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Special Collections & Archives

The mission of Special Collections & Archives is to collect, preserve and make available items that pertain to the history of Morehead State University and its service region, and the culture and history of Eastern Kentucky.

Special Collections includes the Roger W. Barbour Collection, the James Still Collection, and the Jesse Stuart Collection.  Books on Kentucky and Appalachia also comprise the collection.

Archives is charged with maintaining the institutional memory of Morehead State University.  Board of Regents minutes, The Raconteur yearbooks, photographs, the presidential papers, and the papers of Dr. Adron Doran and Mrs. Mignon Doran are a few of the collections housed in Archives.

Online Exhibits

Quilt Pattern Collection

Roger W. Barbour Collection (Kentuckiana Digital Library)

Vintage Fiddlers Oral History Project (Kentuckiana Digital Library)

Arthur Kilgore Mine Scrip Collection (Kentuckiana Digital Library)

Food for Thought (Under Construction)

Steve Hamilton: Covering the Bases (Under Construction)

Information for Researchers

Special Collections & Archives is open to researchers Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm.  All other hours are by appointment only.

No food or drink is permitted on the Special Collections & Archives floor (Library Tower Fifth Floor).  This policy is strictly enforced.  Please see the Camden-Carroll Food Guidelines for more information.

Information for Instructors and Local Educators

Special Collections & Archives is available for tours and orientation sessions.  To schedule a class or a tour of Special Collections & Archives, please call 606-783-2829.


Department Contact Information

Donna J. Baker, Head of Special Collections & Archives



Teresa L. Johnson, Archives Specialist



Rob Sammons, Special Collections Specialist