Part of our continuing recognition of Kentucky Archives Month.
Whether you are researching your family tree, searching for inspiration for your latest historical fiction novel,1 verifying the royal succession,2 or looking for information about the One Ring,3 the place to look is an archives.
An archives is a collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people. These records include photographs, maps, letters, diaries, government records, and many more things. Many of the types of records in archives are rare and most are one-of-a-kind. The collections in an archives are often donated by organizations or individuals over time, and often these records are valued family artifacts. So, archivists have a responsibility to the historical record- and to past donors- to protect and preserve the records in their care. For more information about what an archives is and about our archival collections, follow the links below: