Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Appalachian history focus of 20th annual Public Archives Symposium
Frankfort, Ky. – Two authors of recently published studies on Appalachian history will be the featured speakers at the 20th annual Public archives Symposium on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg.
The Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc., in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), will present Dr. Ronald D. Eller, a professor of history at the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Thomas Kiffmeyer, an associate professor of history at Morehead State University, at the symposium. Dr. Eller will speak about his book, Uneven Ground: Appalachia Since 1945, and Dr. Kiffmeyer, will discuss his book, Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty. Both studies were published by the University Press of Kentucky.
The symposium, a yearly event sponsored by the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc., in cooperation with KDLA, increases the public's awareness of the wide range of historical records available for research in Kentucky repositories.
The Friends of Kentucky Public Archives is a not for profit membership organization of private citizens concerned with helping the Public Records Division of KDLA fulfill its role as a vital information link between people and government. The symposium will be preceded by lunch at the Trustees' Office Dining Room at 11:30 a.m. The symposium is free and open to public. Lunch is $27, and pre-registration is required for the meal. Additional Symposium information and a registration form may be found at http://kdla.ky.gov/events/2008symposium.html.