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Bibliography of UK History

~ Compiled by University Archivists Terry Birdwhistell and Tom Rosko

This bibliography is a compilation of citations of various published sources (books, articles, theses, dissertations, etc.) that relate to topics associated with the University of Kentucky and its history. Although extensive, it is not a comprehensive work. It was compiled by former UK University Archivists Terry L. Birdwhistell and Tom Rosko. The call number notations relate to records in the UK Libraries on-line catalog, InfoKat. The bibliography lists a few general history sources followed by citations arranged alphabetically by author.

General Histories

  • Hopkins, James Franklin, The University of Kentucky: Origins and Early Years, Lexington, UK Press, 1951 [Reviews the history from the days before the Civil War through the 1910 and the end of President James K. Patterson's tenure. The book does a fair job of sorting out the very complicated story that was the beginning of the University of Kentucky] Call #: LD2773 .H6 or 378.769 H775

  • Talbert, Charles Gano, The University of Kentucky: The Maturing Years, Lexington, UK Press, 1965 [Covers the period of growth following the Patterson presidency and leading up to the mid-twentieth century] Call #: LD2773 .T3 or 378.769 K419-Et

  • Irvin, Helen Deiss, Hail Kentucky! A Pictorial History of U.K., Lexington, 1965 [A good source for little known facts and occurrences] Call #: LD2773 .I7 or 378.769 K419-Ei

  • Cone, Carl B., The University of Kentucky: a pictorial history, Lexington, Ky., University Press of Kentucky, 1990, 246pp. [Oft-cited pictorial history] Call #: LD2773 .c66 1990

  • The recent history of UK, from the mid-20th Century to the present is still waiting to be written.

Alphabetical by Author

  • Asbury, Eslie, "Kentucky Biographical Notebook. Kentucky's Bookman: Professor Lawrence S. Thompson", Filson Club History Quarterly, 1986 60(4), pp.472-475 Call #: F446 .F484

  • Babb, Robert Marion: The U. K. Community College System: A Comparative Study, 1968-1973, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis Call #: Theses 1976

  • Bardell, Eunice Bonow, Into the Second Century of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, 1970-1985 , Lexington, Ky.: College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, c1998

  • Barker, Henry Stites, A Selection of Speeches & Other Writings by the Second President of the University of Kentucky. With an introduction by Ezra L. Gillis & with a foreword by H. L. Donovan, [Lexington] University of Kentucky Press [c1956] Call #: 378.769 B242s or LD2772.7 1910 .A5

  • Bashaw, Carolyn Terry, "'To Serve the People of the State of Kentucky': Sarah Gibson Blanding and the Development of Administrative Skill, 1923-1941", Filson Club History Quarterly, 1991 65(2), pp.281-301 Call #: F446 .F484

  • Bashaw, Carolyn Terry, "We Who Live 'Off on the Edges'": Deans of Women at Southern Coeducational Institutions and Access to the Community of Higher Education, 1907-1960, University of Georgia, Ph.D. Thesis, 1992, 245pp.

  • Beers , Howard Wayland, An American Experience in Indonesia: The University of Kentucky Affiliation with the Agricultural University at Bogor, Lexington: U. Press of Ky., 1971, Call #: S539.I45 I533 or 630.711 B3924a

  • Birdwhistell, Terry L., An Educated Difference: Women at the University of Kentucky through the Second World War, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis, 1994. 294 pp. Call #: Theses 1994

  • Birdwhistell, Terry L., "Divided We Fall: State College and the Normal School Movement in Kentucky, 1880 - 1910", Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 88, No. 4 (Autumn 1990) pp. 431-456 Call #: F446 .K43 or 906 K419r

  • Bunger, Fred Anton, The Influences of Certain Cultural Forces upon the Academic Success of First-Semester Freshmen at the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Ph.D Thesis, 1960 Call #: Theses 1960

  • Carrell, W. J. & E. L. Rees, Topographic Survey of the State Campus, Lexington, Kentucky Thesis, 1908 Call #: Theses 1908

  • Chaimberlain, Leo Martin, The University of Kentucky Project at Bandung: A Review After Two Years, Lexington, Ky.: 1958 Call #: LA1271 .C450 1958 or 370.991 C355

  • Chambers, John Sharpe, Medical Education in Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.: 1952 Call #: R747.K460 C50 1952 or 610.71 C355

  • Coleman, J. Winston, The College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • Collins, Thomas P., A Study of the Freshmen Composition Program at the University of Kentucky and Six of Its Affiliated Community Colleges, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis, 1966 Call #: Theses 1966

  • Cone, Carl B., The University of Kentucky: a pictorial history, Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1990, 246pp. Call #: LD2773 .C66 1990a

  • Dalluge, De Verne Hague, A Comparative Study of Student Teaching in Campus and Off-campus Schools at the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis, 1952 Call #: Theses 1952

  • Davenport, M. Marguerite, The Donovan Scholars Program: Its Past, Present, and Future, University of Kentucky, ED.D. Thesis, 1989 Call #: Theses 1989

  • Donovan, Herman Lee, You Cannot Have a Great StateÖWithout a Great University. Donovan Report to the General Assembly, 1947 Call #: 378.769 k419-xy

  • Donovan, Herman Lee, At the Threshold of Greatness!, University of Kentucky, 1955 Call #: LD2773 .D6 1955

  • Donovan, Herman Lee, It's in the Book : A Commencement Address / delivered by Herman L. Donovan, President, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky, 1956(?) Call #: 378.769 K419-Kdit

  • Donovan, Herman Lee, Keeping the University Free and Growing, University of Kentucky Press, 1959 Call #: 378.769 D719k

  • Donovan, Herman Lee, The State University Presidency: 1955 / by Herman Lee Donovan, University of Kentucky, 1955 Call #: 378.769 K419-Kds

  • Donovan, Herman Lee, The University of Kentucky : a Cooperative Enterprise: Convocation Address of President H.L. Donovan, September 24, 1941 / H.L. Donovan, University of Kentucky; Dept. of University Extension, 1941 Call #: 378.769 K419-Kd

  • Egerton, John W., Some Aspects of the Relationship Between the State University and the State Government Ph.D. Thesis, 1960 Call #: Theses 1960

  • Ellis, William E., "Frank LeRond McVey: His Defense of Academic Freedom", Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 1969 67(1): pp. 37-54. Call #: F446 .K43 or 906 K419r

  • Ellison, Betty Boles, Kentucky's Domain of Power, Greed and Corruption San Jose, CA : Writers Club Press, 2001

  • Figone, Albert G., "Gambling and College Basketball: The Scandal of 1951", Journal of Sport History 1989 16(1): pp. 44-61. Call #: GV571 .J68

  • Gooden, Susan H. Title, "Tuning the Local Network to a National Channel: Educational Leadership and the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, 1917-27", Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 1995 93(3): pp. 307-332. Call #: F446 .K43 or 906 K419r

  • Goodpaster, Robert L., A Study of Policies and Procedures for Determining Salaries and Promotions in Rank for the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky, PH.D. Thesis, 1961 Call #: Theses 1961

  • Groves, John Russell, Jr., An Examination of Major Initiatives in Campus Planning at the University of Kentucky, 1919-1991, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis, 1992 Call #: Theses 1992

  • Hall, Mitchell, "A Crack in Time: The Response of Students at the University of Kentucky to the Tragedy at Kent State, May 1970", The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 83 (Winter 1985): pp. 36-63. Call #: F446 .K43 or 906 K419r

  • Hodgetts, Susan H. ed., As We See It: Recollections on the Emergence of Research & Graduate Education; a Tribute to Wimberly C. Royster, from His Colleagues and Friends in Research and Graduate Studies, [Lexington] : University of Kentucky, c1990 Call #: LD 2765 A797 1990

  • Home Economics, A Short History of the Development of the School of Home Economics at U. K. Call #: 378.769 k419-zh

  • Hopkins, James Franklin, The University of Kentucky: Origins and Early Years [Lexington, UK Press, 1951] Call #:378.769 H775

