Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Collection Guides on ExploreUK

Illustration from the Adalin Wichman collection, 2012ms382

A new batch of collection guides are now available on ExploreUK! The collections document public policy, Lexington architecture and neighborhoods, Shakespearean theater, Jean-Paul Sartre, and much more. See the full list below:

Sara Holroyd papers, 1987ua004               
The Sara Holroyd papers (dated 1933-2009, undated, bulk 1961-1986; 3.93 cubic feet and 9.28 gigabytes; 2 record storage cartons, 4 document boxes, 1 flat box, and 44 digital files) primarily comprise photographs, audio recordings, scrapbooks, clippings, and programs that document Holroyd's college-level vocal conducting and music education career at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.

The Larry J. Hopkins papers (dated 1967-1994, undated; 199 cubic feet; 432 boxes) consist of the files, correspondence, audiovisual material, photographs, scrapbooks, and speeches generated during Hopkins' service in the U.S. House of Representatives, including material from his Washington, D.C. and Sixth District offices.

The Charles I. Dawson papers (dated 1923-1969, undated; 0.65 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 oversize box) comprise correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, speeches, publications, ephemera, one scrapbook, case files, commemorative certificates, campaign materials, and personal legal files that document Judge Dawson's private life and his various roles as a Kentucky politician, private attorney, and federal judge.    
The South Hill Neighborhood Association records (dated 1975-1988, undated; 1 cubic foot; 1 box) includes correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and project files documenting the work of the South Hill Neighborhood Association in Lexington, Kentucky. 
The Bell Court Neighborhood Association records (dated 1957-1991; 1.1 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 folder) contains the association's articles of incorporation, projects and grants files, surveys, historic district nomination material, correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, and newspaper clippings, which document operation of the neighborhood association in Lexington, Kentucky.           

The William H. Qualls planning papers (dated 1974-1997; 8.6 cubic feet; 17 boxes and 16 rolls) contains the detailed planning manuals and drawings for both civilian and military base projects as well as one of Dr. Qualls' lectures from his teaching career and office documents from GRW Engineers, the firm he worked at for 24 years.

The Bullitt-Berry-Hopson family papers (dated 1823-1988, bulk 1823-1911; 1.7 cubic feet; 4 boxes) comprise correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and family history papers that document the extended family of Dr. Owen G. and Virginia Berry Bullitt of Kentucky.

The Edwin C. Gilson architectural records (dated 1925-1996; 3 cubic feet; 2 boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 flat file folders) contains photographs, plot maps, architectural drawings, and a scrapbook regarding building projects in and around Lexington, Kentucky, in the 1930s-1960s as well as photographs of houses built in Lakeland, Florida, in the 1920s.

The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation records (dated 1920-2006 and undated, bulk 1955-2004 and undated; 49.72 cubic feet, 36 record storage cartons, 10 document boxes, 4 slim document boxes, 3 photograph boxes, 12 flat boxes, 20 tubes) comprise foundational documents; correspondence; Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee records; annual reports; historic preservation awards; publications; grant files and financial and strategic planning records; newspaper clippings and press releases; property surveys, leases, and appraisals; architectural drawings; and photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts documenting the historic property preservation; historic neighborhood and historic building preservation advocacy; historic zoning political activity; and the museum, events, programs, and membership operations of the Blue Grass Trust in Lexington, Ky., from 1955 to 2006.      
The John A. Morris copybook, (dated 1863-1865, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises one 500 page letterpress copybook for the Camp Nelson Union Army base in Jessamine County, Kentucky.              

The Joseph Pearson papers (dated 1863-1888, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises three diaries from 1863-1865, one account book, and one tintype photograph that document Joseph Pearson's service as Commissary Sergeant in the 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the 8th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. 
The Todd family papers (dated 1785-1849, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) consist of a bound volume containing typescript and original documents pertaining to Brigadier General Robert Todd and other Todd family members.

The John Arthur Dearinger Memorial Theatre Collection (dated 1826-2016, undated; 26 cubic feet; 40 boxes, 13 oversize boxes, 1 map folder) comprises over 3,600 items of theater-related materials accumulated first as part of research for Kevin Dearinger's book, The Bard in the Bluegrass: Two Centuries of Shakespearean Performance in Lexington, Kentucky (McFarland, 2007).

Viola Allen photograph postcard from the John Arthur Dearinger Memorial Theatre Collection, 2011ms055

The Captain Francis Allyn papers (dated 1814-1925, undated; 0.3 cu. ft.; 21 folders) primarily contains letters sent to Francis Allyn, documenting his work as an Antlantic ship captain and his relationship with the Marquis de Lafayette and the Lafayette family.    
The General Edward H. Hobson papers (dated 1863-1872; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) contains correspondence, financial materials, and a field report composed during the Civil War.

