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Frankfort, Kentucky
Digitizing Kentucky’s Civil War History
With NEH funding, the Kentucky Historical Society developed The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Documentary Digital Edition. Image courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society.

With NEH funding, the Kentucky Historical Society established and publishes The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWGK). The online, openly accessible archive is much more than a record of the governor’s office from 1860–1865. It is a uniquely ambitious project that aims to shine a light on the tens of thousands of people who interacted with the executive office. As managing editor Patrick Lewis described it, “the office of the governor is a collecting point for human stories that aren’t captured anywhere else in the historical record. CWGK offers a bottom-up view of the suffering caused by war, environmental change, and industrial collapse that continues to have lessons for us today.”

“CWGK offers a bottom-up view of the suffering caused by war, environmental change, and industrial collapse that continues to have lessons for us today.”

–Patrick Lewis

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