The collection, preservation and transcription of a minimum of 150 interviews totaling over 300 taped hours. Racing and non-racing breeds will be included, as will the many occupations that are a part of the industry.
The creation of a website providing access to interview transcripts and audio/video excerpts from the interviews.
The development of educational public programming that explores the diversity and significance of the equine industry to Kentucky.
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.