The Special Collections Research Center hosted a “white gloves” event for the members of UK Women & Philanthropy. Some of the SCRC’s most spectacular holdings were highlighted and the 30 attendees were encouraged to hold, analyze, and interact with the materials—all while wearing protective gloves. Featured items included a Shakespeare 4th folio, leaves from a Gutenberg Bible, a letter from Mary Todd Lincoln, and a dress belonging to Belle Brezing.
Deirdre Scaggs, Ruth Bryan, Doug Boyd, Jaime Marie Burton, and Sarah Dorpinghaus selected materials and attended the event to provide background information for the materials and answer questions.
Women & Philanthropy brings together women of diverse talents and experiences who share the ambition of building a better UK and a better Kentucky. Since it began in 2007, the Women & Philanthropy Network has awarded more than $1.3 million to scholarship recipients, colleges and programs.