The Chronicle

KHS staff blog

Lexington Narcotic Farm Collection Fills Gap

By Deana Thomas, archivist As we close out American Archive Month, we are highlighting another manuscript collection: the Lexington Narcotic Farm (MSS 222). In 1935 a progressive idea about helping drug addicts and studying addiction became reality as the United States Narcotic Farm facility opened on the outskirts of Lexington, Kentucky.[1] The facility had
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Scary Tales are Rich Source of Information

By Allison Tracy, KHS Oral History Administrator The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) was founded in 1976, and its first effort was to collect oral histories of Kentuckians through the county libraries. Each library received recording equipment and was given the task of documenting the stories and memories of residents within that county. Not only is
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KHS Looks into Its Archives for American Archives Month

By Deana Thomas, manuscripts archivist October is American Archives month and as such we felt it was a great time to highlight a couple of archival collections the Kentucky Historical Society holds. The first of those is The Family Planning in Kentucky collection. A hundred years ago in 1916, Margaret Sanger opened America’s first birth control clinic
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Do One Thing for Oral History on Oct. 27

By Allison Tracy, oral history administrator, Kentucky Historical Society If you work at an organization that has oral history collections, the Kentucky Oral History Commission and the Kentucky Historical Society wants you to commemorate Oral History Day in Kentucky – Thursday, Oct. 27, and Do One Thing to support oral history collections in the Common
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