UK Libraries is one of the recipients of CLIR funding for “Action in Appalachia: Revealing Public Health, Housing, and Community Development Records in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center”! This processing project targets seven hidden collections of War on Poverty-era, social justice organizational records.
More information can be found here.
Above: “General scene upper station Weeksbury
Mining Camp (Eastern Gas).; creek runs beside dwellings, people look
on,” 1946, from the Russell Lee: Wheelwright, KY Photographic Collection
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Tutinama, or “Book of the Parrot,” is a Persian series of 52 moral tales dating from the 14th century. The original authorship is credited to Nakhshabi, a Persian physician and Sufi saint, who adapted his tales from ancient Sanskrit stories. The Tutinama tales are narrated by a parrot to distract his mistress from having an affair while her merchant husband is away from home on business. This 30 cm manuscript is bound in brown leather with gilt embossed medallions and floral motifs.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The Jack Guthrie Kentucky Kernel Integration of SEC (1963) scrapbook is now available on ExploreUK. The scrapbook covers civil rights and the racial integration of Southeastern Conference (SEC) and University of Kentucky (UK) Athletics during the university’s spring semester, 1963, and was compiled by Kentucky Kernel editor (1962-1963) Jack Guthrie in about 2002.
Monday, December 1, 2014
December 1, 1910
Oh you key in the window of the Educational Building! Did I get even with Addie without so much as trying? I believe I’ll never take revenge on anybody, but just wait and let it “work out”. Addie likes to tease powerful well but she doesn’t like to be teased.
|Now the Taylor Education Building|
|Virginia and Addie|
Saturday, November 29, 2014
November 29, 1910
Oh you Gym, key in the sugar bowl at the university lunch stand! Peanut butter, jelly and Uneeda biscuit. Annie Louise “drunk”!
|Key inserted in diary|
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Alexandra Soteriou photographs include several images labeled “Thanksgiving downtown Lexington”. Capturing simple scenes, these images provide a unique look at everyday life in 1968 Lexington. Enjoy and be thankful.
Monday, November 24, 2014
November 24, 1910
*Picture of Sweetland’s 1910 Machine
It’s clean athletics our team stands for, and we’re proud of them though Central beat us 12 to 6; if they had played clean ball we’d have won. Webb’s heart was broken and he left the field crying. Webb and Shanklin and Gaiser and Threlkeld were hurt. Oh, how it hurts to have Central beat us. Never mind, there’ll be another year.