The Madison County Historical Society recently awarded certificates of recognition to Dr. Jacqueline Grigsby Burnside and staff members of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives.
Sharon Graves, president of the historical society, presented preservation awards at a brief outside ceremony on the steps of the Hutchins Library on the Berea College campus.
Burnside, a Berea College sociology professor, was recognized for her contributions to Madison County history as an author. Her book, Berea and Madison County, Kentucky, (a Blacks in America Series) is a nearly four-decade collection of photographs and stories related to Black communities in Peytontown, Farristown, Middletown, Bobtown and Richmond in Madison County, Ky.
The Berea College Special Collections and Archives was recognized for its significant contributions and long-standing efforts to collect, maintain and share its vision of “oneness,” of the Southern Appalachian Region and in particular Berea College and the City of Berea.