The UK Audio-Visual Archives contains one of the largest university-based collections of archival film, video and audio recordings in the United States. Major sections of the Audio-Visual Archives include university-related educational and public affairs programming, as well as athletic film and video; Kentucky's only broadcasting archive consisting of extensive collections of local television and radio programming; and the works of Kentucky-related independent film makers. The collection also includes extensive collections of still photographic images. The Audio-Visual collections are utilized extensively by patrons from Kentucky, from across the nation and around the world.
Collections with on-line content are accessible through ExploreUK
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.