Desegregation, Suffrage, Jewish, African-American, and Other Resources Digitized and on ExploreUK

Online and open access to archival resources is more important now than ever in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center is happy to announce the following collections are available on ExploreUK

Laura Sutton Bruce (1853 – 1904), Lexington artist, suffragist and philanthropist

Laura Sutton Bruce was born on August 16, 1853, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was the third of seven daughters of Elizabeth T. Colesberry and William W. Bruce. Her father was a wealthy man whose fortune came from hemp and bagging manufacturing, having partnered for some years with the Lexington millionaire Benjamin F. Gratz. W.W.

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