Library Special Collections

Kentucky Museum

Library Special Collections acquires and preserves materials primarily related to Kentucky and Kentuckians, with the objective of making them available to researchers interested in the state, its history, its people and their relationship to the world. Visit us, or use our many online resources, to learn about nationally significant collections related to Kentuckians in armed conflicts, Mammoth Cave and speleology, Western Kentucky University, genealogy, Kentucky authors, folklore, the Shakers, Kentuckians in American politics, music and culture, religion and much more!                 The Kentucky Museum is located in the Kentucky Building on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The Museum houses six major permanent exhibits and several changing exhibits. There is a variety of partnerships, services, opportunities, workshops, camps and other outreach provided to the public each year. In addition, the Museum works closely with WKU students and faculty to enhance instruction through a variety of tours, activities and programs. The Museum also works with area K-12 teachers offering both tours and other educational resources. Make plans to visit the Kentucky Museum.
Kentucky Library Research Collections
Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
WKU Archives
      WKU Faculty Resources
Classroom Close Study Collection
How WKU uses Museum