Monday, April 16, 2018

Newly Digitized Collections on ExploreUK

Curious about hemp manufacturing in Lexington or turn-of-the-century medical practices and midwifery? Or perhaps you’d rather peruse the papers of a railroad detective and a prohibition agent. You can do this and more with the newly digitized collection available on ExploreUK!

The John Brand letter books(dated 1811-1841; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consist of a microfilmed copy of two letter books belonging to Lexington hemp manufacturer John Brand.

The Lyman Copeland Draper letters to Reuben Thomas Durrett (dated 1882-1886; 0.1 cubic feet; 68 items) consists of letters from Draper to Durrett concerning their mutual interest in the settlement and early history of Kentucky.

The Gordon family papers (dated 1771-1924, bulk 1840-1859; 2 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 folder) consists of the correspondence, papers, and a diary of the Gordon family of Georgia and Kentucky. The bulk of the collection consists of letters relating to Neal McDougal Gordon of Nicholasville, Ky., and his work in the education of Presbyterian ministers and the colonization of Liberia.

The Aden G. Lovell papers (dated 1882-1923, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 3 reels of microfilm) consist of the microfilmed medical record books, receipts, account books, business ledgers, and legal and insurance papers owned by Mt. Vernon physician Aden G. Lovell.

The Charles E. Lowther collection on Mining (dated 1920-1977; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consists of microfilmed legal agreements between coal operators and labor, by-laws, an employee handbook, pay receipts, and union political ephemera.

The Joseph B. Mathews papers (dated 1890-1932; 0.73 cubic feet; 2 boxes, 1 wrapped item) of civil service files, a letter copying book, a letter, and two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. The collection document Mathews work for the U.S. government, including his work as a railroad detective and a prohibition agent in New Orleans.

The Midwifery Collection (dated 1926-1932, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of reports and rules and regulations concerning midwifery in Eastern Kentucky during the early 20th century.

National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreements, 1947 and 1948

The Sidener family papers (dated 1849-1959, bulk 1853-1859; 0.1 cubic feet; 55 items) consist of correspondence, a diary, and a mimeographed history of the Sugar Ridge Presbyterian Church, which document the Sidener family of Loradale, Kentucky.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New Collection Guides posted to ExploreUK!

Daniel Weisiger Lindsey journal on the history of architecture, 1861. From the William B. Scott collection on Kentucky Architecture, 2015ms085.

A new batch of collection guides have been added to ExploreUK! The collections document string bands, Kentucky architecture, women authors, Kentuckians during WWII, and affordable housing in Appalachia. See the full list below.

New Collection Guides

The Crockett family papers (dated 1896-2016, undated; 3.09 cubic feet; 5 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 4 shoeboxes) comprise song books of original Crockett compositions, scrapbooks of song lyrics and performance reviews, tour itineraries and set lists, correspondence, and photographs that document the Crockett family and their shared professional career as members of the string band music group, the Crockett Family Kentucky Mountaineers.

"Spiders and Alcohol" for Violin. From the Crockett family papers, 2017ms032.

The William B. Scott collection on Kentucky Architecture (dated 1855-1960; 3 cubic feet; 1 flat box, 3 case folders, 6 boxes of rolled drawings) consists of architectural plans, drawings, notebook, and ledger collected by William B. Scott, architectural historian, mainly documenting various architecture firms and individual buildings in Louisville and Frankfort, Kentucky.

The John W. Stevenson papers (dated 1868-1885; 2.25 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consist of diaries, letter books, receipts, and a will, documenting the life and career of Kentucky lawyer and politician John W. Stevenson.

The Isabel McLennan McMeekin papers (dated 1850s-1950s, bulk 1940-1950; 0.9 cubic feet; 4 boxes) consist of manuscripts, photographs, a civil war scrapbook, and a book jacket, which document McMeekin's work as an author.

Dorothy Park Clark and Isabel McLennan McMeekin at Morris Book Shop signing for Show Me a Land, 1940. From the Isabel McLennan McMeekin papers 46m72.

The Dearinger family papers (dated 1864-2007, bulk 1919-1945; 2.8 cubic feet; 5 boxes and 1 item) primarily comprises letters, memoirs, diaries, and World War II related materials, including photographs, that document the service of the Dearinger siblings of Lexington, Kentucky, John Arthur Dearinger, Emily Susan (Sue) Dearinger, and Eugene Lewis Dearinger.

The Melba Porter Hay research files on Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (dated 1834-2008, undated; 3 cubic feet; 3 boxes) primarily comprise research notes, note cards, manuscript drafts, interview notes, and materials that document the research process of Melba Porter Hay while writing Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South.

The William K. Hubbell papers (dated 1931-1938, undated; 0.33 cubic feet; 1 box and 1 item) consist of a scrapbook and published copies of writing and photographs by Lexington, Kentucky, writer William K. Hubbell.

The Rogers and Anne Morton papers (dated 1945-1987, undated; 7.06 cubic feet; 32 boxes, 2 items) includes photographs, photograph albums, letters, and memorabilia relating to Rogers and Anne Morton during Morton’s travels as Secretary of the Interior.

The Richard Alexander Spurr papers (dated 1844-1961, bulk 1878-1899; 1.3 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 folder) consist of correspondence, financial records, genealogical sketches, autograph albums, photographs, and a recipe book documenting Spurr's career and family life.

The Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises, Inc. (FAHE) records (dated 1967-1992; 20.8 cubic feet; 21 boxes, 1 oversize box) consist primarily of office files and program files relating to FAHE's work on community development and affordable housing in the Appalachian Region.

Revised collections

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

January's additions to ExploreUK

This year we are trying something new and announcing each month's newly digitized collections from UK Special Collections Research Center. The following collections were digitized and added to ExploreUK in January 2018. Enjoy! 

The William Jason Fields scrapbook (dated 1911-1923; 0.6 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 item) contains materials he collected during his years in the United States House of Representatives.

The Hathaway family papers are letters, scrapbooks, diaries, and general materials of Leeland Hathaway, his wife, Mattie Wheeler Hathaway, and daughter, Carrie Lee Hathaway.
Scrapbook page from the Hathaway family papers

The Thomas Henry Hines papers, (dated 1772-1954, bulk 1860-1889; 2.84 cubic feet; 10 boxes, 2 items, 3 folders) comprise letters, diaries, legal papers, manuscripts, maps, military documents, newspaper clippings, notebooks, handwritten notes, political papers, printed materials, realia, scrapbooks, and family papers, which document Thomas Henry Hines' career as a Confederate soldier, a Confederate spy, a lawyer, and a judge.

Barrow Unit papers 
The Barrow Unit papers (dated 1899-1957, bulk 1917-1919; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) include correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, official orders, and rosters documenting the military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the United States Army during World War I.

William Sylvester Taylor papers 
The William Sylvester Taylor papers (dated 1899-1937; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consist of materials related to the Kentucky gubernatorial election of 1899 and its aftermath.

The Marlow Cook moving image and audio recordings
The Marlow Cook moving image and audio recordings (dated 1969-1974, undated; 1.25 cubic feet; 1 box, 2 items) consist of color and black and white 16mm films, reel-to-reel audio recordings and one 2-inch quadruplex videotape documenting the family life and political career of Marlow W. Cook (1926-2016), member of the United States Senate from Kentucky in the 91st, 92nd and 93rd Congresses (1969-1974).

Caleb Powers papers
The Caleb Powers papers (dated 1900-1941; 6 cubic feet; 9 boxes, 1 item) consist of materials relating to the third and fourth trials of Caleb Powers, which took place during 1903-1904 and 1907-1908.

Clinton Jones True papers
Clinton Jones True served in the Civil War as a captain in the 40th Regiment and a colonel in the 53rd Regiment of the Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. After the Civil War, True was appointed consul on the island of St. Thomas by President Ulysses S. Grant. After disappearing in the early 1880s, True was later declared legally dead. The Clinton Jones True papers consist of various military papers, correspondence, a copper engraving, and broadsides relating to the life of Clinton Jones True. Letters concerning health, money, and other personal matters from True to his wife, Harriet, comprise the bulk of the correspondence. 

UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center Digitizes Original Early English Romantics Manuscripts

University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center recently organized and digitized the W. Hugh Peal Manuscript Collection, comprising approximately 7,000 items (43.94 cubic feet) of original letters and documents of English and American Romantic and early Victorian authors. The collection is available on the University of Kentucky digital library ExploreUK.
Print of Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb and the Lamb family.

W. Hugh Peal (1989-1987) was a native Kentuckian, a lawyer and UK alumnus. He collected books, manuscripts and letters while a Rhodes Scholar in Oxford (where he obtained law degrees in 1924 and 1925) and continued during his law practice in New York City in the 1930s and 1940s. His collections, along with his acquisition books and journals, were donated to UK in 1981.
The Peal Manuscript Collection represents one of the strongest holdings of original documents of the early English Romantics in the United States. The core of the manuscript collection centers around the best-known Romantic authors, Charles Lamb (98 letters), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (51 letters), William Wordsworth (37 letters) and Robert Southey (64 letters and 16 manuscripts).  
Charles Lamb manuscript, "How I Want Thee, Humorous Hogarth," 1826.

American authors comprise approximately 900 items, including Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and William Dean Howells.
There are manuscript letters or poems by virtually every significant English author who wrote during the period 1790 to 1830. English Victorian era authors (1830-1900) are also represented, including several letters from Charles Dickens, as well as English writers from 1880-1940. 
In addition, there are letters and manuscripts by French authors and politicians, including Jean Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire and Alexis de Tocqueville.
Robert Southey letter to William Wordsworth from the Peal Collection.

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at UK Libraries sustains the Commonwealth’s memory and serves as the essential bridge between past, present and future. By preserving materials documenting the social, cultural, economic and political history of Kentucky, the SCRC provides rich opportunities for students to expand their worldview and enhance their critical thinking skills. SCRC materials are used by scholars worldwide to advance original research and pioneer creative approaches to scholarship. UK Libraries SCRC is the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Initiative and ExploreUK.

For more information on the Peal Collection, contact Sarah Dorpinghaus, director of Digital Services, at or 857-257-3329, or Megan Mummey, collections management archivist, at or 859-257-6942

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises, Inc. (FAH) records now available

The collection guide for the Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises, Inc. (FAH) records is now available on ExploreUK!

The FAHE records are the final collection in the “Action in Appalachia: Revealing Public Health, Housing, and Community Development Records in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center” project. The two-year project, funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant, proposed to make available 645 cubic feet of War on Poverty-era records from Appalachian social justice organizations.

The Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1980 with the mission to eliminate poverty in Appalachia. FAHE focuses on public health, education, and affordable housing, using an interconnected group of non-profits across the Appalachian Region, including in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia. The collection contains reports, minutes, correspondence, printed materials, and program files, which document FAHE's work on community development and affordable housing in the Appalachian Region from 1980 until 1992.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Many digitized collections added to ExploreUK

Many digitized collections were added to ExploreUK recently. Check out the list below!

The Eugene Erwin and William Russell papers, 2009ms011
The Eugene Erwin and William Russell papers (dated 1824-1868, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily consist of letters written by, to, or about Eugene Erwin and William Russell regarding various topics including family news, California, Henry Clay, and the Civil War.

The Lizzie Hardin diary, M-181
The Lizzie Hardin diary (dated 1850-1860; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consists of a microfilm copy of a diary kept by Lizzie Hardin of Harrodsburg, Ky. during the Civil War. Though she began the diary in Virginia, it was written primarily during the time she lived in Harrodsburg. In the diary she describes a raid near Harrodsburg by John Hunt Morgan in 1862 as well as other war-related incidents. At the top of many pages are portraits of soldiers that have been cut out of another source and pasted in the diary.

Robert G. Wallis scrapbook, 46m7
The Robert G. Wallis scrapbook (dated 1900-1911; 0.24 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of a scrapbook entitled Our Martyred Governor, William Goebel.

WBLG Audio Tape Collection, 74av03
The WBLG Audio Tape Collection (7 cubic feet, 97 items in 14 boxes; dated 1954-1977) is comprised of ninety-seven 1/4" reel to reel audio tapes. These tapes contain broadcasts of U.K. sporting events, political talks from around the Commonwealth, and a bi-weekly summary of the news events in Kentucky covering 1968-1977.

Ernst Johnson student drawings, 2014ua050
14 drawings by Ernst Johnson, done as part of his architecture studies at Yale University, 1929-1935.

Harlin family letters, 2016ms059
The Harlin family letters (dated 1863-1881; 0.01 cubic feet; 4 items) consists of four letters written by members of the Harlin family concerning the Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee as well as experiences in California.

Thomas Kubeck Vietnam War photographs, 2017av014
The Thomas Kubeck Vietnam War photographs (dated 1968-1970, 0.03 cubic feet; 54 items) comprises digital images of photographs taken by Thomas Kubeck during his military service during the Vietnam War from 1969-1970.

Pride Community Services Organization publications, 2016ms055
Newsletters produced by the Lexington, Kentucky based Pride Community Services Organization. Included are publications from the organization through multiple name changes, such as LinQ magazine (July 2013-2016); the GLSO (Gay and Lesbian Services Organization) News (August 1986-June 2013); the GSO (Gay Services Organization) newsletter (1979-July 1986).

Minutes of the constitutional conventions of the district of Kentucky, 1788-1792 

Henry Clay letters, 46m95
The Henry Clay papers (dated 1801-1843; 0.22 cubic feet; 1 boxes) comprise letters, a court report, and a print of Henry Clay. The bulk of the papers consist of letters from Henry Clay to Francis Taliaferro Brooke, a prominent political figure and Virginia Supreme Court judge from Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Governor Patton scrapbooks, 2017ms008
Digital images of 12 personal scrapbooks regarding the life of former Governor Paul Patton.

Mallevs maleficarvm 
The Malleus Maleficarum, usually translated as the Hammer of Witches, is the best known and the most important treatise on witchcraft.

Bruce Ferguson scrapbook, M-133
The Bruce Ferguson scrapbook (dated 1900-1902; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) was assembled by William Behringer and contains newspaper clippings about the assassination of William Goebel and subsequent political events. The clippings were mostly pulled from the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post and were pro-Goebel. The scrapbook also contains clippings about a Frankfort duel between Ethelbert Scott and Colonel D. G. Colson which left three dead, including Scott, and four wounded. The volume concludes with a number of engravings taken from a German language newspaper.

The Carolina Housewife

William Hayes coal mining scrapbooks, 2016ms029
The William Hayes coal mining scrapbooks (dated 1967-1997, 1.35 cubic feet, 2 boxes) consists of two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings created by William Hayes, a reclamation inspector, about coal mining in Kentucky.

Goebel family papers, M-121
The Goebel family papers (dated 1865-1942; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 reels) consist of a microfilm copy of William Goebel's letters to his brothers, Arthur and Justus.

Percy Haly scrapbook, M-137
The Percy Haly scrapbook (dated 1900-1937; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consists of a microfilm copy of the scrapbook, which contains newspaper clippings, photographs and other materials about Haly, his career, and his family.

University of Kentucky Chemistry Department Naff Symposium brochures, 2014ua075
A collection of brochures (1975-2015) for the Naff Symposium, an event hosted by the University of Kentucky Chemistry Department supported by the Anna S. Naff Endowment Fund. This brochures are part of the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry records.

Madge E. Smith collection of Mary Ledford letters, 2015ms048
The Madge E. Smith collection of Mary Ledford letters (dated 1942-1973; 3.5 cubic feet; 10 boxes) consists of 18 bound volumes of letters from Mary Ledford to her son, Lee B. Ledford, Jr. discussing her daily life in Harlan County, Kentucky.

Louis Edward Nollau Railroad Glass Negative Collection, 81pa101
The Louis Edward Nollau Railroad Glass Negative Collection, ca. 1909-1917 consists of 2963 4x5 commercial dry glass negatives. The collection is a through documentation of the Southern Railway system in the early years of the 20th century. Major areas of focus include: rolling stock, right of ways, the re-construction of High Bridge, inspection trips, railroad personnel, railroad stations, towers, water tanks, storerooms, and workshops.

University of Kentucky. Department of Chemistry records, 2014ua075
The University of Kentucky Chemistry Department records (dated 1906-2014, bulk dates 1962-2014; 6.11 cubic feet; 4 record storage cartons, 4 document boxes, 1 slim document box, and 1 flat box) comprise reports, reviews, self-studies, photographs, brochures, name plates, and a scrapbook that document the faculty, students, and activities of the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry during the mid-20th century to early 21st century.

University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry newsletters, 1975-2000, 2014ua066.001

Martha Bevins letters to Tom McCarthy, 2015ms086
Martha Bevins letters to Tom McCarthy (dated 1955-1962; 0.05 cubic feet; 55 items) consist of letters Bevins wrote to radio host Tom McCarthy, which he read aloud on his morning radio program broadcast from his farm in Ohio.

Julian M. Carroll audiotape speeches, 2016ms058
The Julian M. Carroll audiotape speeches (1976-1978, 0.18 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of audiocassettes of political and public event speeches given while Carroll was the Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Kentucky.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Another round of collection guides!

