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Hamlin, Thurman Jerome, 1924-2010 (Sc 3439), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Hamlin, Thurman Jerome, 1924-2010 (Sc 3439), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3439. Letter, 1 October 1979, to news services and voters from Thurman Jerome Hamlin, London, Kentucky, promoting his election as a write-in candidate for Governor of Kentucky. He lists his qualifications and personal attributes, and offers to pay “you in communications” a daily fee of $100.00 to elect him, with an advisory position afterward. A frequent office-seeker, Hamlin includes some obscure references about local taxes and the election of past governors.


Hamlin, Thurman Jerome (Sc 3439), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Hamlin, Thurman Jerome (Sc 3439), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3439. Letter, 1 October 1979, to news services and voters from Thurman Jerome Hamlin, London, Kentucky, promoting his election as a write-in candidate for Governor of Kentucky. He lists his qualifications and personal attributes, and offers to pay “you in communications” a daily fee of $100.00 to elect him, with an advisory position afterward. A frequent office-seeker, Hamlin includes some obscure references about local taxes and the election of past governors.


Patton, Paul Edward, B. 1937 (Sc 3400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Patton, Paul Edward, B. 1937 (Sc 3400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3400. Letter, 16 April 1987, of Paul E. Patton, Pikeville, Kentucky, to Riley Handy, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The letter asks support for Patton’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and outlines his experience and qualifications for the office.


Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3405), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3405), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3405. Letter, 25 October 1971, to “Fellow Kentuckian” from Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn. Preparing to leave office, he provides a report on his administration’s accomplishments with respect to agriculture in the state. Much of the detail is set out in a report to Nunn from the Commissioner of Agriculture that is included with the letter.


Thatcher, Margaret Hilda (Roberts), 1925-2013 (Sc 3372), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Thatcher, Margaret Hilda (Roberts), 1925-2013 (Sc 3372), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3372. Printed letter in her handwriting, May 1979, from Margaret Thatcher to Mrs. Hobson Sinclair (June Rose Garrott), Bowling Green, Kentucky, thanking her for her message of congratulation on Thatcher’s election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. “We were thrilled with the decisive result and good majority,” the letter states, and declares that “there is work to be done” to fulfill the trust placed in her government by the public.


Carter, Tim Lee, 1910-1987 (Sc 3370), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Carter, Tim Lee, 1910-1987 (Sc 3370), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3370. Letters to retired WKU faculty member Frances Richards from Congressman Tim Lee Carter, a former student. He compliments her as “one of my finest teachers” and recalls others at WKU. He also comments on Monroe County, Kentucky’s 1971 sesquicentennial, sends her his floor speech on noise pollution, and refers briefly to poverty programs, rural depopulation, and his hope for bipartisan politics in Kentucky. Includes a letter from Carter’s sister Mae with data about her family.


Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," B. 1931 (Mss 659), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," B. 1931 (Mss 659), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 659. Correspondence, articles and miscellaneous material documenting the career of newspaper editorial cartoonist Bill “Whitey” Sanders. Includes letters from readers, public figures and fellow cartoonists, video of programs and appearances, and material related to Sanders’ books and his participation in professional organizations. Correspondence, articles and miscellaneous material documenting the career of newspaper editorial cartoonist Bill Whitey” Sanders. Includes letters from readers, public figures and fellow cartoonists, video of programs and appearances, and material related to Sanders’ books and his participation in professional organizations.


Scott Family - Letters To (Sc 3318), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Scott Family - Letters To (Sc 3318), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3318. Letters to the Scott family of Ashland, Kentucky, chiefly to Sarah Asenath Scott from Fred Osborne, written from Clinchco, Virginia prior to their marriage. Fred refers to his work and health, their marriage plans, and a pending legal case. Other letters to Sarah are from childhood friends and classmates and friends of her mother. Includes a family letter to Sarah’s mother, and letters to her father from his sister and her children in Knoxville, Tennessee, which refer to farming operations and hopes for an improved economy under the new president, Franklin ...


Halbert, William Clarence, 1856-1931 (Sc 3310), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Halbert, William Clarence, 1856-1931 (Sc 3310), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3310. Certificate, 22 March 1900, of the appointment on 5 December 1899 of William C. Halbert as 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Infantry, Kentucky State Guard. Signed by Governor William S. Taylor, who requested that a militia company be raised in anticipation of violence following the contested gubernatorial election of 1899.


Smith, Pearl Irene (Kearney), 1888-1972 (Sc 3302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Smith, Pearl Irene (Kearney), 1888-1972 (Sc 3302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3302. Letters, clippings, invitations and associated material relating to the involvement of Pearl Irene (Mrs. Stuart A.) Smith, Louisville, Kentucky, in state and local politics and civic causes. Active in local Democratic councils, Mrs. Smith left the party in acrimony in 1927 over its selection of candidates for governor of Kentucky and mayor of Louisville, and worked thereafter in Republican campaign committees and delegations. Includes a petition demanding enforcement of American neutrality in World War II.


