Deana Thomas

Deana Thomas



When Deana accompanied the 1792 Kentucky Constitution to a joint legislative committee, she saw how excited people were about the document, holding it and taking selfies just like they were with a celebrity. “In this ever-changing world, it’s easy to look forward and forget the things of the past,” she says, “but it’s moments like seeing people thrilled by the 1792 Constitution that solidify the idea that what we are doing is still important and matters.”

Deana works with archival collections, preparing them for use and promoting their use to academic and general audiences.

Staff member since 2015

Follow Deana’s blog series From the Archives.

Post 1 | Howe-Salyers family Scrapbook collection series (posted May 4, 2020)

Post 2 | Scrapbook 41: “Some Stories About Our World” (posted Sept. 29, 2020)

Post 3 | “How much did Americans know about World War II” (posted Oct. 14, 2020)

Post 4 | “Student Life at the University of Kentucky” (posted on Oct. 27, 2020)

Post 5 | The Interesting history of the Charles C. Lawrence Jr. scrapbooks (posted Jan. 13, 2021)

Post 6 | The Struggles of Charles and Laura Lawrence (posted Jan. 26, 2021)

Post 7 | Charles’ Deployment (coming Feb. 23, 2021)