From the Archive

History of the Oral History Association: Alessandro Portelli

Renowned oral historian Alessandro Portelli recently sat down with us to recall his earliest memories of the Oral History Association.  The oral history interview was conducted at the Nunn Center by Jeffrey Keith on March 4, [...]

Kentucky Derby Memories: Oral History with Jockey Eddie Arcaro

Eddie Arcaro: Courtesy Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries The Nunn Center’s oral history interview with legendary jockey Eddie Arcaro is accessible online.  Arcaro is considered by many as the greatest jockey in [...]

50th Anniversary of the Signing of Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act

On January 27, 1966 Kentucky’s Governor Edward T. Breathitt signed into law the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, the first of its kind passed by a southern state.  Martin Luther King Jr. described Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act [...]

Don Ritchie on the History of the Oral History Association

It is a rare opportunity in life when you get the chance to interview someone who has profoundly changed and shaped your professional practice.  Last month, I interviewed Donald A. Ritchie, Senate Historian Emeritus, about his involvement [...]