Special Collections Research Center

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Databases for the Special Collections Research Center

 

Description:

Textual and visual records of the University of Kentucky. Browsable and keyword searchable. More resources will be added over time. Material includes publications (e.g., UK yearbooks), university records (e.g., Board of Trustees Minutes), historic papers, athletics archives, and photographic images held by the University Archives.

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Vendor Name University of Kentucky Libraries, University Archives & Digital Programs

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Resource Types E-Book(s),  Image Collection,  Manuscript 

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Part of the Kentucky Virtual Library; provides online finding aids and digitized material from archival collections across the state of Kentucky, particularly from small academic institutions and public libraries. 

Please note:Content from the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky University, Lexington Public Library, and other former members is not available on the new KDL. Many of the previous partners now provide access to their holdings via their own institution’s digital libraries.

UK Libraries collection guides and digital content is available on ExploreUK, which links to other primary online access tools, including SPOKEdb and the Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program.

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Vendor Name Kentucky Virtual Library/OCLC

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Resource Types E-Book(s),  E-Journal Collection,  Image Collection,  Key Database(s),  Manuscript 

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Kentucky's National Digital Newspaper Program (KY-NDNP) website offers comprehensive lists of the University of Kentucky's digitized historic newspapers available in both the Kentucky Digital Library and the Library of Congress' Chronicling America. The website also provides an extensive "how-to" on historic newspaper digitization per the NDNP specifications.

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Vendor Name University of Kentucky Digital Programs

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Resource Types Newspaper 

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Consists of more than 2 million unique photographic negatives. The collection also contains associated newspaper clippings, job sheets, and hand-written photographers' notes. The LHL photographs are a source of photographic evidence of the many historical, cultural, and industrial changes that have shaped Lexington and the surrounding region. The scope of the collection highlights the day-to-day activities of Kentuckians. It follows the changing urban landscape of Lexington; the agricultural, tobacco, and horse racing industries; key national events such as World War II and Vietnam; as well as notable regional and national figures. It is the most extensive, single collection of still photographic images documenting Lexington's 20th Century history in existence.

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Vendor Name Special Collections Research Center

Coverage 1939-2001

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Resource Types All Relevant Database(s),  Image Collection 

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Contains short biographies of notable African Americans with Kentucky roots or ties, organized by profession or subject. Also includes entries for events and locations. Includes links to related resources.

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Vendor Name University of Kentucky Libraries

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Resource Types Key Database(s),  Reference Tool,  Selected Academic Website 

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The searchable catalog contains the records for over 8,000 interviews and nearly 300 oral history projects.  Allows users to browse the collections and projects based on subjects or names or conduct a search of the collections, projects, and interviews. Users can follow links from the catalog record to interviews or projects that are available online or request to use interviews that are not yet online by using the online form.

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Vendor Name Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, UK Libraries

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Resource Types All Relevant Database(s),  Audio Collection 

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Description:

This database provides access to the University of Kentucky's holdings of microfilm masters, including newspapers as well as other primary sources. Not all Kentucky newspapers available for viewing are included in this database (e.g., The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal). To find other available Kentucky newspapers, search the InfoKat Discovery Library Catalog or consult the librarians at the Reference Desk.

The microfilm is available for viewing in the Periodicals Dept. at the William T. Young Library or the Special Collections Research Center in the Margaret I. King Building. If you are unable to travel to campus, you can request microfilm through your Interlibrary Loan department (only if you are affiliated with another institution) or visit the Contact Us page to order a digital scan of a microfilm reel(s). There is no fee for this service.

A selection of historic Kentucky newspapers has been digitized and is available via the Kentucky Digital Library and Chronicling America. For more information on these titles, visit the Kentucky National Digital Newspaper Program website.

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Vendor Name University of Kentucky Libraries

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Resource Types All Relevant Database(s),  Key Database(s),  Newspaper 

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Digital access to the University of Kentucky yearbook collection. Starting as the Memoria in its first year, the name of the UK yearbook changed to The Kentuckian in 1901, the Blue and White in 1903, Echoes in 1904 before returning The Kentuckian from 1906-1975. Search by keywords or browse page by page.

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Vendor Name University Archives, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries

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Resource Types E-Book(s) 

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