Sunday, September 25, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 25, 1953 - bell hooks









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From - The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database -
She was born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, KY, the daughter of Rosa Bell and Veodis Watkins, but goes by the name bell hooks, which she prefers to spell without capitalization. hooks is a professor, feminist, cultural critic, poet, and author of more than 30 books, including Ain't I a Woman, Breaking Bread, and four children's books that include Happy to be Nappy and Be Boy Buzz. She is considered one of the foremost African American intellectuals. hooks is a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School in Hopkinsville, Stanford University (B.A.), the University of Wisconsin at Madison (M.A.), and the University of Santa Cruz (Ph.D.). After almost 30 years of teaching in California, Connecticut, New York, and Ohio, in 2004 she returned to Kentucky to join the faculty at Berea College as a Distinguished Professor in Residence. For more see Feminist Writers, ed. by P. Kester-Shelton; The African American Almanac, 8th & 9th ed.; Current Biography: World Authors 1900-1995 (updated 1999) [available via Biography Reference Bank]; and bell hooks, feminist scholar, on Connections with Renee Shaw, video #416 [available online].

Subjects: Activists, Civil Rights, Authors, Education and Educators, Migration North, Migration West, Poets, Children's Books and Music

Geographic Region: Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky / California / Connecticut / New York / Ohio / Berea, Madison County, Kentucky

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Jhally, Hooks, Bell, Patierno, Hirshorn, Gabriel, Jhally, Sut, Patierno, Mary, Hirshorn, Harriet, Gabriel, Peter, University of Westminster, and Media Education Foundation. Bell Hooks Cultural Criticism & Transformation. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2002.
AV-D6822, Young Media Library

Hooks, Bell, West, and West, Cornel. Breaking Bread : Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. Boston, MA: South End, 1991. Print.
E185.86 .H735 1991, Young Library - 4th Floor

Hooks, Bell, Raschka, and Raschka, Christopher. Be Boy Buzz. 1st ed. New York: Hyperion for Children, 2002. Print.
JE HOO , Education Library - Children's New Book Shelf

Birth dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 25, 1919 – John Ed Pearce



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From The Kentucky Encyclopedia –
One of the most widely read writers in Kentucky in 1990, John Ed Pearce was born on September 25, 1919, in Norton, Virginia, to John Edward and Susan (Leslie) Pearce. He spent part of his boyhood in Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky . Pearce served as a navy officer in World War II and in the reserve until 1977, retiring as a commander. He worked as editor of the Somerset Journal before joining the Louisville Courier-Journal in 1946. An editorial writer for twenty-five years, he is known to his fans as John Ed.

Admired as a newspaper columnist and an author, appreciated as a raconteur and historian, Pearce has attracted respect as a political pundit who wields a witty but caustic pen. He is a fixture at the Courier-Journal, where even after his retirement in 1986 he has continued to write his Sunday column. His column also appears regularly in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Pearce has won a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard, a Governor's Medallion for Public Service, a share in a Pulitzer Prize, and Headliner, Meeman, and American Bar Association awards. He was named outstanding Kentucky journalist by Sigma Delta Chi, and is a member of the University of Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He is the author of Nothing Better on the Market (1970), The Colonel (1982), Seasons (1983), Divide and Dissent (1987), and The Ohio River (1989). He has served on the boards of the Kentucky state park system and the Filson Club, as chairman of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, and as an instructor for the National War College. Pearce has been married twice, to Jean McIntire and Virginia Rutledge, and has five daughters, Susan, Martha, Virginia, Elizabeth, and Alida.

