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    • African American Oral History Collection

    • African Americans; African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights; Integration; Race relations
    • Currently including 26 interviews (available as audio files and transcriptions), mostly conducted in the late 1970s, that document the many aspects of life in Louisville, particularly as experienced by African Americans, this digital collection...
    • University of Louisville Archives and Records Center
    • Ainslie Hewett Bookplate Collection

    • Bookplates; Armorial bookplates; Labels; Heraldic bookplates; Art, Gothic
    • The Ainslie Hewett Bookplate Collection features 104 bookplates designed by Louisville native (George) Ainslie Hewett between 1909 and 1951. The bookplates were created for notable Louisville residents, as well as for clients across the United...
    • University of Louisville Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library
    • André Jeunet Collection

    • World War, 1914-1918; Soldiers; Campaigns & battles; World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Eastern Front; World War, 1914-1918--France
    • This digital collection consists of 210 images of French soldier André Jeunet (1896-1979), fellow soldiers, and civilians during World War I. Most of the photographs were taken by Jeunet while he was serving in northeastern France (1915-1917) and...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • Arthur Younger Ford (1861-1926) Photograph Albums

    • Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.); Kentucky--Social life and customs; Coal mining; Oil wells; Lumber industry; Croplands; Horse farms; Buildings; Educational facilities
    • Assembled in 1904 for display in the Kentucky Building at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair) in St. Louis by the chair of the Kentucky delegation, Arthur Y. Ford, two of the albums contained 309 photographs from the Appalachian,...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • August 2009 Flood Collection

    • Floods--Kentucky--Louisville; Disasters
    • On the morning of August 4, 2009, record-breaking rains fell in central Louisville and surrounding counties between 7 am and 10 am EDT, with reported hourly rainfall rates as high as 8.83 inches. The Louisville Free Public Library's main branch and...
    • University of Louisville Archives and Records Center
    • Caufield & Shook Collection

    • People; Buildings; Transportation; City & town life; Louisville (Ky.)--Pictorial works;
    • The collection of over half a million negatives and 2,000 vintage prints includes work for Louisville architects, builders, banks and financial houses, wholesale and retail merchants, advertisers, government agencies, public utilities, and private...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • Claude C. Matlack Collection

    • Appalachians (People); Appalachian Region--History; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Education--Appalachian Region; Education--Kentucky; Kentucky--Social life and customs; Rural schools--Kentucky--History; Oneida Baptist Institute;...
    • 665 items from Louisville native Claude C. Matlack (1878-1944), an amateur photographer who, working as an engineer for his family's plumbing business, happened to capture on film the formative years of a settlement school built by feuding...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • Furnas Family Album Collection

    • Families; Portrait photographs; Travel; Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
    • The Furnas Family Album (circa 1887 -1910) Collection consists of 609 images, most of which were captured with a 4 x 5 camera. The collection provides a unique, sentimental, and sometimes humorous view into the lives of members and friends of the...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836 - ca. 1890

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • 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).
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives; University of Louisville Rare Books
    • Ghost Signs of Louisville

    • Brick wall signs; Advertisements
    • The Ghost Signs of Louisville collection emerged from a partnership between the University of Louisville Libraries and Fine Arts department. Students in a fall 2011 Documentary Photography class, Libraries employees, and community members...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • Guest Book, School of Music, University of Louisville.

    • Guest books; Autographs; Musicians; Composers; Conductors
    • This collection includes two volumes of the official University of Louisville School of Music guest book (1948 - present).
    • University of Louisville Dwight Anderson Music Library
    • Herald-Post Collection

    • Agriculture; Buildings; Business & finance; Educational facilities; Religious facilities; Dwellings; Cities & towns; Historic sites; Military facilities; Monuments & memorials; Portraits; Sports; Transportation; Railroads; Newspapers
    • The Herald-Post digital collection contains 3815 images, including portraits of prominent Louisvillians and Kentuckians at work and at play, as well as scenes of business and industry; government; homes; places of worship; community organizations;...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • Hite Institute Exhibition Catalogs

    • Allen R. Hite Art Institute; Drawings; Paintings; Photographs; Prints
    • 117 exhibition catalogs dating from 1947-1978. Overall, the exhibition program was robust and ambitious, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography as well as architecture and city planning. Works of many countries and many...
    • University of Louisville Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library
    • Home for Us All: Fair Housing in Louisville-Jefferson County Oral History Collection

    • Housing; Housing--Kentucky--Louisville; Discrimination in housing
    • The collection is composed of 11 oral histories recorded as part of Making Louisville a Home for Us All: A 20-Year Action Plan for Fair Housing, a 2013 document published by the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission and researched by the Anne...
    • University of Louisville Archives and Records Center
    • Howard Steamboat Museum Collection

    • Stern wheelers; Paddleboats; Steamboats; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company
    • This digital collection currently features images of boats built, or being built, at Howard Shipyard in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It will be expanded to include the entire photograph collection taken by Captain James E. Howard (1875-1956) between...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • Illuminating the Manuscript Leaves

    • Antiphonaries; Book of Hours; Brevaries; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500; Khamsah; Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts--Medieval; Persian language; Psalters
    • This digital collection includes eighteen illuminated manuscript leaves which were acquired by the University of Louisville Libraries in 2006 with funding from the Pzena Foundation. Dating from 1150 through 1867, these leaves represent Western...
    • University of Louisville Rare Books
    • Images of Kentucky and Environs

    • Photograph albums; Tourism; Louisville (Ky.)--Pictorial works; Architecture; Buildings; Dairying
    • This digital collection is a non-comprehensive selection of images of Kentucky and nearby areas from a number of smaller collections in the University of Louisville Libraries.
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives
    • International Honor Quilt Collection

    • Quiltmakers; Quilting; Quilts; Feminism and art; Women artists
    • The International Honor Quilt (IHQ) is a collaborative, grassroots feminist art project initiated by Judy Chicago in 1980 ”to extend the spirit of the Dinner Party” on its tour of venues throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. It consists...
    • University of Louisville Hite Art Institute
    • Irwin-Hilliard Collection

    • Dwellings; Houses; Interiors; Architectural photographs
    • 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.
    • University of Louisville Rare Books
    • Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman, Collection

    • Appalachians (People); Appalachian Region--History; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Folk festivals; Folk music--Appalachian Region, Southern; Kentucky--History; Kentucky--Social life and customs
    • Known as The Traipsin' Woman, Jean Thomas traveled the mountains of eastern Kentucky taking snapshot photographs of the mountain way of life, writing, and promoting mountain folkways. She was particularly interested in the music, crafts, and...
    • University of Louisville Photographic Archives

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