Our KATH Spotlight turns to Nancy Disher Baird, retired librarian at the Kentucky Library (now Special Collections Library) at Western Kentucky University. Ms. Baird joined the faculty of the Department of Library Special Collections in 1975 and is a professor and specialist in Kentucky history.
Her most recent work is to edit a Bowling Green woman’s Civil War diary – a wonderful publication that helps us see the Civil War from a Kentuckian sympathetic to the Union: Josie Underwood’s Civil War Diary.
Ms. Baird, Professor Emerita at WKU, has been interviewed several times – see the full array at the KHS “Pass the Word” database. Click here to listen to Lisa Karen Miller’s interview with Nancy D. Baird, June 17, 2013where she talks about the history of the WKU campus, key WKU historians such as Lowell Harrison, and her 35 year career in the WKU library system.