Monday, May 6, 2019

Newly Published Wade Hall collection guides on teachers!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, come take a look at a few newly published collection guides on ExploreUK from the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters project that showcase the personal and professional lives of educators and educators-in-training in the United States in the early twentieth century. These collections, and more, were processed as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant, entitled "P.S. Write Again Soon": Revealing 200 Years of the American Mosaic through the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters.

2009ms132.0031: The Esther Minton letters (dated 1925-1926; 0.38 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise correspondence that documents the courtship between Esther Minton and her future husband, George Bruce McIntyre, from 1925 to 1926.

2009ms132.0033: The Eugene and Marjorie Campbell letters (dated 1915-1919; 0.6 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise 468 letters between Eugene and Marjorie that document dealing with overseas military deployment and life in Michigan and Illinois during World War I.

Letter from Eugene to Marjorie discussing the first day back at school

2009ms132.0047: The Aria Schawe letters (dated 1880-1940, bulk 1923-1929; 0.2 cubic feet; 9 folders) comprise letters between Schawe and her mother and friends that document sorority and fraternity life as well as entertainment and dating in New York City in the mid-to-late 1920s.

2009ms132.0283: The William B. Matthews family papers (dated 1894-1978, undated; 5.6 cubic feet; 12 boxes) comprise letters, papers, and photographs that document the work, educational, and life activities of an African-American family - William Matthews, his wife Ophelia, and their daughter Louise - and their friends and relatives in Georgia and Kentucky in the first half of the twentieth century.

2009ms132.0173: The Love C. Calbert papers (dated 1923-1965; 0.13 cubic feet; 8 folders) comprise letters, school reports, and programs and certificates that document the personal and prrofessional life of Love C. Calbert in Kentucky and Florida in the mid-twentieth century.

2009ms132.0035: The Frances Hankins letters (dated 1922-1938, bulk 1927-1928; 0.3 cubic feet; 11 folders) comprise correspondence to Frances from friends, family, and students that document family life, the stress of finding employment, and the pressure to get married.
Letter to Frances from a teacher-friend discussing continued education and students

2009ms132.0240: The Bedford, Kentucky school teacher diary (dated 1945; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the day-to-day life of an unidentified female teacher in Northern Kentucky in 1945.

2009ms132.0123: The Jessie Willis letters (dated 1876-1918, bulk 1910-1918; 1.75 cubic feet; 5 boxes) copmrise letters that document the family and work relationships held by Jessie Willis in Nebraska from the turn of the twentieth century to the end of World War I. Extended relatives and fellow schoolteachers author the majority of the letters.

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