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UK Film Series Looks at 1938 Documentary of Lebanon Family

"Reel to Reel: Special Collections at the Movies" will showcase the 1938 documentary "Our Day," telling the story of the Kelly family in Lebanon, Ky.

Historical Archives Focus of Viva Mexico Talk

Linda Arnold, professor emerita of history at Virginia Tech University, will speak on the topic at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Niles Gallery of the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.

'Reel to Real' to Take Historic Look at Film With Kentucky, Oscar Connections

The UK Special Collections Library's "Reel to Real" series continues tonight with "Coal Miner's Daughter," at 7 p.m. in Worsham Theater.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet to Headline Kentucky Women Writers Conference

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith will give the keynote address at the 2014 conference, scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13.

'Reel to Real' Film Series Presents 'In Country'

As part of the "Reel to Reel" film series, the Special Collections library will show 'In Country' on November 19th at 7 pm in Worsham Theater.

Appalachia Historian Ron Eller Donates Papers to UK Libraries

UK Special Collections will celebrate the career of Appalachia scholar and historian Ron D. Eller with the donation ceremony of the Ron Eller Papers Nov. 8.

Larkspur Press Celebrates 40 Years of Printing Kentucky Writers

The University of Kentucky Libraries’ King Library Press will salute private press printer Gray Zeitz and his Larkspur Press in its Spring Book Arts Event beginning 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the Great Hall, at the Special Collections Library in the Margaret I. King Building.

Author, Journalist John Egerton to Receive Award for Intellectual Achievement

Writer and alumnus John W. Egerton will receive the 2013 University of Kentucky Libraries Award for Intellectual Achievement presented at the UK Libraries Annual Dinner.

Harriette Arnow Papers to Open With Exhibit, Symposium

UK Special Collections will unveil the papers of beloved Appalachian author Harriette Simpson Arnow. In celebration of the collection, UK Libraries will host an exhibition and symposium on Arnow's work on Nov. 17.

Oral Histories from Coal Country: Abby Kerins

Abby Kerins was a poster presenter at the Lexington Farmer's Market on September 17th, 2011. Inspired by Alessandro Portelli, author of They Say in Harlan County, Kerins' research involved listening to (and reading transcripts of) oral histories from the coal-rich region of Appalachian Kentucky. Kerins focused on the role of women during coal miners' strikes in the 20th century. Kerins was mentored by Sociology professor Joanna Badagliacco

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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