- Margaret Shannon papers
(2009ms175): The Margaret Shannon papers (dated 1961-1987; 6 cubic
feet; 6 boxes) consists of the files, records, and printed materials
created and collected by Margaret Shannon during her time as the Special
Projects Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) during
- Frankel and Curtis records
(2009ms105): The Frankel and Curtis architectural drawings collection
(dated 1897-1974, undated; 10 cubic feet; 161 tubes, 5 boxes) comprises
drawings, office records, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting the
firm’s designs at various stages of completion, from architectural plans
and specifications to finished buildings.
- Ann Pancake collection on Pauline Canterberry
(2015ms040): The Ann Pancake collection on Pauline Canterberry (dated
2004-2014; 0.15 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of letters written by
Pauline Canterberry to author Ann Pancake concerning coal mining and
mountain top removal in Sylvester, West Virginia.
- Prichard Committee records
(2013ms0846): The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence records
(dated 1941-2016, undated; 184.44 cubic feet; 232 boxes, 7 oversize
boxes) comprise administrative files, project files, meeting materials,
correspondence, publications, and audiovisual materials that document
the Lexington, Kentucky, advocacy group’s commitment to promoting and
ensuring quality education for all Kentuckians.
- Margaret Lantis papers
(2001ua062): The Margaret Lantis papers (dated 1871-2001, undated,
42.79 cubic feet, 56 boxes) consists of biographical information,
correspondence, photographic prints, artifacts, slides, publications and
journals, and research files, which document the career of prominent
female anthropologist Margaret Lantis.
- Ed Greif Genealogy Collection
(2015ms089): The Edward Greif Genealogy collection (dated 1628-2007,
undated; 10.52 cubic feet, 17 boxes) primarily comprises genealogical
records, correspondence, and photographs arranged alphabetically by
family name that document various Western Kentucky families including
the Greif, Gholson, and Stith families.
- Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings
(2016ms030): The Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings, (dated
1952-1989; 1.5 cubic feet; 10 folders) comprise construction drawings
for homes built in Lexington, Kentucky, by architect Richard B.
Isenhour, who heavily used the mid-century modern architectural
- Thomas Merton Collection
(2006ms071): The Thomas Merton Collection (dated 1949-1971, undated;
0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises an artificial collection of American
Catholic monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton related manuscripts and
- Thomas Merton papers
(75m28): The Thomas Merton papers (dated 1940-1974, undated; 5.5 cubic
feet; 14 boxes) include correspondence, literary manuscripts, and
photographs, which document Merton’s career as a monk and spiritual
- Tebbs/Prewitt family papers
(1997ms118): The Tebbs/Prewitt family papers (dated 1816-1985, bulk
1840-1965; cubic feet; 52 boxes, 6 wrapped items, 2 map folders)
comprise correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, journals,
diaries, a ledger, schoolwork, notebooks, grades, photographs,
daguerreotypes, prints, memo books, pocket books, certificates, a
diploma, a hunting license, dental records, music books, scrapbooks,
microfilm, recipes, genealogical information, maps, newspapers,
newspaper clippings, books, booklets, calendars, drawings, lists, mailed
advertisements, magazines, memorabilia, pamphlets, play bills, paper
dolls, a poem, photocopies, and transcripts.
- Ronald D Eller papers
(2013ua007): The Ronald D Eller papers (dated 1852-2013, undated; 38.2
cubic feet; 36 record storage cartons, 1 half record storage carton, 3
flat boxes, 1 wrapped item) comprise administrative files, research
files, and correspondence that primarily document Eller’s academic and
administrative career in Appalachian studies with the University of
Kentucky’s Appalachian Center and his professional projects with
national and regional organizations to improve Appalachian economic
- Georgia Davis Powers papers
(2011ms024): The Georgia Davis Powers papers (1949-2012, undated; 8.77
cubic feet; 12 document cases, 3 record storage carton, and 4 flat
boxes) comprises scrapbooks, subject files, correspondence, speeches,
notepads, manuscripts, photographs, audiocassettes, video tapes, and
publications relating to Georgia Davis Powers’ political career and
- Laura Clay music collection
(2011ms043): The Laura Clay music collection (dated 1810-1901, undated;
1.3 cubic feet; 5 boxes) primarily comprises 19th century sheet music
of works for piano and voice that were collected by Laura Clay.
