Researchers have used the Kentucky Historical Society’s rich archival holdings to shed light on a vast array of topics, from frontier land distribution and law, to Civil War medicine and from river-borne commerce in the 19th century to Kentucky’s nuclear energy industry.
To help facilitate your research, KHS offers short-term fellowships (one to four weeks) to promote scholarship on any facet of Kentucky’s history.
We two two types of fellowships: General Fellowships and Oral History Use Fellowship . General Fellowships are available in two award cycles (March 1 and Oct. 1 each year) and the Oral History Use Fellowship is available annually (March 1).
CATALOGS & RESEARCH TOOLS
KHS maintains online catalogs of artifacts, books, manuscripts, rare books and other types of collections. Our catalogs are always being updated with new materials.
KHS CATALOGS, PUBLICATIONS AND DATABASES
Books and archival collections
Digitized images and documents; finding aids for manuscript collections.
Objects in KHS collections.
Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
Kentucky Ancestors Online
The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Find the latest issues (above) on Project MUSE (subscribers only). Older issues are at JStor.
Historical Marker Database
Explore KY History
Kentucky MEdia Bank
This one is all about you. Share your memories, photos and collections and see what others have shared.
A centralized database for oral history collections publicly accessible through Kentucky libraries, museums and archives.
MORE RESEARCH TOOLS
Access these while at the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library.
Ancestry Library Edition
Louisville Courier-Journal Online (1830-1922)
American Periodicals (1740-1940)
Fold3 Library Edition, U.S. military records
Kentucky Encyclopedia Web Edition
The Kentucky Encyclopedia and Virtual Library provide access, respectively, to the full text of the Encyclopedia and to several databases for researchers and other learners. If you can’t get to Frankfort to use the KHS subscription, contact your local public or school librarian for help accessing these services.
If you can’t get to Frankfort to use the KHS subscription, contact your local public or school librarian for help accessing this service.
These sources are available without charge to anyone with an Internet connection.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.