JAMES S. POPE, JR. , Entry Author

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Pearce, John Ed, Terry L. Birdwhistell, and Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. John Ed Pearce Oral History Project. 1995.
OHJEP, Special Collections Research Center - Oral History Collection

Pearce, John Ed., John. Morgan, and Kentucky Educational Television. On the Ohio with John Ed Pearce. Lexington, Ky.: KET, 1987.
AV-V2993, Young Media Library

Pearce, John Ed. Memoirs : 50 Years at the Courier-Journal and Other Places. Louisville, KY: Sulgrave, 1997. Print.
PN4874.P33 M460 1997, Young Library - 4th Floor

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 25, 1948 - Dan Issel

















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From The Kentucky Encyclopedia –
Daniel Paul Issel, Hall of Fame basketball player, son of Robert and Eleanor (Meyer) Issel, was born on, in September 25, 1948 Batavia, Illinois. His family moved to Missouri but returned to Batavia when he was twelve. Issel, a center who enrolled in the University of Kentucky (UK) in 1966, left in 1970 after three years of varsity ball as the men's career scoring leader. He scored 2,138 points (25.7 per game), and he was an All-American in his last two years. He also set the UK scoring record for points in a single game, fifty-three, against the University of Mississippi in 1970. While Issel was at Kentucky the Wildcats won seventy-one games, lost only twelve, and won three Southeastern Conference championships.

In 1970 Issel signed a contract to play professional basketball with the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association. In 1975 he was traded to the National Basketball Association (NBA) Denver Nuggets. Although he was a short center at six feet, eight inches, when he retired he had scored more than 25,000 points and ranked fourth on the all-time NBA list behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Julius Erving.

Issel retired in 1985 to Courtland Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, to breed and train thoroughbreds. He sold the farm in 1988 and returned to Denver to work in the Nuggets' front office, but maintained horses in Kentucky and occasionally returned for the Keeneland sales. Issel married Cheri Hughes of Lexington, who was a UK cheerleader, in 1969. They have two children, Sheridan and Scott.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Issel, Dan., and Buddy. Martin. Parting Shots. Chicago: Contemporary, 1985. Print.
GV884.I77 A35 1985, Special Collections Research Center

Giant Productions, Collegiate Images, and Warner Home Video. The History of University of Kentucky Basketball. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2007.
AV-D6828, Young Media Library

Brunk, Doug. Wildcat Memories : Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats. 2014. Print.
GV885.43.U53 B78 2014, Young Library - 4th Floor

Kids and Kentuckians II : Biographies of Famous Living Kentuckians. Louisville, Ky.: St. Pius X Elementary School, 1993. Print.
CT236 .K53 1993 , Special Collections Research Center

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 23, 1954 - George C. Wolfe














From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
(Accessed September 22, 2016) 

George Costello Wolfe (born September 23, 1954) is an American playwright and director of theater and film. He won a Tony Award in 1993 for directing Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and another Tony Award in 1996 for his direction of the musical Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk. He served as Artistic Director of The Public Theatre from 1993 until 2004. 

Early life and education
Wolfe was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, the son of Anna (née Lindsey), an educator, and Costello Wolfe, a government clerk.[1] He attended an all-black private school where his mother taught. After a family move, he began attending the integrated Frankfort public school district. 

He attended Frankfort High School where he began to pursue his interest in the theatre arts, and wrote poetry and prose for the school's literary journal. After high school, Wolfe enrolled at the historically black Kentucky State University, the alma mater of his parents. Following his first year, he transferred to Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he pursued a BA in theater. Wolfe taught for several years in Los Angeles at the Inner City Cultural Center and later in New York City. He earned an MFA in dramatic writing and musical theater at New York University in 1983. 

Career
In 1977, Wolfe gave C. Bernard Jackson, the executive director of the Inner City Cultural Center in the Los Angeles, the first scene of a play he was working on. Rather than suggest that he finish writing it, Jackson said, "Here's some money, go do it." The name of the play was Tribal Rites, or The Coming of the Great God-bird Nabuku to the Age of Horace Lee Lizer. Wolfe stated in an article he wrote about Jackson for the Los Angeles Times that "this production was perhaps the most crucial to my evolution" as an artist.[2] 

Among Wolfe's first major offerings—the musical Paradise (1985) and his play The Colored Museum (1986)--were off-Broadway productions that met with mixed reviews. In 1989, however, Wolfe won an Obie Award for best off-Broadway director for his play Spunk, an adaptation of three stories by Zora Neale Hurston. 

