kentucky history

A Day in the Life of a UK Student: Jan. 16 & 18, 1911

In celebration of the University of Kentucky sesquicentennial, UK Special Collections Research Center is releasing the diary entries of former student Virginia Clay McClure.

Farmers Market Oral History: Janis Gilbert

Longtime Lexington resident and market supporter Janis Gilbert shares her memories of the Farmers Market's earliest days (1972-1975). She recalls bringing her infant daughter to the market, where her daughter is now a vendor herself.  

Farmers Market Oral History: Pam Miller

Former Lexington Mayor Pam Miller recalls the first few years of the Lexington Farmers market (1972-1975). Pam Miller helped to found the Farmers Market, and here she discusses some of the difficulties and successes of these early days. Also heard in this interview is vendor/grower Russ Madison. 

Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era

Students in Professor Randolph Hollingsworth's History 351 course created some important biographies of Kentucky women on Wikipedia during fall 2010. Some of the women include Anna Mac Clarkethe first African American women to command an all White regiment. Social activists and political leaders like Dolores Delahanty are also featured. An entry on the Kentucky Female Orphan School tells the story of a school that eventally became Midway College. 

	Kentucky Female Orphan School, 201-203 W. Short; individual 1944-06-07 orig. safety, 5x7 negative; 5x7 print: Collection on Lafayette Studios: 96PA101: digitized 6-9-2007  Long (Robert J.) and Lafayette Studios employees Created by Long (Robert J.) and Lafayette Studios employees


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