2014 Public Archives Symposium

    The 26th annual Public Archives Symposium is scheduled for October 23, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at KDLA. The Symposium, 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.

    Featured speaker for the Symposium will be Jim Prichard, former supervisor of the Archives Research Room for over 20 years until his retirement in 2008. Jim has authored a new book, Embattled Capital: Frankfort Kentucky in the Civil War.

    2014 Public Archives Symposium Information



    Celebrate Kentucky Archives Month

    Archives Month is an annual celebration of the importance of archives and historical records and of the work of institutions which preserve these unique resources. These facilities and their collections are quite varied, but together, they hold a rich documentary legacy which shapes our understanding of the state’s past and our assessment of its future.

    View the Kentucky Archives Month website

  • October is National Book Month

    Have you ever wanted to travel the world, attend a crucial sports game, or witness history in the making? Well, now you can by celebrating National Book Month! Get lost with your imagination during this month, and help promote reading and literacy. For ways in which you can participate visit the National Book Foundation website.

  • New State Records Center is Now Open

    All records requests and deliveries will now take place at our new facility located at 1425 Leestown Road, Frankfort.  For additional information, please visit the State Records Center webpage.

    The KDLA main building address has not changed. 


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