Sunday, October 27, 2013

Reel to Real: Special Collections goes to the movies

The Special Collections Library is pleased to announce its new movie series, Reel to Real: Special Collections at the Movies, beginning Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Worsham Theater in the University of Kentucky’s Student Center.

The five-movie series will explore popular movies through a historically accurate perspective based on primary source materials found in Special Collections.  Screenings are free and open to the public, and will be held in Worsham Theater.

The current schedule is:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – “Daniel Boone, Trailblazer” (1956)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – “In Country” (1989)
February 2014 (time and date, TBD) – “Beloved” (1998)
March 2014 (time and date, TBD) – “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980)
April 2014 (time and date, TBD) – “Our Day” (1938)

Topics will be relevant to the following departments in the College of Arts & Sciences: African American and Africana Studies, American Studies, Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program, Army ROTC (Military Science), Earth & Environmental Sciences, Economics, English, Folklore & Mythology, Gender & Women’s Studies, History, and those in the Center for Applied Energy Research.

Interested faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to assign viewing of the movies for extra credit.  Every movie will include a guide 
to materials that can help students and faculty utilize Special 
Collections and archival documents in their teaching and research.

The project is sponsored by the University of Kentucky Libraries. For additional information contact Stacie Williams, Learning Lab Manager, Special Collections, at (859) 257-8371 or

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