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Featured Interview with Guitar Legend Dick Dale

In honor of guitar legend Dick Dale who passed away this week, we are featuring our 1998 oral history interview with Dale.  The interviewer was Susan Schmidt Horning who was interviewing Dale for her book Chasing Sound: Technology, Culture, and the Art of Studio Recording from Edison to the LP published in…

Women in White: Women Physicians Oral History Project

Karen Clancy, faculty member in the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences partnered with the Nunn Center to conduct 25 oral history with the first women to graduate from the UK College of Medicine between 1964-1975. This project documents perspectives and memories of women who graduated from the University…

Oral History Interview with Dodger Pitcher Don Newcombe

Don Newcombe, pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cleveland Indians from 1949-1960 passed away this week at 92 years old. Newcombe was the third African American pitcher to integrate Major League Baseball and he was the first to start in a World Series. Newcombe was interviewed…

Launch of the Robert Penn Warren Oral History Digital Exhibit

The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries has launched an online digital exhibit featuring three significant oral history projects documenting the life and career of author and poet Robert Penn Warren. This digital exhibit brings together the interviews conducted with Warren, over 30 interviews…

Sara Holroyd Awarded Honorary Doctorate

In 2016 the Nunn Center partnered with Room 17 Productions to launch the Sara Holroyd Oral History Project, and this weekend Sara Holroyd is being awarded an honorary doctorate by the Univeristy of Kentucky. Sara Holroyd was a key member of the University of Kentucky’s Music Department, and later the…