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History - Kentucky Woods and Waters: Getting Started

A special topic guide for researching environmental issues and events in Kentucky from a historical perspective.


Education Archivist & Academic Liaison to Appalachian Studies

Matthew Strandmark


(859) 257-1949
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library


In this research guide you'll find resources to support research in environmental issues and events in Kentucky from a historical perspective.  Please feel free to contact us at any time for research assistance and consultations.

In addition to the text-based resources referenced in this guide you might also find a variety of media to be useful to your work in this course.

‚ÄčFor some research topics you may need to consider the Kentucky Historical Society or local county historical society resources.


"Woods" - Wendell Berry

I part the out thrusting branches
and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees.
Though I am silent
there is singing around me.
Though I am dark
there is vision around me.
Though I am heavy
there is flight around me.

Digital Humanities Librarian & Academic Liaison to History

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Jennifer Hootman
William T. Young Library, 1-15
500 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0456
(859) 218-2284
Subjects: History