The Kentucky Military Board minute book (dated 1861-1862; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 item) documents the meetings of the Military Board from 1861-1862. 

The Bob W. Brown papers (dated 1953-2003, bulk 1953-1980; 13.05 cubic feet; 25 boxes, 1 oversize box) comprises correspondence, manuscripts of Brown's writings, church publications, newspaper clippings, notes, and class papers, which document Brown's ministerial, activist, and educational activities.

The Adalin Wichman illustrations (1960-1987, undated; 1 cubic feet; 1 box and 1 oversized box) contains original and reproduction fashion illustrations designed by Adalin Wichman as a free-lance illustrator in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Abbey Theatre programmes (dated 1928-1993, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise programs for plays held at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.    
The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Unity Breakfast programs and recordings (dated 1995-2018; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box, 3.74 GB, 11 files) primarily consists of event programs and DVD recordings that document the annual Alpha Phi Alpha Unity Breakfast held yearly on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Lexington, Kentucky. 
The Nancy O'Malley collection of research and architectural drawings for the Woodford and Elizabeth Spears House (dated 1895-2018, undated; 0.5 cubic feet; 2 folders, 1 flat file folder) comprises photographs, papers, and architectural drawings that document the Woodford and Elizabeth Spears house located at 221 Stoner Avenue in Paris, Kentucky.

The Ben Reeves Artifacts and Memorabilia Collection on University of Kentucky Athletics (1962-2013, undated; 9 cubic feet; 12 boxes and 1 tube) comprises primarily three-dimensional objects, photograph albums, and videocassette tapes documenting the play, publicity, and marketing of the individual athletes, games, and tournaments of the University of Kentucky football and men's basketball teams from the mid-20th century through the early 21st century.

The Marion Smith correspondence and photograph albums (dated 1917-1976, undated; 1.78 cubic feet; 2 document boxes, 1 flat box) consists primarily of letters written to Marion Smith by her brother, John Smith, and their friends from when both Marion and John were attending college at Western Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College and at the University of Kentucky, respectively, from 1922-1926. There are also letters Marion wrote to her friends and father, mother, and grandmother (1922-1929, undated), and two photograph albums compiled by Marion documenting family and friends, travel, and her students (1917-1968, undated).

The Charles Martin papers (dated 1863-1876, undated, 2.1 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 item) comprise records documenting supply needs and inventories for the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps of the Union Army during the United States Civil War.

The Kentucky slave compensation forms (dated 1866-1867; 0.01 cubic feet; 2 folders) includes blank slave compensation forms for the state of Kentucky created by William Brown.    
The Jean-Paul Sartre diary (dated 1951; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) is comprised of 15 handwritten pages documenting one of Jean-Paul Sartre's visits to Rome.

The C.S. Royster papers (dated 1803-1908; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consist of microfilmed copies of letters sent from and to the Talbot and Denton families of Henderson County, Kentucky.    
The Northside Neighborhood Association (NNA) records (dated 1923-2011; 7.55 cubic feet; 11 boxes and 2 folders) consists of administrative files, correspondence, subject files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, publications, printed materials, photographs, and posters documenting the NNA's 57 years as Lexington's oldest designated historic neighborhood.

The Evans-Peter family papers (dated 1820-1941, 10 boxes, one wrapped item, one map folder) comprises photographs, broadsides, correspondence, short story manuscripts, patent drawings, and a scrapbook which document the Peter and Evans families of Central Kentucky.   
The Lexington Lodge no. 1 records (dated 1797-2017; 18.2 cubic feet; 15 boxes, 15 items) primarily comprise membership records, meeting minutes, ledgers, annual reports, pamphlets, correspondence, and notes that document the membership and administration of the Masonic Lodge, Lexington Lodge no. 1, in Lexington, Kentucky.  
The Hubbard Kavanaugh Milward diary (dated 1864-1865; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder) contains the handwritten account of Major Hubbard Kavanaugh Milward of Lexington, Kentucky, during his Civil War service in the Union Army.  
The George W. Didlake diary (dated 1861-1865; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of the original diary, a typed transcript of the diary, and a photocopy of a letter written by George Didlake, which primarily document Didlake's experiences as a prisoner of war during the Civil War.

The Gerald S. Thompson correspondence (dated 1943-1968, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises letters written by Gerald S. Thompson of Clark County, Kentucky, to his girlfriend, Harryette Rupard, documenting his service in the United States, Italy, and France with Company A, 550th Airborne Infantry in World War II.      
The Special Commission on Election Reform records (dated 1987-1989; 1.25 cubic feet; 3 boxes) consist of meeting and subject files retained by Commission member Mary Alice Roberts documenting the development of legislation to reduce vote buying and to limit campaign spending in Kentucky elections.

Transylvania Medical College broadside, 1850, from the Evans-Peter family papers, 1997ms301

Samuel Brown diary, 65m4