What does feminism, horse racing, veterans affairs, folk art, and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra have in common? Well, they are all topics documented in the newest batch of collection guides that have been added to ExploreUK. Check out the full list below.
 P.S. We’ll be announcing newly digitized content next week.
New Collection Guides
The Human/Economic Development Corporation (HEAD) records (1954-1985, undated; 64.3 cubic feet; 54 boxes and 3 flat boxes) comprises administrative, financial, project plans and reports documenting the activities of HEAD and its efforts to assist community economic development in the Appalachian region.
Leslie Clark films, 2015av014
The Leslie Clark films (dated 1946-1949; 0.2 cubic feet; 3 reels, 1 digital file) consists of three rolls of 8mm color and black and white silent moving image film, documenting life on the University of Kentucky campus and in the city of Lexington, Kentucky.
The National Society of Arts and Letters records (dated 1949-2011, undated; 4.35 cubic feet; 4 record cartons, 1 document box) comprise conference and competition programs for the annual NSAL meeting, award fund financial reports, administrative manuals for regional chapters, and national membership directories and newsletters that document the Society's mission to support students of the performing, literary, and visual arts.
The John Alexander Joyce papers (dated 1900, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise a collection of poetry, a handwritten poem, a sketch book, and two photographs that document John Alexander Joyce, Civil War poetry, and the Civil War in Kentucky.
The Collins family papers (1781-1968, 1.68 cubic feet, 5 boxes) primarily include Lewis Collins' financial documents and correspondence. The collection also includes documents such as leases, wills, ledger sheets, genealogy notes, newspaper clippings, and obituaries of other Collins family members.
The James W. Holsinger, Jr. papers (dated 1928-1994, undated; 15 cubic feet; 15 boxes) primarily comprises reports, transcripts of congressional hearings, program updates, organizational resources, and office publications that document the operations of the US Department of Veterans Affairs from 1978-1994.
The Headley, Garr, Bassett, Lee papers (1810-2004, undated; 2.01 cubic feet; 18 boxes, 3 items) consists of diaries, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs that document members of the Headley, Garr, Bassett, Lee, and Pettit families of Lexington and Central Kentucky.
The John Bell Jones papers (dated 1880s-2017, bulk 1924-1946; 1.27 cubic feet; 4 boxes and 1 flat box) primarily comprise J.B. Jones' school work in; agriculture at the University of Kentucky, 1935-1939, Future Farmers of American-related items during the time he taught in high school, and biographical/genealogical information about Jones and his family.
The Kentucky Fair and Horse Show Programs Collection, 64m114
The Kentucky Fair and Horse Show Programs Collection, 64114 (dated 1899-1968; 1.13 cubic feet; 3 boxes) contain programs from fairs and horse shows throughout the state of Kentucky.

The William H. P. Robertson manuscript, 65m21
The William H. P. Robertson manuscript (dated 1964; 0.8 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consists of an edited, unbound typescript draft of The History of Thoroughbred Racing in America.
The Boone County historical records (dated 1766-1963; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily contains booklets and typescripts concerning the early history and early residents of Boone County, Kentucky.

