Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Newly Digitized Collections on ExploreUK

University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the following collections have been digitized and are now available on ExploreUK.

  • General Roger Williams papers, 2008ms013
    he General Roger Williams papers (dated 1823-1991, bulk 1898-1929; 62 cubic feet; 149 boxes, 1 folder) contain materials related to the businesses, investments, and military service of the prominent Kentuckian from 1898 until 1929.
  • Kentucky Equal Rights Association minutes and reports, 1889-1919
  • Louisville Federation of Labor minutes, m-328
    he Louisville Federation of Labor minutes (dated 1903-1909, bulk 1907-1909; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel, 50 ft.) comprise microfilmed copies of two minute books kept by the Louisville Federation of Labor from March 9, 1903 to August 22, 1905 and from July 9, 1907 to April 27, 1909.
  • Mohr Family papers, 54m65
    ohr family papers (dated 1870-1889, bulk 1889; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters concerning German colonization enterprises in Lincoln and Simpson counties in Kentucky.
  • Fayette Equal Rights Association records, 49m30
    he Fayette Equal Rights Association records (dated 1917-1920; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) contains a minute book and correspondence generated by the Fayette Equal Rights Association.
  • Hall & Trotter stagecoach passenger book, 2013ms0052
    he Hall & Trotter stagecoach passenger book (dated 1832-1834; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a passenger book for the Hall & Trotter stagecoach line, documenting early transportation in Kentucky.
  • A Collection of Lexington, Kentucky, funeral invitations (1802-1846)
    Transcriptions of funeral invitations from John M. McCalla's "Mortuary of Lexington, Kentucky" scrapbook (held by University of Kentucky Special Collections, accession number 2013ms0755). Includes an introduction and index by James D. Birchfield with 24 facsimiles. 95 p.; 28 cm.
  • Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Sue Fite correspondence, 2009ms132.0121
    The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Sue Fite papers (dated 1910-1920; 0.35 cubic foot; 1 box) comprise correspondence addressed to Sue Fite, a nurse, from romantic partners across the country.
  • Josephine Clay papers, 2005ms001
    The Josephine Clay papers (dated 1788-2004, undated; 0.8 cubic feet; 7 boxes) consist of correspondence, legal documents, photographs, and financial papers generated by Josephine Clay, Henry Clay, William Russell, and the Simpson-Wood family.
  • Labor Union Newspaper Transcripts, 71m33
    The Labor union newspaper transcripts (dated 1831-1950, bulk 1888-1922; 1.8 cubic feet; 4 boxes) contains transcripts made by the Works Progress Administration from Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, newspapers concerning the union movement and labor problems.
  • R. T. Withers union dues book, 2011ms171
    The R. T. Withers union dues book (dated 1902-1904; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of R. T. Wither's Iron Molders' Union No. 187 dues book.
  • Woman's diary (Ravenna, Kentucky), 2011ms121
    The Woman's diary (Ravenna, Kentucky) (dated 1873; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of a diary written in Ravenna, Kentucky, by an unknown woman.
  • Mary Shelby Wilson Democratic Woman's Club papers, 50w29
    Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers (dated 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises the correspondence of Mary Shelby Wilson related to the development of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County, Kentucky, during the 1920s.
  • Théâtre Michel broadside, 2011ms179
    The Théâtre Michel broadside (dated 1923 July 7; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of a broadside advertising a production at the Théâtre Michel in Paris entitled Soirée du Coeur (Evening of the Heart).
  • Young E. Allison "Trappist Life" scrapbook, 2011ms161
    The Young E. Allison "Trappist Life" scrapbook (dated 1915-1916; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of the newspaper article series Trappist Life by Young E. Allison, which ran in the Louisville Evening Post on December 21, 1915, and January 15, 1916.
  • Clint Hill Robertson collection on Varden family, 2010av003
    The Varden family photographs, (dated circa 1890-1900; 4 cubic feet; 7 boxes) comprise thirty-eight glass plate negatives depicting both portraiture and landscapes in and around Paris, Kentucky.

