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SCA NEWS: Past Events

What's new and coming up in Berea College Special Collections and Archives? Check here for announcements and opportunities.

Past Events: Click the images for full details

APRIL 10, 2024: "A Death So Long," the story of Kentucky cave explorer Floyd Collins presented by Caitlyn Rahschulte.


February 20, 2024: KET will host a free preview screening of Becoming bell hooks at Lexington's Lyric Theatre at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, February 20. For additional information, visit This documentary was the result, in part, of numerous research visits to SCA to study the bell hooks papers. The collection is represented in the production.



December 1, 2023: The Great Spoonbread Recipe and Story Roundup! Please join us for a day of sharing family recipes and stories with Folklorist Emily Hilliard.

November 27: "Crafting a Community Cookbook: A Zine Making Event" will be held in the Hutchins Library Flex Space. (Click the image for full details.)


November 17: Special Collections and Archives welcomes you to meet 2023 Media Archives Fellows Grace Rogers and Blakeley Burger. Rogers and Burger are both studying fiddle music. However, their project goals are quite different, demonstrating the usefulness of SCA resources in diverse ways. Please join us in the Reading Room (Hutchins Library Room 130) for brief presentations from our visiting scholars.


November 16: Folklorist Emily Hilliard presented "Friends of Coleslaw: The Folklore of the West Virginia Hot Dog" as part of the Carter G. Woodson Center's "Bites of History" series.


November 6: "Bibles and Bowie Knives" Lunch-and-Learn with White Hall Historic Site Coordinator Mathew Parrish. Lunch begins at 11:30. FREE! 


October 16, 2023 "Ghost Stories Under the Stars" 7:00 PM at the Log Circle. Led by Folklorist Emily Hilliard.


October 5, 2023 "The Kentucky Tragedy" Lunch-and-Learn with Research Services Specialist Caitlyn Rahschulte