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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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Leon Van Loo: A Man of Many Talents

My first few months at the NKU Archives have been a transformative experience, as both a budding historian and student of the university. Northern Kentucky University is incredibly lucky to have such a friendly and obliging staff on hand to … Continue reading

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University Archivist Receives State Historical Publication Award for Book

University Archivist Lois Hamill has been selected as the recipient of a 2013 Kentucky History Award for her book Archives for the Lay Person: a Guide to Managing Cultural Collections. The Kentucky History Awards, given by the Kentucky Historical Society, … Continue reading

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NEH Grant Provides Free “Security in the Archives” Workshop to Tri-State

Steely Library’s Eva G. Farris Special Collections and Schlachter University Archives was recently awarded its second National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant. This grant will bring an archival security specialist, Ms. Mimi Bowling, to NKU to conduct a … Continue reading

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Archives hosts primary source workshop for teachers

What is a primary source? What questions can be used to analyze primary sources? How can students learn about the historical record from primary sources? These are just a few of the questions we explored in a recent Using Primary … Continue reading

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The Bruce Family Papers: Local Perspective of National History

We’re delighted to share with our blog readers a guest post from Julia Slone, an NKU student, on her experience in Special Collections: My spring semester course Romancing the Archives called to mind an “Indiana Jones- type” adventurer braving exotic … Continue reading

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