In honor of the inauguration of Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr. as the
University of Kentucky╠s eleventh president, an exhibit chronicling UK
Presidents, from Patterson to Todd, was on display in the lobby of the Margaret
I. King Library, home of the University of Kentucky Libraries╠ Special
Collections and Archives. The exhibit included historical materials
related to UK Presidents Patterson, Barker, McVey, Donovan, Dickey, Oswald,
Kirwan, Singletary, Roselle, Wethington, and Todd. The exhibit also
contained information pertaining to past inaugurations / convocations and
Founders Day (February 22, 1865) celebrations. The exhibit was produced
by the University of Kentucky University Archives and Records Program (UARP) and
ran from Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 22nd (Founders Day),
2002. In conjunction with inauguration festivities and Founders Day, a
multi-media presentation was viewable in the King Library lobby during the
afternoons of February 14th, 15th and 22nd, 2002.
(March 31, 2016) The UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center has initiated a new online requests system allowing all our faculty, students, patrons, and visiting researchers to submit requests for materials, schedule a visit, or place digital reproduction and oral history orders through a custom web-based interface.
Create an account to get started. All researchers visiting after March 31st will need to complete registration in their new account.
UK community members can login using their LinkBlue IDs while visitors can create their own login username and password. For more information, visit our FAQ.
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.