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Agriculture Special Collections: Rare Books and Print Collections
Use UK Libraries' online catalog, Infokat Discovery, to find rare books and print collections from the Special Collections Research Center. Rare books and print collections contain printed material from numerous geographic locations in a variety of formats, including: monographs (books); newspapers; serials (periodicals); pamphlets; and broadsides. Look for the "Submit Request to Special Collections Research Center" link beneath items any items from SCRC to schedule in-person use in the Breckinridge Research Room or to order digital scans.
Selected Agriculture Rare Books and Print Collections in SCRC
Need help getting started? Check out the following suggestions to get an idea of what SCRC's rare books and print collections have to offer:
This French translation of the foundational Latin work Agriculturae fundamenta chemica, originally written by Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, the founder of agricultural chemistry, was completed by the influential French Enlightenment atheist Baron d'Holbach and includes extensive notes taken from the German edition.
These are a series of early almanacs printed in Lexington by Kentucky's first printer and others. Due to the need for local weather information, almanacs were often one of the first texts produced in a new location and also provide important historical context.
As a land grant university, UK has been a longtime publisher of educational materials for farmers and the Commonwealth. This collection showcases some of the variety and depth of the cooperative extension office's efforts over time.
Where Do I Find Newspapers?
That's a complicated question! There are a number of ways to find newspapers at UK Libraries depending on when and where they were published. To learn more about finding newspaper sources at UK Libraries, check out the guide below.