Kentucky Research Club records

Abstract

The Kentucky Research Club records include meeting minutes, fragmentary correspondence, and published bulletins of the club, organized in 1920 to help stimulate research activities at UK, 1920-1965.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky Research Club records
Extent
1.0 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Clubs--Kentucky--Lexington.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rachel Webb
Preferred Citation
0000ua119 : [identification of item], Kentucky Research Club records, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Organized in 1920 to help stimulate research activities at UK, the Kentucky Research Club membership was open to those University officers and instructors who had made meritorious research contributions exclusive of those offered for advanced degree requirements. Continued research activity was a further obligation of members. The Research Club’s basic function, service as a forum for reporting on projects undertaken by members, remained constant throughout the period until membership voted to disband in 1965 due to poor attendance at meetings. This was attributed to increasing scientific specialization resulting in the necessary over-simplification in presentations made before the members and a correspondent decline in the value thereof.
Scope and Content
The Kentucky Research Club records include meeting minutes, fragmentary correspondence, and published bulletins of the club, organized in 1920 to help stimulate research activities at UK. Materials are comprised of a bound series of meeting minutes (1920-1936), loose minutes with related correspondence (1942-1952), published club bulletins (various years), and a file of memos polling members about their attitudes toward club activities (1965). These memos led to the disbanding of the club. Frequently found with the letters are reports on research or abstracts made of speeches delivered during meetings. Loose minutes sometimes include correspondence of club members or officers. Executive committee minutes are interfiled with regular minutes. All minutes may not be present. Records in general detail areas of research interest at the University and the level of competence at which such research was undertaken.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections and Digital Programs.

Contents of the Collection

Constitution and By-laws

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Minutes (Bound Volume), 1920-1936

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Committee on Radio Talks, 1936

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Research Club, 1936-1937 and 1939

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Report on activities, 1940-1941

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Minutes, 1941-1943

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Research Club, 1942-1946

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Research Club, 1945-1950

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Minutes, 1950-1952

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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Research Club, 1962-1963

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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Correspondence and Minutes, 1954-1956

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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Correspondence and Minutes, 1956-1959

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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Minutes, 1959-1961

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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Vote on continuing publications

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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Research Club, 1956-1962

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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Miscellaneous, 1961-1962

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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Research Club, 1962-1963

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Minutes, 1963-1964

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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Research Club, 1963-1964

  • Box 3, Folder 5
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Research Club, 1964-1965

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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Memos, 1965

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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