Monday, March 10, 2014

New finding aids on ExploreUK

We are pleased to announce the following finding aids are now available on ExploreUK.

The Frances Jewell McVey papers (dated 1858-1953; 13.5 cubic feet; 38 boxes, 3 wrapped packages) include her personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts and research notes, diaries, address books, notebooks, documents, recipes, photographs, and scrapbooks. Also included are materials relating to Frank LeRond McVey, such as correspondence, speeches, notes, documents, and a scrapbook devoted to the memory of Frances Jewell McVey.

The Sherman Cook roll book (dated 1911-1913; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 item) contains a handwritten list of names of children who attended school in Spears, Kentucky, and documents education in rural Kentucky schools in the late 19th century.

The Sallie Lyttle Hatton letters to Henry Harvey Fuson (dated 1916-1934, bulk 1916-1922; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 item) primarily comprise correspondence, including poems and pencil sketches, written by Sallie Lyttle Hatton and sent to Harlan County educator Henry Harvey Fuson (1876-1964) between 1916-1922.

The Marie Campbell papers (dated 1939-1962; 1.35 cubic feet) primarily comprises correspondence and manuscripts that document the publication of four books by folklore scholar Marie Campbell.

The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Albert J. Worst letters comprises 55 letters written to Albert J. Worst primarily from his brother Eugene Gene Worst in Cincinnati, Ohio, when Albert was at Columbia University in New York City during the 1931-1932 university year.

The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Elizabeth Smith diary (dated 1930-1934; 0.22 cubic feet; 1 item) contains entries written by Elizabeth Smith of Indianapolis, dated June 6, 1930 to December 31, 1934.

The Penrod Family Papers (1916-1962; 10.35 cubic feet; 1,500 letters) of the Wade Hall American Letters Collection primarily consists of letters sent to Gladys Bell Penrod, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, from her mother, Emma Bell; sisters, Gayl Bell Harkleroad, Oda Bell, and Mildred Bell; brother, Kenneth Bell; sister-in-laws Doris W. Bell and Ruth Bell; and various friends. The letters document family life, including parent-child relationships, especially abusive situations; gender roles and relationships; women’s involvement in politics; and women’s friendship in the early- and mid-twentieth century.

The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Civil War soldier letters (1798-1986, bulk 1854-1915; 1.66 cubic feet) comprise correspondence, newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, journals, military records, affidavits and pension claims, poems and songs, other manuscripts, and realia of Civil War soldiers and their friends and families.

The Midway Woman’s Club records (dated 1922-2011; 2.48 cubic feet) consists of bound ledgers, history scrapbooks, clippings, and yearbooks documenting club membership, officers, civic and social activities; meeting minutes and committee reports; and treasury accounts.

The Jewell family papers (1814-1984; 14.5 cubic feet, 30 document boxes, 3 flat boxes) consist of correspondence, school-related papers, and ephemera and artifacts relating to Frances Jewell McVey and her family, the Jewell family of Lexington, Ky., Jessamine County, Ky., and Berry, Ky. Frances Jewell McVey was a teacher, the University of Kentucky's Dean of Women, and the wife of UK president Frank LeRond McVey.

Captain James Rudd (1789-1867) was an influential business man and statesman from Louisville, Kentucky. The Rudd family papers include personal, financial, and legal documents of James Rudd; his son, James C. Rudd of Owensboro, Kentucky; and youngest daughter, Anna Rudd.

The Modern Dance/Kentucky records (dated 1971-1985; 10.25 cubic feet; 4 document boxes, 1 flat box) comprise correspondence, financial material, office files (including reports), and publicity (posters, event programs, postcards, and newspaper clippings) documenting the activities of this Lexington, Ky.-based modern dance troupe.

The Monday Club Records ( dated 1981-2012; 0.88 cubic feet; 3 boxes) comprises incoming correspondence to club presidents, including Ann Asbury (1989-2011); club records (membership lists, club histories, and lists of papers given (1981-2012); and papers presented at the meetings (1990s-2000s).

The Angela Raisch collection on Rogers C.B. Morton (1975-1976; 1.01 cubic feet; 3 boxes) ) comprises photographs, address lists, a datebook, and a drawing that document Rogers C.B. Morton's career as Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Commerce, and manager of President Ford's Re-election Committee.

The William Jones Chambliss collection on the Bagby-Rogers-Wood-Fishback family papers (dated 1978-1998; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 slim box) comprises research notes, family cemetery locations, and item-by-item descriptions by William Chambliss, Jr., of the Bagby-Rogers-Wood-Fishback family papers.

The Josephine Geritz collection on John Jacob Niles (dated 1937-1952, 0.3 cubic feet; 21 items) comprises sheet music in handwritten and facsimile form that document folk music from the Appalachian Region adapted by composer John Jacob Niles. All material, except two, is the work of John Jacob Niles.

1 comment:

Randolph Hollingsworth said...

Very exciting to learn about the new digitized finding aid for the Midway Women's Club - the collection of these records were in conjunction with a UK History course service learning project in 2010 - check out the project at <a href="></a>