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Faculty of Department of Library Special Collections (DLSC) - Jonathan Jeffrey

Jonathan Jeffrey

Jonathan Jeffrey

Professor, Department Head, Manuscripts/Folklife Archives Coordinator

Office:  216 Kentucky Building
Phone:  (270) 745-5265


Jonathan's academic and professional activities


Jonathan Jeffrey, is the Department Head for the Department of Library Special Collections and the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Coordinator.  He is responsible for managing the department and for acquiring, accessioning, cataloging, and providing reference services for unique manuscript items as well as folklore collections. The collection numbers over one million pages within approximately 4,500 manuscript collections as well as 4,000 audio recordings. This large repository of primary sources is used by faculty, students, the scholarly community at large as well as the public. Finding aids for many of the collections are now available on-line via TopSCHOLAR, WKU's digital archives, at and via the Special Collections’ KENCAT at

Jeffrey, who has been with Special Collections since 1990, also provides research instruction for classes in the use of primary sources and assists with reference duties in the Kentucky Library Research Collections. He works with one full-time Archival Assistant, student assistants, interns, and volunteers.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14