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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for December 4, 2016:  Closed

University Archives

Donations

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.


Our Mission

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

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to 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. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC 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 at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu

Campus Mail Code: 0039

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