We Collect Kentucky, the Special Collections Library and Kentucky Museum have well followed this charge for over 80 years. For anyone interested in the state, its history, its people and their relationship to the world, the Kentucky Building is the treasury housing those “uncommon” resources. Below, you will find a way to sample nationally significant collections related to Kentuckians from all walks of life, involved in armed conflicts, politics, music, science, the arts, religion, education and much more. Come and explore the Uncommon Wealth of Kentucky.

Exhibits created from materials found in the Kentucky Museum, WKU Library Special Collections and WKU Archives.

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