The Special Collections Research Center collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our collections and resources support the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University community and scholars around the world. By serving as the essential bridge between past, present, and future, the SCRC provides rich opportunities for students to expand their worldview and for scholars to advance original research.
The SCRC has several unique resources for research, scanning, fine printing, recording, teaching, and more, including the Breckinridge Research Room.
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Margaret I. King Library
Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Internationally recognized for collecting and preserving lived experiences through oral history, with a catalog of over 17,000 interviews.
Preserving the history of Kentucky politics, government, and materials pertaining to the US Congress.
Documenting Kentuckians who have served in the federal judiciary and their contributions to American legal discourse.
Work with archivists and librarians to integrate primary sources and experiential learning assignments into the classroom.
A paid opportunity for undergraduates to pursue research projects using unique archival materials from our collections.
Lectures, workshops, and apprenticeship opportunities for students and community members interested in the book arts.
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Institutional support through grants and partnerships helps UK Libraries develop innovative tools, create leading digital libraries, and expand access to our collections.
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