Monday, May 1, 2017

New Collection Guides on ExploreUK

​University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the following collections have been organized and are now available on ExploreUK.
  • Commission on Religion in Appalachia records, 1997ms352  
    The Commission on Religion in Appalachia (CORA) records (dated 1935-1998, undated; 185.8 cubic feet; 178 record storage boxes, 5 half-sized storage boxes, 6 flat boxes, 3 case folders) consists of operating records, ephemera, photographs, film, and audio recordings documenting the activities of CORA relating to causes such as labor, civil rights, and environmental protection in Appalachia.
  • Barkley, Alben W. and Barkley family moving image and audio recordings, 2016av003
    The Alben W. Barkley and Barkley family moving image and audio recordings (dated 1940-1968; 0.67 cubic feet; 23 items) consist of seven reel-to-reel audio tapes and sixteen Super 8 (8mm) color film reels with no accompanying audio tracks featuring Vice President Alben W. Barkley of Paducah, Kentucky and his immediate family and descendants.
  • Kentucky Civil War Commission press releases, 65m126
    The Kentucky Civil War Commission press releases (dated 1961-1965; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) includes the manuscripts for a weekly newspaper column by the executive coordinator of the commission, Joe Speed Jordan.
  • Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association Museum and Library, 2014ms0041
    The Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association Museum and Library collection (dated 1850-2013, undated, bulk 1993-2013; 19.49 cubic feet; 29 boxes, 14 items) comprises the exhibit materials and documents housed by the Museum and Library alongside the operating records of both the KHGCA and their museum and library.
  • Mabel Henderson Reed papers, 63m284
    The Mabel Henderson Reed papers (dated 1942-1962; 0.95 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and short essays, concerning World War II and the Japanese people.
  • Garrard County records, 68m64
    The Garrard County records (dated 1784-1916; 2.63 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consists of official documents pertaining to the different towns in Garrard County, Kentucky.
  • Cornelia Anderson Watkins papers, 68m52
    The Cornelia Anderson Watkins papers (dated 1851-1871, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) includes a book of poems, two diaries, a map, and a letter written to a friend, which document the effects of the Civil War.
  • Joseph Elliott Johnston papers, 66m11
    The Joseph Elliott Johnston papers (dated 1964; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) consist of original materials used for Johnston's 1964 book Life Begins at Eighty.
  • John Woodring blacksmith ledger, 2017ms004
    The John Woodring blacksmith ledger (dated 1799-1822, 1852; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of an accounting ledger for the Bardstown, Kentucky, blacksmiths John Woodring and Henry Beckett.
  • Walker family WWI correspondence, 2009ms086
    The Walker family correspondence (dated 1917-1919; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise of letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings sent to Dallas Walker documenting his service in the Ambulance Corps during WWI, and the Walker family professional and personal activities, including the family-run tobacco manufacturing company located in Covington, Ky, I.L. Walker Tobacco Company.
  • Paul R. Foster papers, 65m142
    The Paul R. Foster papers (dated 1946-1951, 0.96 cubic feet; 4 boxes) consist of copies of indictments, photographs of the tribunal in session and of the defendants and a copy of the verdict as well as a prepared summary of the German War Criminal Trial at Nuremburg in 1945-1946.
  • Josephine and James Morton papers, 2016ms054
    The Josephine and James Morton papers (dated 1839-1921, bulk 1860-1877; 2 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consist of correspondence, journals, financial documents, sermons, and photographs which document the Civil War and Presbyterian ministries in Kentucky.
  • Gateway Foundation records, 2016ms046
    The Gateway Foundation records (dated 1959-2016, undated; 10.59 cubic feet; 12 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 3 items) comprise office files, printed materials, and newspaper clippings that document the Chicago-based therapeutic community's substance abuse treatment programs and addiction services.
  • Thomas Hines autograph album, 2010ms001
    The Thomas Hines autograph album (dated 1860-1862; 0.15 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of a bound volume called Album of Love, containing notes, signatures, letters, and poems written by friends and acquaintances in expressions of affection and hopes of being remembered.
  • Woman's Club of Central Kentucky records, 2013ms0770
    The Woman's Club of Central Kentucky Records (dated 1897-2016, bulk 1929-2016; 19.64 cubic feet, 30 boxes) primarily comprise constitutions and bylaws, ledgers, Executive Board meeting minutes, yearbooks and calendars, and scrapbooks that document the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky's operations and events.
  • Clay Lancaster residential architectural photographs, 2014av001
    The Clay Lancaster Kentucky architectural photographs (dated 1910-1990, undated; 2.3 cubic feet; 16 boxes) consists of writer and historian, Clay Lancaster's architectural photographs and negatives.
  • Edward W. Rannells papers, 1982ua017
    The Edward W. Rannells papers (dated 1928-1971, undated; 1.75 cubic feet; 5 boxes) comprise correspondence, collected works, and newspaper clippings that document the work of Rannells as an art educator and Head of the University of Kentucky Art Department; his work to organize art exhibitions at the University of Kentucky and elsewhere; and his activities with professional organizations at regional and national levels
  • Nancy T. Ray papers0000ua010
    The Nancy T. Ray papers 
    (dated 1964-1972; 0.7 cubic feet, 2 boxes) comprises correspondence, financial documents, newspapers clippings, periodicals, flyers, meeting minutes, and organization constitutions that document three University of Kentucky student organizations (Associated Women Students, Students for a Democratic Society, and Student Mobilization Committee) and the national peace movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Special Collections Research Center Honors UK’s 152nd Founders Day

