About the Southern Historical Collection
The Southern Historical Collection (SHC) encourages the study and appreciation of the history and culture of the American South by collecting, preserving and promoting the use of unique documentary materials of enduring historical value. The SHC does this to enable users to derive meanings from the southern past and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. The SHC is a vast collection of distinct archival collections. These collections are comprised of unique primary documents such as diaries, journals, letters, correspondence, photographs, maps, drawings, ledgers, oral histories, moving images, albums, scrapbooks, and born-digital materials.
For more information about our exciting partnership with the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project (EKAAMP), please click the link below:
To find out additional ways to participate in this collection, please see this brochure: