Photographs in this collection come from the personal collection of Hubert McFarland (1921-2007), a local professional photographer for more than 50 years. He and his wife owned and operated McFarland Photography studio in Owensboro.
Mr. McFarland documented local landmarks as well as major events in the city of Owensboro. He also …
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 …
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, …
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. …
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 …
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.
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