- Pauline Canterberry papers
(2014ms0253): The Pauline Canterberry papers (dated 1920s-2012, bulk
1987-2012; 3 cubic feet; 7 boxes, 1 oversized folder) document Pauline
Canterberry’s and Mary Miller’s work to defend Sylvester, West Virginia,
from coal dust pollution caused by Massey Energy’s Elk Run Facility.
- James Still photographs and sound recordings
(pa87m12): The James Still photographs and sound recordings (dated
circa 1890s-2001, undated; 5.45 cubic feet; 12 boxes) are the personal
photographs and sound recordings of the writer James Still.
- Eastern Kentucky Housing Development Corporation records
(1997ms353) The Eastern Kentucky Housing Development Corporation, Inc.
(EKHDC) records (dated 1954-1983, undated; 98.5 cubic feet; 93 boxes, 34
case folders, 2 tubes) documents the activities of the first rural
housing demonstration project funded by the United States Office of
Equal Opportunity (OEO). Organized into series by format and project
focus, the records include various forms of documentation such as house
plans, enrollee case files, blueprints, maps, contracts, policies,
guidelines, financial reports, invoices and material inventories.
- Reel World String Band records
(2016ms014): The Reel World String Band records (dated circa 1971-2016,
undated; 8.14 cubic feet; 19 boxes, 2 oversize boxes) primarily
comprise promotional fliers, concert posters, contracts, programs, and
articles that document the Kentucky women’s band and its commitment to
social justice advocacy from the band’s founding in 1977 to the present.
- Marita Garin papers
(2012ms078): The Marita Garin papers (dated 1962-2012, undated; 0.45
cubic feet; 1 box) consists of autobiographical information,
correspondence, manuscripts, publications, awards, contracts, and
photographs relating to the education and creative writing career of
Appalachian poet Marita Garin.
- Kentucky Rivers Coalition records (89m2):
The Kentucky Rivers Coalition records (dated 1889, 1937-1988, undated;
39.53 cubic feet, 49 boxes) primarily comprises operating records,
subject files, publications, and photographs that document the work of
the Kentucky Rivers Coalition and the environmental protection efforts
of federal and state governments in the eastern and mid-western United
- Cumberland River and Big Sandy Railroad Company records
(2013ms0889): The Cumberland River and Big Sandy Railroad Company
records (dated 1881-1903, bulk 1884-1886; 0.73 cubic feet; 2 boxes and 1
oversize folder) primarily includes correspondence among Kentucky and
Tennessee landowners, including Charles H. Ladds, Edward Livingston,
Henry W. Smithers, and Charles S. Perkins.
- Hall & Trotter stagecoach passenger book
(2013ms0052): The Hall & Trotter stagecoach passenger book (dated
1832-1834; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a passenger book for the
Hall & Trotter stagecoach line, documenting early transportation in
- Nancy Lewis Greene papers
(1997ms449): The Nancy Lewis Greene papers (dated 1816-1951, undated;
2.6 cubic feet, 11 boxes) comprise personal, family, and professional
correspondence; drafts and writings; photographs; and notebooks
documenting Greene’s career as an author.
- Carl West papers
(2016ms028): The Carl West papers (dated 1900, 1960-2016, undated;
11.23 cubic feet; 11 boxes, 8 flat boxes) consist of subject files,
planning binders, newspaper articles and columns, awards, and
photographs spanning West’s career in journalism.
- McCormick Lumber Company records
(92m1): The McCormick Lumber Company records (dated 1910-1978, undated;
20.1 cubic feet; 12 document cases, 1 slim document case, 1 record
storage carton, 14 flat boxes) consists of contracts and architectural
drawings for the McCormick Lumber Company of Lexington, Kentucky.
- Gatewood Galbraith papers
(2014ms0254): The Gatewood Galbraith papers (dated 1935-2013, undated;
12 cubic feet; 26 boxes) comprises correspondence, campaign materials,
posters, bumperstickers, apparel, hemp artifacts, buttons, video tapes,
audio cassettes, photographs, printed materials, and subject files,
which document Gatewood Galbraith’s career in Kentucky politics and as a
- Marlow Cook moving image and audio recordings (2012ms085): 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).