Browse Exhibits (13 total)

University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time -- Early Coeds

The exhibit "University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time" is an expanded on-line version of the physical exhibit created by University of Kentucky (UK) Archives exhibit intern and UK History Ph.D. student Jennifer McCabe for display at the 2017 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Luncheon sponsored by the UK Women's Forum on March 23, 2017. 

The exhibit poses two central questions--"What is Real Change?" and "When Does Real Change Occur?" -- and seeks to answer them through highlighting notable UK alumna, faculty, and employees - white and of color - who displayed remarkable strength and leadership in ushering in real changes toward full equality with men throughout the 20th century, particularly during times of campus tumult and change.  For example: white women being admitted to the school, white women being allowed to enter all majors and live on campus, racial integration for women and men, Title IX, and various protest movements. Each of these times of tumult have their own separate online exhibit, tied together by the opening title "University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time." 

Moving through this exhibit chronologically and thematically, it becomes clear that exact dates for real change and inequality are difficult to pinpoint.  Instead, individual female leaders and groups of UK women fought hard for a long time in order that current UK community members might benefit from their struggle for a better world. And, the struggle continues.

This exhibit "Early Coeds" charts the paths of some exceptional UK women and also explores the experience of the average coed early in the twentieth century. Although white women have been attending the University of Kentucky since the 1880s, women have not always held an equal standing with men. How was their experience different from white male students and why?

 

University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time -- Sarah B. Holmes

The exhibit poses two central questions--“What is Real Change?” and “When Does Real Change Occur?”—and seeks to answer them through highlighting notable UK alumna, faculty, and employees—white and of color—who displayed remarkable strength and leadership in ushering in real changes toward full equality with men throughout the 20th century, particularly during times of campus tumult and change. This exhibit in particular focuses on the university's journey through racial integration.

 

Moving through this exhibit chronologically and thematically, it becomes clear that exact dates for real change in inequality are difficult to pinpoint.  Instead, individual female leaders and groups of UK women fought hard for a long time in order that current UK community members might benefit from their struggle for a better world.  And, the struggle continues. 

Sarah Bennet Holmes was a leader of women nationally and at the University of Kentucky.  Overcoming incredible hardship, widowed with four young children, working through the Great Depression, and one of the few women to rise through the administrative ranks at UK in the early nineteenth century, Holmes served as a role model for generations of women.   

 

University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time --Integration

The exhibit University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time is an expanded on-line version of the physical exhibit created by University of Kentucky (UK) Archives exhibit intern and UK History Ph.D. student Jennifer McCabe for display at the 2017 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Luncheon sponsored by the UK Women’s Forum on March 23, 2017. 

 

The exhibit poses two central questions--“What is Real Change?” and “When Does Real Change Occur?”—and seeks to answer them through highlighting notable UK alumna, faculty, and employees—white and of color—who displayed remarkable strength and leadership in ushering in real changes toward full equality with men throughout the 20th century, particularly during times of campus tumult and change:  white women being admitted to the school, white women being allowed to enter all majors and live on campus, racial integration for women and men, Title IX, and various protest movements.  Each of these times of tumult have their own separate online exhibit, tied together by the opening title “UK Women:  Leaders in Time.” 

This exhibit in particular focuses on the university's journey through racial integration.

 Moving through this exhibit chronologically and thematically, it becomes clear that exact dates for real change in inequality are difficult to pinpoint.  Instead, individual female leaders and groups of UK women fought hard for a long time in order that current UK community members might benefit from their struggle for a better world.  And, the struggle continues. 

 

University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time --The Modern Struggle

The exhibit University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time is an expanded on-line version of the physical exhibit created by University of Kentucky (UK) Archives exhibit intern and UK History Ph.D. student Jennifer McCabe for display at the 2017 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Luncheon sponsored by the UK Women’s Forum on March 23, 2017.  

The exhibit poses two central questions--“What is Real Change?” and “When Does Real Change Occur?”—and seeks to answer them through highlighting notable UK alumna, faculty, and employees—white and of color—who displayed remarkable strength and leadership in ushering in real changes toward full equality with men throughout the 20th century, particularly during times of campus tumult and change:  white women being admitted to the school, white women being allowed to enter all majors and live on campus, racial integration for women and men, Title IX, and various protest movements.  Each of these times of tumult have their own separate online exhibit, tied together by the opening title “UK Women:  Leaders in Time.”  

This exhibit focuses on University of Kentucky women and their fight for equality within education in the second half of the 20th centiury, particularly after the passing of Title IX - a federal law demanding that there be equality between men and women in education.

Moving through this exhibit chronologically and thematically, it becomes clear that exact dates for real change in inequality are difficult to pinpoint.  Instead, individual female leaders and groups of UK women fought hard for a long time in order that current UK community members might benefit from their struggle for a better world.  And, the struggle continues.

University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time

The exhibit University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time is an expanded on-line version of the physical exhibit created by University of Kentucky (UK) Archives exhibit intern and UK History Ph.D. student Jennifer McCabe for display at the 2017 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Luncheon sponsored by the UK Women's Forum on March 23, 2017. 

The exhibit poses two central questions--"What is Real Change?" and "When Does Real Change Occur?" -- and seeks to answer them by highlighting notable UK alumna, faculty, and employees - white and of color - who displayed remarkable strength and leadership in ushering in real changes toward full equality with men throughout the 20th century, particularly during times of campus tumult and change. For example: white women being admitted to the school, white women being allowed to enter all majors and live on campus, racial integration for women and men, Title IX, and various protest movements. Each of these times of tumult have their own separate online exhibit, tied together by the opening title "University of Kentucky Women: Leaders in Time." 

Moving through this exhibit chronologically and thematically, it becomes clear that exact dates for real change and inequality are difficult to pinpoint.  Instead, individual female leaders and groups of UK women fought hard for a long time in order that current UK community members might benefit from their struggle for a better world. And, the struggle continues.

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.