Reference files contain newspaper clippings, brochures, flyers, photographs, correspondence, and similar materials that are too small to constitute a collection on their own. Files vary considerably in size, from just a few newspaper clippings to several folders of clippings, letters, memos, photographs, etc. The University Archives and Records Center began collecting reference materials in the 1970s, but some items are of earlier origin.
Louisville reference files are grouped by broader topics and topics are listed in alphabetical order in this guide. You can browse alphabetically by clicking on the tabs, or search all folder titles using the search box below the tabs.
The files are available onsite in the Archives and Special Collections department. For information on visiting the Archives, see our Planning a Visit page. The Archives can be reached by telephone at (502) 852-6752, or by email.