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University of Kentucky Libraries
Occasional Papers Series
Attn: Anna Kaiser
1-85 William T. Young Library
Lexington, KY 40506-0456

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Number Price / Availability Title
Number 1 Out of Print Technical Processing Libraries in the 1980s: Current Trends and Future Forecasts. Gail Kennedy, 1980. 12 pp.
Number 2 $5.00 Kentucky in Fiction--An Annotated Bibliography, 1951-1980. Mary Donna Foley, 1981. 38 pp. (Full text available)
Number 3 $10.00 The Landscape Architecture Book Catalogue: A Bibliography of Holdings on the University of Kentucky Campus through 1977. Antoinette Paris Powell, 1982. 35 pp.
Number 4 $5.00 The University Libraries and the Antiquarian Book Trade: Fragments of Library History. Lawrence S. Thompson, 1983. 26 pp.
Number 5 $7.00

Eighteenth-Century Titles in Special Collections and Archives Department, University of Kentucky Libraries. Terry Warth, 1984. 12 pp.

Eighteenth-Century Titles in Special Collections and Archives Department, University of Kentucky Libraries (Occasional Paper no. 5, March 1984) was compiled by Terry Warth of the library staff and is an outgrowth of the library's participation in the project to compile an Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) in both printed and machine-readable form. ESTC is an international effort, based in the British Library, with the North American center at Louisiana State University, which aspires to list all titles published in the British Isles and its colonies, as well as English titles printed in the English language elsewhere in the world, during the eighteenth century. From the imprint files in Special Collections, Mrs. Warth has identified and listed some 1800 titles for inclusion in the ESTC, among them notable volumes from the W. H. Peal and Milton collections, as well as such other rarities as four books (1732-1772) from the presses of Benjamin Franklin.

Abstract by Brad Grissom
From The Kentucky Review, VI (2), 1986, p. 98.
Number 6 $7.00

Manuscript Documents from Spain Dating from the 12th through the 18th Centuries. Housed in the Special Collections of the Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky. John Lihani, 1984. 117 pp.

Manuscript Documents from Spain Dating from the 12th through the 18th Centuries Housed in the Special Collections of the Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky (Occasional Paper no. 6, April 1984) was compiled by John Lihani, Professor of Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Kentucky. Prof. Lihani inventories and catalogs the 921 items in a collection of Spanish manuscripts acquired by the library around 1958 from a prominent antiquarian bookseller of Barcelona. The material includes legal documents, ecclesiastical records, and personal papers generated by Spanish dukes, counts, clerics, students, merchants, property owners, and many others. It also includes documents, edicts, and decrees endorsed or initiated by several Spanish kings. The inventory follows the arrangement in twelve boxes of the archive, and includes an onomastic index. Prof. Lihani's narrative description of the manuscripts appears as a Library Note in The Kentucky Review, Vol. VI, No. 2, Summer 1986.

Abstract by Brad Grissom
From The Kentucky Review, VI (2), 1986, pp. 98-99.
Number 7 $15.00

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb in the W. Hugh Peal Collection, University of Kentucky Libraries. Edwin W. Marrs, Jr., 1984. 48 pp.

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb in the W. Hugh Peal Collection, University of Kentucky Libraries (Occasional Paper no. 7, December 1984) was compiled by Edwin W. Marrs, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and editor of the Cornell edition of the Lamb letters. The catalogue lists ninety-eight letters in all--ninety-four by Charles and four by Mary, including two added by the library to Mr. Peal's original gift. One of the hitherto unpublished letters is transcribed by Prof. Marrs as part of his catalogue entry, and facsimiles of two of the letters--one from Charles and one from Mary-- are reproduced photographically. The Peal gathering of Lamb letters, here definitively described, is the second largest in the world.

Abstract by Brad Grissom
From The Kentucky Review, VI (2), 1986, p. 99.
Number 8 $15.00

The Collection of the Works of John Milton and Miltoniana in the Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky. John T. Shawcross, 1985. 117 pp.

The Collection of the Works of John Milton and Miltoniana in the Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky (Occasional Paper no. 8, December 1985) was compiled by John T. Shawcross, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kentucky. This annotated and illustrated catalog gives ample evidence of the significance of the library's holdings for the advanced study of the English poet. The foundation of the collection was provided by a special purchase of some 400 (mostly eighteenth century) titles from the Ravenstree Company in 1972. Milton scholar William R. Parker has said of the collection that "it is outranked in scope and completeness of its eighteenth century section alone by less than half a dozen libraries in the world, of which three are North American." The library has, of course, augmented this base as much as possible in the years since the purchase. Prof. Shawcross divides his listings into three sections:

  • works by Milton and Miltoniana through 1799 (559 items)
  • selected works by or about him from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (eighty-three items)
  • some sixteenth- and seventeenth-century editions of works that Milton knew (twenty-eight items).

An index to the first section is included, as well as an informative foreward by Prof. Thomas Stroup.

Abstract by Brad Grissom
From The Kentucky Review, VI (2), 1986, p. 99.
Number 9 $15.00 The Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project: An Annotated Guide. Susan E. Allen and Terry L. Birdwhistell, 1987. 68 pp.
Unnumbered Out of Print Henry Clay: Images of a Statesman. Karen T. Ellenberg, 1991. 47 pp.
Number 10 Out of Print A Bibliography of Clay Lancaster. James D. Birchfield. 1992. 53 pp.
Number 11 $5.00 The Kentucky Miscellany, by Thomas Johnson, Jr.: A Facsimile of the Fourth Edition of 1821. With an Essay by Burton Milward, Jr. 1995.
Number 12 $15.00 A Visit with Harlan Hubbard. Wade Hall. 1996.

This monologue is based principally on an interview conducted by the author with painter, poet, and naturalist Harlan Hubbard on June 20, 1987, on the patio of his home at Payne Hollow, Trimble County, Kentucky, on the Ohio River. Additional material is taken from two other visits made by the author to Payne Hollow, the first one in July of 1982 and the last one in August of 1987, about five months before Hubbard's death. Other information is taken from letters of Harlan Hubbard to the author.

Number 13 paperback $15.00;
hardback $40.00;
hardback, autographed and numbered, $50.00
Wendell Berry: A Bibliography. Russell Freedman. 1998.

The rare humanity of Wendell Berry has made him one of America's most popular and revered writers. His concern for ecological balance and for sensitive and ethical living find expression in his poetry and fiction as well as in his many essays. A long and productive career as a teacher, commentator, and literary artist has generated a complex and intricate record of publication--beginning with "The Wings of the Future," an essay for The Green Pen in May 1954. Now Russell Freedman, an indefatigable Berry enthusiast, has traced and described, edition by edition, all of Wendell Berry's writings up to 1994. This detailed and indexed record of over 40 years of Wendell Berry's work will be an indispensable resource for students, libraries, and collectors.

Number 14 $35.00 From Ur to Uncle Remus - 5000 Years of Animal Fable. Illustrations by Clay Lancaster. 1997. 130 pp.
Number 15 $18.00 A Journey with John Jacob Niles. Jacqueline Roberts and Kerstin Warner. 2001. 169 pp.
Number 15CD $25.00 A Journey with John Jacob Niles and Jacqueline Roberts Sings the Music of John Jacob Niles, including poetry by Thomas Merton. Book and compact disc set. Jacqueline Roberts and Kerstin Warner. 2001. 169 pp.
Unnumbered Out of print. A Kentucky Hundred: Landmarks of Kentucky Printing. James D. Birchfield and William Marshall.