Casey Castro-Bracho

Casey Castro-Bracho

Casey Castro-Bracho

Collections Specialist


Casey’s love for history and research began at an early age researching deeds and wills with her family in several Kentucky courthouse archives. Her passion for the records of the past has not diminished with her work in the Martin F. Schmidt research library, where she is able to assist people on their own quests for information. Casey never gets tired of the wonder and excitement of pulling records from archival storage. The ability to share these documents and their significance with others, as well as the opportunity to think creatively about how to solve research problems, are very rewarding aspects of her job.

Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in history and American studies from Lindsey Wilson College and a master’s degree in American history from Western Kentucky University.

Casey has been a staff member since 2017

Follow Casey’s blog series From the Archives.

Post 1 | The Civilian Conservation Corps Newsletters (posted Nov. 11, 2020)

Post 2 |Local Kentucky Communities and the CCC (posted Nov. 24, 2020)

Post 3 | Projects of the Kentucky CCC (posted Dec. 8, 2020)

Post 4 | Education and Experiences in Kentucky CCC Camps (posted Dec. 22, 2020)

Post 5 | The Image of a Kentucky Colonel (posted March 17, 2020)

Post 6 | Charity and Controversy in the HOKC (scheduled to post on March 24, 2020)