Special Collections Research Center

Doing Research


SCRC offers a range of online resources to allow you to conduct your research from anywhere at any time:

Explore UK: Your first stop for discovery of SCRC's archives and manuscript collections, prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.

Infokat Discovery: Use the UK Libraries' catalog, Infokat Discovery, to find SCRC's rare books, maps, and print collections.

John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader Photographsover 10,000 digitized photographic images spanning the years 1939-1960s. The LHL photographs are an unparalleled source of photographic evidence of the many historical, cultural, and industrial changes that have shaped Lexington and its surrounding region. 

SPOKEdb: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History: Database of UK Libraries oral history holdings, including digitized oral histories, transcripts, and indexes.

Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program: Search digitized Kentucky newspapers dating from the late 1700s to the early 2000s.

Notable Kentucky African Americans Database: Offers biographical and historical information about African Americans in and from Kentucky, including places and events.

The Lomax Kentucky Recordings: Search and listen to documentary sound recordings of rural Kentucky music made by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax between 1933-1942. 

James Still Correspondence Database: Lists letters received by Still and, in some cases, copies of his outgoing correspondence. Entries include such information as the date and place from which a letter was sent, its sender (correspondent), and Still's relationship with that person (when known). 

University of Kentucky Libraries Microfilm Holdings Database: Provides access to the University of Kentucky's holdings of microfilm masters, including newspapers as well as other primary sources.

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