External Web Sites
The African-American Experience in Ohio: Selections from the Ohio Historical Society
This selection of manuscript and printed text and images illuminates the history of black Ohio from 1850 to 1920, a story of slavery and freedom, segregation and integration, religion and politics, migrations and restrictions, harmony and discord, and struggles and successes.
African-American Sheet Music
This collection consists of 1,307 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850-1920. It includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period. Browse the collection by subject to locate three titles pertaining to Kentucky.
The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925
This compilation of printed texts traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life.
Cornell University Library Making of America Collection
The collection includes 955 volumes from twenty-two nineteenth-century periodicals digitized by Cornell University as part of the original Making of America project.
The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
This collection includes cookbooks, photographs of billboards, print advertisements, trade cards, calendars, almanacs, and leaflets for a multitude of products.
The site provides information and links on the geography, people, politics, and economics of the fifty states. The site includes information pertaining to Kentucky's state bird , flag , flower , and much more.
First-Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920
This collection includes diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives of prominent individuals, as well as of relatively inaccessible populations: women, African Americans, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.
- Autobiography of John G. Fee: Berea, Kentucky / Fee, John Gregg, 1816-1901
- History of Corporal Fess Whitaker / Whitaker, Fess, b. 1880
[Other Titles: Title on original cover: History of Corporal Fess Whitaker : life in the Kentucky mountains, Mexico and Texas, 18 years a miner, 9 years railroading, 6 years a soldier, 5 years a politician]
Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
This collection includes 3,042 pieces of sheet music published in America between 1850 and 1920. It presents a wide variety of types of vocal music: bel canto, minstrel songs, protest songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs, plantation songs, Civil War songs, spirituals, dance music, songs from vaudeville and musicals, Tin Pan Alley and World War I.
Kentuckiana Digital Library
Digital project conceived by the State-Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky (SAALCK) to provide access to the special collections materials of its academic libraries. The project has expanded to include libraries from across the state, including public and special libraries.
This Web portal is the gateway to Kentucky state government Web sites and information. The site includes selected resources on federal, county, and local government.
Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) collects, preserves, conserves, interprets and shares information, memories and materials from Kentucky's past to assist those interested in exploring and preserving that heritage.
Making of America Books
Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints.
National Park Service (NPS)
The fundamental purpose of the NPS is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such
means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. The NPS provides highlights, statistics, and a list of national parks for Kentucky.
Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century
This digital collection presents 7,949 publicity brochures, promotional advertisements and talent circulars for some 4,546 performers who were part of the Chautauqua circuit.