Wolfe gained a national reputation with his 1991 musical Jelly's Last Jam, a musical about the life of jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton; after a Los Angeles opening, the play moved to Broadway, where it received 11 Tony nominations and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. Two years later, Wolfe directed Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Millennium Approaches to great critical acclaim, as well as a Tony award. Wolfe also directed the world premiere of the second part of "Angels", entitled Perestroika, the following year. 

From 1993 to 2004, Wolfe served as artistic director and producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, where in 1996 he created the musical Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, an ensemble of tap and music starring Savion Glover; the show moved to Broadway's Ambassador Theatre. His work won a second Tony Award for direction and was an enormous financial success. 

In 2000, Wolfe co-wrote the book and directed the Broadway production The Wild Party.

In late 2004, Wolfe announced his intention to leave the theater for film direction, beginning with the well-received HBO film Lackawanna Blues. 

Despite this move, Wolfe continues to direct plays, such as Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change and Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog. In the summer of 2006, he directed a new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park; it starred Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Austin Pendleton. 

His latest movie, Nights in Rodanthe, opened in theatres in September 2008.

Wolfe is bringing his artistic talent to the design of the upcoming Center for Civil & Human Rights in Atlanta as its new chief creative officer. 

Wolfe is openly gay.[3] 

In 2013, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[4] 

Theater works

Broadway

Year
Title
Credit
Venue
1992
Jelly's Last Jam
Director, writer (book)
Virginia Theatre
1993
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
Director, producer
Walter Kerr Theatre
1993
Angels in America: Perestroika
Director, producer
Walter Kerr Theatre
1994
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Director, producer
Cort Theatre
1995
The Tempest
Director, producer
Broadhurst Theatre
1996
Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
Director, producer, lyrics, idea
Ambassador Theatre
1998
Golden Child
Producer
Longacre Theatre
1998
On the Town
Director, producer
George Gershwin Theatre
2000
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
Producer
Ambassador Theatre
2000
The Wild Party
Director, producer, writer (book)
Virginia Theatre
2002
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Director, producer
Neil Simon Theatre
2002
Topdog / Underdog
Director, producer
Ambassador Theatre
2003
Take Me Out
Producer
Walter Kerr Theatre
2004
Caroline, or Change
Director, producer
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
2006
Mother Courage and Her Children
Director
Delacorte Theatre in Central Park
2011
The Normal Heart
Director
John Golden Theatre
2013
Lucky Guy
Director
Broadhurst Theatre
2016
Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Director, writer (book)
Music Box Theatre

Filmography

Year
Title
Credit
Role
1989
Trying Times (TV)
Writer (1 episode)
1993
Fires in the Mirror (TV)
Director
1994
Fresh Kill
Actor
Othello Yellow
2004
Garden State
Actor
restaurant manager
2005
Lackawanna Blues (TV)
Director
2006
The Devil Wears Prada
Actor
Paul
2008
Nights in Rodanthe
Director
2014
You're Not You
Director
TBA
The Hairball
Director, writer
 
 
 
 

References

1.    "George C. Wolfe Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
2.    Wolfe, George C. (1996-07-22). "Recalling C. Bernard Jackson's Gift". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
3.    Anne Stockwell (1 February 2005). "Wolfe's New Direction". The Advocate. Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
4.    "Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn, Cameron Mackintosh and More Inducted Into Broadway's Theater Hall of Fame". www.theatermania.com.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Hurston, Zora Neale., George C. Wolfe, and Chic Street Man. Spunk : Three Tales. New York, N.Y. (440 Park Ave. S., New York 10016): Dramatists Play Service, 1992. Print.
Fine Arts Library Book Stacks (ML50.C537 S7 1992)

