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Richardson Collection of Movable Books

This guide provides information on the Richardson Collection and movable books. Enjoy!

Contact Us at the SCRC

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Breckinridge Research Room
2nd Floor
Margaret I. King Library
Special Collections Research Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0039


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Cindy Cline
401 M I King Library

University of Kentucky Libraries

Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Phone: 859-257-9421

Fax: 859-257-6311


What is the Special Collections Research Center?

The Special Collections Research Center

UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. SCRC is home to UK Libraries' collection of manuscripts, University of Kentucky archives, rare books, Kentuckiana, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

Research materials in SCRC generally fall into the following categories: 

  • Archives
  • Rare Books and Print Collections
  • Images
  • Oral Histories

How Do I Find Archives Collections?


Archives collections are the unpublished items created by or given to a person, family, or organization and kept for their historical value. Use SCRC's digital archive, ExploreUK, to find archives collections from SCRC. Enter a topic below to get started!




How Do I Find Oral Histories?


Use Spoke, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History collection catalog, to find, listen to, and request copies of oral histories from the SCRC.  Users can follow links to interviews or projects that are available online or request interviews that are not yet online via their research services account.



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