Sunday, December 21, 2008

Nunn Center wins CASE award for WUKY radio programs

The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History won the Grand Award from CASE-Kentucky (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) in the audiovisual category. The award was for the WUKY radio collaboration between Nunn Center director Doug Boyd and WUKY news director Alan Lytle which regularly features oral histories on a variety of topics. The award winning programs can be heard at WUKY, or from the Nunn Center website.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Holidays

Christmas Party, 1956, UK Radio photographs, 79pa104_0425

Christmas Party, 1954, UK Radio photographs, 79pa104_0282

In the midst of finals, office parties, and holiday shopping, here's a visit from the ghost of holidays past. As my time as a student nears its end, I can't think of a better "last post" than to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

-- JC

Family and friends, undated, James Edwin (Ed) Weddle photographs, 1997AV27_4117

Monday, December 8, 2008

Let it snow!

Barker Hall, Louis Edward Nollau F Series photographic prints, 1998ua001:273_0006

Mahmoud running in the snow, James Edwin "Ed" Weddle photographs, undated, 1997AV27:1530

Snow is not exactly rare in central Kentucky, but it is rare to have enough snow for sledding or a good snowball fight. Snowmen tend to be muddy and full of dry leaves around here. When we do get a good snowfall, it is often accompanied by a sense of playfulness, some images of which have been passed down through the years.

Campus views, Collection on Lafayette Studios, 1940, 96PA101:4407f

Students lying in the snow, UK general photographic prints, 1960, 2001ua025:2440

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Poor Little Eliza

The worst period of her life were those months when her mother thought the pinnacle of humor was to dress her like a lampshade and drag her to the tintypist.