Tag Archives: Newport

The Circus is in Town

This picture shows a color lithograph of circus acrobats published sometime after 1898 by the Donaldson Lithograph Company of Newport, Kentucky. The company specialized in printing large advertising posters. It was known for its generic posters that buyers could customize … Continue reading

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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 http://history.gov/north-ky-crimey.k/. Complete the Pass the Word Challenge accompanying the post for a … Continue reading

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General James Taylor Family Papers now available for research use

Do you know where Taylor Mill got its name from? Do you wonder who settled northern Kentucky in the late 18th century?  The General James Taylor Family Papers, now available for research, shed light on the area’s early land settlement … 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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