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List of Digital Collections


African American Oral History Collection

These interviews and transcripts can now be accessed at African American Community Interviews.

artist's book

Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library Artists’ Books Index

The Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library Artists’ Books Index is a guide to the collection of handmade and fine press books in the Art Library’s Rare Book Room. (more info)

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August 2009 Flood Collection

A selection of 210 digital images and 3 digital videos of the August 4, 2009 flood, documented and donated by community members. (more info)

baseball cards

Leonard Brecher Tobacco & Chewing Gum Card Collection

154 baseball cards from the early 20th century. (more info)

boys with bicycles

Caufield & Shook Collection

Images of Louisville, 1870s-1970s, including buildings, transportation, and people. (more info)


College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses

Papers completed by undergraduate students graduating with top honors from the University of Louisville College of Arts & Sciences, December 2012 - present. Please see ThinkIR, The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository.

Gore's Spring

Arthur Younger Ford (1861-1926) Photograph Albums

308 photographs from the Appalachian, Bluegrass, and Western portions of Kentucky at the turn of the 20th century, and 69 views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis, Missouri, 1904). (more info)

playing cards

Furnas Family Album Collection

609 images of members and friends of the Furnas family of Louisville, Kentucky, in the early 1900s, including travels west to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri and as far as Spokane, Washington. (more info)

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Ghost Signs of Louisville

Images of painted advertising on buildings in Louisville, Kentucky. (more info)

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Guest Book, School of Music, University of Louisville

Guest Book volumes with more than 900 signatures from visitors to the University of Louisville School of Music, including guest artists, composers, lecturers, and dignitaries. Indices and an annotated list accompany the signature pages. (more info)


The Herald-Post Collection

3815 images published in the Louisville Herald-Post newspaper (1925-1936) of people; business and industry; government; homes; places of worship; community organizations; parks; sports; and transportation in and around Louisville, Kentucky. (more info)


Ainslie Hewett Bookplate Collection

Gothic and heraldic bookplates designed by Louisville native (George) Ainslie Hewett (1880-1963) for notable Louisville residents, as well as for clients across the United States. (more info)


Hite Institute Exhibition Catalogs

117 catalogs from the Hite exhibition series (University of Louisville), dating from 1947 - 1978 and covering painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and architecture and city planning from many countries and time periods, including local, student and faculty work. (more info)


Howard Steamboat Museum Collection

Images of boats built, or being built, at Howard Shipyard in Jeffersonville, Indiana. (more info)


Illuminating the Manuscript Leaves

Dating from 1150 through 1867, these illuminated manuscript leaves represent Western European, Islamic, African, and Asian cultures. (more info)

horse cart

Images of Kentucky and Environs

Images relating to Louisville, Kentucky, and environs from various small collections in the University of Louisville Libraries' special collections and archives. Currently includes the A.W. Terhune Collection, the Warren Kellar Frederick Collection, the Ewing Dairy Collection, and the Joseph & Joseph Collection. (more info)

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International Honor Quilt

The International Honor Quilt (IHQ), a collaborative, grassroots feminist art project initiated by Judy Chicago in 1980, consists of 542 individual artist panels. (more info)

dining room

Irwin-Hilliard Collection

Interior and exterior photographs of six family homes in New York, Kentucky, and California associated with descendants of New York State book and art collector Theodore Irwin and Louisville stockbroker J.J.B. Hilliard. (more info)


André Jeunet Collection

210 images captured by French soldier André Jeunet (1896-1979) during World War I, including pictures of soldiers and civilians in northeastern France in 1915-1917 and the Balkans in 1917-1918. (more info)


Kentucky Maps

Four atlases of Louisville and environs (1876, 1879, 1884, and 1913), and 110 maps dating from 1635-1955 of Kentucky or including the area that would become Kentucky. (more info)

class photos

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library History Collections

Images of people and places associated with the Louisville General Hospital School of Nursing, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and University of Louisville School of Medicine in the late 19th and 20th centuries, along with early medical school catalogs. (more info)

University of Louisville, Dept. of Law

Law Library Collection

Rare volumes of early Kentucky law books featuring legal enactments relating to Kentucky from its beginning as a district of Virginia, the debates of the convention that drafted Kentucky's third constitution, portraits of the leading legal practitioners and statesmen of 19th-century Kentucky, and historical documents from the School of Law. (more info)

The Georgian

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company Records

Chartered in 1850, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was a major contributor to the development of the southeastern United States. The growth of the steel industry and the development of the eastern Kentucky coal fields were in fact dependent upon the services and financial support of the railroads, including the L&N. (more info)

