Saving Stories

Saving Stories: Kent State Protests At UK

May 5, 2015
UK Special Collections

This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings.  Alan Lytle and Doug Boyd from the Nunn Center recall student reaction on the UK campus.

Saving Stories: UK And National Championships

Mar 26, 2015
UK Athletics

A highly talented basketball team, top ranked all season long, heavily favored to win a national title...sound familiar?  It should.  In this special edition of Saving Stories we recall Kentucky's triumphant march to the title in 1978.  Who better to talk about that historic run than Mr. Wildcat?  Bill Keightley served as the team's equipment manager until his death in 2008.

Saving Stories: UK's History of Desegregation

Feb 26, 2015
Nunn Center For Oral History

As the University of Kentucky continues to celebrate its sesquicentennial we take a look back at efforts to desegregate the school.  Lincoln County native George Logan, one of the first African American students to attend UK talks about the racism he encountered back in 1951.

Saving Stories: 2010's Haitian Earthquake

Jan 12, 2015

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 300,000 people.  The Nunn Center's Doug Boyd talks about a major oral history project surrounding that disaster, the ongoing rebuild, and the challenge of translating many of these eyewitness accounts from Haitian-Creole into English.

Saving Stories: Bourbon Tales Coming To A Television Near You

Dec 15, 2014
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A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.  The documentary draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.   In this special edition of Saving Stories Alan Lytle talks with Center Director Doug Boyd about "Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business."

Claude Sullivan: Behind The Mic

Nov 21, 2014
UK Athletics

A new book is bringing renewed appreciation for Claude Sullivan, the voice of the Kentucky Wildcats for the better part of three decades.

Saving Stories: Trench Warfare In World War I

Nov 11, 2014

On this Veterans' Day, we get a rare first-hand account of life in the trenches during the "War To End All Wars" fought a century ago.

Saving Stories: Master Distiller Jimmy Russell

Nov 6, 2014
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Dr. Doug Boyd discusses the Nunn Center's ongoing project to chronicle Kentucky's bourbon industry, including master distiller Jimmy Russell.

Saving Stories: Remembering The Voice Of The Wildcats-Gone Too Soon

Oct 9, 2014
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A treasure trove of recorded broadcasts are introducing a new generation of UK sports fans to the talents of the late Claude Sullivan.

SAVING STORIES: A First Hand Account Of The D-Day Invasion

Jun 5, 2014

To mark the 7oth Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion we hear from a Kentucky soldier who survived the bloody conflict.