Friday, December 6, 2019

New Collection Guides on ExploreUK!

A new batch of collection guides are now available on ExploreUK! The collections document the University of Kentucky during 1968; the Civil Rights Movement; public housing during the New Deal; labor unions in Kentucky; the Nautilus submarine expedition; and much more! See the full list below:

Hammett's Planisphere from the Harry W. Ross papers, 1997ms262

The University of Kentucky Student Government Forum Committee FOCUS '68 records (dated 1945-1968, bulk 1967-1968; 0.3 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprise correspondence, operating records, printed material, photographs, and reel-to-reel audio recordings that document the creation and execution of FOCUS '68: Focus on Social Inequities symposium developed by the University of Kentucky (UK) Student Government Forum Committee and held at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., on April 5 and 6, 1968.

The Harry W. Ross papers (dated 1852-1977, bulk 1911-1945; 1.2 cubic feet; 5 boxes) comprise correspondence, literary manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, engineering notebooks, books, and realia that document his service in both World War I and World War II as well as on board the Nautilus submarine expedition to the Arctic in 1931.

The William F. and Harriet Fast Scott Soviet Military Collection (dated 1926-2003, undated; 9 boxes; 3.9 cubic feet) consists of posters, publications, and photographs from the Soviet Union (later the Russian Federation).

The Charles Edward Pogue papers (dated 1978-2016, undated; 16 cubic feet; 16 boxes) primarily consists of scripts, screenplays, drafts, promotional materials, and notes related to plays and film projects on which Pogue worked as a screenwriter.

FOCUS '68 program from the University of Kentucky Student Government
 Forum Committee FOCUS '68 records, 0000ua084

The Lois Howard Gray family papers (dated 1795-2012, undated; 41 cubic feet; 47 boxes, 1 folder) comprise correspondence, genealogy files, photographs, artifacts, financial and legal documents, printed material, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks that document the Howard and Gray families of Barren County, Kentucky.

The John Scott Lansill papers (dated 1926-1940, undated; 15 cubic feet; 24 boxes, 3 items) consist of records, reports, maps, and photographs relating to the United States Resettlement Administration Division of Suburban Resettlement, a New Deal agency directed by John Scott Lansill.

The Southern Conference Educational Fund records (dated 1968-1976; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) include minutes, agendas, memoranda, and publications documenting the organization’s operations in Louisville, Kentucky, to end segregation.

The Harriet Drury Van Meter papers (dated 1910-1990; 3 cubic feet; 10 boxes) comprise correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, travel documents, and photographs that document her family life, travel, and work with international students at the University of Kentucky and clubs in Lexington, Kentucky.

Soviet Army (On the Military Path of Armed Forces of the USSR), 1960s-1970s from
the William F. and Harriet Fast Scott Soviety Military Collection

The E. G. Trimble collection on Kentucky Labor Unions (dated 1862-1965; 4.47 cubic feet; 11 boxes) consists of correspondence and printed materials concerning labor unions in Kentucky.

The Young-Wooton family and genealogy research papers (dated 1813-1990; 12 cubic feet; 22 boxes) contains family papers and correspondence, medical documents, legal papers, genealogical records and research notes, family history publications, and family photographs from the Young, Wooton, and other related families.

The Thomas R. Underwood papers (dated 1857-1967, bulk 1923-1955; 17.4 cubic feet; 39 boxes, 5 items, 2 folders) consist of correspondence, research and legislative files; photographs; grooved audio discs; ephemera; speeches; and printed material that document the journalistic and political activities of the editor of the Lexington Herald and Congressman from central Kentucky.

The Chester Grundy papers (dated 1971-2009, undated; 9.5 cubic feet, 15.16 gigabytes; 21 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 flat box, 46 born-digital files, 9 files of digitized film) primarily comprise correspondence, plans and reports, contracts and agreements, press releases and newspaper clippings, flyers and event programs, catalogs, reference materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting Chester Grundy's involvement in the University of Kentucky (UK) Black Student Union; his work activities as part of the University of Kentucky Minority and African American student affairs offices, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cultural Center and Black Studies/African American Studies department; and his personal and scholarly interests in African American-oriented activities and diversity events.

