The UK Graduate Student Congress with the support of the UK Libraries is launching a project to document how the personal and cultural identities of currently enrolled part-time or full-time graduate and professional students at UK have impacted their time at UK. We invite all graduate/professional students at UK to share your oral histories, audio recordings, written stories, diary entries, photographs, videos, art, and other documentation. Submissions will be archived at the UK's Special Collections Research Center and will be made freely available to the public into perpetuity. This project documents the lives and lived experiences of UK graduate students and represents an important contribution to the historical record. Participants will be able to refer back to their submissions many years in the future and researchers will be able to use the collection to study the profile of UK graduate students at any given time.
This does not have to be a one-time submission! Feel free to contribute your thoughts and experiences multiple times during the submission window. All participants in this inaugural project will be commemorated on a permanent plaque in the Thomas Clark Graduate Study in WT Young Library. Even if you submit multiple times, you will appear once on the plaque.
Before you submit your material, you will be asked for some basic information about you and the material you are submitting, plus a page for permissions. Then you will be able to record and upload your stories, memories, and mementos of your personal or cultural identity.
For more information, please access the project webpage.