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

History Becomes Personal

People create objects: clothing, art, buildings, tools, utensils, written records and more. These things constitute material culture. How do the things we create reflect our culture? Our values and beliefs? How has the Barbie doll evolved over decades? What is … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Former Student Employee

  Congratulations to Emily Ulrich Bertsch! Emily and her team, which included Kaitlin Peed and Megan Doebrich also of NKU, participated in the recent northern Kentucky Bourbon Barrel project. Their barrel won Best in Show out of 107 barrels! Emily, … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Something New

The University of Kentucky, a public university, was founded in 1865 in Lexington, KY. On July 1, 1948 the University of Kentucky (UK) established the Northern Extension Center to offer a limited two year college program in northern Kentucky. Administrative … Continue reading

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Reading, Writing and Paper Making

I would like to give a shout out to James Harrigan, Grace Beck and their English 151 Honors professor Dr. Tamara O’Callaghan. James and Grace gave a presentation to the Board of Regents last Wednesday about research they did in … Continue reading

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Democracy Square LIVE! in the Archives

Join Special Collections and University Archives on Thursday, March 31 from 12:30-1:30pm in Steely Library Room 102 for Democracy Square LIVE!, co-hosted with The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement to discuss the exhibit “When Covington, Kentucky Executed an Innocent Man: the Legal Lynching of John Montjoy.” Continue reading

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New Twists, Old Artifacts

Last spring a production company contacted us after discovering an artifact mentioned in one of our online finding aids. The object, a needle threader from the Committee of 500 Records, ties into George Ratterman’s campaign for sheriff of Campbell County, Kentucky in 1961. The production company wanted to feature it in an episode for Mysteries at the Museum, a show on the Travel Channel. Continue reading

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