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WW I & WWII Classroom Close Study of Collection

Each semester, the Kentucky Museum (KM) and the Department of Library Special Collections (DLSC) fill a classroom with WWI/WWII artifacts and invite WKU history classes to schedule  Classroom Close Study of Collections (CCC) sessions.
Jonathan Jeffrey, Department Head of DLSC, and Sandy Staebell, KM Collections Curator, discuss the provenance and significance of various pieces. Students and professors have the opportunity to look at all items, take photos, and ask presenters questions.


Overview Video

A one minute “commercial” type video of the sessions.


KenCat Online Database

Students can search our KenCat online database to retrieve information on selected items. Do a Keyword Search of "World War I" for 423 items in our combined collections. Search "World War II" for 879 items. Click on individual items for detailed information.


Video Part I (36 minutes)

Jonathan Jeffrey discusses items from the Department of Library Special Collections.


Video Part II (26 minutes)

Sandy Staebell discusses items from the Kentucky Museum’s collection.


Photo Gallery

Photos from previous classes


If you have any questions pertaining to this session and instructional use, please contact one of the following:

Christy Spurlock, Education Curator, Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu

Sandy Staebell, Collections Curator, Sandy.Staebell@wku.edu







Marshall with student

Closestudy sandy

pic of close study

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 Last Modified 1/26/21