Pass the Word

Check out our guest post “Gambling, Prostitution and Collusion! Oh my!” about crime and civic reform in Newport during the 1950s and 1960s on Pass the Word’s blog at Complete the Pass the Word Challenge accompanying the post for a prize!

Pass the Word is an online discovery tool for oral history collections throughout the state of Kentucky. It makes oral history interviews easy to locate because it serves as a centralized database for collections available at over 100 Kentucky archives. Pass the Word is a project of the Kentucky Oral History Commission located at

Special Collections has contributed information for interviews from the H. Lew Wallace Newport History Collection ( We look forward to adding information about our other oral history collections on the Pass the Word discovery tool soon!


About NKU Special Collections and University Archives

Eva G. Farris Special Collections and Schlachter University Archives, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University
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