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Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

 

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Doug Boyd

Doug Boyd Ph.D.,  Director

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Phone:(859) 257-9672
Email: Doug.Boyd@uky.edu

Doug Boyd Ph.D. directs the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and is a recognized leader regarding oral history, archives, and digital technologies. He recently managed the Oral History in the Digital Age, which was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project established current best practices for collecting, curating, and disseminating oral histories. Boyd currently leads the team that envisioned, designed, and is implementing the open-source Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) system, which synchronizes text with audio and video online. He holds a PhD in folklore and ethnomusicology from Indiana University and previously served as the manger of the Digital Program for the University of Alabama Libraries, Director of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, and Senior Archivist for the oral history and folklife collections at the Kentucky Historical Society. He authors the blog Digital Omnium: Oral History, Archives and Digital Technologies, is the co-editor of the book Oral History and Digital Humanities published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2014, and Boyd is the author of the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community published in August 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky.


Kopana TerryKopana Terry, Oral History Archivist
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Phone:(859) 218-1423
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Email: kopana.terry@uky.edu

Kopana Terry is Oral History Archivist and Library Manager at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. She earned her BA (Photography) and MLIS at the University of Kentucky. Active in the UK Libraries' preservation, reformatting, and digital programs since 2001, Kopana managed the NEH funded National Digital Newspaper Program for Kentucky from 2007-2013, and created meta|morphosis: film-to-digital video lecture series. She was instrumental in the the Nunn Center's early digitization efforts and in 2007 co-authored "Large Scale Digitization of Oral History: A Case Study". Beyond her preservation, newspaper, grant, and audio-visual expertise are lives as photographer, producer, writer, artist, and musician. 


Jennifer Bartlett, Oral History LibrarianJennifer Bartlett

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY  40506-0039
Phone:  (859) 218-1236
Email:  jen.bartlett@uky.edu

Jennifer Bartlett, Oral History Librarian, is responsible for oral history reference and research requests, workflow, and documentation at the Nunn Center, and is involved in oral history instruction sessions. She served as interim associate dean for teaching, learning, and research at the University of Kentucky Libraries from 2016 to 2020 and has worked in reference services, access services, and management and administration in both academic and public libraries. She is the co-editor of Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division, co-editor ofLibraries That Learn: Keys to Managing Organizational Knowledge (ALA Editions, 2019), and author of Knowledge Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021). She holds a master’s degree in library science from Indiana University and a master’s degree in English from Murray State University.


Terry Birdwhistell, Senior Oral Historian Terry Birdwhistell

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY  40506-0039
Phone: (859) 218-1871

Cell: (859) 576-8145

Email:Terry.Bird@uky.edu

Dr. Terry L. Birdwhistell is Senior Oral Historian in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.  He served as Dean of Libraries from 2010 to 2017, as Associate Dean for Special Collections and Digital Programs from 2005 to 2010, and as University Archivist for 16 years..  He directed the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History from 1974 to 2005.  He is the co-author of Our Rightful Place: Women at the University of Kentucky, 1880-1945 and the forthcoming Washington’s Iron Butterfly: Bess Abell, An Oral History.


Danielle Gabbard, Oral History Processing ArchivistDanielle Gabbard

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY  40506-0039

Email:  dlgabbard@uky.edu

Danielle Gabbard is the Oral History Processing Archivist at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. She earned her BA in sociology and her MLIS at the University of Kentucky.  At the Nunn Center, Danielle is responsible for training and supervising the many student workers using OHMS, as well as training other people and organizations who partner with the Nunn Center. She has co-authored several written guides and created audio/visual materials for training purposes, along with the organization and digitization of the Nunn Center's large physical collection of interviews.


Jeff SuchanekJeff Suchanek, Oral History Interviewer

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY  40506-0039
Phone: (859) 218-1681
Email:jsuch1@uky.edu

Jeffrey S. Suchanek received his M.A. in History from Youngstown State University. While there he worked as a Graduate Assistant in the YSU Oral History Program under the direction of Professor Hugh Earnhart and began his oral history career interviewing World War II veterans. He joined the University of Kentucky Oral History Program (now called the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History) in 1988 and specializes in politics, public policy, and military history. He has conducted over 325 interviews for the Nunn Center. He has held leadership positions in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the Oral History Association (OHA). His latest book, Star-Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II (Broadstone Books) was published in 2011. In 1999 he co-edited with William J. Marshall Time On Target: the World War Two Memoir of William R. Buster (Kentucky Historical Society). He is currently working on a memoir with a former Member of Congress from Kentucky. 


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