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New Deal, 1933-1939 - Relating To (Sc 3459), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

New Deal, 1933-1939 - Relating To (Sc 3459), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3459. Letter, 4 May 1943, of South Carolina Congressman H. P. Fulmer to E. M. Biggers, Houston, Texas, challenging Biggers to justify his “statement” concerning federal agencies created under the “Roosevelt New Deal Party”; and Biggers’ reply of 5 June 1943, a lengthy criticism of “these damnable Bureaus” as the creation of “fan-tailed theorists” and encroachments on American liberty. The two letters and a compilation of names of the “Alphabetical Agencies” (also included) are reproductions created by Biggers, the owner of a printing company, for public distribution.


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.


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.


Hise, Elijah, 1802-1867 (Sc 3018), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2016

Hise, Elijah, 1802-1867 (Sc 3018), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3018. Letter, 14 November 1844, of Elijah Hise, Russellville, Kentucky, addressed to John M. McCalla, Lexington, Kentucky. After giving details of a debt collected on behalf of the recipient, Hise requests that McCalla, a fellow Democrat, be informed of his delight at the election of James K. Polk to the presidency. He lists eight of the issues at stake in the election that he believes have been resolved by the victory.


Grey, Benjamin Edwards, 1809-1875 (Sc 2875), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2014

Grey, Benjamin Edwards, 1809-1875 (Sc 2875), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text of letter (click on "Additional File" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2875. Letter, 24 May 1853, of Benjamin Edwards Grey, Henderson, Kentucky, to Hardinsburg, Kentucky lawyer J. B. Bruner. Seeking reelection to Congress, Grey complains of lack of support from his own Whig Party and promises to help reconcile breaches among its members. He encloses a broadside advertising a Democratic Party meeting in Henderson County on 28 May as evidence of its organization and aim to carry the election.


Elections And Election Campaigns, 1918 (Sc 1278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Elections And Election Campaigns, 1918 (Sc 1278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1278. Campaign letter, 25 October 1918, of President Woodrow Wilson urging voters to elect a Democratic U.S. House and Senate; also campaign letter, 29 October 1918, of Kentucky Congressman R. Y. Thomas, Jr., to voters of the Third Congressional District asking for support.


Graham, Robert Duke, 1900-1984 (Mss 473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Graham, Robert Duke, 1900-1984 (Mss 473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 473. Correspondence and scrapbooks of Robert D. Graham, Democratic mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky from 1960-1963 and 1968-1971. The materials mostly document his public career, but some personal papers, including those of his wife Edith, are included.


Garnett, Joseph Fauntleroy, 1901-1973 (Sc 1106), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2013

Garnett, Joseph Fauntleroy, 1901-1973 (Sc 1106), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1106. Holographic copy of a radio speech, [1934?], delivered by Democrat Joseph Fauntleroy Garnett, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, seeking his party’s nomination as a candidate for the Kentucky state senate representing Christian and Hopkins Counties. Also, another radio speech [1934?], typed with holographic changes. Includes 14 June 1933 document from the Secretary of State acknowledging his declaration as a candidate, and receipt for printing 500 placards, 1935.


Talbott, John Daniel, 1883-1950 (Sc 2707), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Talbott, John Daniel, 1883-1950 (Sc 2707), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2707. Letter, 27 October 1939, from J. Dan Talbott to “All Employees of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” with lists of duties to be performed before and on Election Day, 7 November, including letter-writing, personal contacts, providing transportation to the polls, and handing out sample ballots. The letter urges every employee to “do his duty” to ensure election of the Democratic ticket in the state.


Parks, Sherman, B. 1890? (Sc 1006), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Parks, Sherman, B. 1890? (Sc 1006), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1006. Letters, 1933 (2), written by Sherman Parks, Madisonville, Kentucky, to Joseph F. Garnett, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Parks, as an officer in the Hopkins County and Kentucky Colored Independent Voters Leagues, requests assistance, including monetary aid to promote the recruitment of African- Americans to Kentucky’s Democratic Party.