The University of Kentucky is celebrating its 152nd anniversary this year, commemorating over a century’s worth of esteemed history and memories. The Special Collections Research Center is home to photographic collections documenting the University of Kentucky’s development from its origins as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky University, to present day. As a celebration on this history, please enjoy a sampling of photographs from our collections that preserve the founding of the University of Kentucky, and catalog its progress to date.

John B. Bowman

Photograph of portrait drawing of John B. Bowman, part of Portrait Print Collection (University of Kentucky)

The Agricultural and Mechanical College was founded by John Bryan Bowman on February 22, 1865, which merged with Transylvania University on February 28, 1865 with funds obtained from the sale of land granted to the state by the Morrill Act (Kentucky Encyclopedia, 1992). The A&M College opened to on October 1, 1866 with an enrollment of 190 students. The A&M College was originally located on the Ashland campus, property Bowman purchased, Henry Clay’s former estate, and the Woodlands farm (Kentucky Encyclopedia, 1992).

James K. Patterson

Photograph of James K. Patterson, part of the Part of James K. Patterson presidential papers

James K. Patterson succeeded Joseph Desha Pickett as the Agricultural and Mechanics College’s second presiding officer, and is considered the University of Kentucky’s first president. He served from 1869-1910.

The Agricultural and Mechanical College

Photograph taken by E. B. Foley, from the Lexington, Kentucky photograph album (n.d.)

In 1878, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky became a state-run institution, and was renamed Kentucky State College. The campus relocated to 50 acres of land provided by the city of Lexington on South Lime Stone Street. The first campus buildings constructed were the President Patterson’s house, the original White Hall, and the Administration Building, and were completed in 1882.

Clement Belle Gunn

Clement Belle Gunn, Part of Louis Edward Nollau F Series Photographic Print Collection (University of Kentucky)

In 1880, women students were admitted to A&M, and in 1888, Clement Belle Gunn was the first woman to receive a degree from State College, which was renamed the University of Kentucky in 1916.

