Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series

February 22, 1911

Holiday, and expect something all day, all on account of a card from Milton.  Judge Barker and I rake up relationship.  Spend part of the morning with Jessie Mit in the library.  Go to joint session of Literary Societies in the evening.  Grey Rochester and Mr. Miller declaim!  O ye gods! May I never sit in the “freshman corner” again!  Very uncomfortable as to the seats.

Friday, February 20, 2015

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series

February 20, 1911

Great excitement and full chapel.  John Fox. Jr. gives selections from his own books.  Enjoyed it very much.  Hats off, please.  “Hell for Sartin!”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series

February 18, 1911

Addie gone to lecture with Mr. Naylor, Edna entertaining.  Lillian, Jessie Mit, and I decide to have a feast, and I write invitations to Edna and Addie and fix menus.  Elaborate courses. Lots of fun and winking lights.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Stay Safe and Warm!
 Above: "Alpha Gamma House, East Maxwell, students in snow" from the Louis Edward Nollau F Series Photographic Print Collection (University of Kentucky)
Above: "Unidentified outdoorsmen in snow" from the Louis Edward Nollau Nitrate Photographic Print Collection

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series

February 17, 1911

Sunday school class at Mrs. Foley’s.  She has a lovely home.  Such a good time and delicious lunch.  Meet Miss Burgin. Georgetown basket-ball people, crowd from Prof. McGregor's and we get in at same time.  Annabel beat me one on the answers.  My first game of “42”.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Collection Guides Available on ExploreUK

We are pleased to announce that the following collection guides are now available via ExploreUK. Please contact the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center at for further information.
  • Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Clayton B. Martin papers, 2009ms132.0122 | (dated 1934-1948, undated; 0.70 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises correspondence between Martin and his wife Dorothy, his finances, and military experience
  • Boynton Merrill, Jr. papers, 2010ms042 | (dated 1645-2008, bulk 1960-1980; 4.18 cubic feet; 20 boxes) consists of research sources, book illustrations, manuscript materials, correspondence, cassette tapes, and one reel-to-reel tape, which relate to Merrill's research, writing and eventual publication of the book, Jefferson's Nephews: A Frontier Tragedy
  • Isabel Cook Bureau scrapbooks, 74m2 | (dated 1893-1951, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 11 boxes) comprises scrapbook volumes containing items of interest from the various places Isabel and Ernest Bureau lived and visited
  • Kentucky Appalachian Region materials, 2014ms0229 | (1970s-1980s, 0.68 cubic feet, 2 boxes) comprise documents, correspondence, and newsletters relating to the Appalachian region of Kentucky
  • James G. Dana account books, 56m313 | (dated 1826-1840; 0.23 cubic feet; 2 items) consists of two account books documenting Dana's printing activities as well as his personal affairs
  • Mollie Blassingame herbarium, 46m33 | (dated 1855 June 23; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a handwritten herbarium that documents plant life in Texas
  • Hiram Lyday Sloanaker Guardian Angel manuscript, 64m127 | (dated 1954-1963; 0.15; 1 box) consists an excerpt from his autobiography and his curriculum vitae from 1963
  • John Fox, Jr., Duncan Tavern papers, 1997ms203 | (dated 1883-1919, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises correspondence and manuscripts from Duncan Tavern, Paris, Kentucky, that document Kentucky author John Fox, Jr. (1863-1919)
  • Alice Lloyd Caney Creek Community Center papers, 2007ms040 | (dated 1915-1972, bulk 1915-1923; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily comprises correspondence that document Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd and the Caney Creek Community Center in connection with the Hindman Settlement School and the Knott County Community Improvement Association
  • Joseph S. Satchwill scrapbook, 46m6 | (dated 1878-1901; 0.07 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises newspaper clippings primarily consisting of Baptist religious and allegorical stories
  • Maurice MacKenzie Leach papers, 2009ms073 | (dated 1896-1989, bulk 1896-1945; 1.27 cubic feet; 4 boxes) contains catalogs, programs, correspondence, ledgers, lists, notes, pedigrees, a photograph, and printed materials pertaining to his career in the horse industry, particularly to his work with imported horses
  • Robert G. Wallis scrapbook, 46m7 | (dated 1900-1911; 0.24 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of a scrapbook entitled Our Martyred Governor, William Goebel
  • Federal Writers' Project manuscript, 46m55 | (dated 1939; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a typescript of Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass with accompanying photographs documenting Kentucky's geography, agriculture, architecture, churches, newspapers, archaeology, folklore and history
  • Henry C. Prewitt account book, 46m152 | (dated 1854-1857; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises an account book that documents Prewitt's farm in Montgomery County, Kentucky
  • Mary Kay Venable Weathers scrapbooks, 46m34 | (dated 1861-1912, [n.d.]; 1.21 cubic feet; 1 box, 2 items) comprise newspaper clippings that include: poems, fictional stories, engravings, politics, military, inventions, world politics, wildlife, political cartoons, marriage, and Civil War topics
  • Lyne-Smith family papers, 1997ms387 | (dated 1820-1932, undated; 3 cubic feet; 10 boxes, 2 items, 1 folder) comprises correspondence, ledgers, photographs, financial papers, legal papers, maps, and printed material, which documents the business and personal lives of the Lyne family of Kentucky and the Smith family of Columbus, Texas
  • William E. and Helen Woodward papers, 2009ms046 | (dated 1892-1965; 6.75 cubic feet; 15 boxes) comprises correspondence, diaries, legal and financial documents, manuscripts, notes and photographs that document William Woodward’s personal, financial, legal, and business matters. Woodward’s wife, Helen Woodward, collected these materials as a means to document William’s life and work as a historian. Materials span approximately from William’s late teens (1892) until well after his death (1965)
  • Simpson family papers, 2014ms0231 | (1833-1960; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises slave accounts, correspondence, deeds, stock certificates, a phrenological character, and a newspaper clipping that document the Simpson family's personal, financial, and legal matters
  • Dorothy Frisch collection on John Jacob Niles, 2014ms0232 | (1929, 1944-1983, undated; 0.45 cubic feet, 2 boxes) comprises sheet music by John Jacob Niles; printed materials, including advertisements and performance programs; correspondence; Christmas cards; newspaper clippings; a photograph of an unidentified woman playing the autoharp; and a hardcover first edition of The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles
  • Emergency Fund and Service, Incorporated (EFSI) records, 1966-1981, undated  (96m10) (dated 1966-1980, undated; 14 cubic feet; 30 boxes) consists of the operating records of the Emergency Fund and Service, Incorporated and documents the organization's attempts to fight poverty in Knox County, Kentucky, from 1966-1980
  • The Great Council of Kentucky of the Improved Order of Red Men records, 2012ms046 | (1905-1968, undated; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises the operating records, correspondence, and printed materials of the Great Council of Kentucky of the Improved Order of Red Men, documenting the Council's activities as a secret patriotic society in the first half of the twentieth century
  • Bill Kephart collection on Wheelwright (Ky.), 88m7 | (dated 1978-1980, undated; 1.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) consists of records relating to three interrelated organizations and illustrates the roles they had in the transfer of ownership of the town from Mountain Investment to the citizens of Wheelwright, Kentucky