Library Special Collections

Department Chair: Jonathan Jeffrey

Library Special Collections acquires and preserves materials primarily related to Kentucky and Kentuckians, with the objective of making them available to researchers interested in the state, its people and their relationship to the world. Visit us to learn about the Civil War, World War II, Kentucky authors, Mammoth Cave, Western Kentucky University, genealogy, folklore, Kentucky Shakers, politics and much more!

The Department of Library Special Collections consists of three units: Kentucky LibraryResearch Collections; Manuscripts and Folklife Archives; WKU Archives


Browse the Library Special Collections Collections:

DLSC Exhibits

DLSC Faculty and Staff Book Gallery

DLSC Faculty Publications

Folklife Archives

Kentucky Library Research Collections

Kentucky Warbler

Landmark Report


WKU Archives

Worth a Thousand Words: Special Collections Galleries