Lyman T. Johnson

Lyman T. Johnson, right, and Kentucky State University President R. B. Atwood, Part of University of Kentucky general photographic prints

In 1949, Lyman T. Johnson was the plaintiff in a lawsuit that resulted in the University of Kentucky admitting African American students to its graduate school programs, rendering Johnson the first African American student at the University of Kentucky. This photograph captures Lyman T. Johnson and Kentucky State University President, R.B. Atwood exiting the federal district court in Lexington after the court ruled in favor of Johnson’s admission to the University of Kentucky. 

Lyndon B. Johnson’s Founders Day Address

The University of Kentucky’s centennial Founders Day celebration honored President Johnson at a luncheon, where he received an award and spoke to students about topical issues facing the country, like poverty and racial injustice. 

Founder's Day provides us an opportunity to explore our past and to recognize those who came before us. It also gives us an opportunity to think about how we want to leave a positive impact on campus and how it will be represented in UK's history. The actions, causes, and efforts we take part in today will be remembered by others. 

Blog post authored by Natalie Bishop, SCRC Education Graduate Assistant

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

New photograph collections on ExploreUK

Everybody loves historic photographs, right? Check out these fantastic additions to ExploreUK!

James Walters photograph collection on Balkan, 1910-1912 Above: “Men and women being baptized, original, undated“

Lexington, Kentucky photograph albums, 1866-1940 Above: “Northeast corner of Short and Market Streets, undated” (This area now is the parking lot across Short Street from the 5/3 Pavilion)

Trainwreck at Whites Station, Kentucky photographs, 1910

The Mary Webb G. Robb lantern slides, circa 1935-1942 Above: “The Phlot Garden, Hidcor Manor - Glochestershire, England, undated”

The Hanson family photographs, undated Above: Kate Hanson

The Cowherd Family photographs, undated Above: Estella Cowherd


Steamboat photographs, 1905-1923 Above: Steamer J. C. Kerr passing the Asphalt Mines on Upper Green River in Kentucky , undated

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WWI collections online

This fall, several World War I collections were digitized and made available on ExploreUK in anticipation of the 100 year anniversary of “The Great War”. These collections are also available in person at the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center.

Tandy M. Pryor photographs collection (2004av053): (dated circa 1917-1919; 0.5 cubic feet; 261 items) consists of 261 gelatin developing-out prints pasted to photographic album pages taken during and after World War I.

The Barrow Unit records (63m201): (dated 1918-1941, undated; 0.42 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, and official orders and rosters, documenting the volunteer military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I.

The Howard I. Kinne papers, 1912-1933 (62M85) include family correspondence before and during the First World War. The collection also includes the scrapbook of a trip to France after the war.

The Henry Watterson World War I editorials (59m17) (dated 1915-1921; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 folder) contain editorials cut from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

The Russell Des Cognets papers (57m2): (dated 1918-1957, undated; 0.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) include the correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings Russell Des Cognets collected relating to his service in France during World War I and as a political activist during prohibition and the Great Depression.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New Collection Guides Available on ExploreUK

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the following collections are now available on ExploreUK.

