Sacramento in 1854: State Capitals, Steamboat Explosions, and Chinese Burial Rituals

The collections at The Filson are known for their wealth of information on the history of Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. The Filson’s holdings include a variety of materials from the residents of the Ohio Valley dating from the first settlement of Kentucky in the 1700s through the present day. However, those who settled in the Ohio Valley often […]

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Filson Favorites — Humorous Subject Headings

From time to time, a Filson staff member will share some of his or her favorite things about the society’s collections.  Today, Special Collections Intern Jonathon Free writes about his favorite subject heading from the card catalog. Sailors — Relations with women   When a collection is being processed in the Special Collections department, one of the last steps is to […]

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Happy Birthday to The Filson!

Inaugural Blog Post Celebrates The Filson’s 125th Birthday and New Website This month The Filson launches its new website. It has a new look that we believe viewers will enjoy; and more content that we know researchers will find useful. Additions will continue being made so viewers should check back regularly. One of the new features of The Filson site […]

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