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Louisville Cardinal Newspapers

The Louisville Cardinal, University of Louisville's student newspaper (first issued on September 24, 1926 as the Cardinal News), reports on events and issues important to the UofL community. Issues from 1926 - 2013 are available on this site. (more info)

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Louisville Leader Collection

All extant issues of the Louisville Leader, an African American community newspaper covering local, national, and international news published in Louisville, Kentucky from 1917-1950. (more info)

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Louisville Storefronts & Saloons Album (ca. 1912)

Album of photographs showing commercial businesses--particularly groceries and saloons--in Louisville, Kentucky in the early decades of the twentieth century, usually accompanied by information about property values, tenants, and rental amounts. (more info)


Louisville Underground Music Archive Collection

The Louisville Underground Music Archive (LUMA) is a growing collection which documents the history and culture of the Louisville rock music scene from the 1970s to the present. (more info)

Macauley's Theatre

Macauley's Theatre Collection

Studio portraits of actors and actresses from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which document the cultural history of Louisville and of theater during this time period. (more info)


Claude C. Matlack Collection

Louisville native and amateur photographer Claude C. Matlack (1878-1944) captured on film the formative years of Oneida Baptist Institute, a settlement school built by feuding mountaineers. (more info)


Kate Matthews Collection

The photographs of Kate Matthews (1870-1956) depict tableaux vivants and scenes of everyday life in her community of Pewee Valley, Kentucky, at the turn of the 20th century. (more info)


Romano L. Mazzoli Oral History Collection

These interviews and transcripts can now be accessed at Romano L. Mazzoli Oral History Project.


Metropolitan Sewer District Collection

Images documenting the construction of sewer lines, drainage work, and floodwall protection projects throughout Louisville in the early twentieth century through the beginning of World War II. (more info)


John P. Morton & Co. Woodblock Collection

Prints of over 1,300 woodblocks used in publications by 19th/early 20th century Louisville printer John P. Morton and Company. (more info)


Newton Owen Postcard Collection

The bulk of this collection dates to the period 1900-1940, but includes postcards from the late 19th century through the 1980s. It consists of 580 travel postcards and greeting cards. (more info)


General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836 - ca. 1890

88 images and four manuscripts relating to the U.S. military, with a particular focus on the Civil War era, collected by West Point alumnus, engineer, and Civil War veteran Orlando Metcalfe Poe (1832-1895). (more info)


R. G. Potter Collection

Photographs documenting Louisville street scenes, historic buildings, people, and sporting events, made or collection by R. G. Potter (1901-1987). (more info)

Brown Hotel

Royal Photo Company Collection

Images taken by the Louisville, Kentucky commercial photo studio, 1937-1973. (more info)

Leonard Brush & Woodenware Co.

Martin F. Schmidt Photographs of Louisville, 1956-1966

Mid-20th Century color photographs of downtown Louisville, Kentucky businesses and churches, many of which have since been razed. (more info)

State University group portrait, 1910.

Simmons College of Kentucky Collection

Photos, catalogs, and yearbooks from Simmons College (Louisville, Kentucky) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (more info)

bus station scene

Standard Oil (New Jersey) Collection

The Standard Oil (New Jersey) collection is the product of an in depth photo-documentary project achieved between 1943 and 1956. As an initiative set up by the corporation's public relations department, the project aim was to document the benefits of oil on everyday life in the United States. As a whole, the Standard Oil New Jersey photography collection offers the largest representation of American life in the 1940s. (more info)

Louisville tornado.

Stereographic Views of Louisville and Beyond, 1850s - 1930

759 stereographs showing city views, railroads, landmarks and scenic views, events, and disasters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (more info)

Jean Thomas

Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman, Collection

Jean Thomas traveled eastern Kentucky taking snapshots of the mountain way of life. She was particularly interested in the music, crafts, and language patterns of the area. (more info)


University of Louisville Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A selection of theses and dissertations authored by graduate students at the University of Louisville, 1909 - present. Please see ThinkIR, The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository.

Univ. of Louisville

University of Louisville Images

This collection contains images relating to the University of Louisville and its history. It includes the building book, an online encyclopedia of current and historical campus structures. (more info)

Univ. of Louisville graduates

University of Louisville Yearbooks

Full-text searchable digital versions of all University of Louisville yearbooks, 1909-1982. (more info)

Art collage

Visual Resources Center Digital Image Collection

A growing selection from the teaching and research image collection of the Department of Fine Arts/Allen R. Hite Art Institute Visual Resources Center. (more info)

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