  • Margaret Shannon papers (2009ms175): The Margaret Shannon papers (dated 1961-1987; 6 cubic feet; 6 boxes) consists of the files, records, and printed materials created and collected by Margaret Shannon during her time as the Special Projects Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) during the 1970s.
  • Frankel and Curtis records (2009ms105): The Frankel and Curtis architectural drawings collection (dated 1897-1974, undated; 10 cubic feet; 161 tubes, 5 boxes) comprises drawings, office records, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting the firm’s designs at various stages of completion, from architectural plans and specifications to finished buildings.
  • Ann Pancake collection on Pauline Canterberry (2015ms040): The Ann Pancake collection on Pauline Canterberry (dated 2004-2014; 0.15 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of letters written by Pauline Canterberry to author Ann Pancake concerning coal mining and mountain top removal in Sylvester, West Virginia.  
  • Prichard Committee records (2013ms0846): The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence records (dated 1941-2016, undated; 184.44 cubic feet; 232 boxes, 7 oversize boxes) comprise administrative files, project files, meeting materials, correspondence, publications, and audiovisual materials that document the Lexington, Kentucky, advocacy group’s commitment to promoting and ensuring quality education for all Kentuckians.
  • Margaret Lantis papers (2001ua062): The Margaret Lantis papers (dated 1871-2001, undated, 42.79 cubic feet, 56 boxes) consists of biographical information, correspondence, photographic prints, artifacts, slides, publications and journals, and research files, which document the career of prominent female anthropologist Margaret Lantis.    
  • Ed Greif Genealogy Collection (2015ms089): The Edward Greif Genealogy collection (dated 1628-2007, undated; 10.52 cubic feet, 17 boxes) primarily comprises genealogical records, correspondence, and photographs arranged alphabetically by family name that document various Western Kentucky families including the Greif, Gholson, and Stith families.  
  • Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings (2016ms030): The Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings, (dated 1952-1989; 1.5 cubic feet; 10 folders) comprise construction drawings for homes built in Lexington, Kentucky, by architect Richard B. Isenhour, who heavily used the mid-century modern architectural style.  
  • Thomas Merton Collection (2006ms071): The Thomas Merton Collection (dated 1949-1971, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises an artificial collection of American Catholic monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton related manuscripts and correspondence.   
  • Thomas Merton papers (75m28): The Thomas Merton papers (dated 1940-1974, undated; 5.5 cubic feet; 14 boxes) include correspondence, literary manuscripts, and photographs, which document Merton’s career as a monk and spiritual writer.
  • Tebbs/Prewitt family papers (1997ms118): The Tebbs/Prewitt family papers (dated 1816-1985, bulk 1840-1965; cubic feet; 52 boxes, 6 wrapped items, 2 map folders) comprise correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, journals, diaries, a ledger, schoolwork, notebooks, grades, photographs, daguerreotypes, prints, memo books, pocket books, certificates, a diploma, a hunting license, dental records, music books, scrapbooks, microfilm, recipes, genealogical information, maps, newspapers, newspaper clippings, books, booklets, calendars, drawings, lists, mailed advertisements, magazines, memorabilia, pamphlets, play bills, paper dolls, a poem, photocopies, and transcripts.                
  • Ronald D Eller papers (2013ua007): The Ronald D Eller papers (dated 1852-2013, undated; 38.2 cubic feet; 36 record storage cartons, 1 half record storage carton, 3 flat boxes, 1 wrapped item) comprise administrative files, research files, and correspondence that primarily document Eller’s academic and administrative career in Appalachian studies with the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center and his professional projects with national and regional organizations to improve Appalachian economic development.
  • Georgia Davis Powers papers (2011ms024): The Georgia Davis Powers papers (1949-2012, undated; 8.77 cubic feet; 12 document cases, 3 record storage carton, and 4 flat boxes) comprises scrapbooks, subject files, correspondence, speeches, notepads, manuscripts, photographs, audiocassettes, video tapes, and publications relating to Georgia Davis Powers’ political career and social activism.     
  • Laura Clay music collection (2011ms043): The Laura Clay music collection (dated 1810-1901, undated; 1.3 cubic feet; 5 boxes) primarily comprises 19th century sheet music of works for piano and voice that were collected by Laura Clay.
  • Pauline Canterberry papers (2014ms0253): The Pauline Canterberry papers (dated 1920s-2012, bulk 1987-2012; 3 cubic feet; 7 boxes, 1 oversized folder) document Pauline Canterberry’s and Mary Miller’s work to defend Sylvester, West Virginia, from coal dust pollution caused by Massey Energy’s Elk Run Facility.
  • James Still photographs and sound recordings (pa87m12): The James Still photographs and sound recordings (dated circa 1890s-2001, undated; 5.45 cubic feet; 12 boxes) are the personal photographs and sound recordings of the writer James Still.
  • Eastern Kentucky Housing Development Corporation records (1997ms353) The Eastern Kentucky Housing Development Corporation, Inc. (EKHDC) records (dated 1954-1983, undated; 98.5 cubic feet; 93 boxes, 34 case folders, 2 tubes) documents the activities of the first rural housing demonstration project funded by the United States Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). Organized into series by format and project focus, the records include various forms of documentation such as house plans, enrollee case files, blueprints, maps, contracts, policies, guidelines, financial reports, invoices and material inventories.
  • Reel World String Band records (2016ms014): The Reel World String Band records (dated circa 1971-2016, undated; 8.14 cubic feet; 19 boxes, 2 oversize boxes) primarily comprise promotional fliers, concert posters, contracts, programs, and articles that document the Kentucky women’s band and its commitment to social justice advocacy from the band’s founding in 1977 to the present.
  • Marita Garin papers (2012ms078): The Marita Garin papers (dated 1962-2012, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of autobiographical information, correspondence, manuscripts, publications, awards, contracts, and photographs relating to the education and creative writing career of Appalachian poet Marita Garin.
  • Kentucky Rivers Coalition records (89m2): The Kentucky Rivers Coalition records (dated 1889, 1937-1988, undated; 39.53 cubic feet, 49 boxes) primarily comprises operating records, subject files, publications, and photographs that document the work of the Kentucky Rivers Coalition and the environmental protection efforts of federal and state governments in the eastern and mid-western United States.
  • Cumberland River and Big Sandy Railroad Company records (2013ms0889): The Cumberland River and Big Sandy Railroad Company records (dated 1881-1903, bulk 1884-1886; 0.73 cubic feet; 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder) primarily includes correspondence among Kentucky and Tennessee landowners, including Charles H. Ladds, Edward Livingston, Henry W. Smithers, and Charles S. Perkins.
  • Hall & Trotter stagecoach passenger book (2013ms0052): The Hall & Trotter stagecoach passenger book (dated 1832-1834; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a passenger book for the Hall & Trotter stagecoach line, documenting early transportation in Kentucky.        
  • Nancy Lewis Greene papers (1997ms449): The Nancy Lewis Greene papers (dated 1816-1951, undated; 2.6 cubic feet, 11 boxes) comprise personal, family, and professional correspondence; drafts and writings; photographs; and notebooks documenting Greene’s career as an author.
  • Carl West papers (2016ms028): The Carl West papers (dated 1900, 1960-2016, undated; 11.23 cubic feet; 11 boxes, 8 flat boxes) consist of subject files, planning binders, newspaper articles and columns, awards, and photographs spanning West’s career in journalism.     
  • McCormick Lumber Company records (92m1): The McCormick Lumber Company records (dated 1910-1978, undated; 20.1 cubic feet; 12 document cases, 1 slim document case, 1 record storage carton, 14 flat boxes) consists of contracts and architectural drawings for the McCormick Lumber Company of Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Gatewood Galbraith papers (2014ms0254): The Gatewood Galbraith papers (dated 1935-2013, undated; 12 cubic feet; 26 boxes) comprises correspondence, campaign materials, posters, bumperstickers, apparel, hemp artifacts, buttons, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, printed materials, and subject files, which document Gatewood Galbraith’s career in Kentucky politics and as a cannabis activist.
  • Marlow Cook moving image and audio recordings (2012ms085): The Marlow Cook moving image and audio recordings (dated 1969-1974, undated; 1.25 cubic feet; 1 box, 2 items) consist of color and black and white 16mm films, reel-to-reel audio recordings and one 2-inch quadruplex videotape documenting the family life and political career of Marlow W. Cook (1926-2016), member of the United States Senate from Kentucky in the 91st, 92nd and 93rd Congresses (1969-1974).