Elections And Election Campaigns (Sc 888), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Elections And Election Campaigns (Sc 888), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 888. Campaign letter, 24 October 1907, signed by Samuel Wilbur Hager, Democratic candidate for governor and printed campaign advertising brochure distributed by the Kentucky Democratic Party, post 1908, addressed to B.C. Houre, Scottsville, Kentucky. Also associated political items relating to the Republican and Democratic parties.


How Blacks Became Blue: The 1936 African American Voting Shift From The Party Of Lincoln To The New Deal Coalition, Daphney Daniel Apr 2012

How Blacks Became Blue: The 1936 African American Voting Shift From The Party Of Lincoln To The New Deal Coalition, Daphney Daniel

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

Despite the vast research done on the African American influence in the Democratic Party, comparably little has been done on what led them to become part of the Democratic Party in the first place. This study offers an overview of the rich political history of the African American experience from the 15th Amendment’s ratification in 1870 to the 1936 presidential election. My research will reveal how Republican apathy, depression era desperation and Roosevelt’s charismatic message of relief and hope played a vital role to the historical shift of the African American voting bloc from the Republican to the ...


Woodson, Urey, 1859-1939 (Sc 367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Woodson, Urey, 1859-1939 (Sc 367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 367. Letter to Miss Elizabeth N. Duncan, Denver, Colorado, concerning the availability of tickets to the Democratic Convention. Urey Woodson was Secretary of the Democratic National Committee.


Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885 - Letters To (Sc 821), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885 - Letters To (Sc 821), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Fidning aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 821. Facsimiles of two letters to Magoffin while he was governor of Kentucky. John E. Records, a Falmouth Democrat, writes of his reaction to the newly-founded Republican Party in his 31 March 1860 letter. Major General Leonidas Polk writes from Columbus 9 September 1861, telling of the occupation of this Mississippi River town by Confederate troops. Also, photocopies of census records.


Underwood Collection (Mss 58), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2011

Underwood Collection (Mss 58), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 58. Correspondence, diaries, papers, and genealogical materials of Joseph Rogers Underwood, U.S. Senator from Bowling Green, Kentucky, his wife Elizabeth Cox Underwood, his brother Warner Lewis Underwood, and his son, John Cox Underwood.


Forgy, Samuel Walton, 1866-1927 (Mss 254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2009

Forgy, Samuel Walton, 1866-1927 (Mss 254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 254. Correspondence related to Samuel Walton Forgy's legal career and his personal business dealings, as well as political correspondence related to Kentucky's 1915 governor's race.


Jenkins, William Marshall, Jr., 1918-2002 (Sc 1748), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Jenkins, William Marshall, Jr., 1918-2002 (Sc 1748), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1748. Unpublished manuscript, "Mr. Democrat," written by William Marshall Jenkins Jr. about the political career of Alben W. Barkley, former U.S. Representative and Senator from Kentucky and former Vice President under Harry Truman. Chiefly excerpts from his speeches and remarks made on the floor of the House and Senate.


Political Conventions - Democratic, 1852 (Sc 40), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Political Conventions - Democratic, 1852 (Sc 40), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 40. Letter to Dr. W.P. Reyburn from four Louisiana state delegates to the National Democratic Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, June 1852, appointing him their representative and instructing him to vote for General Lewis Cass for President.


Daniel Saye Hollis Papers - Accession 175, Daniel Saye Hollis Jan 1978

Daniel Saye Hollis Papers - Accession 175, Daniel Saye Hollis

Manuscript Collection

Daniel Saye Hollis (1885-1981) was a politician and community leader from Rock Hill, SC. The Daniel Saye Hollis Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, legislative bills, reports, newspaper clippings and other material relating to Hollis’ career, term of office as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, York County politics, and the South Carolina Democratic Party. Of particular interest is a memoir entitled, “I Remember," which focuses on his early life, rural attitudes, and growing up in a southern rural community in the early 1900s. There is also some information on St. John’s United Methodist Church, Rotary Club ...


Ua3/1/4 Address Accepting Chairmanship Of The State Democratic Convention, Henry Cherry Jan 1915

Ua3/1/4 Address Accepting Chairmanship Of The State Democratic Convention, Henry Cherry

WKU Archives Records

Address made by Henry Cherry, president Western Kentucky State Normal School on accepting the permanent chairmanship of the state democratic convention published in the 1915 Democratic Campaign Book.