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Alben W. Barkley papers, 1900-1956, 1900

Part of Alben W. Barkley papers, 1900-1956

kukm1m63m143Guide to the Alben W. Barkley papers, 1900-1956Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Alben W. Barkley papers, 1900-1956Collection number: 1M63M143Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Alben W. Barkley papers, 1900-19561M63M143Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956. 167 cubic ft.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Barkley Family gift 1956, additions 1957-58, and 1985.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Alben W. Barkley papers, 1900-1956, 1M63M143, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Vice-President, U.S. Senator from Kentucky Barkley was born in Graves County, Kentucky in 1877. A graduate of Marvin College in Clinton, Kentucky, Barkley also attended Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, and the University of Virginia Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and began practice in Paducah. Barkley entered McCracken County politics, serving as county attorney and county judge successively. In 1913 he was elected to Congress. Ten years later, the Congressman made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He won a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1926 and became Democratic majority leader in 1937. When the Democrats lost control of the Senate in the 1946 elections, Barkley served as minority leader for two years. Nominated as Harry S. Truman's running mate, Barkley was elected Vice- President of the United States in 1948.He retired to Paducah after failing to receive the 1952 Democratic nomination for President. Barkley returned to public life two years later as he won election once again to the U.S. Senate. The "Veep," as he was fondly known, died suddenly while addressing a student group at Washington and Lee University.One of the restricted groups in this collection is approximately 2 cubic feet of family correspondence closed until the death of Barkley's daughter Laura Barkley MacArthur (Mrs. Douglas MacArthur II).These are the official papers of Alben W. Barkley, U.S. Vice- President (1949-1953), U.S. Senator from Kentucky and majority and minority leader in the Senate. The manuscripts are divided into three files: general, political and speeches. The collection covers his public career and the period from 1953 to 1955 when Barkley held no office. The materials include personal and political correspondences; family photographs; speeches; scrapbooks; political cartoons; the manuscript of Barkley's memoirs, THAT REMINDS ME, which were published in 1954; and clippings on politics. The papers also include the correspondence of Jane Rucker Barkley, his second wife, and the manuscript of her memoirs, I MARRIED THE VEEP.General series, Political Series, Speech Series. Each series is arranged chronologically.Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.Barkley, Jane R. (Jane Rucker), 1911-1964.Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.Byrnes, James Francis, 1879-1972.Booth, Evangeline, 1865-1950.Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965.Cantor, Eddie, 1893-1964.Farley, James Aloysius, 1888-1976.Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.Lewis, John Llewellyn, 1880-1969.Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959.Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.Truman, Harry S, 1884-1972.Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.Vinson, Fred M, 1890-1953.Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965.Young Democratic Clubs of Kentucky.Democratic Party (Ky.)United States.--Congress.--Senate.Political parties--Kentucky.Politicians--Correspondence.Kentucky--Politics and government.Photoprints.Scrapbooks. SpeechesAlben W. Barkley papers, 1900-1956