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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for December 9, 2016:  9:30am - 5:00pm

Founders Day Virtual Exhibit

Welcome

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.


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