A rare Kentucky Library & Museum photograph of an 1872 Victoria Woodhull presidential campaign button is included in an exhibit entitled “Votes for Women” at the Brooklyn [NY] Museum. Victoria Woodhull is credited as being the first woman to run for the office of U.S. President. The exhibit curator was unable to locate an original of the button in any of the nation’s major political memorabilia collections. The exhibit is sponsored by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which is associated with the Brooklyn Museum. The photograph comes from the Emanie (Nahm) Sachs Arling Phillips Manuscript Collection. Ms. Phillips authored a biography of Woodhull in 1928 entitled /The Terrible Siren/. The exhibit will run from February 16 to November 30, 2008.
Monthly Archives: January 2008
In January national award winning ceramicist Davie Reneau led two hand-building clay workshops for adults at the Kentucky Library & Museum. The participants spent two Saturday mornings learning hand-building techniques including pinch pots, coil, and slab work.
The Side by Side 2008 exhibit opening on Sunday, January 27 drew a large crowd to the Kentucky Library & Museum. This exhibit is a collaboration between VSA arts and the Kentucky Library & Museum. In attendance were the student artists, their families, and the professional artists who volunteered their time.
WKU Announces Launch of First Electronic Journal on TopSCHOLARâ„¢
James Navalta and Scott Lyons, Department of Physical Education and Recreation, launched WKUâ€™s first electronic journal on TopSCHOLARâ„¢ – the research and creative activity database of WKU. The International Journal of Exercise Science published volume 1, no. 1 in January 2008.
The primary aim of The International Journal of Exercise Science is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as authors and reviewers as they develop into professionals. This is the first journal of its type that focuses on student research, student authors and reviewers. The first issue contains an invited editorial and four articles.
The journal can be accessed at http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/ or the TopSCHOLAR site at http://digitalcommons.wku.edu and click on Journals and peer-reviewed series.
TopSCHOLAR is Kentuckyâ€™s first university-wide digital research repository. It works to preserve and disseminate the intellectual output of the University community and makes it available to researchers worldwide. For more information contact Connie Foster, Project Director, at 270-745-6151.
January 29, 2008
This community reading project kicking off on today, Thursday, January 24 at
- Bowling Green Technical College at 11am
- WKUs Helm Library, Rm 100 at 2pm (photos and video of this event are available)
- Bowling Green Public Library on State St. at 6pm
Complementary Books will be given away at each kick-off event while supplies last.
Faculty & graduate students – are you looking for funding for a project that relates to Kentucky History? The Kentucky Library and Museum (Special Collections) at Western Kentucky University offers a fellowship of $500 to encourage the scholarly use of its nationally significant collection. Funds may be used for travel expenses to Bowling Green and for photocopying fees.
Review of applications begins April 1. For more information, go to Research Fellowship.
Donations of books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and audio books are being accepted through February 4. All donations are tax deductible.
Items can be dropped off at Bowling Green Public Library or Macy’s.
All proceeds from the sale benefit the Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership and area literacy projects.
Questions? Contact Tracy Harkins at 745-5016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magazines and textbooks are not accepted.
On Friday, January 18, the The Kentucky Library will be closed to the public for staff development. However, visitors can still tour the exhibits, including the nationally traveling exhibit, “Slow Time: The Art of Charley, Noah & Hazel Kinney,” and shop for after Christmas specials in the Museum Store.