• 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

  • The State Library Is Calling All State Employees!
    September Is Library Card Sign-up Month!

    We Want You!

    It’s the time to remember that a State Library account is the most important office supply of all. The State Library offers special resources and services just for state government employees. You
    can see the details and access the online application form in the State Employees section.

  • September - National Honey Month

    Gov. Bert Combs (right) shows his beehive to Raymond Layne, Valley Station, president of the Kentucky Beekeepers’ Association; and State Agriculture Commissioner Emerson ‘Doc’ Beauchamp. The state publication in the photo, Honey Production in Kentucky contains recommended management practices for beekeeping and marketing tips for selling honey.


    Source: Public Information Photo Collection, Public Records Division – Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Date: ca. 1963.

  • Celebrate the many ways in which adults and their families learn. You can:

    • Sign up for library cards at your local public library
    • Join a book discussion group
    • Donate books to nursing homes, schools, and adult learner centers
    • Volunteer in tutoring or mentoring programs

    For more ideas, visit Ways to Promote Literacy During Adult and Family Literacy Month.

  • 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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