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Nunn Center Puts Governor Breathitt Oral Histories Online

This week the  Nunn Center has uploaded oral History interviews with former Kentucky Governor Edward T. Breathitt.  Governor Breathitt served as Governor from 1963-1967, a pivotal time in Kentucky’s as well as this nation’s history.  The major accomplishment of his administration was the passage of the 1964 Kentucky Civil Rights…

From Combat to Kentucky: Interviews with Kentucky’s Student Veterans

The Nunn Center has recently launched From Combat to Kentucky,  a powerful oral history project documenting and archiving the stories of Kentucky’s student veterans returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These incredible interviews focus on student’s military experiences as well as on their transition back into civilian life…

New Oral History Interface for the KDL

Oral history, as a historical resource, has traditionally been very difficult to use for both casual and serious researchers.  Simply putting oral histories online is certainly nothing new.  Many institutions are providing access to their transcripts or the audio/video interviews online as either full interviews are as interview excerpts.  However,…

Saving Stories: Could The Next Supreme Court Justice Not Be A Judge?

Saving Stories and WUKY: Could The Next Supreme Court Justice Not Be A Judge? (2010-04-27). WUKY aired an episode of “Saving Stories” this week featuring Nunn Center director Doug Boyd discussing oral histories about the Supreme Court Nomination process.   The Nunn Center has a rich collection of oral histories…

Bringing it Home: Voices of Student Veterans

There will be a performance of a documentary-drama developed by theatre professor Herman Daniel Farrell III and students in his Staging History class. This play is created completely from the Nunn Center oral history project From Combat to Kentucky which interviewed veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who…