Browse Exhibits (9 total)

UK Women: Leaders in Time


The exhibit UK Women: Leaders in Time was created to be displayed at the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Luncheon in the spring of 2017.  The exhibit highlights notable UK alumna, faculty, and employees who displayed remarkable strength and leadership throughout the 20th century.  The remarkable women highlighted here represent a snapshot of the strength and veractiy UK women are capable of - particularly during times of tumult and change.

Two questions tie together the central theme of this exhibit.  The two questions are "What is Real Change?" And, "When Does Real Change Occur?" This exhibit charts some of the more tumultuous times the university has undergone; for example: women being admitted to the school, women being allowed to enter all majors and live on campus, integration, Title IX, and various protest movements.  

Moving through this exhibit chronologically and thematically you will find that exact dates for real changes in inequality are difficult to find.  Instead, you will find that individual female leaders and groups of UK women fought hard for a long time for current UK community members to benefit from their struggle for a better world. 

Famous Authors in the Special Collections Research Center

A sampling of the authors whose letters are collected in the Special Collections Research Center.

Margaret Lantis: A Lifetime of Inquiry

The Margaret Lantis Collection comprises Lantis's field notes, research, publications, and professional and personal correspondence and photographs. This exhibit highlights a sampling of her major research and work emphases and provides a glimpse into the collection's rich content that chronicles 90 years of this esteemed anthropologist's life.

The first exhibit section, Margaret Lantis, provides a biographical sketch of Lantis's life and career; while the subsequent sections spotlight prominent collection series. 

Henry Clay: Images of “The Great Compromiser”

This exhibit presents Special Collections' images from significant points in the life of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852).

Thank you to the staff of Archives & Special Collections. Without their photographs and scans, this exhibit would not have been possible.

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A Student's View of Campus Then & Now

A graduating senior reflects on the history of significant University of Kentucky buildings, comparing photos he took in 2013 with images from archival photograph collections available through ExploreUK.