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Using Primary Sources in College Classroom

Jaime Burton

Jaime M. Burton

Are you ready for the KATH Annual Meeting on October 18th in Louisville? We’re excited about it – and want to let you know about one of our breakout sessions being offered by Jaime Burton, Education and Outreach Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

The title of her session is :”Taking the Gloves Off: Archives and Primary Sources in the Undergraduate Classroom.”

A brief synopsis follows:

Step into the exciting world of infinite opportunities for undergraduate learning through the eyes of the Education & Outreach program at the University of Kentucky’s Special Collections Research Center.  The presentation will consist of an overview of key program components, including methods for working with faculty, the materials selection process, developing an exercise worksheet, and assessing student learning.   Attendees will engage in a hands-on active learning exercise as part of the session.

Sign up for the KATH Annual Meeting today! Use our online registration form or contact Dr. Alana Cain Scott at Morehead State University directly. Looking forward to seeing you there.


Posted September 12, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Nancy Baird on importance of history

In Spotlight on November 12, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , ,

Nancy Baird

Nancy Baird

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.

Josie Underwood's Civil War DiaryHer 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.

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