The Doris Y. Wilkinson papers (dated 1961-2011; 10.35 cubic feet and 1.12 Megabytes; 9 record storage cartons, 1 document box, 2 flat boxes, and 22 electronic documents) primarily comprise correspondence, reports and articles, newspaper clippings, announcements and flyers, research subject files, books, honors and awards, teaching material, and biographical information that document the academic career and professional life of sociologist Doris Y. Wilkinson.
The Robert L. Hoover papers (dated 1904-2014, undated; 2.98 cubic feet; 8 boxes and 1 uniform) consist of correspondence, print publications, and artifacts documenting the life of Robert L. Hoover, who served in the U.S. Army's 36th Infantry Division during World War II and was a German prisoner of war (POW).

The Norman Chrisman architectural drawings (dated 1945-1971; 4.5 cubic feet; 1 flat file drawer, 1 box) comprise architectural drawings that document residential, commercial, and religious buildings in Lexington, Kentucky, and eastern Kentucky.

The Lloyd R. Lotz, Sr. architectural drawings (dated 1947-2010; 6 cubic feet; 2 flat file drawers) comprise architectural drawings that document churches, banks, hospitals, and other structures in Kentucky and Indiana that Lotz designed or assisted with the design.

The Wilmore, Kentucky photographic collection (dated 1902-1939; 0.25 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of 42 gelatin silver copy prints of photographs of Wilmore, Kentucky detailing the architecture downtown and the after effects of the 1911 fire.

The James Garnett scrapbook (dated 1895-1937, bulk 1910-1937; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by James Garnett primarily during his term as Kentucky Attorney General.

The Benjamin Sebastian papers (dated 1762-1803; 0.37 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contain correspondence, receipts, land grants, and materials pertaining to Sebastian's role in the Church of England.

The David Hamilton collection on World War I stereograph cards (dated circa 1914-1918; 1 box, 100 items) comprise early World War I images and a stereoscope, or viewfinder.

The O'Nan family papers and photographs (dated 1855-2011; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) contains Maddox family photographs as well as a family genealogy.

The Kenneth Pidgeon collection on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Kentucky (dated 1990s-2009; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes, 1 folder; 82.4 MB, 180 digital files) consists of physical and digital research files on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Kentucky, compiled by Kenneth G. Pidgeon.

The Crossman family papers (dated 1852-1908; 12 cubic feet; 23 boxes) primarily consists of scrapbooks containing cartoons of the Civil War and post Civil War periods, broadside ballads of the same period, and volumes on the visits of Jenny Lind, Louis Kossuth and Edward VII to America.

The H. W. Hedden ledger (dated 1899; 0.15 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of an account book, kept in 1899 by H.W. Hedden of Finchville, Shelby County, Kentucky, for a general store.

The Ellen Allen clippings collection on Kentucky (dated 1938-1989; 0.76 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises subject files primarily of brochures and gathered primarily in the late 1970s and 1980s on Kentucky and Lexington historic sites, organizations, businesses, tourist activities, and people.

The Noble Jones Gregory papers (dated 1884-1979; 42.4 cubic feet; 79 boxes, 1 folder) consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, legislative files, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting Noble Jones Gregory's career as the 1st district U.S. Congressman from Kentucky.

The Thomas B. Cromwell scrapbook (dated 1912-1919; 0.74 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a scrapbook of newspaper articles authored by Thomas B. Cromwell.

The Gibson-Humphrey papers (dated 1847-1954, bulk 1847-1897; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily consist of family correspondence, documenting the family life of the Gibsons and Humphreys of Woodford County, Kentucky.

The Mathews and Gaines daybooks (dated 1854-1857; 0.12 cubic feet; 1 box) consist of two daybooks documenting the daily business transactions of Mathews and Gaines, general merchants.

