Other Resources

Other Resources

Online collections featuring Filson materials:

Antique Kentucky Samplers: https://antiquekentuckysamplers.org/

Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition: https://civilwargovernors.org/

Facing the Past Digital Exhibit: https://governorsmansion.ky.gov/art/Pages/Facing-the-Past.aspx 

Kentucky Online Arts Resource: http://www.koar.org/home.html

Kentucky Virtual Art Museum: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/kentucky-virtual-art-museum/

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky: www.lewisandclarkinkentucky.org

Women’s Suffrage in Louisville:

Part I: Louisville Equal Rights Association: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=63ca790d23e94978b15247b78113e868 

Part II: African American Women and Suffrage in Louisville: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/770f9123d9584795916a12282bdf0865

See also: Carol Guethlein. “Women in Louisville: Moving toward Equal Rights.” FCHQ 55 (1981) 151-178.

Local Area Repositories and Resources:

Bellarmine University – Thomas Merton Center: http://merton.org/

Cave Hill Cemetery Louisville Burial Records Search: https://www.cavehillcemetery.com/search/

Indiana University Southeast Archives: https://www.ius.edu/library/find-information/special-collections.php

JCPS Archives and Records Center: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/archives-and-records-center /

Louisville Free Public Library: http://lfpl.org

City Directories & more at the Kentucky History section

Kelly Dunnagan is the Kentucky History and Genealogy Librarian: gro.l1638811693pfl@n1638811693agann1638811693ud.yl1638811693lek1638811693

History and Biography resources: http://lfpl.org/internet/history.htm

Online newspapers: Louisville Courier Journal Historical (1830-2000); Cincinnati Enquirer Historical (1830-1922); Nashville Tennessean Historical (1812-1922); New York Times Historical (1851-2008)

Western branch African American Archives: https://www.lfpl.org/separateFlame/archives.html

Louisville Metro Archives and Records: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/records-management-archives

Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home Jewish Louisville Burial Records: https://meyerfuneral.com/genealogy/

New Albany/Floyd County Public Library: http://floydlibrary.org/

Indiana History room: http://floydlibrary.org/indiana-history-room/

Oldham County Historical Society: https://oldhamkyhistory.com/

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives and Special Collections: http://archives.sbts.edu/

University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections: https://library.louisville.edu/archives/home

State Repositories:

University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center: http://libraries.uky.edu/lib.php?lib_id=13

Kentucky Historical Society: https://history.ky.gov/resources/catalogs-research-tools/

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives: https://kdla.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Online Resources:

Kentucky Digital Library: http://kdl.kyvl.org/

Kentucky Virtual Library: http://www.kyvl.org/

Library of Congress Digital Collections: https://www.loc.gov/collections/

Chronicling America (newspapers): http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Venue Rental

Spaces Available for Rent Beginning 2022

The Filson Historical Society is a unique venue that blends the historic with the modern and provides a stunning background for any event. Several areas of the campus are available to be rented for dinners, retreats, meetings, receptions, parties, or weddings. The venues have access to 74 free parking spaces and wifi, as well as small catering areas. All of the Filson’s facilities have accessible parking.

View a virtual tour of our spaces!

Visit the Filson

1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 635-5083

The Filson will reopen to the public on September 1st, 2021 – Read More! All events are currently being held virtually; to register for our live virtual events, please visit our Events Page; for information on recorded lectures and other activities, please visit us online at Bringing History Home.

We are resuming in person research, and suggest reserving a seat – learn more here.  The research library is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm.  Please note: For the remainder of 2021 the Filson’s Research Library will be closing at 12:30 pm on the third Friday of each month.  Holiday Schedule: We will be closed to the Public from December 24th, 2021 through January 3rd, 2022.

We also continue to provide remote research services; please email gro.l1638811693aciro1638811693tsihn1638811693oslif1638811693@hcra1638811693eser1638811693.


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