Skip to main content
Kentucky Room Digital Collections

All Collections



loading

Historic Photographs Collection

The Historic Photograph Collection is comprised of photographs relating to the history of Daviess county and surrounding areas. The items in this collection were found, donated and collected by the residents of Daviess county and the staff of the Kentucky Room over the course of many years.

Subjects include local disasters such as the …

more...

Historic Photographs Collection

Riddle, Fuqua Banking Collection

Documents in this collection were compiled by John Phelden Fuqua (d. 1901) and Samuel Taylor Riddle (d. 1954.) The collection consists of banking documents such as checks, promisory notes, receipts and bills from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The documents were scanned at the request of their owner, John Riddle of Maceo, …

more...

Riddle, Fuqua Banking Collection

Memory Lane video collection

Videos in this collection were donated by the general public. Topics cover festivals, parades, special events and interviews specific to Daviess County and surrounding areas.

Donations are currently accepted in any format (dvd, VHS, reel to reel film.) Staff will digitize donated material and can return film in its original form. …

more...

Memory Lane video collection

Charles Manion Collection

The Charles Manion Collection includes photographs taken by prominent Owensboro photographer Charles William Manion (1923-2001). Many local periodicals such as city directories and magazines used his photos for their publications. Local businesses also used his services for advertising. His use of aerial photography and …

more...

Charles Manion Collection

About the collections



The Kentucky Room is a special collection in the Daviess County Public Library. Its many extensive collections record people, places and events that shaped the culture of Western Kentucky, namely Daviess County. Thousands of reseachers, students and history enthusiasts from around the world use materials from its collections each year. 

While new digital material is added on an ongoing basis, the items in these digital collections represent a small sample of the Kentucky Room's holdings. 

Please visit to explore the many other records, photographs, maps, newspapers, books and files that the Kentucky Room holds.

 

 

 

Search Tips

Use Simple Search: Enter one or more words in the basic search box. 

Results will be a list of records that contain those words anywhere in the record.

Refine your results in the left column by collection, creator, date, subject or format. 

Use Advanced Search:

  • Select: “all of the words,” or “any of the words,” or “the exact phrase,” or “none of the words” in the first box on the left.
  • Enter a search term and select one or more specific fields (such as creator or subject.)
    • example:
      • Manion, Charles in “Creator”
      • Floods in “Subject”
  • Select specific collections  
  • To limit your search by format: select the “Physical Description” field and limit your search to any of the following:
  • Document
  • Map
  • Photograph
  • Postcard
  • Poster

For any questions about any of the collections or individual photographs contact the Kentucky Room at 270-684-0211 ext 235

Daviess County Public Library
2020 Frederica st.
Owensboro, Ky 42301

 
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK