Friday, May 15, 2015

Special Collections Research Center: digital collections update

A slide from the Clay Lancaster collection shows an architectural
detail of the Hunt-Morgan House in Lexington

The UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center recently added the following collections and items to ExploreUK:


Clay Lancaster slide collection: 35mm slides taken by Clay Lancaster, depicting interiors, exteriors, and drawings of many buildings in the Bluegrass area.

Ashland Coal and Iron Railway Company mines Ledger: a record of miner's wages, staff salaries, coal sales, rent, and supplies and equipment.


Midwifery Collection: reports and rules and regulations concerning midwifery in Eastern Kentucky during the early 20th century.

Jim Newberry speeches: speeches of former Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry. Speech topics include the University of Kentucky, building dedications, award banquets, news conferences, and the arts.

Margaret Hammond papers: five letters, two land sale-related affidavits and one obituary for Kidd's nephew, Alexander Bell.

Joseph M. Tanner typescript: typescript written by Tanner, a Lexington, Kentucky, attorney and city treasurer, recording his recollections of Lexington between 1875 and 1925.

Confederate States of America documents: documents relating to the legislation and governance of the Confederate States of America.

Charles K. Wheeler papers: correspondence, bound volumes of congressional material, legal documents, and case files pertaining to Charles K. Wheeler's career as a lawyer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

James G. Wheeler papers: case files, legal documents, correspondence, contracts, and printed materials that document Wheeler's career as a corporate lawyer in Paducah, Kentucky.

Richard L. Pace papers: examples of Pace's fine art printing, book jacket/publishing design, exhibit catalogs, and other printing and design work, 1972-1996.

Spurr family papers: letters, receipts, invitations, and memos kept by the Spurr family of Fayette County, Kentucky.

Laura Massie papers: administrative records, correspondence, newsletters, articles, pamphlets, newspapers, scrapbooks, and reports, documenting the operation of the Lexington Committee on Religion and Human Rights (LCRHR) and Laura Massie's personal interest in civil rights and religion.

Lambert Luten letters: correspondence written by Lambert Luten, a Civil War Union solider, to his brother, Hiram, and his parents, Berteld and Gezinna Luten.

John Craig Shelby papers: correspondence, letterbooks, receipts, checks, daybooks, certificates and diplomas, and law case files, which document the law careers and family life of both John Craig Shelby and his father, John Todd Shelby.

David Francis Crawford papers: blueprints, test results, project notes, and reports David Francis Crawford collected throughout his career as a railroad machinist and superintendent.

Berkshire family papers: deeds, indentures, receipts, checks, stock policies, land surveys, home insurance policies, and tax receipts belonging to John G. Gaines, James N. Early, and William C. Berkshire.

J.J. Glenn papers: articles, speeches, and a manuscript written about history and culture in Madisonville and Kentucky.

General Roger Williams papers: materials related to the businesses, investments, and military service of the prominent Kentuckian from 1898 until 1929.

Sweeney family papers: scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, genealogy documents, photographs, and memorabilia from the 1905 Presidential inauguration, documenting the Sweeney family of Kentucky, particularly Mary and Sunshine Sweeney.

Robert F. Sexton papers: research and subject files, correspondence, writings, reports, press releases, meeting minutes, and publications documenting Robert (Bob) Sexton's activities as an educational advocate, civic leader and board member, and historian of Kentucky politics.


Alfred Cortot collection: materials relevant to his study of the history and theoretical structure of music and music performance. This collection contains primarily theoretical and historical treatises from the 15th to the 19th centuries that were once owned by Cortot.

John Jacob Niles papers: correspondence, musical and literary manuscripts, and other materials written or collected by John Jacob Niles.

Marie Hochstrasser papers: of the professional and personal material of art educator and textile expert Marie Hochstrasser.

William W. Ranney papers: documents describing family life in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century in Boston, Kentucky. Descriptions of the problems facing those who moved west in the latter half of the nineteenth century are present in the correspondence as well as personal and business letters.

Scott family papers: business and personal papers of Lexington, Kentucky, attorney, Robert Augustine Thornton and his descendants.

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