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    • 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...
    • Newton Owen Postcard Collection

    • Postcards--Kentucky; Postcards--Middle West; Postcards--Southern States; Greeting cards; Christmas cards; Easter cards;
    • The Newton Owen Postcard Collection represents nearly a century in the life and travels of an extended Kentucky family. The earliest cards date to the late 19th century, and while the bulk of the collection dates to the period 1900-1940, there are...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Kentucky Maps

    • Louisville (Ky.)--Maps; Jefferson County (Ky.)--Maps
    • Three atlases of Louisville and environs comprising 149 maps (plus covers, title pages, and other explanatory materials) of Louisville and Jefferson County in 1876, 1884, and 1913; 76 maps, one index, and one appendix from the Lafon Allen Kentucky...
    • Kate Matthews (1870-1956) Collection

    • Art and photography; Johnston, Annie F. (Annie Fellows), 1863-1931. Little Colonel series; Pewee Valley (Ky.)--Social life and customs--Pictorial works; Photograph albums; Portrait photographs; Tableaux; Upper class families--Kentucky--Pewee...
    • 431 items by pioneering woman photographer Kate Matthews, of Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Best known for her photographs depicting characters in the Little Colonel series of children's books written by her friend and neighbor Annie Fellows Johnston,...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • Theater--United States; Theater--Kentucky--Louisville; Actors; Actresses; Portrait photographs; Costumes
    • 1493 images originally hung in the lobby of Macauley's Theatre on Walnut Street in downtown Louisville, Kentucky (1873-1952). Primarily studio portraits of actors and actresses from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these images document the...
    • University of Louisville Images

    • Buildings; University of Louisville--Buildings
    • 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.
    • Kornhauser Health Sciences Library History Collections

    • Medical students; Dental students; Nursing students
    • 220 formal class photographs, images of students, buildings, classrooms, and laboratories, and 143 early medical school catalogs. Together, these materials serve as a resource into the history of the health-related programs and people of the...
    • Law Library Collection

    • Law and legislation--Kentucky; Law and legislation--Virginia; Constitutions--Kentucky; Constitutions--Virginia; Portraits; Lawyers; Judges; Legislators
    • Drawing on the varied collections of the Law Library, the initial offering of this digital collection features rare volumes of early Kentucky law books: William Littell's Statutes of Kentucky, which compile all the legal enactments relating to...
    • 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;...
    • 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,...
    • Stereographic Views of Louisville and Beyond, 1850s - 1930

    • Stereographs; Bridges; Railroads; Tornadoes
    • This digital collection brings together stereographs (also known as stereograms or stereo views) from various collections: Cody Collection, Photographic Archives (ULPA 1989.14) - 60 items attributed to local photographer Joseph Krementz including...
    • 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...
    • Royal Photo Company Collection

    • Louisville (Ky.)--Pictorial works; Buildings; Commercial facilities; City & town life; Cityscapes
    • Images taken by the Royal Photo Company, a Louisville, Kentucky commercial photo studio in operation from 1904 to 1973. The entire collection, acquired by the University of Louisville in 1982, contains over 13,000 photographic negatives taken...
    • 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...

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