Oral History Projects

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 [...]

45th anniversary of Kent State protests at UK

On May 5, 1970, students of the University of Kentucky reacted to the shootings that occurred the day before at Kent State University.  Student protests occurred around the University of Kentucky throughout the day including a [...]

Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project Update

The Nunn Center has partnered with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association on the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project.  We have completed interviews at several distilleries, including Wild Turkey, Heaven Hill, Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Diageo North America (Diageo [...]

Kentucky Bourbon Tales

We can now officially announce Kentucky Bourbon Tales, a partnership with the Kentucky Distillers Association and Bourbon industry to document an industry that is so vital to Kentucky’s history and culture.  Read this story for more information.  We [...]