Tag Archives: Special Collections

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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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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Recent Donation of Visual Art

Eva G. Farris Special Collections is pleased to announce the generous donation of fourteen architectural drawings and graphic and photogravure prints from Mr. Larry Huston. These fine pieces help Special Collections document visual art and northern Kentucky’s business history. Among … 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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What was NKU Wearing?

The Book Connection program at NKU seeks to unite first year students and faculty and staff with a common read. This year’s selection is Where Am I Wearing? by travel journalist Kelsey Timmerman. In the book, the author recounts his … 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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