The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity by more fully integrating Special Collections into the teaching and research mission at the University of Kentucky. Undergraduates from any academic discipline at the university will build valuable skills in critical thought and analysis at the same time they gain practical hands-on experience assisting in preserving and providing access to unique and rare archival materials. This is a specialized program created to enhance student research skills and better prepare students for graduate school, professional research, and future jobs.


Submissions from 2020


Building from Within: How Two Female Prisoners Survived Incarceration, Laura M. Cuevas Meléndez

Submissions from 2018


Escaping into the Creative Imagination: A Case Study of James J. Guthrie and the Pear Tree Press, Hayley Harlow


Exploring Evolutionary Medicine through 19th Century Medical Collections: Applications in Archival Studies, Taylor Sturgill