  • Hopkins, William Stephen, "James K. Patterson, Benevolent Despot", University of Kentucky Library Associates Keepsake, 1965, pp. [136]-145 Call #: 027.7769 Un33k no.14

  • Hughes, Raymond, Desegregating the Holy Day: Football, Blacks and the Southeastern Conference, Ohio State University, PH.D. Thesis, 1991

  • Hurley, Janet L., Women's Experience as Professional Administrators at the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky, PH.D. Thesis, 1993 Call #: Theses 1993

  • Irwin, Helen Deiss, Hail Kentucky! A Pictorial History of U.K., Lexington, 1965, Call #: 378.769 K419-Ei

  • Kentucky, University of, Beginning a Second Century; the U.K. Academic Program: Curricula, Policies, and Organization, October, 1965 Call #: 378.769 K419-cob

  • Kentucky, University of, Commemorative Exercises of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Presidency of James K. Patterson. June 1, 1909. Biographical Sketch by Professor William B. Smith. [Lexington, Kentucky University, 1910] Call #: 378.769 K419

  • Kentucky, University of, Dedication of Carnegie Library, State University of Kentucky, Lexington, November 24, 1909. Address of Henry S. PritchettÖ [Lexington, 1909] Call #: P027.7 K419

  • Kentucky, University of, Pictorial Art Souvenir, 1901, of the Kentucky State College Call #: 378.769

  • Kentucky, University of, ÖReport of the Investigating Committee, presented to the Board of Trustees June 7, 1917. Report of the Survey Commission. [Lexington, Ky. 1917] Call #: 378.769 K419-Bi

  • Kentucky, University of, Story of the University of Kentucky Stadium [Lexington, 1925] Call #: 378.769 k419s

  • Kentucky, University of, The University of Kentucky: its history and development; series of charts depicting some of the more important data, 1866-1950. [Lexington, 1950] Call #: 378.769 K419-Ek

  • Kentucky, University of, U.K. Lexington Campus: General Development Plan. Prepared in collaboration with Lawrence Coleman [Lexington, 1963] Call #: 378.769 K419-Wor

  • Kentucky, University of, The University Library. University of Kentucky, dedicated October 23, 1931 Call #: 027.7 K419 1931

  • Kirwan, Albert D., Graduate Education and Research in the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • Luster, Bill, University of Kentucky, Then and Now / photographed by Bill Luster, Louisville : Harmony House, c1993 Call #: LD2774.5 .L87 1993

  • Martin, Leslie Leon, Correlates of Leadership Ratings in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Kentucky, Indiana University, Ph.D. Thesis, 1952

  • Mathias, Frank Furlong, Albert D. Kirwan, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1975 Call #: LD2772.7 1968 .M37 or B K6394ma

  • McLaughlin, Marguerite, "Golden Jubilee of the University of Kentucky", Kentucky Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1916, p. 27-47 Call #: 976.905 K41929

  • McVey, Frank LeRond, The Gates Open Slowly: A History of Education in Kentucky, University of Kentucky Press, 1949 Call #: LA292 .M3

  • McVey, Frank LeRond, The Office of University President / Frank McVey, University of Kentucky, 1920 Call #: LB2341 .M250 1920

  • McVey, Frank LeRond, Turning the Page: An Address to the Graduating Classes, by President Frank L. McVey, University of Kentucky, June 7, 1940. Stoll field, University campus, Lexington, University of Kentucky, 1940 Call #: 378.769 K419-K

  • McVey, Frank LeRond, A University is a PlaceÖa Spirit; address and articles by Frank LeRond McVey, president, U.K., 1917-1940, Collected and arranged by Frances Jewell MeVey [Lexington, UK Press, 1944] Call #: *378.769 M253

  • McVey, Frank LeRond, Unveiling Ceremony of the plaque of Frank LeRond McVey presented to the University of Kentucky by students, alumni, and friendsÖNovember 22, 1938. Wilsom Pam

  • Medical Center, Speeches at the ground breaking ceremony for the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky., December 10, 1957. 027.7769 K41930 No. 99

  • Morgan, Margaret, The Community Colleges, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • Mutrell, Glen, "The Merger of Paducah Junior College with the University of Kentucky", Filson Club History Quarterly, 1970 44(4): 367-377. Call #: F446 .F484

  • Mutrell, Glen, "The Merger of Paducah Junior College with the University of Kentucky", Filson Club History Quarterly, 1970 44(2): 179-187, (3 293-301) Call #: F446 .F484

  • Mutrell, Glen, "The Merger of Paducah Junior College with the University of Kentucky (Part I)", Filson Club History Quarterly, 1970 44(1): 5-18 Call #: F446 .F484

  • Nelli, Bert, The Winning Tradition: A History of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball Lexington: U. Pr. of Kentucky, 1984. Call #: GV885.43.U53 N45 1984

  • Nelli, Humbert S., "Adolph Rupp, The Kentucky Wildcats, and the Basketball Scandal of 1951", Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 84(1): 51-75. Call #: F446 .K43 or 906 K419r

  • Nelli, Humbert S., Herman L. Donovan and the Emergence of "'Big-Time' Athletics at the University of Kentucky", Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 1990 88(2): 163-182. Call #: F446 .K43 or 906 K419r

  • Nelli, Humbert S., "The Kentucky Basketball Survey of 1945", Journal of Sport History, 1989 16(2): pp.186-193. Call #: GV571 .J68

  • Osborne, Ruth, The College of Education, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • Patterson, James Kennedy, Argument before the Board of Trustees regarding "Conditions of Retirement." Call #: 378.769 P277

  • Patterson, James Kennedy, Memorial Services in honor of James Kennedy Patterson-president of U.K., 1869-1910, at the unveiling of the memorial tablet, placed on the front wall of the former residence of President Patterson, on the campus of the University of Kentucky, Sunday, June 1, 1924. *B P27M

  • Pearce, John Ed, U.K.: A Series of Six Articles, reprinted from The Courier-Journal, December 26-31, 1955. Call #:378.769 P314

  • Pence, Merry Lewis, The University of Kentucky, 1866-1936 typewritten, 1938 Call #: 378.769 P372

  • Peter, Robert, Thoughts on public education in Kentucky, with special reference to normal schools, the State Agricultural and Mechanical College, and the trusts of Transylvania University. Being an extract from a memoir suggested by the study of the International centennial exhibition of 1876, Frankfort, Ky. : Printed at the Kentucky Yeoman Office, Major, Johnston & Barrett, 1877 Call #: 378.769 P441

  • Pollitt, Mabel Hardy, A Biography of James Kennedy Patterson, President of U.K. from 1869-1910 Prepared by Mabel Hardy PollittÖSpeeches and Written Articles Selected from the Papers of President Patterson, Louisville, Press, Westerfield-Bonte company, 1925 Call #: LD2772.7 1869 or B P27p

  • Pyles, Henry Milton, The Life and Work of John Bryan Bowman, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis, 1944 Call #: Theses 1944

  • Ramage, James A., "Thomas Hunt Morgan: Family Influences in the Making of a Great Scientist", Filson Club History Quarterly 1979 53(1): 5-25 Call #: F446 .F484

  • Reed, Helen Miriam, An Appraisal of Selected Aspects of the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program for Secondary School Teachers at the University of Kentucky, Indiana University, Ed.D. Thesis, 1954.

  • Riley, Herbert P., The College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • Smith, J. Allan, The College of Agriculture of the University of Kentucky: Early and Middle Years, 1865-1951, 1980 Call #: S537.U54 s641

  • Smith, J. Allan, The College of Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • Smoot, R. C., "Dreams, Brick, and Mortar: John Sharpe Chambers and the Origins of the University of Kentucky Medical Center", Filson Club History Quarterly 1998 72(1): 42-75 Call #: F446 .F484

  • Stanley, Gregory Kent, "'...And Not to Make Athletes of Them': Banning Women's Sports at the University of Kentucky, 1902-24", Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 93(4): 422-445. Call #: F446 .K43 or 906 K419r

  • Stanley, Gregory Kent, Before Big Blue, Sports at the University of Kentucky, 1880-1940, Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c1996 Call #: GV691.U544 S83 1996

  • Stanley, Gregory Kent, "'The Flagrant Injustice Done Me by the Board': The Strange and Prolonged Retirement of University of Kentucky President James Kennedy Patterson", Filson Club History Quarterly 1996 70(3): 304-316. Call #: F446 .F484

  • Stanley, Gregory Kent, "'The Most Notable Case on Record in Fayette Circuit Court': The 1913 Arson Trial of University of Kentucky Football Coach Dick Webb", Filson Club History Quarterly 1997 71(2): 146-168 Call #: F446 .F484

  • Stanley, Gregory Kent, "'Not Conducive to the Best Interests of This Institution': President James Kennedy Patterson, the Board of Trustees, and University of Kentucky Athletics, 1890-1910", Filson Club History Quarterly 1995 69(2): 159-170 Call #: F446 .F484

  • Steely, Frank and Wallace, H. Lew, "Thomas D. Clark: A Biographical Sketch", Filson Club History Quarterly 1986 60(3): 293-318 Call #: F446 .F484

  • Straus, Robert, A Medical School Is Born: A History of the Conception, Gestation, and Infancy of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine by One Who Assisted in the Delivery, Kuttawa, KY : McClanahan Pub. House, c1996 Call #: R747 .U683379 S77 1996

  • Sulzer, Elmer Griffith, Songs of U.K.: A Compendium of Songs Used by Students, Faculty, Alumni, Friends; Compiled by Elmer G. Sulzer, under Auspices of the Music Committee, University of Kentucky, [1933] Call #: 784.622 Su59

  • Talbert, Charles Gano, The University of Kentucky: The Maturing Years, Lexington, UK Press, 1965 Call #: LD2773 .T3 or 378.769 K419-Et

  • Tate, Horace Edward, Some Characteristics and Perceptions of the Negro Undergraduate of the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis, 1961 Call #: Theses 1960

  • Taylor, William F., A Survey of the Development and Current Status of Junior and Community College Education in Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis, 1965 Call #: Theses 1965

  • Thompson, Lawrence S., "The Incurable Mania", Manuscripts 1966 18(3): pp.18-25 Call #: Z41.A2 A925

  • Thompson, Weston T. and Birdwhistell, Terry L., "A Brief History of UK", 1998 prepared for UK 101 class (/libpage.php?lweb_id=319&llib_id=13)

  • Timberlake, C. L., "The Early Struggle for Education of the Blacks in the Commonwealth of Kentucky", Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 71(3): 225-252. Call #: F446 .K43 or 906 K419r

  • University Archives, "The University Archives: Brief History", University Library Occasional Contributions, 1962 Call #: 027.7769 K41930 No. 131

  • Updike, Jr., Thomas Lee, A Demographic Study: The University of Kentucky Community College System Student Body, 1966-1967, Auburn University, Ed.D. Thesis, 1967

  • Warren , Gary Lee, The Development and Establishment of Archives and Manuscripts in Kentucky After the Sale of the Durrett Collection to the University of Chicago, University of Louisville, Masters Thesis, 1987

  • Weathers, Doris Walker, The University of Kentucky's Office of Minority Affairs' Policies and Programs for Recruiting and Retaining Minority Students, 1971-1985, University of Kentucky, Ph.D. Thesis, 1987 Call #: Theses 1987

  • Wills, Glenn Elmore, The Role of the University of Kentucky Extended, University of Kentucky, ED.D. Thesis, 1959 Call #: Theses 1959

  • Worrel, John William, An Evaluation of Teacher Preparation in Music Education at the University of Kentucky through an Analysis of the Opinions of Graduates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. Thesis, 1957.

  • Wroebel, Sylvia, The First Hundred Years of the U.K. College of Pharmacy, 1870-1970. [1972] , Call #: 378.769 K419-Zpw

  • _______, The College of Commerce, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • _______, The College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • _______, University Extension, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965

  • _______, The University of Kentucky Press, University of Kentucky Centennial Committee, 1965