Wolfe, George C., Susan. Birkenhead, Jelly Roll Morton, and Luther Henderson. Jelly's Last Jam. 1st ed. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1993. Print.
Fine Arts Library Book Stacks (ML50.Z99 J45 1993)

Bernstein, Robin. Cast out : Queer Lives in Theater. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan, 2006. Print. Triangulations.
Young Library Books - 4th Floor (PN1590.G39 C37 2006)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 21, 1947 – Marsha Norman














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From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -
Marsha (Williams) Norman, playwright, daughter of Billie and Bertha Williams, was born on September 21, 1947, in Louisville. She attended Durrett High School in Louisville, where she excelled as a musician, and graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, in 1969 with a B.A. in philosophy. Since her first marriage in 1969 she has been known professionally by the name of Norman. She received an M.A. in theater at the University of Louisville in 1971. Norman worked with mentally disturbed children from 1969 to 1971 at Central State Hospital in Louisville. She later credited this experience and her own strict religious upbringing with some of the subject matter and emotional context of her plays. Norman taught in the Jefferson County public schools from 1970 to 1972 and at the Brown School for gifted children in 1973. She was project director for the Kentucky Arts Commission from 1972 until 1976, working with children in managing arts programs and classes in film making. She edited the children's supplement of the Louisville Times, the "Jelly Bean Journal," from 1974 until 1979.

By 1976 Norman had turned to full-time playwriting and was associated with Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her first play, the award winning drama, Getting Out, produced in 1977, was published in The Best Plays Of 1977-78 (1980), the first non-New York production to be included in this annual collection. Set in Louisville, the play portrays weak, sensitive Arlene, who in adapting to life outside of prison must fight the temptation to return to what she knows as security -- her pimp. At the same time, Arlene battles her own violent, rebellious inner self, Arlie, played by a second actress. Norman later said that she had based the character of Arlie on a difficult young ward at Central State Hospital.

Most of Norman's plays have been produced first in Louisville, where she refined them for the New York stage. 'night, Mother, produced in 1982, won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for drama. It is the story of two women: a daughter who feels she has failed in marriage, parenthood, and life, and who decides to take control of her life by ending it, and her mother, who after much anguish comes to accept the decision. It was made into a movie in 1986, starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft.

Norman's works inquire into moral and philosophical questions. She wrote two plays for television, it's the willingness (1978) and I'm Trouble At Fifteen (1980). Norman's other works include the plays Traveler In The Dark (1985) and Sarah And Abraham (1987), and a novel, The Fortune Teller (1987).

Norman was married to Michael Norman from 1969 to 1974 and to Dann Byck in 1978. She married Tim Dykman in 1987; they have a son, Angus.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

 
Norman, Marsha. 'Night, Mother : A Play. 1st Hill and Wang ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 1983. Print. Dramabook.
PS3564.O623 N5 1983, Fine Arts Library 
 
Norman, Marsha. Third and Oak, the Laundromat : A Play in One Act. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1980. Print.
PS3564.O623 T4, Fine Arts Library

Norman, Marsha. Getting out. Book Club Ed.]. ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Nelson Doubleday, 1979. Print.
PS3564.O623 G4 1979, Fine Arts Library

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 20, 1962 - Johnny Cummings












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Excerpted from: KENTUCKY DEATH MATCH. By: BINELLI, MARK, Rolling Stone, 0035791X, 5/22/2014, Issue 1209 - via Biography Reference Bank -

Johnny Cummings is the mayor of Vicco, population 334. Deep in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky, the town itself is little more than a half-block of storefronts that includes city hall, a post office and an old theater that's now a flea market. Back in the day, however, Vicco was "the Dodge City of the East," a wild drinking and gambling town servicing the booming coal industry. The name of the town is an acronym for Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company; there were once about seven mines within a two-mile radius.

Even today, in the nearby county seat of Hazard - inspiration for The Dukes of Hazzard - open-top boxcars spilling over with coal line the railroad tracks. Some people drive around with all-black license plates that read FRIENDS OF COAL or bumper stickers with slogans like COAL GUNS FREEDOM - MINE EVERY LUMP! The winding two-lane roads up here offer lovely views of the mountains, as well as glimpses of sagging homes and trailers tucked into remote hollows, reminders of the desperate regional poverty that has vexed politicians for the past 50 years.

LBJ came to eastern Kentucky in 1964 to promote his War on Poverty. Four years later, Bobby Kennedy visited Hazard as part of a "poverty tour." Bill Clinton made a similar stop. Most recently, President Obama designated southeastern Kentucky as one of five inaugural Promise Zones - areas of entrenched poverty set to receive federal assistance focused on reviving the economy - a move which earned rare bipartisan support from McConnell and Paul.

Not much of this national largesse has ever trickled down to Vicco. When I stop by city hall at the end of the workday, I find Mayor Cummings in his cluttered office, just past a display case of vintage mining equipment. He's chain-smoking and sipping a mixed drink from a plastic cup. Cummings is 50 years old, with a lean, ropy build and signs of hard living around his eyes. Like everyone I meet in these parts, he speaks with a thick Appalachian accent. After a while, he unbuttons his shirt to reveal a black T-shirt underneath that reads DEFEND APPALACHIA above a picture of a machine gun. Cummings grew up here. His father, a local political fixer, "one of those semi-Mafia men who had some businesses that weren't entirely legal" - John Cummings Sr. was eventually murdered, a case that's still unsolved - kept the family garage filled with pints of Wild Irish Rose and Kesslers. "I always thought politics was handing out bottles of liquor - that was how they'd get out the votes," Cummings recalls.

After spending 10 years serving on Vicco's City Commission, the younger Cummings was appointed mayor when his predecessor stepped down in 2012. The fact that Cummings was openly gay didn't strike him as a big deal. Everyone in town knew, had always known. Because of his father, his first boyfriend called him Mafia Princess. "He said that's how come I could go to the redneck bars and not get whupped, because my dad was such a badass," Cummings says. When it came time for an official election, Cummings, who is also the town hairdresser, received 75 percent of the vote.

Since then, he's successfully petitioned for government funds to repair the local roads, which hadn't been repaved in over a decade, and has begun work on a sewer system on the verge of collapse. Still, the town faces a major budget shortfall, as revenue from Kentucky's coal severance tax - levied on coal removal, with a portion of the money set aside for coal-producing communities like Vicco - has shrunk alongside the industry. Cummings is scrambling to make up the difference.

Under Cummings, Vicco has also become the smallest town in the country to pass an LGBT-anti-discrimination law. When the news broke nationally, 27 production companies called to entice Cummings to appear on their shows. He turned them down, all except a "People Who Are Destroying America" segment on The Colbert Report.

Selected Sources:

Colbert Nation: People who are Destroying America - Johnny Cummings. Aug 14, 2013
http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/y58ew9/people-who-are-destroying-america---johnny-cummings 

Sewers, Curfews and a Ban on Gay Bias. New York Times, January 28, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/us/vicco-kentucky-passes-ban-on-gay-bias.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Monday, September 19, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 23, 1941: J Peterman














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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
(Accessed September 19, 2016) 

John Peterman is a catalog and retail entrepreneur from Lexington, Kentucky, who operates The J. Peterman Company. 

