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Sampson, Flemon Davis, 1875-1967 (Mss 342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2010

Sampson, Flemon Davis, 1875-1967 (Mss 342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 342. Family correspondence of Flemon Davis "Flem" Sampson, attorney, judge, and governor of Kentucky from 1927-1931. Includes correspondence of Sampson, his wife, daughter and their families, and miscellaneous papers.


Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945 (Sc 1786), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945 (Sc 1786), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1786. Signature of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as governor of New York on unknown official document dated 18 June 1930. Collection contains lower portion of document only.


Sampson, Flemon Davis, 1875-1967 (Sc 1792), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Sampson, Flemon Davis, 1875-1967 (Sc 1792), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1792. Correspondence with family members of Flemon D. Sampson, former governor of Kentucky, and a deed for a large tract of land in eastern Kentucky.


Temple Collection, 1715-1972 (Mss 55), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2008

Temple Collection, 1715-1972 (Mss 55), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 55. Correspondence, 1931-1970 (33 items), chiefly of William Montgomery Temple, originally of Bowling Green, Kentucky, an autograph collector; his collection of papers of Kentucky governors, 1805-1951 (50); other autograph letters, 1715-1941 (17); and articles about Bowling Green, etc., (23).


Ua3/4/8/3 Dero Downing Interview, Dero Downing Jun 1996

Ua3/4/8/3 Dero Downing Interview, Dero Downing

WKU Archives Records

Dero Downing interviewed regarding Wilson Wyatt.


Luke Pryor Blackburn: The Good Samaritan, Nancy Baird Dec 1974

Luke Pryor Blackburn: The Good Samaritan, Nancy Baird

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Luke Pryor Blackburn, Kentucky’s only physician governor, is one of the forgotten public health figures of the 19th century. As health officer of Natchez in the 1850s he instituted the first effective quarantine used in the Mississippi Valley and became a strong advocate of its use as a preventive measure in the control of yellow fever. During his lifetime Blackburn also became well known for his unselfish aid to communities stricken with the disease.

In March 1878 announced his candidacy for governor of his native state. Local politicians scoffed at his chances for election, but his actions during ...