Tag Archives: Campbell County

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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Finding Falmouth, by guest writer Austin Wolfe

As part of the ENG 366 / HNR 394 course, we were heavily involved with NKU’s own special collections and archives as we learned about the treatment and handling of special and rare documents. Over the course of the semester, … Continue reading

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Interested in Newport, KY history? Check out the Social Action Committee records

The Social Action Committee of the Newport Ministerial Association records are now available for research in Special Collections, Steely Library. The records document the work of the Social Action Committee to rid Campbell County, Kentucky of illegal activity, particularly gambling, … Continue reading

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Committee of 500 records now available for research

Special Collections recently opened the Claude W. Johnson Committee of 500 Records for research access and use. The collection contains a small amount of organizational records and campaign ephemera for the Committee of 500, a group operating in Campbell County, … Continue reading

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