Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Special Collections Extends Hours
FRANKFORT, KY. (Sept. 28, 2009)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Special Collections Reading Room has been moved to the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. As a result of the move, patrons have access to Special Collections materials from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Visitors to the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History now have access to archival, genealogical and other research materials in one location. The Special Collections reference desk has also been moved to the library.
The area formerly designated as the Special Collections Reading Room is currently being used as a collections processing area to provide more space for staff to process archival collections. Expanding the processing area will expedite the archiving process, which will allows KHS to make these materials available to visitors in a more timely manner.
The KHS Martin F. Schmidt Research Library has been serving genealogists, historians and citizens of the commonwealth since 1838. Library patrons may peruse over 90,000 published works, 16,000 reels of microfilm and more than 30,000 vertical files focused primarily on Kentucky history and genealogy. Located within the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort, the facility is the state’s premier location for genealogical research.
Special Collections appointments are welcomed, but not necessary. To contact the reference desk, call 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or email RefDesk@ky.gov.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.