Thursday, March 29, 2012

Presbyterian Church Matinee Club

Nothing else is known about the image except from "Presbyterian Church Matinee Club"which is written across the back.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nikky Finney Poetry Reading

Photograph by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month this April! Special Collections is pleased to sponsor a poetry reading by Nikky Finney, April 26. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). Professor of English and creative writing at the University of Kentucky, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

The reading will take place in the Special Collections Library, in the Great Hall of the King Building, with a reception to follow. 4-6 pm. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to or 859-257-1742.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pi Day

In honor of Pi Day, please enjoy John Jacob Niles in the kitchen making a blackberry pie, 1950

John Jacob Niles Photographic Collection, 1892-1980, University of Kentucky Libraries

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

1936 Stunt Show, Cool Meadow Airport

Daredevil on wing of stunt plane.

Stunt plane attempts to out-race a car.

Crowd gathered for the stunt show.

Daredevil on motorcycle crashes through a burning wooden barrier.