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15 WINTER/SPRING 2018 Tom Owen is many things: local historian, walking tour raconteur, former longtime Metro councilman, past UofL history instructor and an archivist at UofL's Archives and Spe- cial Collections for 42 years. Now the man Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer calls the "unoffi- cial mayor of Louisville" has won the highest historical award in the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Historical Society awarded Owen the Distinguished Service Award this fall. Winners have "provided great services to Kentucky and the field of history in their professional or personal lives," according to the society. Owen was praised by the soci- ety as a "scholar who popularized history and elevated history's impor- tance for many people." spotlight TOM OWEN faculty

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