The Chronicle

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Kentucky Excels in Oral History Work

By Allison Tracy, oral history administrator Kentucky has a long tradition of exceptional oral history work. By 1973, Kentucky saw the creation of the Murray State University Forrest C. Pogue Oral History Institute, the University of Kentucky Oral History Center (later renamed the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History) and the University of Louisville Oral H
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World War I Collection Shows People at Camp Taylor

World War I nurses, wounded soldiers, hospital facilities and other areas of military camps are featured in a newly cataloged and digitized Kentucky Historical Society collection. The Loulie Richardson Collection contains photographs and documents collected by Richardson, a Barren County native, while working at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, a
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Gov. Steve Beshear’s Portrait Added to Hall of Governors

By Sara Elliott, curator Gov. Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane, unveiled his official portrait on Dec. 1 in the Kentucky Hall of Governors at KHS. Joy Thomas, a nationally known portrait artist from Murray, Kentucky, completed the painting in 2011 at the end of Beshear’s first administration and it has been on display at the State Capitol Building since. (He
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KHS Graduate Student Day to Enhance Student Experience

By Amanda Higgins, associate editor, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, and KHS research fellowship coordinator Kentucky Historical Staff come from a variety of universities. As history professionals, we benefitted from the opportunities we had in graduate school not just to learn content but also to develop our professional skills. We know that th
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