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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for August 31, 2016:  Now Closed

Featured Projects

Nunn Center director Doug Boyd

Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project

Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

From Combat to Kentucky: Kentucky's Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Leaders and Innovators

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence 

Legacy of African Amerian Judges in Kentucky

Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Haiti Memory Project

Governor Julian Carroll

Kentucky Eats: Foodways

Hospice of the Bluegrass

Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation

Judge Dan Kelly

Representative Geoff Davis

James W. Host

Judge David Williams

Governor Paul Patton

Appalachian Studies 

Waiting for Lilith (Women's Theatre in Louisville)

The McClain Family Band

 

 


Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the University Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

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.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials in Special Collections do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.


Campus Mail Code: 0039


For Research or Collections-related Inquiries

Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611

Fax: (859) 257-6311

Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu


General Information


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