The Chronicle

KHS staff blog

‘Living with Difference’: Disability and Oral History

By Hannah O’Daniel, KHS oral history summer intern Traditional historical narratives often marginalize people with disabilities as social deviants and non-actors unimportant to broader historical questions. Yet, a 2005 Center for Disease Control report found that over 20% of adults in Kentucky live with a disability.[1] Dr. Anne Shordike sought to docu
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Camp ArtyFact Plants Seeds

By Annie Edwards, Camp ArtyFact Teen Press Corps Camp ArtyFact 2016 has been all about planting seeds of discovery in the minds of everyone involved. Campers all grew in different ways. Take Week 4 as an example. Participants explored weaving, frontiers, gardening and cooking from their own unique perspectives. But there’s one thing all the campers, an
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Tobacco Research: A  Personal Point of View

  By Jeffery A. Duvall  Editor's note: What about a topic piques a historian’s interest enough to make him or her research and write about it? In this blog, Jeffery Duvall,  assistant editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers and a research associate with the Institute for American Thought at Indiana University-Purdue University Indian
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Radio Program Preserves Local Heritage and Culture

By Theresa Osborne, SKCTC Appalachian Program Facilitator and KOHC member​ “History Alive” is a half-hour radio program that has aired each week for the past six years on WCPM in Cumberland, and twice a month on Appalshop’s WMMT Radio, which also streams live across the Web. The program is based on an oral history format and is a colla
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