Hutchinson, Julian Terrence, Jr., 1933-2004 (Sc 3298), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Hutchinson, Julian Terrence, Jr., 1933-2004 (Sc 3298), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3298. Lists, drafts, receipts, and campaign and organizational materials relating to Julian T. Hutchinson’s involvement in Democratic politics in Fayette County, Kentucky. Includes material relating to the formation of the Blue Grass Fayette County Democratic Club and the Fayette County Young Democrats Club, and to Hutchinson’s 1965 campaign for the Democratic nomination to represent Kentucky’s 54th District in the state legislature.


Clements, Earle Chester, 1896-1985 (Sc 3292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Clements, Earle Chester, 1896-1985 (Sc 3292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3292. Letter, 11 July 1947, to a voter from the chairman of Earle C. Clements’ campaign for governor of Kentucky, providing brief data on the candidate and soliciting support; also letter, 30 October 1961, from Clements replying to the recipient’s telegram about a toll road groundbreaking ceremony in Leitchfield, Kentucky. Clements, who had earlier resigned as state highway commissioner and was not informed of the ceremony, nevertheless expresses satisfaction that he had initiated the project.


Carroll, Julian Morton, B. 1931 (Sc 3290), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Carroll, Julian Morton, B. 1931 (Sc 3290), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3290. Letters, February-July 1975, of Kentucky Governor Julian M. Carroll and officials of his election campaign. The letters thank the recipients for support and for a presentation of portraits of Carroll and his wife Charlann. A handwritten 1987 letter thanks the recipient for supporting Carroll’s unsuccessful attempt to win the Democratic nomination for another term as governor.


Brown, John Young, Jr., B. 1933 (Sc 3289), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Brown, John Young, Jr., B. 1933 (Sc 3289), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3288. Letter, 27 September 1979, from the Finance Chairman of the campaign of Democrat John Y. Brown, Jr. for Governor of Kentucky, asking the recipient for support through the sale of pins to contributors. Also letter, 12 December 1983, of Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. thanking the recipient for his good wishes as Brownprepares to leave office.


Brown, Phyllis Ann (George), B. 1949 (Sc 3288), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Brown, Phyllis Ann (George), B. 1949 (Sc 3288), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3288. Mass-mailed letter, 15 October 1979, in the handwriting of Phyllis (George) Brown, wife of John Y. Brown, Jr., Democratic candidate for Governor of Kentucky. She summarizes the election issues and praises her husband’s political skills and agenda.


Black, James Dixon, 1849-1938 (Sc 3286), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Black, James Dixon, 1849-1938 (Sc 3286), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3286. Letter, 9 August 1919, of James D. Black, Governor of Kentucky, to Orville J. Stivers, Louisville, Kentucky, thanking him for his letter of congratulations on Black’s victory in the Democratic primary for the gubernatorial election in November. Black took office the previous May when his predecessor, Augustus O. Stanley, was elected to the U.S. Senate.


Westerman, Robert Vaughn, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Westerman, Robert Vaughn, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3284. Three political items collected by Robert V. Westerman: a certificate, 6 November 1868, of three Gallatin County, Kentucky officials reporting the vote count for electors for President, Vice President, and Member of Congress for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District; a letter, 2 February 1949, of Garrett L. Withers to Pearl Sugg, Providence, Kentucky, with expressions of friendship after his appointment to the U.S. Senate to replace Vice President Alben Barkley; and a form letter of Harry Lee Waterfield, Clinton, Kentucky, seeking support in his 1967 campaign for Governor of Kentucky.


Ballew, William A., 1842-1915 (Sc 3277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Ballew, William A., 1842-1915 (Sc 3277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3277. Letter, 12 November 1864, from William A. Ballew to Thomas Hopkins, Clinton County, Kentucky. Writing from Spring Hill, Tennessee, where he is serving with the 12th Kentucky Infantry, Ballew notes his regiment’s support of presidential candidate George B. McClellan (“little mack”). Although they were not yet enfranchised, he cites a mock election held by African Americans in Nashville as evidence for President Abraham Lincoln’s likely reelection. He notes the good health of his fellow soldiers, including Hopkins’ two sons, Lewis and Shelby.


Duncan, George Anna, B. 1935 - Letters To (Sc 3265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Duncan, George Anna, B. 1935 - Letters To (Sc 3265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3265. Two letters sent to George Anna Duncan, Bowling Green, Kentucky: one from Reuben Crispell, acting secretary to New York governor Thomas Dewey, thanking her for a congratulatory note sent to the governor, and the other from musician and radio personality, Donald Dame, encouraging her to follow her ambition to become a musician.


Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963 (Sc 3259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963 (Sc 3259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3259. Letter, 19 January 1961, from President-elect John F. Kennedy to James Gray of Cardinal Office Supply in Frankfort, Kentucky, thanking him for assistance rendered on behalf of the Democratic ticket during the 1960 election campaign.


Priest Family Papers (Sc 3210), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Priest Family Papers (Sc 3210), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3210. Correspondence and papers relating to the Priest family of Henderson County, Kentucky. Includes abstracts of title in connection with grants of coal rights. Correspondence discusses an estate settlement, pending legislation amending certain city charters, family financial matters, and a candidate’s defeat in an 1884 primary election after two of three barrooms in the precinct were “thrown wide open” for his opponent.


Selby, Isabella M. (Sc 3208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Selby, Isabella M. (Sc 3208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3208. Letter to an editor, apparently drafted by Isabella M. Selby or a member of her family. Likely in reference to the “Eaton affair” or “Petticoat affair,” the letter complains of “abuse” of President Andrew Jackson and his cabinet by newspapers that are patronized “by the Clay & Adams party in this part of Kentucky”; specifically, the letter objects to characterizing the Administration’s replacement of some officeholders as “sin” or “anti-republican.”


Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Sc 3162), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Sc 3162), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3162. Envelope addressed to P. R.Fendall, Esq., Washington, D.C. from Henry Clay, Lexington, Kentucky. The date of receipt is listed as 21 November 1829. On the left margin Fendall, a journalist, attorney, and politician in Washington, D.C. has noted when he replied to Clay in January 1830. The red wax seal remains attached; the envelope is empty.


Hudson, Beulah - Collector (Sc 3158), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Hudson, Beulah - Collector (Sc 3158), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3158. Material sent to Beulah Hudson, Louisville, Kentucky, related to the election campaign for the Republican presidential ticket of Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew. Includes letters sent to Hudson encouraging her to volunteer for the campaign and printed material. Hudson was appointed as the Kentucky State Chairman for the Secretaries for Nixon-Agnew in 1968.


Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3159. Telegram from Louie B. Nunn, Republican State Campaign Chairman for Kentucky, to Mr. and Mrs. William Pennycook, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, inviting them to a dinner at the Phoenix Hotel on October 1 in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Includes a ticket to the dinner and to the welcoming event at Memorial Coliseum.


Logan, Mary Middleton (Curd), B. 1915 - Collector (Sc 3137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Logan, Mary Middleton (Curd), B. 1915 - Collector (Sc 3137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3137. Chiefly invitations, Christmas cards and brief letters from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to James and Mary Logan, Hyde Park, New York. Includes a photograph of Mrs. Roosevelt’s Hyde Park cottage, Val-Kill, and of prominent mourners at her funeral. Also includes invitations to Roosevelt memorials and social occasions from the Roosevelts’ son John, and birthday greetings to Mary from President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.


Crossland, Edward, 1827-1881 (Sc 3097), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2017

Crossland, Edward, 1827-1881 (Sc 3097), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3097. Autobiographical sketch by Edward Crossland, Democratic Congressman from Kentucky, in which he provides details about his public and political career. The sketch omits any reference to his Confederate military service.


Davis, Jefferson Finis, 1808-1889 - Letter To (Sc 3099), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2017

Davis, Jefferson Finis, 1808-1889 - Letter To (Sc 3099), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3099. Letter from Kentucky secessionists James W. Moore, J. M. Burns, and Nathaniel M. Menifee to Confederate president Jefferson Davis, in which they request an urgent meeting with Davis to discuss Kentucky’s political situation. Research notes relating to this piece of correspondence and its circumstances are also included.


Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863 (Sc 3077), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2016

Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863 (Sc 3077), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3077. Letter, 7 August 1847, of Elisha Whittlesey to Nathan F. Williams, Baltimore, Maryland. He expresses high praise for Zachary Taylor, the likely candidate of the Whig Party in the 1848 presidential campaign, but fears that Taylor’s Southern origins will allow a Democratic Party candidate to gain the support of abolitionist Whigs, Whigs in non-slaveholding states, and members of the Liberty Party. The letter is written on manuscript letterhead of the Washington National Monument Office.


Miller, Winfield, B. 1852 (Sc 3056), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Miller, Winfield, B. 1852 (Sc 3056), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3056. Letter, 26 March 1910, to Ridgely B. Hilleary, Indianapolis, Indiana, from Winfield Miller, chairman of a committee charged with welcoming home former Vice President and Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks from a trip around the world. Miller thanks him for his assistanceat the reception held for the couple on 24 March.