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Special Collections & Archives

About Us

Mission & Vision

Gain a better understanding of our purpose and what we aspire to do.


Our History

Discover our beginnings as the “Kentucky Room” and how we became “Special Collections & Archives.”


What Archivists Do

Read more about how archivists collect, preserve, and provide access to primary sources that cover a wide range of topics and time periods.



Get a general overview on what we collect, how we divide our collections, and our collecting themes.


Staff Directory

See who works in Special Collections & Archives.



Check out what we've been doing.


Donate Your Collection

Support the preservation of our regional history and collective memory by donating your family, corporate, or institutional papers and records.


Make a Gift

Help us preserve the past while providing access to current and future generations by giving to Special Collections & Archives.