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The Special Collections Research Center is home to a vast range of archival and primary source materials documenting the social, cultural, economic and political history of Kentucky, Appalachia, the Ohio River Valley region, and beyond.

Below, you can find information about all of our collections and browse digitized items in our electronic resources and databases.

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1899 photo of men on a horse-drawn wagon carrying tobacco

1899 photo of a tobacco wagon at the Experiment Farm, from the UK Agricultural Experiment Station Negatives Collection.

Front cover of 1979 men's basketball program

Find radio and television broadcasts of UK athletic events, along with photographs, game programs, and much more in the Big Blue Sports Archive.

Abolitionist newspaper from January 1849

January 13, 1849 issue of abolitionist newspaper The Examiner, digitized through the Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program.