materials. The University Archives and Records Program attempts to document all aspects of academic life, from administrative functions through student activities. However, it should be noted that limitations exist as to the types and quantity of materials we are able to accept.

To inquire about donating historical/archival materials contact Deirdre Scaggs, Associate Dean, Special Collections.