The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History has initiated a project to record the firsthand experiences and stories of people who work with horses in Kentucky. Our purpose is to build a collection that represents the diversity of the equine community and fosters a better appreciation for the historical, cultural, and economic significance of the horse to Kentucky. Click here to access the interviews. Watch the project video introduction to learn more:
With start-up funds provided by KEEP (the Kentucky Equine Education Project) and the University of Kentucky, project staff are conducting interviews preserving the history of racing and non-racing breeds in the commonwealth, as well as many occupations that support the equine industry.
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.