SAVE THE DATE: Nov 2, 2018, Mary Todd Lincoln Bicentennial Symposium, U of Ky W.T.Young Library

The Mary Todd Lincoln House will host a symposium on November 2, 2018, to celebrate Mary Lincoln's 200th birthday. Supported by the University of Kentucky's History Department, the day-long symposium will feature the following scholars:

Kentucky Soil Atlas now available for download via UKnowledge data repository

Anatasios D. Karathanasis, Professor Emeritus of Agronomy at the University of Kentucky, published in the free and open data repository UKnowledge, the most recent compilation of work of soil scientists in Kentucky for the last fifty years.

Mary C. Roark, 1896

Mrs. Mary Creegan Roark (Of Lexington, President of Lexington Sorosis). "Women at the Polls In Lexington Last Fall." Courier-Journal (May 17, 1896) [clipping in Laura Clay Papers, Box 18, folder 18, University of Kentucky Special Collections and Research Center].

The clipping, describing the successful school board elections in Lexington of the fall of 1895 and the installation of the new board, included a short biography of Mrs. Roark, under the subtitle: "A Successful Candidate" as follows:

Celebrating UKy’s First Women - up to 1920

The Kentucky Agricultural and Mechanical College, having separated from Kentucky University in 1878, opened a Normal Department for the training of teachers in 1880 and the first women were enrolled. Women were not initially eligible for B.A. degrees. The A&M College moved to this campus on South Limestone Street in 1882 - coming to be known as State College.

Three Generation of Women in My Family

The three women in my family whom I have chosen to profile as part of this project series are my maternal grandmother, my mother, and myself. All three have a different story to tell , but each stands on the shoulders of the one who came before them.  I am focusing upon the educational opportunities and career choices that each made and the goals they pursued. The two most distinguishing things in my family are education and faith. Several generations of women in my family have pursued education and given back to their communities.

Matt Davidson and research on Native Americans in Kentucky - part of a world economy

When we think of Kentucky, we rarely imagine its global connections today or in the past. However, we cannot ignore that here in the foothills of the great Allegheny Mountain ranges and an integral part of the Ohio Valley region, we were - and continue to be - a part of a worldwide network. We have evidence of this kind of interactivity that reaches back as far as the Late Fort Ancient (1400-1680 CE) in Greenup County. Finding themselves between several European colonies by the 17th century, many Native American peoples took advantage of the demand for trade in animal hides.


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