Archives & Records Center

Contact Us

Archives & Records Center
(502) 485-3098


7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call for research appointments.

About Us

The Archives and Records Center stores official records of the district. It provides historical information to researchers and helps schools comply with records management requirements. Some records are available for public research, and historical resources are available online.

Access to Records

Access to records is governed by JCPS policies and statutes such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in federal and state forms and the Kentucky Open Records Act. 

General Archives

Generally, employees needing information that might be found in archived records should contact the office of origin. That office will check the records it maintains on-site and consult the Archives and Records Center as needed. 

Schools and offices designate records officers and personnel from their staffs who are authorized to request archived records from those schools or offices. The Archives will not release records to people who are not on the authorized list. We will refer those employees to the principal or cost center head to resolve such issues. 

Principals and cost center heads should notify the Archives and Records Center about personnel changes that affect their authorization lists. 

Open Records

The designated records custodian for JCPS is the Open Records Coordinator. For information about open records requests and records subpoenas, call (502) 485-3583 or visit Open Records

Student Transcripts

Students seeking their own JCPS records and employers or educational institutions seeking verifications should consult the Transcripts section of the Data Control office. The phone number is (502) 485-3141. The Archives and Records Center does not handle these requests.


People who earned a General Educational Development (GED) certificate in Kentucky should contact the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Adult Education Office at 1-800-928-7323. 

General Resources

Staff Resources

Research Resources

Local History

Check the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) and local bookstores for publications on Louisville and Kentucky history. LFPL is also a good source for accessing local general circulation newspapers published in Louisville since the nineteenth century. 

Local Repositories

Other Local Schools

The JCPS Archives and Records Center records the history of the district and other former public school districts in the Louisville metro area.

More Information

Remote Researchers

Researchers unable to visit to conduct research may ask friends or relatives to visit on their behalf or employ an independent local researcher. UofL maintains a list of local researchers online. Anyone wishing to visit should contact the JCPS Archives in advance to make an appointment and discuss the resources he or she wishes to consult.

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