Education and baseball career
Peterman graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1963 and played third base on Holy Cross baseball teams that went to the College World Series in 1962 and 1963. He also played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization for three years as a second baseman.[1] 

Career
The J. Peterman Company had sales of over $75 million at its peak. However, after opening several retail stores, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 1999, and the brand name was sold to the Paul Harris Company.[citation needed] 

Later, when the Paul Harris Company went out of business, Peterman was able to purchase the rights to his own name as a brand, with funding help from John O'Hurley, the actor who portrayed a fictional version of J. Peterman on Seinfeld.[2] With the help of a core group from the original company (creative director, William McCullam, marketing director Jonathan Dunavant, merchant Paula Collins and director of manufacturing Kyle Foster), the J. Peterman Company was relaunched.[citation needed] 

John Peterman wrote a book about the company's trials, Seinfeld influence and more, called Peterman Rides Again. 

Works
  • Peterman, John (2000). Peterman Rides Again. Paramus, N.J.: Prentice Hall Press. ISBN 0-7352-0199-4.
References
1.    "John Peterman Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.

2.    Jong, Mabel (2003-06-06). "J. Peterman catalogs his success: Yada, yada, yada". Bankrate.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.     

External links
  • The J Peterman Company
  • Peterman's Eye - A daily brief for curious minds
  • The Return of J. Peterman An article about a talk J. Peterman gave at his alma mater, The College of the Holy Cross
  • video of actor John O'Hurley discussing influence of character J Peterman

Selected Sources from UK Libraries: 

Peterman, John. Peterman Rides Again : Adventures Continue with the Real "J. Peterman" through Life & the Catalog Business. Paramus, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. Print.Special Collections Research Center Closed Stacks - Ask at desk on 2nd Floor for assistance (HD31 .P3838 2000 )

McCourt, Matthew J. Selling Subjects : Retail Practices of J. Peterman Co. Lexington, Ky.: [s.n.], 2000. Print.Young Library Theses 5th Floor Stacks (Theses 2000 ) and other locations

J. Peterman Co. Catalogues. 1990. Print.Special Collections Research Center Closed Stacks - Ask at desk on 2nd Floor for assistance

Friday, September 16, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 16, 1949 - Gray Zeitz


















From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (accessed on September 2, 2015)

Gray Zeitz (born 1949 or 1950)[1] is an American publisher, known for founding the Larkspur Press.[2]

His interest in printing started while he was studying at the University of Kentucky,[3] and in 2013 the University held an event to celebrate his 40 years of work with the Larkspur Press.[1]

In 2002 he won the Artist Award of the Kentucky Governor's Awards in the arts.[4]

Early life
Zeitz was born in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

References
1. Eblen, Tom (4 June 2014). "Larkspur Press founder honored for 40 years of service". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
2. Brooks, Alex (September 2009). "One for the books" (PDF). Southsider Magazine. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
3. "Small-Press Owner Gray Zeitz". Kentuckians in Visual Arts. Kentucky Educational Television. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
4. "Artist Award: Gray Zeitz" (PDF). Retrieved 23 April 2015.

External links
Larkspur Press website

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Zeitz, Gray. Finger Ridge. Monterey, Ky.: Larkspur, 1977. Print.
PS3576.E38 F50, Young Library - 5th Floor

Merton, Dave, Thomas Zeitz, Gray. Smith, Dave. Edmonson, Jeff. Daggy, Zeitz, Gray, Smith, Dave, Edmonson, Jeff, Daggy, Robert E, and Larkspur Press. Encounter : Thomas Merton & D. T. Suzuki. Monterey, Ky.: Larkspur, 1988. Print.
BX4705 .D360 1988a, Special Collections Research Center

Zeitz, Gray., Carolyn. Whitesel, and Larkspur Press. No Time Lost in Whetting : Poems. Monterey, Ky.: Larkspur, 1999. Print.
PS3576.E39 N68 1999, Special Collections Research Center

Hall, James Baker, Leslie. Shane, Gray. Zeitz, and Larkspur Press. Firesticks : A Portfolio of Photographs & Broadsides. Monterey, Ky.: Larkspur, 2008. Print.
PS3558.A368 F57 2008, Special Collections Research Center