The "University of Kentucky History Encyclopedia" is intended as a compendium of narrative and descriptive essays about persons, places, events, institutions, and ideas relating to the history of the University of Kentucky. The "Encyclopedia" is planned as a cumulative and ongoing research and writing project. Its initial article--on the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862--follows.
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.