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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Footage of the Guignol Theater Fire (1947)

On January 10, 1947 the original Guignol Theater on the University of Kentucky campus caught fire. It was located on Euclid Ave (now Avenue of Champions). 1949 UK alum, Les Clark shot this 8mm footage of the fire.

More archival footage can be found on the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center's YouTube page! https://www.youtube.com/user/ukyarchives/videos.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vote for UK SCRC Cat Pic!



An image from UK SCRC has been selected for the “Dogs & Cats from the Archives” competition! Please take a few minutes to vote for “Gypsy sleeping in a broken suitcase” in Cat Bracket 8-- http://www.archivesnext.com/?p=3957. The dogs are in a separate bracket-- http://www.archivesnext.com/?p=3940.  I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that the University of Louisville also has a cat image in the competition—see Cat Bracket 7.

This competition is a fundraising effort for the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Details on how to donate are below. Cleveland is the location of the 2015 Society of American Archivists annual meeting. Please encourage colleagues, friends, and family to vote and donate.



More archival images of cats and dogs can be found at http://catsfromthearchives.tumblr.com/ and http://dogsfromthearchives.tumblr.com/.

Go Cats!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Glass Plate Negative Collection Now on ExploreUK

Digitized images from the glass plate negative collection are now on ExploreUK. The collection (dated 1887-1953, bulk 1898-1918; 42 cubic feet; 3854 items) consists of dry plate, silver nitrate glass negatives, and depict buildings on the University of Kentucky campus, University of Kentucky sports teams and clubs, and past university presidents.

The full finding aid can be seen here.

This collection is really worth looking through–  there are so many fun images!

Monday, July 20, 2015

E.F. Spears & Sons hemp records now online

The E.F. Spears & Sons Hemp Records (dated 1886-1925, undated; 1.8 cubic feet, 4 boxes) are now available on ExploreUK!

The collection comprises correspondence, and product and customer account information documenting the production, distribution and development of hemp and hemp seed in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky (centered in Paris, Ky.).

http://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7wh708058c_64_3/viewer?

http://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7wh708058c_12_2?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Town Branch and the Meadowthrope Neighborhood



Construction on New circle, aerial taken in late November, 1960

John C. Wyatt Herald-Leader photographs, 2004AV001 #1.16-3049