The Paula Wells diary (dated 1941-2006; 0.35 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises three volumes of a typescript diary kept by Paula Wells from late December 1941 through 2004, with additions up to 2006, which document her life and career as a stenographer and writer.

The Williamstown Temperance Society record book (dated 1842-1846; 0.1 cubic feet, 1 item) comprises organizational documents for the temperance society, including the constitution of the society, a temperance pledge that was adopted at the November 29th, 1845 meeting, a list of names attesting to the pledge, and minutes of the society meetings.

The James R. Collins correspondence (dated 1971-1972; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises letters from President Lyndon B. Johnson; Associate Justices Tom Clark, William O. Douglas, and Stanley Forman Reed; and other prominent public officials regarding their impressions of and relationships with Chief Justice Fred Vinson.

The Mary Desha papers (dated 1889-1910, undated; 1.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) primarily consists of letters and printed materials dealing with Mary Desha's work with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

The Minnie Belle Bates photographs (dated 1915-1928; 0.03 cubic feet, 36 items in one flat box) comprise 36 sepia-toned, black-and-white snapshots of Minnie Belle Bella Bates' friends from the University of Kentucky, 1915-1928.

The Hiram Moe Green letters to Jessie Robinson (dated 1941-2018, bulk 1942-1943; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 folder), consists of letters from Hiram Moe Greene to Jessie Robinson Moore during World War II.

The Charles P. Graves architectural drawings (dated 1955-1973; 15 cubic feet; 5 flat file drawers) comprise architectural drawings for single family homes, apartments, townhomes, a fraternity house, and a dormitory primarily in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Paul Morand papers (dated 1927; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise a folio entitled Ballades Dictees consisting of two letters and 20 handwritten poems by Paul Morand written during his travels in the United States in 1927.

The James Mullen stereoviews of the High Bridge of Kentucky (dated 1877; 0.03 cubic feet; 13 items) consist of stereoviews, taken by James Mullen, of the Kentucky River and High Bridge, which was built by the Cincinnati Southern Railway.

The David Hooden photographs of Joyland (dated circa 1950s; 0.3 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of photographs and ephemera related to Joyland, an amusement park located in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Lawrence E. Ashbrook The Kentucky Whittler photograph album (dated 1942; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of an annotated photograph album containing small black and white, silver gelatin photographs of Ashbrook and his folk art, primarily wooden sculptures.

The Bourbon Academy minute book (dated 1799-1855; 0.23; 1 box) consists of one book and loose pages outlining meetings held by the Bourbon Academy Board of Trustees.

The William Vincent Byars The Gratz Papers, 1750-1850 manuscript (1913-1915, 2.5 cubic feet, 3 boxes) contains 26 typewritten volumes about Jewish merchant venturers, Benjamin Gratz and Michael Gratz, and their descendants in the Americas before 1850.

The Shelby family papers (dated 1979-1947; 18.55 cubic feet; 19 boxes and 2 items) comprise correspondence, financial records, genealogical files, and photographs pertaining to the Shelby family of Kentucky, including General Evan Shelby, Isaac Shelby, Thomas Hart Shelby, Isaac P. Shelby, and Edmund P. Shelby.

The David Klinger correspondence (dated 1970-2000; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 folders) consists of correspondence with and concerning Appalachian author and environmentalist Harry M. Caudill, newspaper clippings, and testimony about strip mining.

The Grover Page Cartoon Collection (dated 1939-1958, undated; 64.14 cubic feet; 91 boxes) consists of original political cartoons drawn by Grover Page the editorial cartoonist for the Louisville Courier-Journal.

The Sue Eakin papers (dated 1930-1997, undated; 16.11 cubic feet; 28 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 folder) consist of correspondence, office files, manuscripts, and student work relating to the career of Louisiana historian and professor Sue Eakin.

The Central Christian Church (Lexington, Kentucky) records (dated 1866-1944; 0.25 cubic feet; 3 items) comprise a church record book, a minute book of the Board of Elders, and a scrapbook entitled Chronicles of the First Christian Church Lexington, Ky. Continued Through the Main Street Christian Church and Central Christian Church.