The Shackelford Genealogy Collection, 65m199
The Shackelford Genealogy Collection (dated 1945-1957; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily consists of copies of the Shackelford Clan Magazine. The magazine is an extensive tracing of the family from 1658 until 1957.
The Barkley Statue Advisory Committee records (dated 1960-1965, undated; 0.63 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contain correspondence, programs, audiotapes, photographs, and a marble sample documenting the commission of a statue to memorialize former Vice President Alben William Barkley, a native of Kentucky.
The Joe Downing exhibition records (dated 1957-1964, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) contains correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, invitations, and a broadside relating to a showing of Downing's artwork at Kentucky State College in 1964.
Burton Milward Lexington Leader editorial scrapbooks (dated 1946-1966; 2.1 cubic feet; 6 boxes) consists of scrapbooks containing newspaper editorials written by Burton Milward from 1946 until 1966.
The Kentucky women's and feminist collection (dated 1970-1988, undated; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 document boxes) primarily comprises fliers, clippings, newsletters, and reports that document women's issues and feminist organizations in Kentucky in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Lexington lesbian and gay community collection (dated 1988-1997, undated; 1.01 cubic feet; 1 document box, 2 poster boxes) primarily comprises gay rights advocacy brochures, fliers, and posters by student and community organizations that reflect aspects of lesbian and gay life in Lexington, Kentucky during the late 1980s and the 1990s.
The Charles William Headley diaries (dated 1861-1918; 2 cubic feet; 2 boxes) primarily consist of 17 diaries, which document the life of horse breeder Charles William Headley and the operation of his farm, Allandale, near Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
The Dr. Andrew Todd family papers (dated 1789-1862; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 folder) consists of the correspondence, legal documents, and receipts of the family centered on Paris, Kentucky. The papers document family land disputes in Kentucky as well as other states, medicine in the late eighteenth century, religion, shipping and shipwrecks, and slaves and slavery in Kentucky.
The Aaron Burr letter to Rev. John Gano (dated 1793-1802, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of a one page letter from Burr to Gano, a small lithographic portrait of Burr in 1802 when he was Vice President of the United States, and a typescript of the letter.
The Michael Bernard Gratz horse and cattle pedigree book (dated 1838-1937; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) contains entries of horses and cattle owned or bred by Michael Bernard Gratz at Canewood, his farm near Spring Station in Woodford County, Kentucky.
The Henry Clay plant mining ledger (dated 1946-1947; 0.88 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of one 792-page ledger documenting the operation of the Henry Clay coal mine in Pike County, Kentucky.
The Joseph L. Massie papers (dated 1907-1996, undated; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of poetry, monograph research notes, newspaper clippings, and a notebook that document the writings of James L. Massie and William K. Massie.
The Lucy Dupuy Craig Woolfolk diaries (dated 1863-1864; 0.1 cubic feet; 3 folders) consists of two diaries documenting the daily activities and observations of Woolfolk, a resident of Woodford county, Kentucky. The collection includes a typed transcript of the diary entries. Since the diaries have torn pages and loose boards and need to be handled carefully, researchers may be advised to consult the transcripts.
The George Zack papers (dated 1954-2012, undated; 38.05 cubic feet; 15 record cartons, 5 shoe boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 367 reel-to-reel audiotapes) comprise correspondence, administrative files, reel-to-reel audiotapes of orchestral performances, and concert programs that reflect the violist's decades of leadership as an acclaimed conductor, primarily with Kentucky's Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) and Ohio's Warren Chamber Orchestra (WCO).
The Dr. David William Barnett diary (dated 1851-1857; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) records Barnett's personal and local events in the area of Germantown, Kentucky, during the 1850s.
The James Taylor papers (dated 1811-1812; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) includes receipts for military deserters during the War of 1812 in Kentucky. These rewards were signed several times by Colonel James Taylor, the paymaster of the Northwestern Navy Barracks.
The Lexington Central Woman's Christian Temperance Union ledger (dated 1928-1932; 0.3 cubic feet; 1 folder) include the reports of the local Lexington chapter of the larger, national organization.
The Ernest C. Doll Air Force diary (dated 1947-1950; 0.1 cubic foot; 1 folder) describes the career of Sergeant Doll from the time of his discharge from the US Naval Reserves to his career in the US Air Force.
The Marketing Appalachia's Traditional Community Handcrafts (MATCH) records (dated 1900-1987, bulk 1970-1987; 63.3 cubic feet; 74 boxes, 2 case folders) comprises administrative, financial, grants and loans, projects, and reports documenting the activities of MATCH and its efforts to promote development in the region through crafts and folk art.
The Anne MacKinnon coal research files (dated 1866-1977, undated; 3.23 cubic feet; 1 record carton, 11 shoe boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder) comprise photographs, research notes, grey literature, and reports that document the former Kentucky journalist's research for an unpublished book on coal and its impact on Appalachia and Kentucky communities.
The Robert Straus Escape from Custody research files (dated 1943-1975, undated; 0.75 cubic feet; 4 boxes) primarily consist of correspondence between Robert Straus and Elliott Stone, the subject of Escape from Custody. (Digital copies of these files are coming soon!)
The Ambrose Seaton family papers (dated 1787-1946, undated; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consists of legal and financial documents, business materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and two daguerreotypes that document the Seaton family in Amherst, New Hampshire, and across the state of Kentucky from the late eighteenth to the mid twentieth century.
The F. J. Floyd Jr. photographs (dated 1931; 0.1 cubic feet, 10 items) consists of three scrapbook pages containing eight black and white photographs of the construction of the Lucy Jefferson Lewis Memorial Bridge in Smithland, Kentucky taken in 1931 by F. J. Lloyd, Jr., the engineer in charge of construction.
The Emanuel G. Weiss papers (dated 1944-1970; 1.2 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise memoranda, correspondence, notes, draft opinions, printed opinions, bound volumes, and photographs that document Weiss's duties as a law clerk for Stanley Forman Reed, Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, during the October 1945 term.

Revised Collection Guides (major revisions and additions)