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The University of Kentucky has shared materials and links from 9 university and manuscript collections, including:

University of Kentucky Student Government Forum Committee FOCUS ’68 records: The University of Kentucky Student Government Forum Committee FOCUS ’68 records (dated 1945-1968, bulk 1967-1968; 0.3 cubic feet, 9,93 Gigabytes; 2 boxes, 33 files) comprise correspondence, operating records, printed material, photographs, and reel-to-reel audio recordings that document the creation and execution of FOCUS ’68: “Focus on Social Inequities” symposium developed by the University of Kentucky (UK) Student Government Forum Committee and held at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., on April 5 and 6, 1968.

Chester Grundy papers: The Chester Grundy papers (dated 1971-2009, undated; 9.5 cubic feet, 15.16 gigabytes; 21 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 flat box, 46 born-digital files, 9 files of digitized film) primarily comprise correspondence, plans and reports, contracts and agreements, press releases and newspaper clippings, flyers and event programs, catalogs, reference materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting Chester Grundy’s involvement in the University of Kentucky (UK) Black Student Union; his work activities as part of the University of Kentucky Minority and African American student affairs offices, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cultural Center and Black Studies/African American Studies department; and his personal and scholarly interests in African American-oriented activities and diversity events.

Socially Concerned Students Organization papers: Consists of two scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Socially Concerned Students Organization, 1981-1985.

Students to Save Robinson Forest records: The Students to Save Robinson Forest records include newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, membership and financial records, and publicity materials related to the group’s activities during the early 1980s.

Terrence Fox University of Kentucky Student Protest Film: The Terrence Fox University of Kentucky student protest film (dated May 5-7, 1970; 1.34 gigabytes, 2 files) comprises two digital copies (WAV and MP4 versions) of what was probably an 8mm amateur, silent, color film of a protest by University of Kentucky students on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 5-7, 1970. The film is eight minutes and forty-seven seconds long.

Nancy T. Ray papers: The Nancy T Ray Papers (dated 1964-1972; 0.7 cubic feet, 2 boxes) comprises correspondence, financial documents, newspapers clippings, periodicals, flyers, meeting minutes, and organization constitutions that document three University of Kentucky student organizations (Associated Women Students, Students for a Democratic Society, and Student Mobilization Committee) and the national peace movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Don Leak papers: The Donald A. Leak Papers (dated 1949-1967; 2 cubic feet, 6 boxes) comprise correspondence, newspaper clippings, periodicals, flyers, and conference materials that document several religious organizations on the University of Kentucky’s campus, most prominently the YMCA and YWCA.

Alexandra Soteriou photographs: The Alexandra Soteriou photographs (dated 1968, 0.83 cubic feet, 5 boxes) comprise a scrapbook and photo negatives that document everyday life in Lexington, Kentucky, from April to June 1968, following the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.

University Archives general reference subject files: The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center- University Archives general reference subject files (dated 1865-2018; 93.04 cubic feet, 259 document boxes, 13 slim document boxes) comprise vertical files on subjects, names, and locations relating to University of Kentucky research, teaching, service, health care, students, faculty, staff, administration, colleges, centers, departments, history, events, and activities.

Primary contact: Ruth Bryan (bio)