Curious about Kentucky history and happenings? For more than sixty years the University of Kentucky Libraries has preserved hundreds of Kentucky newspapers, making them freely available to researchers, genealogists, and the general public. Today, we bring those newspaper collections to the world through a fully keyword searchable online interface called the Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program (KDNP). Now, with KDNP's enhanced exhibits portal, we make discovery within our newspaper collections more fun and easier than ever. You can browse select collections, such as African American Newspapers, and research highlights like the Hatfields and McCoys. Each newspaper item or collection links to other interesting and useful resources within the University of Kentucky Libraries and beyond.

You may come across language in UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) collections and online resources that you find harmful or offensive. SCRC collects materials from different cultures and time periods to preserve and make available the historical record. These materials document the time period when they were created and the view of their creator. As a result, some may demonstrate racist and offensive views that do not reflect the values of UK Libraries.

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