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Veterans’ Stories for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, we are re-posting episode #003 of the Wisdom Project podcast which focuses attention on the stories from the Nunn Center’s World War II project. This episode features the powerful stories of two World War II veterans, Jesse Beazley and Louis Bower, who both participated in…

Wild Turkey Warehouse

Bourbon Ghosts in the Warehouse…and in the Archive

Kentucky is responsible for producing  95% of the world’s Bourbon Whiskey, and if you have not had the opportunity to go down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we highly recommend the experience. One of my favorite locations in the distilling experience is the warehouse, where thousands of barrels of aging bourbon…

The Wisdom Project Podcast Episode #006: The Writing on the Wall

This week the Nunn Center launched the second season of the Wisdom Project podcast.  Episode #006 tells a story of oral history and archival discovery, linking Marshall Webb, a World War II veteran from Campbellsville, Kentucky, to the small town of Tremensuoli, Italy.  Marshall Webb was interviewed in 1986 for the Nunn…

An Oral History of Bourbon Whiskey (the Library of Congress Subject Heading)

Controlled vocabularies are the blood coursing through the veins of professional cataloging and archival description.  The Library of Congress Subject Headings is the authority.   While staff were processing interviews from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project , the University of Kentucky Libraries Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History discovered a major problem –…

Digital Access: African American Farmers

The Nunn Center announces online digital access to the first interviews from our African American Farmers Project, a project conducted in 1991-1992.  This powerful oral history project features interviews documenting experiences of African American farmers and their families in Kentucky.  We have, currently, uploaded the first 11 interviews from the project…