Repository profile

  • University of Kentucky
  • Special Collections Library
  • Phone: (859) 257-8611
  • Email: EXPLOREUK-REF@LSV.UKY.EDU
  • Website: http://libraries.uky.edu/lib.php?lib_id=13
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  • Special Collections is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center. The mission of Special Collections is to locate and preserve materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. Special Collections maintains a records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, Special Collections advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.