Thursday, December 18, 2014

UK Special Collections Research Center receives CLIR funding to process significant Appalachian collections

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tutinama (Book of the Parrot) Available on ExploreUK

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

Jack Guthrie Kentucky Kernel Integration of SEC (1963) Scrapbook on ExploreUK

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

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series

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