Veterans’ Stories for Veterans Day

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...
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Bourbon Ghosts in the Warehouse…and in the Archive

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...
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History of the Oral History Association: Alessandro Portelli

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, 2016. Portelli reflects on...
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Kentucky Derby Memories: Oral History with Jockey Eddie Arcaro

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

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 as “the strongest and....
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