Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Eastern Kentucky Health Services, Inc. records now on ExploreUK!

In 2014 UK SCRC became a recipient of CLIR funding for processing “Action in Appalachia: Revealing Public Health, Housing, and Community Development Records in the UK Libraries Special Collections ResearchCenter”! This processing project is now in full swing and the first collection, Eastern Kentucky Health Services, Inc. records, has been newly housed, arranged and described by our team of student workers. This collection provides unique documentation for researchers of public health efforts in rural Kentucky.

The Eastern Kentucky Health Services, Inc. records (dated 1975-1983, undated; 47.5 cubic feet; 46 boxes and 7 folders) contain grant applications from Eastern Kentucky health facilities to begin or improve services. EKHS, Inc. began its mission to help increase access to healthcare with a single primary health care clinic in Knott County founded by Kentucky natives, Grady Strumbo and Benny Ray Bailey, in 1972.  Strumbo’s and Bailey’s success acquiring funds for their clinic became a model for the region and led to the EKHS, Inc. grant program. Their initiative considered the unique needs of establishing health care services for rural and often poor Kentuckians unlike other health care financial assistance programs in the nation at the time. EKHS, Inc. assisted numerous health care facilities, from small single bed family care homes to larger medical centers throughout 1970’s and 1980’s. 

The Eastern Kentucky Health Services, Inc. records’ finding aid is now available on ExploreUK

Above: Student workers, Matthew Noe and Ashley Keith, rehousing and creating the inventory of blueprints related to grant applications in the Eastern Kentucky Health Services, Inc. records. Here is the blueprint for a proposed addition to Memorial Hospital in Manchester, Kentucky. 
Above: Image from Manchester, KY; Memorial Hospital; Artist's Conception; Drawing of Memorial Hospital by Watkins, Burrows, and Associates. Part of James Edwin "Ed" Weddle Photographic Collection, 1948-1981.
Memorial Hospital applied for financial assistance from EKHS, Inc. to help expand their facility circa 1979. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween on Campus

Halloween Reception in Barker Hall, 1910

Halloween party in the Beull Armory, ca. 1935

Kirwan-Blanding Complex Halloween party, 1969

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Wisdom Project: Nunn Center Launches Oral History Podcast

In celebration of Kentucky Oral History Day on October 21, 2015, the Nunn Center is announcing the release of  The Wisdom Project, a podcast featuring stories drawn from interviews and projects from the Nunn Center’s extensive collection of nearly 10,000 interviews. Additionally, The Wisdom Project will feature oral history interviews and related news from all over the world.

Episode #001 of the Wisdom Project features the Nunn Center’s 1981 interview with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or your favorite PodCatcher.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Linda Neville photographs digitized

Photographs from the Linda Neville papers have been digitized and are now available on ExploreUK.

These papers represent the life and work of Linda Neville, whose vocation was the welfare of children and the prevention of blindness in Kentucky. Papers include such materials as financial and business records, patient case records, correspondence, publications, news clippings, personal memorabilia, and photographs.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New and revised finding aids on ExploreUK!


French family papers, 1770-1979, undated 1997ms161
The French family papers (dated 1770-1979, undated; 9.88 cubic feet; 27 boxes, 1 item) primarily comprises of correspondence, financial records, land surveys, legal documents, political documents, and photographs from James French, Richard French, Julia French Williams, James Hay French, and Jennie Judy Ratliff along with a few other assorted documents from other French family members and acquaintances throughout the years.

Ezra L. Gillis papers, 1858-1971, undated 0000ua091
The Ezra Gillis papers (dated 1859-1971, undated; 20.06 cubic feet, 41 document boxes, 2 card boxes, 5 flat boxes) comprises correspondence, diaries, documents, publications, reports, clippings, notes, speeches, and artifacts primarily documenting Gillis professional and personal life from the time he became head of the University of Kentucky's Bureau of Source Materials until the end of his life.

Recipe collection, 1888, undated 2015ms056
The Recipe Collection (dated 1888, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 items) consists of two recipe books. One is a Burnett’s Flavorings Cookbook and the other is a handwritten collection of recipes along with a small collection of newspaper clippings.

Josephine Russell Erwin Clay papers, 1823-1900 2014ms0174    
The Josephine Russell Erwin Clay family papers (dated 1823-1901; 0.45 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of letters, receipts, a slave deed, and a scrapbook, documenting the Clay, Erwin, and Russell families of Kentucky.

Samuel M. Wilson Cakes and Ale Club records, 1922-1951 61w10
The Samuel M. Wilson Cakes and Ale Club records (1922-1951, undated; 2.65 cubic feet; 6 boxes) comprise meeting planning, content and publicity documents relating to the Cakes and Ale Club in Lexington, KY. The items detail Wilson’s creation of the Cakes and Ale Club, policies and procedures.

Pettit, Duncan, Gibson family papers, 1730-2008, undated 2009ms172
The Pettit, Duncan, Gibson family papers (dated 1730-2008, undated; 124.23 cubic feet; 323 boxes) contain the personal papers of members of the Gibson, Duncan, Foster, Pettit families, as well as several of the branch families, from the mid-nineteenth century through the twentieth century. The majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence: letters exchanged among family members, friends and acquaintances, or business associates.

Warder Harrison Kentucky Entertainment Collection, circa 1820-2013 2009ms168
The Warder Harrison Kentucky Entertainment Collection (dated 1820-2013; 24.3 cubic feet; 38 boxes, 1 item) comprises scrapbooks, photographs, genealogical research, letters, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, magazines, record albums, sheet music, playbills, programs, and advertisements, which document Kentucky's role in the world of music, theatre, radio, television, and film. Warder Harrison primarily collected the material during his research for the book I Didn't Know That: Kentucky's Ties to Stage and Screen.

Eastern Kentucky Health Services, Inc. records, 1975-1982 1997ms355
The Eastern Kentucky Health Services, Inc. records (dated 1975-1983, undated; 47.5 cubic feet; 46 boxes and 7 folders) contain financial request applications from public and private Eastern Kentucky health facilities. EKHS, Inc. financially assisted numerous private health care facilities, from small single bed family care homes to large medical centers. The records also include reports and publications concerning health care facility services supported by EKHS, Inc., and some office files like correspondence and facility status updates.

Andrew J. May papers, 1899-1998 2013ms0746
The Andrew J. May papers (dated 1899-1998, bulk 1931-1959; 20.24 cubic feet; 45 boxes) comprise correspondence, subject files, newspapers, and photographs that document Andrew J. May's career as a lawyer and Kentucky Congressman for the House of Representatives (1931-1947).

Hilton family diaries, 1840-1904 65m131
The Hilton family diaries (dated 1840-1904; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) includes diaries kept by Martin Tobey Hilton and his daughter, Mary Henrietta Hilton.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Clark Hardware Company

Clark Hardware was in the space now occupied by the restaurant Shakespeare and Co., on the north-east corner of Broadway and Short Street.